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The Division of Laboratory Medicine at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust carries out more than 26 million tests each year across four sites. Here is a list of the tests we do. Find a test and the department which performs it using the A-Z list.

The information on these pages is intended for health professionals. Patients can find out more about any of these tests on the Lab Tests Online UK website.

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1,25-dihydroxy vitamin D (DHVD) Biochemistry
17 OHP (blood spot) Biochemistry See Bloodspot 17-hydroxyprogesterone
17 OHP (serum) Biochemistry See Serum 17-hydroxyprogesterone

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A1AT Biochemistry See Alpha-1-Antitrypsin
Abdominal mass FNA Non-Gynaecology Cytology
Abscesses and Deep-Seated Wound Infections Bacteriology
Acetyl Choline Receptor Antibodies Immunology
Acid base status Biochemistry Gases
Acid fast bacilli (mycobacteria) Special Stain Non-Gynaecology Cytology
ACR Biochemistry See Albumin Creatinine Ratio
Activated partial thromboplastin time Haematology
Actual bicarbonate Biochemistry
Acute kidney injury score Biochemistry AKI
Acute Leukaemia Panel Immunology Can include: CD2, CD10, CD13, CD14, CD19, CD33, CD34, cytoCD79a, CD117, cytoTdT, cytoMPO
Adenovirus Microbiology
Adenovirus (respiratory infection) Molecular Microbiology See Respiratory virus PCR
Adenovirus 40/41 (Enteric) PCR Molecular Microbiology See Enteric Virus Panel
Adrenal antibody Immunology
Adrenal FNA Non-Gynaecology Cytology
AFP Biochemistry Alpha-feto-protein
AKI Biochemistry See Acute kidney injury score
Alanine Aminotransferase Biochemistry ALT
Albumin Biochemistry
Albumin Creatinine Ratio (ACR) Biochemistry ACR
Albumin excretion (urine micro albumin) Biochemistry
Aldosterone Biochemistry
Alkaline Phosphatase Biochemistry ALP
Alkaline Phosphate isoenzymes Biochemistry
Allergen Specific IgE Immunology
ALP Biochemistry See Alkaline Phosphatase
Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Biochemistry A1AT
Alpha-feto-protein Biochemistry See AFP
ALT Biochemistry See Alanine Aminotransferase
AMH Biochemistry See Anti-Müllerian Hormone
Amikacin Biochemistry
Aminotransferase Biochemistry
Ammonia Biochemistry
ANA Immunology See Antinuclear antibody (ANA)
ANCA Immunology See Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody
Androstenedione Biochemistry
Anion-Gap Biochemistry
Anti C1q Immunology
Anti HBs Virology See Hepatitis B (HBV) surface antigen (HBsAg)
Anti Myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) Antibodies Immunology MOG
Anti-Basal Ganglia Abs Immunology
Antibiotic Susceptibility Tests Bacteriology Antimicrobial Susceptibility Test; AST
Antibody screen and save serum Haematology
Antibody titre Haematology
Anticoagulant Control – Heparin control; Oral Anticoagulant Control (INR) Haematology
Anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (CCP) Immunology CCP; Cyclic citrullinated peptide
Anti-HCV antibody screen and confirmation Virology See Hepatitis C antibody (HCV) screen and confirmation
Anti-Hepatitis Bs antibody Virology Virology
Anti-HIV 1 and 2 antibody and p24 antigen screen Virology See HIV screen (4th generation: HIV1 and 2 antibody and p24 antigen)
Antimicrobial Susceptibility Test Bacteriology See Antibiotic Susceptibility Tests
Anti-Müllerian Hormone, AMH Biochemistry
Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) Immunology ANCA
Antinuclear antibody (ANA) Immunology ENA antibodies includes: Ro (SS-A 52, SSA-60), La (SS-B), Sm, Sm/RNP, RNP (RNP A, RNP 68), Ribosomal P, Chromatin, Jo-1, and Scl-70
Antithrombin Haematology
AP100 Alternative Pathway Haemolytic Complement Immunology
APTT Haematology
Aquaporin 4 Immunology
Ascitic fluid Non-Gynaecology Cytology
ASD Virology See Streptococcal serology (including anti-DNaseB)
Aspartate Aminotransferase Biochemistry AST
Aspergillus fumigatus precipitins Immunology
Aspergillus PCR Molecular Microbiology Invasive infection with Aspergillus
AST Bacteriology See Antibiotic Susceptibility Tests
AST Biochemistry See Aspartate Aminotransferase
Astrovirus PCR Molecular Microbiology See Enteric Virus Panel
Autoimmune diabetes marker panel Immunology
Avian precipitins Immunology

