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Acetone – Blood

Sample Reqs

A or H

Special Instructions

Acetone – Urine

Sample Reqs

RU

Special Instructions

Acetylcholine Receptor Autoantibodies

Sample Reqs

B [4]

Special Instructions

[4] Send to the laboratory without delay.

Acetylcholinesterase Isoenzymes

Sample Reqs

AF

Special Instructions

Achromatopsia NGS Panel – full sequencing across 7 genes

Sample Reqs

A
A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Acid Phosphatase – Total

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

ACTH (Adreno Corticotrophic Hormone)

Sample Reqs

A (Plasma Frozen) [41]

Special Instructions

[41] Recommendation for patient to attend Patient Reception for sample taking.

Activated Protein C Resistance

Sample Reqs

C (Frozen) [4] [18]

Special Instructions

[4] Send to the laboratory without delay.
[18] Citrate Samples
Samples should be double spun and separated and frozen within 4-8 hours of sample taking, if a delay is expected with transportation to the laboratory, samples must be transported as frozen.

Acute Viral Hepatitis Screen

Profile details

Hepatitis A IgM Abs

Hepatitis B Surface Antigen

Hepatitis C Abs

Hepatitis C Ag

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

 

ADAMTS – 13 Activity Assay

Sample Reqs

C (Frozen) [4] [18]

Special Instructions

[4] Send to the laboratory without delay.
[18] Citrate Samples
Samples should be double spun and separated and frozen within 4-8 hours of sample taking, if a delay is expected with transportation to the laboratory, samples must be transported as frozen.

Adenosine Deaminase

Sample Reqs

A / B / Fluid

Special Instructions

Adenovirus by PCR

Sample Reqs

F / PCR / VS / SC

Special Instructions

Adiponectin

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Adrenal Cortex Antibodies

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Aicardi-Goutières Syndrome NGS Panel – full sequencing across 6 genes

Sample Reqs

A
A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Alagille Syndrome NGS Panel – full sequencing JAG1 + NOTCH2 genes

Sample Reqs

A
A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Albumin

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Alcohol (Legal) Police Blood Sample

Sample Reqs

Police Sample

Special Instructions

Alcohol (Medical) [Do not use alcohol swab prior to sample taking]

Sample Reqs

G [1]

Special Instructions

[1] Contact the laboratory for special sample tubes/containers/instructions.

Alcohol (Urine)

Sample Reqs

RU

Special Instructions

Alcohol Profile

Profile details

LFT

Alcohol Level

PEth

CDT

MCV

Sample Reqs

ABBG

Special Instructions

 

Alcohol Profile 2

Profile details

LFT

Alcohol Level

CDT

MCV

PEth

Urine Ethyl Gluconaride (EtG)

Sample Reqs

AABBGRU

Special Instructions

 

Aldolase

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Aldosterone

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Aldosterone (Urine)

Sample Reqs

PU

Special Instructions

Alk Phosphatase lsoenzymes

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Alkaline Phosphatase

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Allergen Component Profiles See page 137 of lab guide

Sample Reqs

Special Instructions

Allergy – Individual Allergens See list on page page 133 of lab guide

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Allergy Profile (Mediterranean)

Profile details

Total IgE plus:

A. alternata, Cat Epithelium and Dander, Cow’s Milk, Egg White, House Dust Mite, (Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus and Dermatophagoides farinae), Olive, Peanut, Rye-grass, Timothy Grass

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

 

Allergy Profile (Middle East)

Profile details

Total IgE plus:

Food Mix inc. Cod, Cow’s Milk, Egg White, Soya Bean, Peanut, Wheat

Fish: Cod

Dust Mix inc. House Dust Mite, Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus, Dermatophagoides farinae, Blatella germanica

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

 

Allergy Profile (UK)

Profile details

Total IgE plus:

Food Mix inc. Cod, Cow’s Milk, Egg White, Soya Bean, Peanut, Wheat

Grass Mix inc. Cocksfoot, Meadow Fescue, Meadow, Rye, Timothy

Fish: Cod

Cat Dander, Cladosporium Herbarum, Dog Dander, House Dust Mite, Latex

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

 

