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S100 Malignant Melanoma

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Antibodies

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Salicylates

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Salivary Duct Antibodies

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Sanjad-Sakati (Kenny-Caffey) Syndrome – common 12bp TBCE gene deletion

Sample Reqs

A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Sarcoma NGS Panel – full sequencing across 26 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.

Schistosoma (Urine)

Sample Reqs

Mid-morning terminal urine

Special Instructions

Schistosome (Bilharzia) Antibodies

Sample Reqs

B 14

Special Instructions

Schistosome Antigen

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Scleroderma Immunoblot

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

 

Screening Profile 2 – Haematology/Biochemistry

Sample Reqs

A B G

Special Instructions

 

Screening Profile 3 – Haematology

Sample Reqs

A 

Special Instructions

 

Screening Profile 4 – Haematology/Biochemistry (Short)

Sample Reqs

A B G

Special Instructions

 

Screening Profile 5 – Haematology/Biochemistry (Postal)

Sample Reqs

A B G

Special Instructions

 

Screening Profile 6 – Well Person

Sample Reqs

A B G

Special Instructions

 

Screening Profile 7 – Well Man

Sample Reqs

A B G

Special Instructions

 

Screening Profile 8 – Well Person

Sample Reqs

A B G

Special Instructions

 

Screening Profile 9F – Senior Female

Sample Reqs

A B B G RU, RF  [4]

Special Instructions

[4] Send to the laboratory without delay.

Screening Profile 9M – Senior Male

Sample Reqs

A B B G RU, RF  [4]

Special Instructions

[4] Send to the laboratory without delay.

Screening Profile 10 – Cardiovascular Risk 1

Sample Reqs

B B

Special Instructions

 

Screening Profile 11 – Cardiovascular Risk 2

Sample Reqs

B B B C  [34]

Special Instructions

[34] Samples must arrive in the laboratory on the same day of sample taking or contact the laboratory.

Screening Profile 12 – Sexual Health Screen

Sample Reqs

FCRU / PCR / TPV / Semen

Special Instructions

 

Seed Storage Proteins

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Selenium (Serum)

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Selenium (Whole Blood)

Sample Reqs

A or H

Special Instructions

Sellotape Test

Sample Reqs

Send Sample***

Special Instructions

*** Use clear Sellotape only and attach to slide.

Semen Analysis, Comprehensive*

Sample Reqs

Semen [1]

Special Instructions

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

* If required, comprehensive semen analysis can be reported within 4 hours, with morphology to follow.

Semen Analysis, Post-Vasectomy**

Sample Reqs

Semen [1]

Special Instructions

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

** For men who have had a vasectomy, clearance should only be given when there is no evidence of presence of sperm in a single ejaculate when recommendations are met. It is rare that a ‘diagnosis’ is made without confirmation, therefore patients/clinicians should be able to freely request a second confirmatory sample. Special clearance may be given at the doctor’s discretion, when there are <100 000/ml non-motile sperm present after the assessment of two specimens in full accordance with recommendations. Recommendations, as given by the Association of Biomedical Andrologists, the British Andrology Society and the British Association of Urological Surgeons 2016, are as follows: 1 Analysis of post vasectomy semen samples should not occur until 12 weeks post-surgery and after a minimum of 20 ejaculates; 2 Semen samples must be analysed within 4 hours of production, and in cases where sperm is found a repeat analysis must be performed within 1 hour of production; 3 Semen should be provided in weighed specimen containers provided by TDL Andrology; 4 Sexual abstinence should be between 2 and 7 days.

Semen Analysis, Vasectomy Reversal*

Sample Reqs

Semen [1]

Special Instructions

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

* If required, comprehensive semen analysis can be reported within 4 hours, with morphology to follow.