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B Cell Maturation Panel Immunology
Bartonella (referral) Virology
Bence Jones protein (Urinary light chains) Urine immunofixation Immunology
Beta 2 Glycoprotein (IgG and IgM) Immunology
Beta Hydroxybutyrate Biochemistry
Bicarbonate Biochemistry
Bile acids Biochemistry
Bile duct brushings Non-Gynaecology Cytology
Bilharzia Bacteriology See Ova, Cysts and Parasites
Bilirubin (conjugated/direct) Biochemistry
Bilirubin (total) Biochemistry
BK virus PCR Molecular Microbiology Polyoma viruses (BK)
Bladder washings Non-Gynaecology Cytology
Blastomyces (referral) Virology
Bleeding Time Haematology
Blood Cultures Bacteriology
Blood group Haematology
Blood Transfusion Haematology
Bloodspot 17-hydroxyprogesterone Biochemistry 17 OHP (blood spot)
BNP (N-terminal pro BNP) Biochemistry
Bocavirus PCR (referral) Molecular Microbiology
Bone marrow report Haematology
Bordetella pertussis culture Bacteriology See Bordetella pertussis PCR
Bordetella pertussis PCR Molecular Microbiology Bordetella pertussis culture; Pernasal swab (for pertussis)
Breath Hydrogen Test Biochemistry
Bronchial brushings Non-Gynaecology Cytology
Bronchial trap Non-Gynaecology Cytology
Bronchoalveolar lavage Non-Gynaecology Cytology
Brucella (referral) Virology
Busulphan Biochemistry

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C1 esterase inhibitor Immunology
C1 esterase inhibitor functional test Immunology
C1q Immunology
C3 nephritic factor Immunology
CA125 Biochemistry
Caeruloplasmin Biochemistry
Calcium (blood and urine) Biochemistry
Calcium ionized Biochemistry
Calcium, plasma, total Biochemistry
Calprotectin (faeces) Biochemistry
Campylobacter serology (referral) Virology
cANCA Immunology See PR3 autoantibodies
Candida PCR Molecular Microbiology Invasive infection with Candida
Candida precipitins (referral) Virology
Carbamazepine Biochemistry
Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) Screen Bacteriology See Rapid/routine Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) Screen
Carboxyhaemoglobin Biochemistry
Cardiac muscle antibodies Immunology
Cardiolipin (IgG and IgM) antibodies Immunology
CASPR & LGi1 Antibodies Immunology
Catecholamines (urine) Biochemistry
CCP Immunology See Anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide
CD34 (Stem cells) Immunology
CD4 count (T cell count) Immunology
CEA Biochemistry
Cerebrospinal fluid Bacteriology See CSF
Cerebrospinal fluid Non-Gynaecology Cytology
Cervical Cytology Gynaecological Cytology
CH50 complement activity Classical Pathway Immunology
Chain-of-custody medico-legal specimens Biochemistry
Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoea, Trichomonas vaginalis, Mycoplasma genitalium NAATs Molecular Microbiology
Chloride Biochemistry
Cholesterol Biochemistry
Cholinesterase Biochemistry
Chromium Biochemistry
Chronic lymphocytic/lymphoma panel  Immunology Can include: CD2, CD3, CD4, CD5, CD8, CD10, CD11c, CD16/CD56, CD19, CD23, CD25, CD38, CD79b, FMC7, Kappa and lambda light chains on B cells
Ciclosporin Biochemistry See Cyclosporin A
CK Biochemistry See Creatine Kinase
Clostridium difficile GDH and Toxin Bacteriology
CMV (cytomegalovirus) antiviral resistance markers Molecular Microbiology Cytomegalovirus anitviral resistance markers
CMV (cytomegalovirus) IgG Virology Cytomegalovirus (CMV) IgG
CMV (cytomegalovirus) IgG avidity Virology Cytomegalovirus (CMV) IgG avidity
CMV (cytomegalovirus) IgM Virology Cytomegalovirus (CMV) IgM
CMV (cytomegalovirus) viral load Molecular Microbiology Cytomegalovirus viral load
Cobalt Biochemistry
Coccidioides (referral) Virology
Coeliac Disease Antibodies Immunology
Cold agglutinin titres (4°C) Haematology
Complement C3 Immunology
Complement C4 Immunology
Contact lens Bacteriology
Copper (blood and urine) Biochemistry
Cord blood investigations Haematology
Corneal Scrape (Bacteriology) Bacteriology
Corneal Scrape (Virology) Virology
Coronavirus COVID-19 Testing for SARS-CoV-2 Molecular Microbiology
Cortisol Biochemistry
COVID 19 Antibodies Immunology
CPE screen Bacteriology See Rapid/routine Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) Screen
C-peptide Biochemistry
C-reactive protein (CRP) Biochemistry
Creatine Kinase Biochemistry CK
Creatinine (blood and urine) Biochemistry
Creatinine clearance Biochemistry
Crithidia antibodies Immunology
Cross matching Haematology
Cryoglobulins Immunology
Cryptococcus antigen Virology
Cryptosporidium Bacteriology See Ova, Cysts and Parasites
CSF Bacteriology
CSF Haematology
CSF – Glucose Biochemistry
CSF – Lactate Biochemistry
CSF – Protein Biochemistry
CSF Bilirubin Biochemistry See Xanthochromia Screen (CSF)
CSF Xanthochromia Biochemistry See Xanthochromia Screen (CSF)
CTX Biochemistry
Culture Bacteriology
Cyclic citrullinated peptide (CCP) Immunology See Anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide
Cyclosporin A Biochemistry Ciclosporin
Cystatin C Biochemistry
Cystic Fibrosis Bacteriology
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) IgG Virology See CMV (cytomegalovirus) IgG
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) IgG avidity Virology See CMV (cytomegalovirus) IgG avidity
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) IgM Virology See CMV (cytomegalovirus) IgM
Cytomegalovirus anitviral resistance markers Molecular Microbiology See CMV anitviral resistance markers
Cytomegalovirus viral load Molecular Microbiology See CMV (cytomegalovirus) viral load

