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
PHYN Phenytoin Biochemistry view test
Phospholipase A2 Antibody, PLA2R, Antiphospholipase A2 Antibody, MPLA2R - Referral SAS-FLU Immunology view test
E215 Pigeon Feathers RAST Immunology view test
F210 Pineapple RAST Immunology view test
F203 Pistachio RAST Immunology view test
F254 Plaice RAST Immunology view test
W9 Plantain, ribwort Pollen RAST Immunology view test
PV Plasma Viscosity Haematology view test
PLAT Platelets (part of FBC profile) Haematology view test
RBPB Pleural Fluid (C&S) Microbiology view test
F255 Plum RAST Immunology view test
PNE Pneumococcal Antibodies (Functional Antibodies) Immunology view test
PNAG Pneumococcal Antigen (Urine) Microbiology view test
PNPCR Pneumococcal PCR Microbiology view test
PNES Pneumococcal Serotypes - Referral Immunology view test
PNC Pneumocystis Carini Microbiology view test
PNH PNH Screen Haematology view test
F26 Pork RAST Immunology view test
F35 Potato RAST Immunology view test
ASPF Precipitins, Aspergillus ABPS Precipitins Immunology view test
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