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
CD C difficile GDH / Toxin Test Microbiology view test
CEPEP C Peptide (Insulin C-Peptide) Biochemistry view test
CRP C-Reactive Protein (CRP) Biochemistry view test
C1 Esterase Inhibitor (Quantitation and Functional Level) Immunology view test
COMP C3 & C4 Biochemistry view test
C3NF C3 Nephritic Factor Immunology view test
CA125 CA125 Biochemistry view test
CA153 CA153 Biochemistry view test
CA199 CA199 Biochemistry view test
F93 Cacao RAST Immunology view test
CAER Caeruloplasmin Biochemistry view test
CA Calcium Biochemistry view test
CARB Carbamazepine Biochemistry view test
CARB Carbapenemase (CPE) Screening Microbiology view test
CARHB Carboxyhaemoglobin Biochemistry view test
CEA Carcinogenic Embryonic Antigen (CEA) Biochemistry view test
CARD Cardiac Muscle Antibodies - Referral Test Immunology view test
ACLA Cardiolipin Antibodies Immunology view test
F296 Carob RAST Immunology view test
F78 Casein Immunology view test
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