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DHEA – sulphate Biochemistry
Digoxin Biochemistry
Diphtheria IgG antibody determination Vaccine Evaluation Unit
Direct Antiglobulin Test Haematology
DNA Testing for the Haemoglobinopathies Haematology
Double Negative T Cell (DNT) panel Immunology
Double stranded DNA antibodies (IgG) Immunology
Dried blood spot Hepatitis B core antibody Virology See Hepatitis B (HBV) core antibody – Dried Blood Spot
Dried blood spot Hepatitis B surface antigen Virology See Hepatitis B (HBV) surface antigen (HBsAg) – Dried Blood Spot
Dried blood spot Hepatitis C antibody Virology See Hepatitis C antibody (HCV) screen and confirmation – Dried Blood Spot
Dried blood spot Hepatitis C genotyping Virology See Hepatitis C antibody (HCV) screen and confirmation – Dried Blood Spot
Dried blood spot Hepatitis C RNA screening Virology
Dried blood spot HIV Ag/Ab Virology See HIV 1 and 2 antibody and p24 antigen screen – Dried Blood Spot
Dried blood spot Syphilis antibody Virology
Drugs of abuse (urine screen) Biochemistry

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Ear Bacteriology
EBNA Virology See EBV
EBV (EBNA) Virology EBNA, Epstein Barr Virus (EBNA)
EBV (Epstein Barr Virus) viral load Molecular Microbiology See Epstein Barr Virus viral load
EBV VCA IgG – screening Virology See Epstein Barr Virus screening
EBV VCA IgM – screening Virology See Epstein Barr Virus screening
eGfR (estimated GfR) Biochemistry
Ehrlichia IF (referral) Virology
Elastase (faeces) Biochemistry
Electrolytes (urine) Biochemistry
Electron microscopy Histopathology
EMA binding assay for Hereditary Spherocytosis Immunology
ENA antibodies includes: Ro (SS-A 52, SSA-60), La (SS-B), Sm, Sm/RNP, RNP (RNP A, RNP 68), Ribosomal P, Chromatin, Jo-1, and Scl-70 Immunology See Antinuclear antibody (ANA)
Entamoeba Bacteriology See Ova, Cysts and Parasites
Enteric Virus Panel Virology Adenovirus 40/41 (Enteric) PCR; Astrovirus PCR; Norovirus PCR; Rotavirus PCR; Sapovirus PCR
Enterovirus and parechovirus PCR Molecular Microbiology
Enzyme histochemistry Histopathology
EPO Haematology
Epstein Barr Virus (EBNA) confirmation Virology See EBV
Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) IgG – screening Virology See Epstein Barr Virus screening
Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) IgM – screening Virology See Epstein Barr Virus screening
Epstein Barr Virus screening Virology EBV VCA IgG, IgM
Epstein Barr Virus viral load Molecular Microbiology EBV viral load
Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) Haematology
Erythropoietin Haematology
Ethanol (drinking alcohol) Biochemistry
Eye Bacteriology

