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
PARVOGM Parvovirus Serology Microbiology view test
PNAG Pneumococcal Antigen (Urine) Microbiology view test
PNPCR Pneumococcal PCR Microbiology view test
PNC Pneumocystis Carini Microbiology view test
ANBH Pregnancy booking bloods Microbiology view test
PREG Pregnancy test Microbiology view test
ENVOTHER Pseudomonas Water Testing Microbiology view test
RBPB Pleural Fluid (C&S) Microbiology view test
Products of Conception for Cytogenetics Histology view test
PTA Parathyroid Antibodies - Referral Immunology view test
Phospholipase A2 Antibody, PLA2R, Antiphospholipase A2 Antibody, MPLA2R - Referral SAS-FLU Immunology view test
PNES Pneumococcal Serotypes - Referral Immunology view test
FARM Precipitins, Farmers Lung (M.Faenii, T.Vulgars, L.Sacchari) Immunology view test
PR3 Proteinase 3 (PR3) Antibodies/ ANCA Immunology view test
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