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
DCT DCT (Direct Coombs Test) Blood Transfusion view test
DEN Dengue Fever Virus Serology Microbiology view test
ZZRPGM Developed rash (rubella +parvo IgG+IgM) Microbiology view test
DHES DHEA-Sulphate (DHEAS) Biochemistry view test
DIG Digoxin Biochemistry view test
DIPH Diphtheria antibodies Microbiology view test
CRIT DNA Antibodies, Double-Stranded IgG Crithidia Assay Immunology view test
DSDNA DNA Antibodies, Double-Stranded, IgG dsDNA Immunology view test
E5 Dog Dander RAST Immunology view test
E86 Duck Feathers RAST Immunology view test