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Acetone – Blood

Sample Reqs

A or H

Acetone – Urine

Sample Reqs

RU 

Acetylcholine Receptor Autoantibodies

Sample Reqs

B [4]

Special Instructions

[4] Send to the laboratory without delay.

Acetylcholinesterase Isoenzymes

Sample Reqs

AF

Acid Phosphatase – Total

Sample Reqs

B

ACTH (Adreno Corticotrophic Hormone)

Sample Reqs

A (Plasma frozen)

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

Sample Reqs

B

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

J

Special Instructions

Please note fluid type.

Adenovirus Antibodies (CFT) IgG

Sample Reqs

B

Adenovirus by PCR

Sample Reqs

F / PCR / VS / SC

Adiponectin

Sample Reqs

B

Adrenal Cortex Antibodies

Sample Reqs

B

Albumin

Sample Reqs

B

Alcohol (Legal) Police Blood Sample

Sample Reqs

Police Sample

Alcohol (Medical)

Sample Reqs

G [1]

Special Instructions

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

Alcohol (Urine)

Sample Reqs

RU

Aldolase

Sample Reqs

B

Aldosterone

Sample Reqs

B

Aldosterone (Urine)

Sample Reqs

PU 

Alk Phosphatase lsoenzymes

Sample Reqs

B

Alkaline Phosphatase

Sample Reqs

B

Allergy – Individual Allergens

Sample Reqs

B

Alpha 1 Antitrypsin (Serum)

Sample Reqs

B

Alpha 1 Antitrypsin (Stool)

Sample Reqs

RF

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

Alpha 1 Microglobulin

Sample Reqs

RU [1]

Special Instructions

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

Alpha 2 Macroglobulins

Sample Reqs

B

Alpha Feto Protein

Sample Reqs

B

Alpha Feto Protein (Maternal)

Sample Reqs

B

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

ALT (Alanine Aminotransferase)

Sample Reqs

B

Alternaria Components

Sample Reqs

B

Aluminium (Blood)

Sample Reqs

K

Aluminium (Urine)

Sample Reqs

RU 

Amikacin Level (State dose)

Sample Reqs

B [4]

Special Instructions

[4] Send to the laboratory without delay.

Amino Acid (Serum / Plasma)

Sample Reqs

B

Amino Acid Quantitative (Urine)

Sample Reqs

RU

Amino-Laevulinic Acid (Urine)

Sample Reqs

100mls PU 

Amiodarone

Sample Reqs

A

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

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.

Amniocentesis culture (karyotype) only

Sample Reqs

AF [9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Amoebic (E. histolytica) Antibodies

Sample Reqs

B

Amoebic (E. histolytica) Antigen

Sample Reqs

RF

Amphetamines – Blood

Sample Reqs

B B

Amylase

Sample Reqs

B

Amylase (Urine)

Sample Reqs

CU 

Amylase lsoenzymes

Sample Reqs

B

Amyloidosis (Amyloid A Protein)

Sample Reqs

B

Anafranil (Clomipramine)

Sample Reqs

A

ANCA (Anti-Neutrophil Cytoplasmic Abs)

Sample Reqs

B

Androstanediolglucoronide

Sample Reqs

B

Androstenedione

Sample Reqs

B (Frozen)

Angelman / Rett Syndromes NGS Panel – full sequencing across 18 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

Angiotensin Converting Enzyme – CSF

Sample Reqs

CSF (Frozen)

Angiotensin II

Sample Reqs

A (Frozen)

Anti-Actin Antibiodies

Sample Reqs

B

Anti-Basal Ganglia Antibiodies

Sample Reqs

B

Anti CCP Antibodies (RF)

Sample Reqs

B

Anti-Liver Cytosol Antibiodies

Sample Reqs

B

Anti Phosphatidylserine Antibodies

Sample Reqs

B

Anti Sla (Soluble Liver Antigen) Abs

Sample Reqs

B

Anti-MUSK Antibodies

Sample Reqs

B

Anti-Ri Antibodies

Sample Reqs

B

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 (Elecsys / Roche)

Sample Reqs

B

Antinuclear Antibodies (titre & pattern)

Sample Reqs

B

Anti Phospholipase A2 Receptor

Sample Reqs

B

Anti Phosphatidylserine Antibodies

Sample Reqs

B

Antistreptolysin Titre / ASOT

Sample Reqs

B

Antisulfatide Antibodies

Sample Reqs

B

Antithrombin Ill

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.