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Factor II assay Haematology
Factor IX assay Haematology
Factor IX inhibitors Haematology
Factor V assay Haematology
Factor V Leiden Mutation screen Haematology
Factor VII assay Haematology
Factor VIII assay Haematology
Factor VIII inhibitors Haematology
Factor X assay Haematology
Factor XI assay Haematology
Factor XII assay Haematology
Faecal immunochemical testing Biochemistry FIT
Faecal reducing substances Biochemistry
Faeces Culture Bacteriology
Failing metal-on-metal prosthetic joints Synovial Fluid Cytology
Farmer’s lung precipitins Immunology
FBC Haematology
FDP D-Dimers Haematology
Features associated with ganglia Synovial Fluid Cytology
Features of Juvenile inflammatory arthropathy Synovial Fluid Cytology
Features of rheumatoid disease Synovial Fluid Cytology
Ferritin Biochemistry
Fibrin Degradation Products Haematology
Fibrinogen Haematology
FIT Biochemistry See Faecal immunochemical testing
Fluids from Normally Sterile Sites Bacteriology Joint fluids; sterile fluids
Folate (serum and red cell) Biochemistry
Follicle stimulating hormone Biochemistry FSH
Free fatty acids Biochemistry
Free Light Chains Immunology
Free T3 Biochemistry See Free Tri-iodothyronine
Free T4 Biochemistry See Free thyroxine
Free thyroxine Biochemistry Free T4
Free Tri-iodothyronine Biochemistry Free T3
FSH Biochemistry See Follicle stimulating hormone
Full blood count and automated differential Haematology
Functional antibody to Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B by Serum Bactericidal Antibody Assay (SBA) Vaccine Evaluation Unit See Neisseria meningitidis: Functional antibody to serogroup B by Serum Bactericidal Antibody Assay (SBA)
Fungi – Special Stain Non-Gynaecology Cytology

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G6PD Assay (if screen gives intermediate or reduced result) Haematology
G6PD Screen Haematology
GABAb receptor & AMPA receptor 1/2 antibodies Immunology
Galactomannan referral Virology
Gamma-glutamyl transferase Biochemistry GGT
Ganglioside Abs GM1 Immunology
Ganglioside Abs GQ1b Immunology
Gases Biochemistry See Acid base status
Gastric Biopsies for Helicobacter pylori Bacteriology See Helicobacter pylori in Gastric Biopsies
Gastric Parietal Cell (GPC) Immunology See Smooth muscle antibodies
Genital specimens for culture Bacteriology
Gentamicin Biochemistry
GGT Biochemistry See Gamma-glutamyl transferase
Giardia lamblia Bacteriology See Ova, Cysts and Parasites
Glandular fever screening test Haematology
Glomerular basement membrane antibodies Immunology
Glucose Biochemistry
Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase Antibodies Immunology
Glycated Haemoglobin Biochemistry HbA1c
Glycogen – Special Stain Non-Gynaecology Cytology
Gout (urate crystals) Synovial Fluid Cytology
GPC Immunology See Smooth muscle antibodies
Gram +ve/-ve sepsis Synovial Fluid Cytology
Growth Hormone Biochemistry hGH

