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
F92 Banana RAST Immunology view test
F6 Barley (food) RAST Immunology view test
G201 Barley Pollen RAST Immunology view test
BART Bartonella Serology (Cat Scratch Fever) Microbiology view test
ABGA Basal Ganglia Antibodies - Referral Immunology view test
BASO Basophils (part of FBC profile) Haematology view test
BCR-ABLR BCR-ABL ratio % Haematology view test
T215 Bet v1 Birch Immunology view test
B2GP Beta 2 Glycoprotein 1 Antibodies IgG and IgM. Immunology view test
BINA Beta 2 Interferon Neutralising Antibody - Referral Test Immunology view test
CO2 Bicarbonate (serum) Biochemistry view test
BILE Bile Acids Biochemistry view test
BILIT Bilirubin (Total and Conjugated/Direct) Biochemistry view test
BCH Blood Borne Viruses (HIV, HepB & HepC) Microbiology view test
BC Blood culture Microbiology view test
F288 Blueberry RAST Immunology view test
BNP BNP (NT-proBNP) Biochemistry view test
BONE Bone Panel - Ca, PO4, ALP, Albumin Biochemistry view test
TISSUE Bone sample Microbiology view test
PCR BORD Bordetella PCR Microbiology view test
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