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
VALP Valproate Biochemistry view test
ASSAY Vancomycin Assay Microbiology view test
APN Viral Serology (Atypical Pneumonia) Microbiology view test
VITD Vitamin D (25-hydroxyvitamin D) Biochemistry view test
VGCC Voltage Gated Calcium Channel Antibodies - Referral Immunology view test
VGPA Voltage Gated Potassium Channel Antibodies - Referral Immunology view test
VWA von Willebrand Antigen Haematology view test
VWRCO von Willebrand Ristocetin Cofactor Haematology view test
VWFA von Willerbrand Factor Activity Haematology view test
VWSCREEN von Willerbrand Screen Haematology view test
GB Vulval swab - culture Microbiology view test
VZV VZV (Chicken Pox) IgG Antibodies Microbiology view test
VZV PCR VZV (Chicken Pox) PCR Microbiology view test