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
F7 Oat (food) RAST Immunology view test
E2 Oestradiol Biochemistry view test
F342 Olive (black) RAST Immunology view test
F416 Omega-5-Gliadin (Allergen Component) Immunology view test
F48 Onion RAST Immunology view test
GTT Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT) Biochemistry view test
F33 Orange RAST Immunology view test
OSMO Osmolality (serum) Biochemistry view test
UOSMO Osmolality (urine) Biochemistry view test
GIOCP Ova Cysts & Parasites - ONLY (Faeces) Microbiology view test
OVAA Ovarian Antibodies - Referral Immunology view test
F233 Ovomucoid (Allergen Component) Immunology view test