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
F324 Hop (fruit cone) RAST Immunology view test
E3 Horse Dander RAST Immunology view test
I204 Horse Fly RAST Immunology view test
HPVP HPV DNA PCR - Primary Cervical Screening NEYCSP view test
HSV PCR HSV PCR (CSF) Microbiology view test
HSV PCR HSV PCR (Swab) Microbiology view test
HTLV Human T Cell Lymphotropic Virus (HTLV Microbiology view test
HYD Hydatid serology Microbiology view test
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