Allergy Profile 1 (Food &Inhalants)

Profile details

Total IgE with individual IgE allergens for:

Grass Mix, inc.: Cocksfoot, Meadow Fescue, Meadow, Rye, Timothy

Weed Mix, inc.: Common Ragweed, Giant Ragweed, Western Ragweed

Dust Mix, inc.: Blatella germanica, Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus, Dermatophagoides farinae, Hollister-Stier Labs

Mould Mix, inc.: A. alternata, Aspergillus fumigatus, Candida albicans, Cladosporium herbarum, Helminthosporium halodes, Penicillium notatum

Tree Mix, inc.: Box Elder, Common Silverbirch, Hazel, Oak, London Plane, Maple, Sycamore

Single Allergens (19): Beef, Bermuda Grass, Cat Dander, Clam, Common Silver Birch, Cow’s Milk, Crab, Dog Dander, Egg White, Egg Yolk, Fish (Cod), Hazel Nut, Horse Dander, Latex, Nettle, Peanut, Shrimp/Prawn, Soya Bean, Wheat

Sample Reqs

BB

Special Instructions

 

Allergy Profile 2 (Inhalants)

Profile details

Total IgE with individual IgE allergens for:

Alternaria, Aspergillus, Birch Pollen, Cat Dander, Cladosporium, Common Ragweed, Derma farinae, Dog Dander, House Dust Mite, Horse Dander, Timothy Grass

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

 

Allergy Profile 3 (Food)

Profile details

Total IgE with individual IgE allergens for:

Codfish, Cow’s Milk, Egg White, Egg Yolk, Kiwi, Peanut, Sesame, Soya, Wheat

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

 

Allergy Profile 4 (Nuts &Seeds)

Profile details

Total IgE with individual IgE allergens for:

Almond, Brazil Nut, Cashew, Hazel Nut, Macadamia Nut, Peanut, Pecan, Pine Nut, Pistachio, Poppy Seed, Pumpkin Seed, Sesame Seed, Sunflower Seed, Walnut

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

 

Allergy Profile 5 (Children’s Panel)

Profile details

Total IgE with individual IgE allergens for:

Cat Dander, Cow’s Milk, Egg White, Egg Yolk, Mite, Pteronyssinus, Peanut, Soya Bean, Timothy Grass, Wheat Flour

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

 

Allergy Profile 6 (Shellfish)

Profile details

Total IgE with individual IgE allergens for:

Clam, Crab, Crawfish/Crayfish, Lobster, Octopus, Prawns/Shrimp, Scallop, Squid

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

 

Allergy Profile 7 (Finfish)

Profile details

Total IgE with individual IgE allergens for:

Codfish, Mackerel, Plaice, Sardine/Pilchard, Salmon, Sole, Swordfish, Tuna

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

 

Allergy Profile 8 (Cereal – singles)

Profile details

Total IgE with individual IgE allergens for:

Barley, Oat, Rye, Wheat

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

 

Allergy Profile 9 (Antibiotics)

Profile details

Total IgE with individual IgE allergens for:

Cefaclor, Pen G, Pen V

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

 

Allergy Profile 10 (Insects)

Profile details

Total IgE with individual IgE allergens for:

Common Wasp – Yellow Jacket, Bee, Paper Wasp, Yellow Hornet, White Faced Hornet

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

 

Allergy Profile 11 (Combined Shellfish/Finfish)

Profile details

Total IgE with individual IgE allergens for:

Cod, Prawn/Shrimp, Salmon, Scallop, Squid, Tuna

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

 

Allergy Profile 12 (Milk & Milk Proteins)

Profile details

Total IgE with individual IgE allergens for:

Alpha-lactalbumin – milk proteins, Beta-lactoglobulin – milk proteins, Casein – milk proteins, Cow’s Milk, Goat’s Milk, Mare’s Milk, Sheep’s Milk, Whey (cow and ewe)