AP50 Alternative Hemolytic Complement

Sample Reqs

B (Frozen)

Apolipoprotein A1 (12 hrs fasting)

Sample Reqs

B

Apolipoprotein B (12 hrs fasting)

Sample Reqs

B

Apolipoprotein C (12 hrs fasting)

Sample Reqs

B

Apolipoprotein E

Sample Reqs

B (fasting)

Apolipoprotein E Genotype – E2, E3, E4

Sample Reqs

A [9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Apple Components

Sample Reqs

B

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

Arbovirus Antibodies / Abs

Sample Reqs

B [9] [14]

Special Instructions

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

Arsenic (Blood)

Sample Reqs

A or H

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 Thursday noon & Monday morning.
[6] Contact the Referrals Department before taking and sending sample to the laboratory.

Ascariasis Serology

Sample Reqs

B

Aspergillus Components

Sample Reqs

B

Aspergillus Precipitins

Sample Reqs

B

AST (SGOT)

Sample Reqs

B

Atopobium vaginae DNA by PCR

Sample Reqs

FCRU / TPV / PCR

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 and date of birth detailed on sample and form.

Atypical Pneumonia Screen

Sample Reqs

B

Avian Precipitins (11 Species)

Sample Reqs

B

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

Sample Reqs

A H [9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Achondroplasia (Postnatal) – 2 common mutations in FGFR3 (c.1138G>A + c.1138G>C).

Sample Reqs

A [9]

Special Instructions

9 Clinical history must be provided. 

Achromatopsia NGS Panel – full sequencing across 6 genes

Sample Reqs

AA [9]

Special Instructions

9 Clinical history must be provided.

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

Sample Reqs

AA [9]

Special Instructions

9 Clinical history must be provided.

Alagille Syndrome NGS Panel – full sequencing JAG1 + NOTCH2 genes

Sample Reqs

AA [9]

Special Instructions

9 Clinical history must be provided.

Albinism NGS Panel – full sequencing across 22 genes

Sample Reqs

AA [9]

Special Instructions

9 Clinical history must be provided.

Alpha Thalassaemia

Sample Reqs

A A [39] [40]

Special Instructions

39 Urgent samples have a 3 day TAT if genotype is required for prenatal diagnosis or two weeks TAT if urgent for other factors. 40 Informed Consent is required for these tests.

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

AA [9]

Special Instructions

9 Clinical history must be provided.

Alstrom Syndrome – ALMS1 gene sequencing

Sample Reqs

A [9]

Special Instructions

9 Clinical history must be provided.

Amelogenesis/Dentinogenesis Imperfecta NGS Panel – full sequencing across 20 genes

Sample Reqs

A [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.

Amylotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Motor Neurone Disease) NGS Panel – full sequencing across 29 genes

Sample Reqs

AA [9]

Special Instructions

9 Clinical history must be provided.

Androgen Insensitivity – AR gene sequencing

Sample Reqs

A [9]

Special Instructions

9 Clinical history must be provided.

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

Sample Reqs

AA [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.

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

Sample Reqs

AA [9]

Special Instructions

9 Clinical history must be provided.

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

AA [9]

Special Instructions

9 Clinical history must be provided.

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 Deficiency - SERPINC1 Gene Variant Analysis (Known Genotype)

Sample Reqs

A A (Whole Blood 10ml) [40]

Special Instructions

A A (Whole Blood 10ml) [40]

Aortopathy/Marfan Syndrome/Loeys-Dietz Syndrome NGS Panel – full sequencing across 26 genes

Sample Reqs

AA [9]

Special Instructions

9 Clinical history must be provided.

Apert Syndrome – 2 common FGFR2 mutations

Sample Reqs

A [9]

Special Instructions

9 Clinical history must be provided.

Apolipoprotein E genotype – E2, E3, E4

Sample Reqs

A [9]

Special Instructions

9 Clinical history must be provided.

Array CGH (Comparative Genomic Hybridisation)

Sample Reqs

CVS / AF / AH [9]

Special Instructions

9 Clinical history must be provided.

Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC) NGS Panel – sequencing across 34 genes + deletions/duplications

Sample Reqs

AA [9]

Special Instructions

9 Clinical history must be provided.

Ashkenazi Breast Cancer Screen – 3 common mutations

Sample Reqs

Requires patient informed consent A [9] [11]

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.

Ataxia/Episodic Ataxia Disorders NGS Panel – full sequencing across 89 genes

Sample Reqs

AA [9]

Special Instructions

9 Clinical history must be provided.

Auditory Neuropathy NGS Panel – full sequencing DFNB59 + DIAPH3 + OTOF genes

Sample Reqs

AA [9]

Special Instructions

9 Clinical history must be provided.

Autoinflammation/Periodic Fever NGS Panel – full sequencing across 31 genes

Sample Reqs

AA [9]

Special Instructions

9 Clinical history must be provided.

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

Sample Reqs

AH [9]

Special Instructions

9 Clinical history must be provided.

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