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
F345 Macadamia Nut RAST Immunology view test
F206 Mackerel RAST Immunology view test
MG Magnesium Biochemistry view test
F8 Maize, corn (food) RAST Immunology view test
MAL Malarial Parasite Screen Haematology view test
F90 Malt RAST Immunology view test
F302 Mandarin RAST Immunology view test
F91 Mango RAST Immunology view test
MBL Mannose Binding Lectin Immunology view test
MCH Mean Cell Haemoglobin (part of FBC profile) Haematology view test
MCHC Mean Cell Haemoglobin Concentration (part of FBC profile) Haematology view test
MCV Mean Cell Volume (part of FBC profile) Haematology view test
MEAP MEASLES PCR Microbiology view test
MEASG Measles Serology (IgG) Microbiology view test
F87 Melon RAST Immunology view test
MENPCR Meningococcal PCR Microbiology view test
TAP Microbiological Examination of Water Microbiology view test
F2 Milk (cows) RAST Immunology view test
M2 Mitochondrial Antibody Type 2 Immunology view test
Mitochondrial Antibody, PBC Screen, AMA. Immunology view test
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