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
F256 Walnut RAST Immunology view test
I3 Wasp (common) Venom RAST Immunology view test
WX3 Weed Pollen mix RAST Immunology view test
WNV West Nile Virus Serology Microbiology view test
F4 Wheat (food) RAST Immunology view test
WHIPPLES Whipples disease screen Microbiology view test
F15 White bean RAST Immunology view test
WBC White cell count (part of FBC profile) Haematology view test
GB Wound Swab Culture Microbiology view test