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Haematinics –  Serum intrinisic factor antibodies Haematology
Haemochromatosis C282Y, H63D and S65C genotyping Haematology
Haemoglobinopathy Screening Haematology
Haemophilius influenze type b antibody Vaccine Evaluation Unit
Haptoglobulin Estimation Haematology
HAV Virology See Hepatitis A virus
HbA1c Biochemistry See Glycated Haemoglobin
HbS Screening Test – Urgent/pre-operative (Pts >1 yr Old) Haematology
HBsAg Virology See Hepatitis B (HBV) surface antigen
HBV confirmation Virology See Hepatitis B confirmation
HBV core antibodies Virology See Hepatitis B core antibodies
HBV core antibody – Dried Blood Spot Virology See Hepatitis B (HBV) core antibody – Dried Blood Spot
HBV core IgM Virology See Hepatitis B (HBV) core IgM (anti-HBc IgM)
HBV resistance markers Molecular Microbiology See Hepatitis B virus genotyping and resistance
HBV surface antibody Virology See Hepatitis B (HBV) surface antigen (HBsAg)
HCG blood (pregnancy and as tumour marker) Biochemistry Pregnancy test (blood); Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin
HCV genotyping Molecular Microbiology
Helicobacter pylori Bacteriology
Helicobacter pylori in Gastric Biopsies Bacteriology Gastric Biopsies for Helicobacter pylori
Heparin control Haematology
Hepatitis A total antibody (IgG and IgM) Virology
Hepatitis A virus (HAV) IgM Virology
Hepatitis B (HBV) confirmation Virology HBV confirmation
Hepatitis B (HBV) core antibodies Virology HBV core antibodies
Hepatitis B (HBV) core antibody – Dried Blood Spot Virology Dried blood spot Hepatitis B core antibody
Hepatitis B (HBV) core IgM (anti-HBc IgM) Virology
Hepatitis B (HBV) surface antibody (Anti-HBs) Virology See Hepatitis B (HBV) surface antigen (HBsAg)
Hepatitis B (HBV) surface antigen (HBsAg) Virology HBV surface antibody; anti HBs; HBsAg
Hepatitis B (HBV) surface antigen (HBsAg) – Dried Blood Spot Virology Dried blood spot Hepatitis B surface antigen
Hepatitis B e antibody Virology See Hepatitis B virus (HBV) e antigen (HBeAg) and e antibody (Anti-HBe)
Hepatitis B e antigen Virology See Hepatitis B virus (HBV) e antigen (HBeAg) and e antibody (Anti-HBe)
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) e antigen (HBeAg) and e antibody (Anti-HBe) Virology Hepatitis B e antibody; Hepatitis B e antigen
Hepatitis B virus Genotyping and Resistance Markers Molecular Microbiology HBV resistance markers
Hepatitis B virus viral load Microbiology
Hepatitis C antibody (HCV) screen and confirmation Virology Anti-HCV antibody screen and confirmation
Hepatitis C antibody (HCV) screen and confirmation – Dried Blood Spot Virology Dried blood spot Hepatitis C genotyping
Hepatitis C qualitative PCR and genotype if HCV antibody is reactive – Dried Blood Spot Virology
Hepatitis C viral load Molecular Microbiology
Hepatitis D (delta) antibody Virology
Hepatitis E IgG (referral) Virology
Hepatitis E IgM Virology
Herpes simplex 1/2 antibody (type specific, IgM and total antibody) Virology
Herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2 PCR Molecular Microbiology
HFE Haematology
hGH Biochemistry See Growth hormone
HHV6 & 7 PCR Molecular Microbiology See Human Herpes virus 6 & 7
High Risk HPV Test of Cure Gynaecological Cytology
High Risk HPV triage Gynaecological Cytology
Histone Abs Immunology
Histopathology – Paediatric Histopathology Histopathology
Histopathology – Routine (adult) Histopathology Histopathology
Histoplasma (referral) Virology
HIV 1 and 2 antibody and p24 antigen screen – Dried Blood Spot Virology Dried blood spot HIV Ag/Ab
HIV confirmation (screen test plus at least two further tests for HIV 1/2) Virology Virology
HIV p24 antigen Virology Virology
HIV resistance, integrase, tropism Molecular Microbiology Molecular Microbiology
HIV screen (4th generation: HIV1 and 2 antibody and p24 antigen) Virology Anti-HIV 1 and 2 antibody and p24 antigen screen
HIV-1 viral load Molecular Microbiology
HTLV 1 and 2 antibody Virology See Human T Lymphotropic virus (HTLV) 1 and 2
Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin Biochemistry See HCG blood
Human Herpes virus 6 & 7 Molecular Microbiology HHV6 & 7 PCR
Human Papilloma Virus Screening Molecular Microbiology
Human Parvovirus B19 IgG Virology Parvovirus B19 IgG
Human Parvovirus B19 IgM Virology Parvovirus B19 IgM
Human Parvovirus B19 viral load Molecular Microbiology Parvovirus B19 viral load
Human T Lymphotropic virus (HTLV) 1 and 2 Virology HTLV 1 and 2 antibody