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

 

Allergy Profile 13 (Stone Fruit/Rosaceae Family)

Profile details

Total IgE with individual IgE allergens for:

Almond, Apple, Apricot, Cherry, Peach, Pear, Plum, Raspberry, Strawberry

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

 

Alpha 1 Antitrypsin (Serum)

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Alpha 1 Antitrypsin (Stool)

Sample Reqs

RF

Special Instructions

Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Genotype – PI*M, PI*S, PI*Z

Sample Reqs

A [9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Alpha 1 Glycoprotein

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Alpha 1 Microglobulin

Sample Reqs

RU [1] [22]

Special Instructions

[1] Contact the laboratory for special sample tubes/containers/instructions.
[22] Must be fresh.

Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Genotype – PI*M, PI*S, PI*Z

Sample Reqs

A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Alpha 2 Macroglobulins

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Alpha Feto Protein

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Alpha Feto Protein (Maternal)

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Alpha Fetoprotein on Amniotic fluid

Sample Reqs

AF [9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Alpha Gal Components (related to red meat)

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Alpha Thalassaemia – multiplex PCR for common large deletions

Sample Reqs

A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Alport Syndrome NGS Panel – full sequencing COL4A3 + COL4A4 + COL4A5 + MYH9 genes

Sample Reqs

A
A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

ALT (Alanine Aminotransferase) (SGPT)

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Alternaria Components

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Aluminium

Sample Reqs

K

Special Instructions

Aluminium (Urine)

Sample Reqs

RU

Special Instructions

Amelogenesis/Dentinogenesis Imperfecta NGS Panel – full sequencing across 31 genes

Sample Reqs

A
A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Amenorrhoea Profile

Profile details

LH

FSH

Prolactin

Oestradiol (17-Beta)

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

 

Amikacin Level (State dose)

Sample Reqs

B [4]

Special Instructions

[4] Send to the laboratory without delay.

Amino Acid (Serum/Plasma)

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Amino Acid Quantitative (Urine)

Sample Reqs

RU

Special Instructions

Amino-Laevulinic Acid (Urine)

Sample Reqs

100mls PU

Special Instructions

Amitriptyline

Sample Reqs

A [4]

Special Instructions

[4] Send to the laboratory without delay.

Ammonia

Sample Reqs

A (Frozen) [15]

Special Instructions

[15] Ammonia
Sample: EDTA plasma only. Full tubes and tightly stoppered. On ice, centrifuged and analysed 20-30 mins post venepuncture (or plasma can be frozen). If haemolysed gives falsely high results.
Patient: Fasting. Avoid smoking.

AmnioBOBs only – rapid aneuploidy diagnosis for all chromosomes + common microdeletion syndromes

Sample Reqs

AF [9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Amniocentesis culture (karyotype) only

Sample Reqs

AF [9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Amniocentesis – rapid BOBs aneuploidy diagnosis for all chromosomes (5 days) + culture (10-15 days) – see profiles

Sample Reqs

AF [9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

AmnioPCR only – rapid common aneuploidy diagnosis by QF-PCR

Sample Reqs

AF [9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Amniocentesis – rapid PCR diagnosis for common aneuploidies (2 days) + culture (10-15 days)

Sample Reqs

AF [9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Amoebic (E. histolytica) Antibodies

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Amoebic (E. histolytica) PCR

Sample Reqs

RF

Special Instructions

Amphetamines – Blood

Sample Reqs

B B

Special Instructions

Amylase

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Amylase (Urine)

Sample Reqs

CU

Special Instructions

Amylase lsoenzymes

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Amyloidosis (Amyloid A Protein)

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Amylotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Motor Neurone Disease) NGS Panel – full sequencing across 43 genes

Sample Reqs

A
A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Anaemia Profile

Profile details

FBC + 5 part Diff

ESR

Iron, TIBC

Ferritin

B12 (Active)

Folate (RBC)

Sample Reqs

AAB

Special Instructions

 

Anafranil (Clomipramine)

