Test Lookup Guidance Notes

See our A-Z test index and profiles, allergy profiles, latest tests, request forms and sample requirements online. We offer full commitment to customer service and we are keen to continue developing strong working relationships providing help and support to referring doctors and their practices.


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
ECA E coli 0157 Serology Microbiology view test
EAR CULT Ear Swab Culture Microbiology view test
EBV DNA EBV PCR (EDTA Blood) Microbiology view test
EBV EBV Serology Microbiology view test
HYD Echinococcus Serology Microbiology view test
F245 Egg RAST Immunology view test
F1 Egg White RAST Immunology view test
F75 Egg Yolk RAST Immunology view test
EMA EMA RBC membrane analysis Haematology view test
ENA ENA - Extractable Nuclear Antibodies Screen Immunology view test
ENA ENA Antibodies, ENA Specific Types, Ro (SS-A) /La (SS-B)/ Sm/ Sm/RNP/ Scl-70/ Jo-1/ CenP Immunology view test
Endocrine Antibodies (Adrenal, Ovarian, Testes) Immunology view test
Endomysial Antibodies (IgA) Immunology view test
ENDO WATER Endoscopy Lumen Water Sampling Microbiology view test
NOROVIRUS Enteric Viral Screen (Norovirus) Microbiology view test
AR Enteric Viral Screen (Rota/Adeno Faeces) Microbiology view test
ENTEROBIUS Enterobius (thread worm) screen Microbiology view test
Enterocyte Autoantibodies (EABG) and Goblet Cell Antibodies Immunology view test
ENT PCR Enterovirus PCR Microbiology view test
ENT Enterovirus Serology IgM Microbiology view test
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