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
LIVER Liver Function Tests (LFT) - Albumin, Bilirubin, ALT, ALP, GGT and Total Protein Biochemistry view test
LIVP Liver Specific Antigens Immunology view test
F80 Lobster RAST Immunology view test
GB Lochia Swab (C&S) Microbiology view test
F335 Lupine Seed RAST Immunology view test
L.A. Lupus Anticoagulant. Haematology view test
LH Luteinising hormone (LH) Biochemistry view test
BOR Lyme Disease (Borrelia burgdorferi) Microbiology view test
LSR Lymphocyte Subset Haematology view test
LYMPH Lymphocytes (part of FBC profile) Haematology view test
LCMV Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus Microbiology view test
LGVPCR Lymphogranuloma Venereum PCR Microbiology view test
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