Sample Reqs

A

Special Instructions

ANCA (Anti-Neutrophil Cytoplasmic Abs)

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Androgen Insensitivity – AR gene sequencing

Sample Reqs

A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Andropause Profile

Profile details

DHEAs

FSH

Testosterone

Free Androgen Index

LH

SHBG

Sample Reqs

BB

Special Instructions

 

Androstanediolglucoronide

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Androstenedione

Sample Reqs

B (Frozen)

Special Instructions

Aneurysm/Connective Tissue Disorders/Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome NGS Panel – full sequencing across 46 genes + deletions/duplications

Sample Reqs

A
A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Angelman/Rett Syndromes NGS Panel – full sequencing across 30 genes

Sample Reqs

A
A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Angelman Syndrome (Primary Screen) – methylation PCR

Sample Reqs

A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Angiotensin Converting Enzyme

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Angiotensin Converting Enzyme – CSF

Sample Reqs

CSF (Frozen)

Special Instructions

Angiotensin II

Sample Reqs

A (Frozen)

Special Instructions

Antenatal Profile

Profile details

FBC + 5 part Diff

Blood Group and Rh Type

Atypical Antibody Screen

Haemoglobin electrophoresis

Syphilis IgG/IgM

Glucose

FT4/TSH

Rubella Antibodies (IgG)

Toxoplasma (IgG/IgM)

Hepatitis B sAg

Hep C Abs

Varicella Zoster IgG (Immunity)

HIV 1 & 2 Abs

Please ensure the blood group (EDTA) tube label is handwritten. Do not affix a secondary label.

Sample Reqs

AA  [33] BBBG

Special Instructions

[33] Sample must be labelled by hand with first name, family name, gender and date of birth detailed on sample and form. Do not use labels other than the tube label.  

Aniridia, Isolated – PAX6 gene sequencing + deletions/duplications

Sample Reqs

A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Anophthalmia/Microphthalmia NGS Panel – full sequencing across 30 genes

Sample Reqs

A
A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Anti CCP Antibodies (RF)

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Anti Phospholipase A2 Receptor

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Anti Sla (Soluble Liver Antigen) Abs

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Anti-Actin Antibodies

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Anti-Basal Ganglia Antibodies

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Anti-Liver Cytosol Antibodies

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Anti-MOG [Myelin Oligodendrocyte Glycoprotein] Antibodies

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Anti-MUSK Antibodies

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Anti-Ri Antibodies

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Antidiuretic Hormone

Sample Reqs

A A (Plasma Frozen) [4]

Special Instructions

[4] Send to the laboratory without delay.

Antimony (Urine)

Sample Reqs

RU [30]

Special Instructions

[30] Collect sample at end of exposure.

Antimullerian Hormone (AMH Plus)

Profile details

Age related reference intervals in women

The reference intervals below are derived from a population of apparently healthy women not taking any contraceptive medication. The reference intervals represent the 10th – 90th percentile values for the women in each age bracket.

 
Age Range Elecsys AMH (pmol/L)
20 – 29 years 13.1 – 53.8
30 – 34 years 6.8 – 47.8
35 – 39 years 5.5 – 37.4
40 – 44 years 0.7 – 21.2
45 – 50 years 0.3 – 14.7

Sample Reqs

B  Samples can be taken, at any time during a patient’s monthly cycle. Ambient, unspun sample stability has been validated for up to 5 days. Postal samples are therefore acceptable, and samples can also be collected and posted using TDL TINIES.

Special Instructions

 

Antinuclear Antibodies (titre &pattern)

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Antistaphylolysin Titre (SGOT)

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Antistreptolysin Titre/ASOT

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Antisulfatide Antibodies

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Antithrombin Deficiency – SERPINC1 Gene Variant Analysis (Known Genotype)

Sample Reqs

A
A
  (Whole blood 10ml) [40]

Special Instructions

[40] Informed Consent is required for these tests.

Antithrombin Deficiency – SERPINC1 Gene Variant Analysis (Unknown Genotype)

Sample Reqs

A
A
  (Whole blood 10ml) [40]

Special Instructions

[40] Informed Consent is required for these tests.