Semen Culture

Sample Reqs

Semen

Special Instructions

Semen Fructose

Sample Reqs

Semen

Special Instructions

Semen Leucocytes

Sample Reqs

Semen

Special Instructions

Semen Parameters

Sample Reqs

Semen [1]

Special Instructions

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

Semen Zinc

Sample Reqs

Semen

Special Instructions

Serotonin (Urine)

Sample Reqs

PU 50mls (Frozen) [1]

Special Instructions

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

Serotonin

Sample Reqs

H (Frozen whole blood) [1]

Special Instructions

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

Serum Albumins

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Serum Free Light Chains

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Sex Hormone Binding Globulin

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Short-Chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency – ACADS sequencing

Sample Reqs

A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Short Stature – SHOX mutation screening + deletions/duplications

Sample Reqs

A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Shrimp Components

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Sickle Solubility

Sample Reqs

A

Special Instructions

Silver (Blood)

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Silver-Russell Syndrome – methylation studies on 11p15 imprinting domains KvDMR + H19

Sample Reqs

A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Silver (Urine)

Sample Reqs

RU

Special Instructions

Sinequan (Doxepin)

Sample Reqs

A

Special Instructions

Single drug – please specify drug

Sample Reqs

H H

Special Instructions

Sirolimus

Sample Reqs

A

Special Instructions

Sjogren’s Syndrome

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Skeletal Dysplasia NGS Panel – full sequencing across 179 genes

Sample Reqs

A
A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Skin (Pemphigus/Pemphigoid) Autoantibodies

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Skin and Soft Tissue: Abscess

Sample Reqs

Special Instructions

Skin and Soft Tissue: Alopecia Biopsies

Sample Reqs

Special Instructions

Skin and Soft Tissue: Cyst Excision

Sample Reqs

Special Instructions

Skin and Soft Tissue: Fossa

Sample Reqs

Special Instructions

Skin and Soft Tissue: Granuloma

Sample Reqs

Special Instructions

Skin and Soft Tissue: Lipoma

Sample Reqs

Special Instructions

Skin and Soft Tissue: Nail

Sample Reqs

Special Instructions

Skin and Soft Tissue: Pilonidal Sinus

Sample Reqs

Special Instructions

Skin and Soft Tissue: Sentinel Nodes In Skin Cancer (Melanoma)

Sample Reqs

Special Instructions

Skin and Soft Tissue: Skin Biopsy (1 specimen)

Sample Reqs

Special Instructions

Skin and Soft Tissue: Skin Biopsy (10 specimens)

Sample Reqs

Special Instructions

Skin and Soft Tissue: Skin Biopsy (11-15 specimens)

Sample Reqs

Special Instructions

Skin and Soft Tissue: Skin Biopsy (2 specimens)

Sample Reqs

Special Instructions

Skin and Soft Tissue: Skin Biopsy (3 specimens)

Sample Reqs

Special Instructions

Skin and Soft Tissue: Skin Biopsy (4 specimens)

Sample Reqs

Special Instructions

Skin and Soft Tissue: Skin Biopsy (5 specimens)

Sample Reqs

Special Instructions

Skin and Soft Tissue: Skin Biopsy (6 specimens)

Sample Reqs

Special Instructions

Skin and Soft Tissue: Skin Biopsy (7 specimens

Sample Reqs

Special Instructions

Skin and Soft Tissue: Skin Biopsy (8 specimens)

Sample Reqs

Special Instructions

Skin and Soft Tissue: Skin Biopsy (9 specimens)

Sample Reqs

Special Instructions

Patients who have samples taken at TDL’s Patient Reception at 76 Wimpole Street may attend any time during hours of opening on Mondays or Tuesdays, and by NOON on Wednesdays to allow for same day shipping to Chicago by Fed Ex. Samples for Rosalind Franklin are not accepted on Thursdays, Fridays or Saturdays. Fed Ex charges are included in these charges.

