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Test List: B

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B cell clonality assay (IgH and IgK)

Sample Reqs

A
or FFPE

Special Instructions

Babesia Antibodies

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Babesia Parasites

Sample Reqs

A [4]

Special Instructions

[4] Send to the laboratory without delay.

Bancroftia/Oncerciasis/Filarial Antibodies

Sample Reqs

B [14]

Special Instructions

[14] Provide details of travel history.

Bardet-Biedl Syndrome NGS Panel – full sequencing across 24 genes

Sample Reqs

A
A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Bartonella (IgG/IgM)

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Batten Disease (Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis) NGS Panel – full sequencing across 13 genes

Sample Reqs

A
A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

BCR-ABL diagnostic assay

Sample Reqs

A

Special Instructions

BCR/ABL Quantitative – fusion gene sizes p190 + p210 – MUST arrive in the laboratory within 48 hours, before 12pm on Fridays

Sample Reqs

A
A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Becker Muscular Dystrophy – deletions/duplications

Sample Reqs

A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome – methylation studies on 11p15 imprinting domains KvDMR + H19

Sample Reqs

A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Behcet’s Disease – HLA Tissue Typing B*51

Sample Reqs

A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Bence-Jones Protein

Sample Reqs

1x 30mls (RU)

Special Instructions

Benzene

Sample Reqs

J [1] [6]

Special Instructions

[1] Contact the laboratory for special sample tubes/containers/instructions.
[6] Contact the Referrals Department before taking and sending sample to the laboratory.

Beta 2 Glycoprotein 1 Abs

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Beta 2 Microglobulin (Serum)

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Beta 2 Microglobulin (Urine)

Sample Reqs

RU

Special Instructions

Beta Carotene

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Beta D Glucan

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Beta HCG (Oncology)

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Beta HCG (Quantitative)

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Beta-Glucuronidase (Sly Disease)

Sample Reqs

H H  [9] [4]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.
[4] Send to the laboratory without delay.

Beta Thalassaemia – beta-globin gene sequencing

Sample Reqs

A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Bicarbonate

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Bile Acids – Serum

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Bilharzia (Schistosome) Antibodies

Sample Reqs

B [14]

Special Instructions

[14] Provide details of travel history.

Bilharzia (Schistosome) Antigen

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Bilharzia (Urine)

Sample Reqs

RU [14]

Special Instructions

[14] Provide details of travel history.

Bilirubin (Direct/Indirect)

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Bilirubin (Total)

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Bilirubin (Urine)

Sample Reqs

RU

Special Instructions

Biotin

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Biotinidase

Sample Reqs

H (Frozen plasma) [4]

Special Instructions

[4] Send to the laboratory without delay.

Birch Components

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Bismuth

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

BK Polyoma Virus by PCR

Sample Reqs

A / B / RU

Special Instructions

Blood Culture

Sample Reqs

2 x BC [4]

Special Instructions

[4] Send to the laboratory without delay.

Blood Film Examination

Sample Reqs

A

Special Instructions

Blood Group †

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.

† The tube’s own label must be completed by hand. This must correspond with same name and date of birth details as given on the request form. Do not affix additional computerised or hand written labels.

Blood PCR for Chromosome 21

Sample Reqs

A

Special Instructions

Bloom Syndrome – BLM gene sequencing

Sample Reqs

A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

BNP (NT-pro BNP)

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

BOBs rapid chromosome analysis – see profiles

Sample Reqs

Special Instructions

Bone Alkaline Phosphatase

Sample Reqs

B (Frozen)

Special Instructions

Bone Marrow (Aspirate)

Sample Reqs

J [1]

Special Instructions

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

Bone Marrow (Trephine Biopsy)

Sample Reqs

J [1]

Special Instructions

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

Bone Screen

Profile details

24 hour urinary calcium

24 hour urinary phosphate

Urea and Electrolytes

Alkaline Phosphatase

Total Protein

Albumin

Globulin

Calcium

Sample Reqs

BCU

Special Instructions

 

Bone Screen (Bloods only)

Profile details

Urea and Electrolytes

LFT’s

Vitamin D (25 OH)
Calcium Phosphate

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

 

Borrelia Antibodies (Lyme Disease) IgG, IgM

Sample Reqs

B [9] [14]

Special Instructions

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

Borrelia Antibodies (Lyme Disease) IgM

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Borrelia Confirmation (Immunoblot)

Sample Reqs

B [9] [14]

Special Instructions

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

Brazil Components

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Breast Cancer – BRCA1 + BRCA2 only gene sequencing + deletions/duplications

Sample Reqs

A

Special Instructions

Breast Cancer Ashkenazi 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.

Breast Cancer NGS Panel – full sequencing across 14 genes + deletions/duplications

Sample Reqs

A
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.

Breast: Breast Capsule

Sample Reqs

Special Instructions

Breast: Breast Reduction (Bilateral)

Sample Reqs

Special Instructions

Breast: Breast Reduction (Unilateral)

Sample Reqs

Special Instructions

Breast: Breast Tissue

Sample Reqs

Special Instructions

Breast: Cavity Shavings

Sample Reqs

Special Instructions

Breast: Core Biopsy (1 Specimen)

Sample Reqs

Special Instructions

Breast: Core Biopsy (2 Specimens)

Sample Reqs

Special Instructions

Breast: Core Biopsy (3 Specimens)

Sample Reqs

Special Instructions

Breast: Core Biopsy (4 Specimens)

Sample Reqs

Special Instructions

Breast: Lumpectomy

Sample Reqs

Special Instructions

Breast: Mastecomy (simple) / Wide Local Excision (WLE)

Sample Reqs

Special Instructions

Breast: Mastectomy + axillary clearance

Sample Reqs

Special Instructions

Breast: Microdochectomy

Sample Reqs

Special Instructions

Breast: Nipple

Sample Reqs

Special Instructions

Breast: Sentinal Nodes

Sample Reqs

Special Instructions

Bromide

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Brucella Serology

Sample Reqs

B [9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Brugada Syndrome /Long-QT NGS Panel – full sequencing across 34 genes

Sample Reqs

A
A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

BUN (Blood Urea Nitrogen)

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

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