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
A1AG Alpha-1-acid Glycoprotein Biochemistry view test
A1AT Alpha-1 antitrypsin Biochemistry view test
ALDO Aldosterone Biochemistry view test
AMMU Ammonia (NH3) Biochemistry view test
AMY Amylase - Pancreatic Biochemistry view test
ACE Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) Biochemistry view test
GASA Arterial Blood Gas Profile (pH, pCO2, pO2, Base Excess, tCO2 and O2 Sat) Biochemistry view test
ASSAY Antibiotic Assay (Other) Microbiology view test
ASCFL/BCAF Ascitic Fluid (Micro Culture and Gram) Microbiology view test
ASO Anti Streptolysin O Titre(ASOT) Microbiology view test
Please refer to specific allergen needed Allergen Specific IgE Immunology view test
AMH Anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) Biochemistry view test
ACTH Adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) Biochemistry view test
ANDR Androstenedione Biochemistry view test
APOB Apolipoprotein B Biochemistry view test
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