Skin and Soft Tissue: Skin Excision BCC / SCC

Sample Reqs

Special Instructions

Skin and Soft Tissue: Soft Tissue Tumour Biopsy

Sample Reqs

Special Instructions

Skin and Soft Tissue: Soft Tissue Tumour Resection

Sample Reqs

Special Instructions

Skin Antibodies by Immunofluorescence

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Skin Scrapings/Mycology by PCR

Sample Reqs

Send Sample

Special Instructions

Sleeping Sickness Serology (African Trypanosomiasis)

Sample Reqs

B [9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome – DHCR7 sequencing

Sample Reqs

A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Smith-Magenis Syndrome – BOBs (5 days) + karyotype (15 days)

Sample Reqs

CVS / AF / A
H
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Smith-Magenis Syndrome – BoBs only

Sample Reqs

CVS / AF / A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Smooth Muscle Antibodies

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Sodium

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Somatomedin (IGF-1)

Sample Reqs

B (Frozen) [4]

Special Instructions

[4] Send to the laboratory without delay.

Sotos Syndrome (Cerebral Gigantism) – NSD1 sequencing + deletions/duplications

Sample Reqs

A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Soybean Components

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Spastic Paraplegia NGS Panel – full sequencing across 262 genes + deletions/duplications + mitochondrial DNA

Sample Reqs

A
A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Specific Gravity (Urine)

Sample Reqs

RU

Special Instructions

Sperm Aneuploidy

Sample Reqs

Semen [1]

Special Instructions

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

Sperm Antibodies (Serum)

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Sperm Antibodies / MAR Test (Semen)†

Sample Reqs

Semen

Special Instructions

† Sperm antibodies in semen are measured as part of the routine semen analysis.

Sperm Comet®

Sample Reqs

Semen

Special Instructions

Sperm Count (Post-Vasectomy)

Sample Reqs

Semen [1]

Special Instructions

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

Sperm DNA Fragmentation (SCSA)

Sample Reqs

Semen [1]

Special Instructions

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

Sperm Morphology (Kruger strict criteria)

Sample Reqs

Semen [1]

Special Instructions

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

Spinal Bulbar Muscular Atrophy (Kennedy Disease) – AR repeat analysis

Sample Reqs

A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Spinal Muscular Atrophy – SMN1 deletions/duplications

Sample Reqs

A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Spinocerebellar Ataxia NGS Panel – full sequencing across 4 genes

Sample Reqs

A
A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Spinocerebellar Ataxia – multiplex SCA1+2+3+6+7+17 common repeat expansions

Sample Reqs

A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Sports/Performance Profile

Profile details

FBC/ESR

Biochemistry Profile

HDL/LDL

Ferritin

C-Reactive Protein

Omega 3/Omega 6

Total Antioxidant Status

Mineral Screen

Vitamin B9 (Red Cell Folate)

Vitamin B12 (Active)

Sample Reqs

AAABBBBGK  [4]

Special Instructions

[4] Send to the laboratory without delay.

Sputum for Routine Culture

Sample Reqs

SC

Special Instructions

Sputum for TB Culture (AFB)

Sample Reqs

SC

Special Instructions

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

SRY (Sex-determining Region Y)

Sample Reqs

A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Stargardt/Macular Dystrophy NGS Panel – full sequencing across 13 genes

Sample Reqs

A
A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

STD1 M/F STD Quad (Urine and Serology)

Profile details

Serology

HIV 1&2/p24 antigen

Syphilis IgG/IgM


Urine

Chlamydia

Gonorrhoea

Sample Reqs

BFCRU

Special Instructions

 

STD2 M/F STI Profile Plus (Urine and Serology)

Profile details

Serology

HIV 1&2/p24 antigen

Hep B surface Antigen

Hep C Abs/Hep C Ag

Syphilis IgG/IgM

Urine

Chlamydia/Gonorrhoea

Mycoplasma genitalium

Ureaplasma

Trichomonas vaginalis

Gardnerella vaginalis

Herpes Simplex I/II

Sample Reqs

BFCRU (If culture swabs are needed please request separately)

Special Instructions

 

STD3 Female STD Quad (PCR swab and Serology)

Profile details

Serology

HIV 1&2/p24 antigen

Syphilis IgG/IgM

Vaginal PCR Swab

Chlamydia

Gonorrhoea

Sample Reqs

BPCR

Special Instructions

 

STD4 Female STI Profile Plus (PCR swab and Serology)

