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
IA2 IA2 Antibodies, Anti Tyrosine Phosphatase Antibodies Immunology view test
INSA IgG Insulin Antibodies Immunology view test
IGGS IgG Subclasses Immunology view test
IM IM Screen (Monospot) Haematology view test
IMAGM Immunoglobulins - IgA, IgG & IgM Biochemistry view test
PCR FLU Influenza PCR Microbiology view test
INR INR Haematology view test
INS Insulin Biochemistry view test
INTR Integrase Resistance Microbiology view test
IFA Intrinsic Factor Antibody IFA. Immunology view test
ICALT Ionised Calcium Biochemistry view test
IRON Iron Biochemistry view test
TFECOM Iron Studies (Iron, Ferritin, Transferrin, Transferrin Saturation, Soluble Transferrin Receptor (STFR) Biochemistry view test
ICA Islet Cell Antibody Immunology view test
IA2 Islet Cell Antigen Type 2 Immunology view test
K77 Isocyanates HDI Immunology view test
IUCD IUCD (Coil) Culture Microbiology view test
BCHR IVF Screen (HIV, Hep B, Hep C & Rubella) Microbiology view test