Antithrombin III

Sample Reqs

C (Frozen) [4] [9] [18]

Special Instructions

[4] Send to the laboratory without delay.
[9] Clinical history must be provided.
[18] Citrate Samples
Samples should be double spun and separated and frozen within 4-8 hours of sample taking, if a delay is expected with transportation to the laboratory, samples must be transported as frozen.

Aortopathy/Marfan Syndrome/Loeys-Dietz Syndrome NGS Panel – full sequencing across 31 genes

Sample Reqs

A
A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

AP50 Alternative Hemolytic Complement

Sample Reqs

B (Frozen)

Special Instructions

Apert Syndrome – 2 common FGFR2 mutations

Sample Reqs

A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Apolipoprotein A1 (12 hours fasting)

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Apolipoprotein B (12 hours fasting)

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Apolipoprotein C (12 hours fasting)

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Apolipoprotein E (12 hours fasting)

Sample Reqs

B (fasting)

Special Instructions

Apolipoprotein E genotype – E2, E3, E4

Sample Reqs

A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Apple Components

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

APTT/KCCT

Sample Reqs

C [18]

Special Instructions

[18] Citrate Samples
Samples should be double spun and separated and frozen within 4-8 hours of sample taking, if a delay is expected with transportation to the laboratory, samples must be transported as frozen.

Aquaporin 4 Antibodies (Neuromyelitis Optica)

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Arbovirus Antibodies/Abs

Sample Reqs

B [9] [14]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.
[14] Provide details of travel history.

Array CGH (Comparative Genomic Hybridisation)

Sample Reqs

CVS / AF / A
H
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC) NGS Panel – sequencing across 46 genes + deletions/duplications

Sample Reqs

A
A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Arsenic (Blood)

Sample Reqs

A or H

Special Instructions

Arsenic (Urine)

Sample Reqs

RU [30]

Special Instructions

[30] Collect sample at end of exposure.

Arylsulphatase A

Sample Reqs

H [5] [6]

Special Instructions

[5] Do not send sample to the laboratory between Friday noon and Monday morning.
[6] Contact the Referrals Department before taking and sending sample to the laboratory.

Ascariasis Serology

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Ashkenazi Breast Cancer Screen – 3 common mutations

Sample Reqs

A
[9] [11] Requires patient informed consent

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.
[11] Patient consent required. Consent Form can be found at the back of this guide.

Ashkenazi Jewish Carrier Screen – see Pan-ethnic / Jewish Carrier Profile

Sample Reqs

A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Aspartate Transaminase (AST) (SGOT)

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Aspergillus Components

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Aspergillus Precipitins

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Ataxia/Episodic Ataxia Disorders NGS Panel – full sequencing across 152 genes

Sample Reqs

A
A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Atypical Antibody Screen (handwritten tube label)

Sample Reqs

A [22] [33]

Special Instructions

[22] Must be fresh.
[33] Sample must be labelled by hand with first name, family name, gender and date of birth detailed on sample and form. Do not use labels other than the tube label.

Atypical Pneumonia Screen

Profile details

Mycoplasma pneumonia Abs

Chlamydia pneumoniae (MIF)

Legionella pneumophila (IF)

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

 

Autoantibody Profile I

Profile details

Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies

Antinuclear Antibodies

Mitochondrial Antibodies

Smooth Muscle Antibodies

Gastric Parietal Cell Antibodies

LKM

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

 

Autoantibody Profile II

Profile details

Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies

Islet Cell Antibodies

Adrenal Antibodies

Gastric Parietal Cell Antibodies

Gonadal (Ovarian/Testicular) abs

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

 

Autoinflammation/Periodic Fever NGS Panel – full sequencing across 36 genes

Sample Reqs

A
A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Avian Precipitins (11 Species)

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Azoospermia – karyotype + cystic fibrosis screen + polyT(5T) + Y deletions

Sample Reqs

A
H
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

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