Profile details

Serology

HIV 1&2/p24 antigen

Hep B surface Antigen

Hep C Abs/Hep C Ag

Syphilis IgG/IgM

Vaginal PCR Swab

Chlamydia/Gonorrhoea

Mycoplasma genitalium

Ureaplasma

Trichomonas vaginalis

Gardnerella vaginalis

Herpes Simplex I/II

Sample Reqs

BPCR (If culture swabs are needed please request separately)

Special Instructions

 

STD5 Serology only

Profile details

HIV 1&2/p24 Antigen

Hepatitis B Surface Antigen

Hep C Abs

Hep C Ag (early detection)

Syphilis IgG/IgM

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

 

STD6 Serology only without HIV

Profile details

Hepatitis B Surface Antigen

Hep C Abs

Hep C Ag (early detection)

Syphilis IgG/IgM

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

 

STD8 Vaginitis / BV Profile using culture & PCR swab

Profile details

Candida species

Gardnerella vaginalis by PCR

Trichomonas vaginalis by PCR

Sample Reqs

PCR STM

Special Instructions

 

STD9 Symptomatic lesion sample using PCR swab from lesion

Profile details

Syphilis by PCR

Herpes Simplex I/II by PCR (from single swab)

Sample Reqs

PCR PCR

Special Instructions

 

Steroid Cell Antibody

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

STI Profile: MSM1

Profile details

HIV 1&2/p24 Ag

Syphilis IgG/IgM

Urine for CT/GC

Throat Swab CT/GC

Rectal Swab CT/GC

Sample Reqs

B  / FCRU / PCR Swab Throat / PCR Swab Rectal

Special Instructions

 

STI Profile: MSM2

Profile details

HIV 1&2/p24 Ag

Syphilis IgG/IgM

7 STI by PCR Screen

Throat Swab CT/GC

Rectal Swab CT/GC

Macrolide Resistance Test (M.gen)*

Hep B sAg

Hep C Abs

Sample Reqs

B  / FCRU / PCR Swab Throat / PCR Swab Rectal

Special Instructions

 

Stickler Syndrome NGS Panel – full sequencing across 6 genes

Sample Reqs

A
A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Stool for OCP and Culture††

Sample Reqs

RF

Special Instructions

† † Please provide relevant travel history. If travel history is not provided, stool will be investigated for endemic pathogens only [Campylobacter, Salmonella, Shigella, Shigatoxin-producing E coli (VTEC), Cryptosporidium and Giardia].

Stool for OVA Cysts &Parasites by PCR

Sample Reqs

RF

Special Instructions

Stool Reducing Substances

Sample Reqs

RF [7]

Special Instructions

[7] Sample should be separated and frozen if sending overnight.

Streptomycin Levels

Sample Reqs

F

Special Instructions

Striated/Skeletal Muscle Antibody

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Strongyloides Antibodies

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Sulpiride

Sample Reqs

B [4]

Special Instructions

[4] Send to the laboratory without delay.

Superoxide Dismutase Inhibitor

Sample Reqs

A / H

Special Instructions

Suppression with steroid, IVIg and intralipin, NK (CD69) cell assay, TH1/TH2 cytokines

Sample Reqs

H H H*

Special Instructions

* Patients need to attend Patient Reception at 76 Wimpole Street by 11.00am latest Mondays – Thursdays. Samples cannot be accepted on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays. Allow 2 days for results.

Swab (Ear)

Sample Reqs

STM

Special Instructions

Swab for Culture

Sample Reqs

STM

Special Instructions

† Please state site of swab collection on both request form and swab label.

Synacthen Stimulation Test

Sample Reqs

By appointment only

Special Instructions

Collection time (minutes post-glucose): Contact 020 7025 7997 (Phlebotomy)

Synovial Fluid (for microscopy and culture)†††

Sample Reqs

A + SC

Special Instructions

† † † If prosthetic joint is present please state in clinical details to ensure that enrichment culture is prolonged for 14 days.

Syphilis by PCR (chancre)

Sample Reqs

PCR

Special Instructions

Syphilis IgG/IgM

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Systemic mastocystosis – C-Kit common mutation (KIT D816V)

Sample Reqs

A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

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