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Test List: B

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B12 (Active) / Red Cell Folate

Sample Reqs

A B

Babesia Antibodies

Sample Reqs

B

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.

Bartonella (IgG / IgM)

Sample Reqs

B

BCR / ABL (Chronic Myeloid Leukemia) Qualitative – Philadelphia chromosome (9:22 translocation) analysis + FISH studies

Sample Reqs

A H [9] Contact lab

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

BCR/ABL Quantitative – fusion gene sizes p190 + p210 – MUST arrive in the laboratory within 36 hours, before 1pm on Fridays.

Sample Reqs

A A [9] Contact lab

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.

Bence-Jones Protein

Sample Reqs

1 x 30mls (RU)

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-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 2 Glycoprotein 1 Antibodies (IgG, IgM)

Sample Reqs

B

Beta 2 Microglobulin (Serum)

Sample Reqs

B

Beta 2 Microglobulin (Urine)

Sample Reqs

RU

Beta Carotene

Sample Reqs

B [13]

Special Instructions

[13] Protect from light.

Beta D Glucan

Sample Reqs

B

Beta HCG (Oncology)

Sample Reqs

B

Beta HCG (Quantitative)

Sample Reqs

B

Beta Thalassaemia – beta-globin sequencing

Sample Reqs

A [9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Bicarbonate

Sample Reqs

B

Bile Acid

Sample Reqs

B

Bile Acids – Urine

Sample Reqs

RU (Frozen)

Bilharzia (Schistosome) Antibody Screen

Sample Reqs

B [14]

Special Instructions

[14] Provide details of travel history.

Bilharzia (Schistosome) Antigen

Sample Reqs

B

Bilharzia (Urine/Conjugated)

Sample Reqs

RU [14]

Special Instructions

[14] Provide details of travel history.

Bilirubin (Direct/Conjugated)

Sample Reqs

B

Bilirubin (Total / Indirect / Conjugated)

Sample Reqs

B

Bilirubin (Urine)

Sample Reqs

RU

Biotin

Sample Reqs

B

Biotinidase

Sample Reqs

H (frozen plasma) [4]

Special Instructions

[4] Send to the laboratory without delay.

Birch Components

Sample Reqs

B

Bismuth

Sample Reqs

B

BK Polyoma Virus by PCR

Sample Reqs

A / B /  RU

Blood Culture

Sample Reqs

2 x B C [4]

Special Instructions

[4] Send to the laboratory without delay.

Blood Film Examination

Sample Reqs

A

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 and date of birth detailed on sample and form.

Blood PCR for Chromosome 21

Sample Reqs

A

BNP (NT-pro BNP)

Sample Reqs

B

Bone Alkaline Phosphatase

Sample Reqs

B (Frozen)

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

Sample Reqs

BCU

Bone Screen (Bloods only)

Sample Reqs

B

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

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

Breast / Ovarian Cancer – BRCA1 + BRCA2 full screening + 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 the TDL Laboratory Guide.

Bromide

Sample Reqs

B

Brucella Serology

Sample Reqs

B [9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

B cell clonality assay (IgH and IgK)

Sample Reqs

A or FFPE

Bardet-Biedl Syndrome NGS Panel – full sequencing across 21 genes

Sample Reqs

AA [9]

Special Instructions

9 Clinical history must be provided.

Bartter/Gitelman Syndrome NGS Panel – full sequencing across 9 genes

Sample Reqs

AA [9]

Special Instructions

9 Clinical history must be provided.

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

Sample Reqs

AA [9]

Special Instructions

9 Clinical history must be provided.

BCR/ABL (Chronic Myeloid Leukemia) Diagnosis – Philadelphia chromosome (9:22 translocation) analysis + FISH studies

Sample Reqs

AH [9]

Special Instructions

9 Clinical history must be provided.

BCR-ABL diagnostic assay

Sample Reqs

A

BCR-ABL quantitative assay for both major and minor breakpoints

Sample Reqs

A

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

Sample Reqs

AAA [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 – please send with parental bloods

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.

Beta 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.

Beta Thalassaemia – beta-globin gene sequencing

Sample Reqs

A [9]

Special Instructions

9 Clinical history must be provided.

Blood PCR for Chromosome 21

Sample Reqs

A

Bloom Syndrome – BLM gene sequencing

Sample Reqs

A [9]

Special Instructions

9 Clinical history must be provided.

BOBs rapid chromosome analysis – see profiles

Sample Reqs

Branchiootorenal (BOR) Spectrum Disorders NGS Panel – full sequencing EYA1 + SIX1 + SIX5 genes

Sample Reqs

AA [9]

Special Instructions

9 Clinical history must be provided.

Breast Cancer Ashkenazi 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.

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

Sample Reqs

Requires patient informed consent AA [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.

Brugada Syndrome NGS Panel – full sequencing across 15 genes

Sample Reqs

AA [9]

Special Instructions

9 Clinical history must be provided.

Burkitt Lymphoma NGS Panel – full sequencing CCND3 + GNA13 + ID3 + MYC + TP53 genes

Sample Reqs

Requires patient informed consent AA [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.

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