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
PNH PNH Screen Haematology view test
PT Prothrombin Time Haematology view test
TPC Protein C Haematology view test
FPS Protein S Haematology view test
ASPF Precipitins, Aspergillus ABPS Precipitins Immunology view test
AVIAN Precipitins, Avian (Budgie, Pigeon) Immunology view test
PARA Paracetamol Biochemistry view test
PTH Parathyroid Hormone (PTH) Biochemistry view test
PHENO Phenobarbitone (phenobarbital) Biochemistry view test
PHYN Phenytoin Biochemistry view test
PCT Procalcitonin Biochemistry view test
PROG Progesterone Biochemistry view test
PROL Prolactin Biochemistry view test
PSA Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Biochemistry view test
BC Paediatric Blood Culture Microbiology view test
GENBM Penile Swab Culture Microbiology view test
FLUID Peritoneal Dialysis Fluid Microbiology view test
RP Pernasal Swab Culture Microbiology view test
WORM Parasite Identification Microbiology view test
PARVO PCR MI Parvovirus PCR Microbiology view test
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