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IA2 Immunology
IgE (Total) Immunology
IGF-1 Biochemistry See Insulin-like Growth Factor 1
IGFBP-3 Biochemistry See Insulin-like Growth Factor Binding Protein 3
IgG subclasses Immunology
Immunocytochemistry Non-Gynaecology Cytology
Immunocytochemistry Histopathology
Immunodeficiency (T&B Lymphocyte Subsets) Immunology T&B Lymphocyte Subsets
Immunofluorescence Histopathology Histopathology
Immunoglobulin D, IgD Immunology
Immunoglobulins (IgG, IgA, IgM) Immunology
Inflammatory/non-inflammatory bursitis Synovial Fluid Cytology
INR Haematology
Insulin Biochemistry
Insulin Antibodies Immunology
Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 Biochemistry IGF-1
Insulin-like Growth Factor Binding Protein 3 Biochemistry IGFBP-3
Intravascular cannulae Bacteriology Tips
Invasive infection with Aspergillus Molecular Microbiology See Aspergillus PCR
Invasive infection with Candida Molecular Microbiology See Candida PCR
Iron Biochemistry

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JC virus PCR Molecular Microbiology
Jejunal Disaccharidases Biochemistry
Joint fluids Bacteriology See Fluids from Normally Sterile Sites

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K

Kleihauer test Haematology

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L

Lactate Biochemistry
Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH) Biochemistry
Lamotrigine Biochemistry
Legionella urinary antigen detection Virology
Leptospira (referral) Virology
Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency (LAD) Markers Immunology
LH Biochemistry See Luteinising Hormone
Lipase (blood and fluid) Biochemistry
Lipid profile incl. total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, triglyceride Biochemistry
Lithium (serum) Biochemistry
Liver FNA Non-Gynaecology Cytology
Liver Function Tests Biochemistry
Liver Kidney Microsomal (LKM) Immunology See Smooth muscle antibodies
LKM Immunology See Smooth muscle antibodies
L-Selectin Shedding assay Immunology
Lung FNA Non-Gynaecology Cytology
Lupus anticoagulant Haematology
Luteinising Hormone Biochemistry LH
Lyme Disease Virology
Lymph node FNA Non-Gynaecology Cytology

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MAG Immunology See Myelin Associated Glycoprotein
Magnesium (Blood and Urine) Biochemistry
Malarial parasites, detection of Haematology
Mannose Binding Lectins Immunology
Manual blood film Haematology
Mast Cell Tryptase Immunology
Measles IgG Virology
Measles IgM Virology
Measles virus PCR Virology
Mediastinal mass FNA Non-Gynaecology Cytology
Meningococcal DNA detection by PCR (multiplex with Pneumococcal DNA PCR) Molecular Microbiology Pneumococcal PCR
Metadrenalines Biochemistry
Met-haemoglobin Biochemistry
Methotrexate Biochemistry
Mitochondrial antibodies Immunology See Smooth muscle antibodies
MOG Immunology See Anti Myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) Antibodies
Mouth swab Bacteriology
MPO Immunology See Myeloperoxidase (MPO) antibodies
MRSA Bacteriology
Mucin – Special Stain Non-Gynaecology Cytology
Mumps IgG Virology
Mumps IgM Virology
Muscle Specific Tyrosine Kinase (MUSK) Immunology MUSK
MUSK Immunology See Muscle Specific Tyrosine Kinase
Mycobacteria – microscopy/culture Bacteriology TB examination
Mycobacterium PCR Bacteriology See Mycobacteria – microscopy/culture
Mycoplasma PCR Molecular Microbiology
Myelin Associated Glycoprotein (MAG) Immunology MAG
Myeloperoxidase (MPO) antibodies Immunology
Myositis Antibodies Immunology

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N

Naïve Memory and Effector T Cell Subsets Immunology
Neck FNA Non-Gynaecology Cytology
Neisseria meningitidis isolate characterisation Meningococcal Reference Unit See Neisseria meningitidis: Serogrouping and outer membrane typing
Neisseria meningitidis: Functional antibody to serogroup B by Serum Bactericidal Antibody Assay (SBA) Vaccine Evaluation Unit Functional antibody to Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B by Serum Bactericidal Antibody Assay (SBA)
Neisseria meningitidis: Functional antibody to serogroups A, C, W and Y by internationally standardised serum bactericidal antibody assays Vaccine Evaluation Unit Meningococcal Serology; Molecular subtyping of isolates; Neisseria meningitidis serology
Neisseria meningitidis: Minimum inhibitory concentration Meningococcal Reference Unit
Neisseria meningitidis: Serogrouping and outer membrane typing Meningococcal Reference Unit Neisseria meningitidis isolate characterisation; Polysaccharide antigen detection
Neutrophil Function (DHR) Test Immunology
NMDA – N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antibodies Immunology
Non-specific inflammatory arthropathies Synovial Fluid Cytology
Non-specific non-inflammatory arthropathies Synovial Fluid Cytology
Norovirus PCR Molecular Microbiology See Enteric Virus Panel
Nose Swab Bacteriology
NT-proBNP Biochemistry

