Test Lookup Guidance Notes

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Storage Timeframes below are for guidance only and are developed alonside RCPath guidelines.  Please contact the relevant department for further advice.

Haematology – 1 day (Stability limited for coagulation to 8 hours)

Biochemistry –  3 days

Immunology – 1 month

Microbiology – Dependant on sample type;    Wounds, swabs, urines, sputum, faeces – 1 week,  Tissues and Fluids – 2 months,  Routine bloods – approx. 2 weeks

A - Z of Tests

Code Test Name / Profile Department
ACRA Acetyl Choline Receptor AB Immunology view test
ADRE Adrenal Antibodies - Referral Test Immunology view test
ACTH Adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) Biochemistry view test
ALDO Aldosterone Biochemistry view test
Please refer to specific allergen needed Allergen Specific IgE Immunology view test
F20 Almond RAST Immunology view test
AFP Alpha Fetoprotein (AFP) Biochemistry view test
A1AT Alpha-1 antitrypsin Biochemistry view test
A1AG Alpha-1-acid Glycoprotein Biochemistry view test
M6 Alternaria alternata RAST Immunology view test
AMMU Ammonia (NH3) Biochemistry view test
C6 Amoxicilloyl Rast Immunology view test
AMY Amylase - Pancreatic Biochemistry view test
MPO ANCA (MPO/PR3)/ Vasculitis screen Immunology view test
ANCA ANCA Immunofluorescence Immunology view test
ANDR Androstenedione Biochemistry view test
ACE Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) Biochemistry view test
ASO Anti Streptolysin O Titre(ASOT) Microbiology view test
FXaE anti Xa assay (LMWH) Haematology view test
GQ1B Anti-GQ1b Antibodies Immunology view test
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