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
STRONG Strongyloides ABS Microbiology view test
GENBM Sub Prep Swab (Culture, Trichs & Yeasts) Microbiology view test
CHLGC PCR Swab for Chlamydia and GC PCR Microbiology view test
F299 Sweet Chestnut RAST Immunology view test
GB Synovial fluid washings Microbiology view test
SYPH Syphilis screen Microbiology view test
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