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O

Oesophageal brushings Non-Gynaecology Cytology
Oestradiol Biochemistry
Oral Anticoagulant Control (INR) Haematology
Orosomucoid Biochemistry
Osmolality (Blood and Urine) Biochemistry
Osmolar Gap (calculated as: calculated osmolality – measured osmolality. Calculated osmolality is 2 x (Na + K) + glucose + urea) Biochemistry
Osteoarthritis Synovial Fluid Cytology
Ova, Cysts and Parasites Bacteriology Bilharzia; Cryptosporidium; Entamoeba; Giardia lamblia; Parasites; Schistosoma haematobium
Ovarian cyst FNA Non-Gynaecology Cytology
Ovary antibodies Immunology

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P1NP Biochemistry See Type I Procollagen N terminal Peptide
P3NP Biochemistry See Procollagen III Peptide
Pancreatic FNA Non-Gynaecology Cytology
Paracetamol Biochemistry
Paraneoplastic Neuronal Antibodies Immunology
Parasites Bacteriology See Ova, Cysts and Parasites
Paratesticular FNA Non-Gynaecology Cytology
Parathyroid hormone Biochemistry PTH
Parvovirus B19 IgG Virology See Human Parvovirus B19 IgG
Parvovirus B19 IgM Virology See Human Parvovirus B19 IgM
Parvovirus B19 viral load Molecular Microbiology See Human Parvovirus B19 viral load
Perinatal post mortems Histopathology
Peritoneal fluid Non-Gynaecology Cytology
Peritoneal Fluids Bacteriology
Peritoneal washings Non-Gynaecology Cytology
Pernasal swab (for pertussis) Bacteriology See Bordetella pertussis PCR
pH (blood and urine) Biochemistry
Phenobarbitone Biochemistry
Phenytoin Biochemistry
Phosphate (blood and urine) Biochemistry
PIIINP Biochemistry See Procollagen III Peptide
PLA2R Antibodies Immunology
Plasma viscosity Haematology
Platelet Glycoprotein Expression Immunology
Platelets Aggregation Studies Haematology
Pleural fluid Non-Gynaecology Cytology
PLGF Biochemistry
Pneumococcal PCR Molecular Microbiology See Meningococcal DNA detection by PCR (multiplex with Pneumococcal DNA PCR)
Pneumococcal serotype-specific IgG Vaccine Evaluation Unit See Streptococcus pneumoniae serology
Pneumococcal urinary antigen detection Virology
Pneumocystis jirovecii PCR Molecular Microbiology
Polyoma viruses (BK) Molecular Microbiology See BK virus PCR
Polysaccharide antigen detection Meningococcal Reference Unit See Neisseria meningitidis: Serogrouping and outer membrane typing
Post Trachelectomy Cytology Gynaecological Cytology
Potassium Biochemistry
PR3 autoantibodies (cANCA) Immunology
Pregnancy test (blood) Biochemistry See HCG blood
Procalcitonin Biochemistry
Procollagen III Peptide Biochemistry P3NP; PIIINP
Progesterone Biochemistry
Prolactin Biochemistry
Prostate Specific Antigen Biochemistry
Protein C Haematology
Protein creatinine ratio (urine) Biochemistry See Total protein
Protein S Haematology
Prothrombin time Haematology
Prothrombin G20210A Mutation screen Haematology
Pseudogout (pyrophosphate crystals) Synovial Fluid Cytology
PTH Biochemistry See Parathyroid hormone
Pus Bacteriology See Abscesses and Deep-Seated Wound Infections
PVIS Haematology

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Q

Q Fever Serology and PCR (referral) Virology
Quiescent gout (urate crystals) Synovial Fluid Cytology

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R

Rapid/routine Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) Screen Bacteriology CPE screen; Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) Screen
Reducing substances (faeces only) Biochemistry
Renal FNA Non-Gynaecology Cytology
Renin concentration Biochemistry
Resin embedding/thin sectioning Electron Microscopy Histopathology
Respiratory screen Molecular Microbiology See Respiratory virus PCR
Respiratory specimens Bacteriology Sputum
Respiratory virus PCR Molecular Microbiology Respiratory screen; adenovirus
Reticulocyte count Haematology
Retroperitoneal mass FNA Non-Gynaecology Cytology
Rheumatoid factor Immunology
Ribosomal Immunology See Anti-nuclear antibodies
RIPA Haematology
Ristocetin induced platelet aggregation (RIPA) Haematology
Rotavirus PCR – enteric Molecular Microbiology See Enteric Virus Panel
Routine haemoglobinopathy screening Haematology
Rubella Avidity (referral) Virology
Rubella IgG Virology
Rubella IgM Virology

