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
SALYU Salicylate Biochemistry view test
F41 Salmon RAST Immunology view test
SCHIST Schistosoma Serology Microbiology view test
Semen Analysis - Infertility Andrology view test
Semen Analysis - Post Vasectomy Andrology view test
GB Seminal Fluid (C&S) Microbiology view test
F10 Sesame seed RAST Immunology view test
SHBG Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) Biochemistry view test
E81 Sheep Epithelium RAST Immunology view test
W18 Sheep Sorrel Pollen RAST Immunology view test
F24 Shrimp RAST Immunology view test
SIC Sicklecell Screen Haematology view test
T3B Silver Birch Pollen RAST Immunology view test
LIVP Soluble Liver Antigen Immunology view test
STFR Soluble Transferrin Receptor (STFR) Biochemistry view test
F14 Soybean RAST Immunology view test
SCCA Squamous Cell Carcinoma Antigen (SCCA) Biochemistry view test
STAT Staphylococcal Enterotoxin Assay Microbiology view test
F44 Strawberry RAST Immunology view test
STM Striated Muscle Antibodies - Referral Immunology view test
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