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S

Salicylate Biochemistry
Salivary gland FNA Non-Gynaecology Cytology
Sapovirus PCR – enteric Molecular Microbiology See Enteric Virus Panel
Schistosoma haematobium Bacteriology See Ova, Cysts and Parasites
Selenium Biochemistry
Sero-negative arthropathies Synovial Fluid Cytology
Sero-negative spondylarthropathies Synovial Fluid Cytology
Serum 17-hydroxyprogesterone Biochemistry 17-OHP
Serum ferritin Haematology
Serum folate Haematology
Serum intrinisic factor antibodies Haematology
Serum paraprotein identification/quantification Immunology See Serum Protein Electrophoresis
Serum Protein Electrophoresis Immunology Serum paraprotein identification/quantification
Serum vitamin B12 Haematology
SHBG Biochemistry
Sirolimus Biochemistry
Skin antibodies Immunology
Skin, superficial, non-surgical wounds Bacteriology See Wounds – Skin, Superficial, Non-surgical
Smooth muscle antibodies Immunology Gastric Parietal Cell (GPC); Liver Kidney Microsomal (LKM); Mitochondrial antibodies
Sodium (blood and urine) Biochemistry
Splenic FNA Non-Gynaecology Cytology
Sputum Bacteriology See Respiratory specimens
Sputum Non-Gynaecology Cytology
ß2 Microglobulin Immunology
Staphylococcal serology – AST (referral) Virology
Stem cell sterility check Bacteriology
Sterile fluids Bacteriology See Fluids from Normally Sterile Sites
Stool for Sugar chromatography (paediatric only) Biochemistry See Faecal reducing substances
Streptococcal serology (including anti-DNaseB) Virology ASD
Streptococcus pneumoniae serology Vaccine Evaluation Unit Pneumococcal serotype-specific IgG
Subcutaneous mass FNA Non-Gynaecology Cytology
Sweat tests Biochemistry
Syphilis antibody Virology See Treponema pallidum screen
Syphilis confirmation including Immunoblot Virology Syphilis IgM; Treponema pallidum confirmation
Syphilis IgM Virology See Syphilis confirmation including Immunoblot

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T

T Cell Activation Panel Immunology
T&B Lymphocyte Subsets Immunology See Immunodeficiency (T&B Lymphocyte Subsets)
Tacrolimus (FK506, prograf) Biochemistry
TB examination (microscopy) Bacteriology See Mycobacteria – microscopy/culture
TB Gamma Interferon Release Assay (Quantiferon) Immunology
Testicular FNA Non-Gynaecology Cytology
Testis antibodies Immunology
Testosterone Biochemistry
Tetanus antibodies Vaccine Evaluation Unit
Theophylline Biochemistry
Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of anti-TNF therapies Infliximab and Adalimumab Immunology
Thiopental Biochemistry
Thiopurine metabolites Biochemistry
Thiopurine Methyltransferase (TPMT) Biochemistry
Throat Swab Bacteriology
Thyroid FNA Non-Gynaecology Cytology
Thyroid peroxidase (TPO) antibodies Biochemistry TPO
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Biochemistry TSH
Tips Bacteriology See Intravascular cannulae
Tissue and biopsies Bacteriology
Tobramycin Biochemistry
Total Protein Biochemistry Protein creatine ratio
Toxoplasma PCR Molecular Microbiology
Toxoplasma serology (avidity) Virology
Toxoplasma serology (IgG) Virology
Toxoplasma serology (IgM) Virology
TPO Biochemistry See Thyroid peroxidase (TPO) antibodies
Transferrin (and saturation) Biochemistry
Treponema pallidum (syphilis) PCR Molecular Microbiology See Treponema pallidum screen
Treponema pallidum confirmation Virology See Syphilis confirmation including Immunoblot
Treponema pallidum screen Virology Syphilis antibody; Treponema pallidum (syphilis) PCR
Triglycerides Biochemistry
Triiodothyronine (free T3) Biochemistry
Troponin T Biochemistry
TSH Biochemistry See Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
TSH Receptor Antibodies Immunology
Type I Procollagen N terminal Peptide Biochemistry P1NP

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U

Universal Antenatal Haemoglobinopathy Screening Haematology
Urate (blood and urine) Biochemistry
Urea (blood and urine) Biochemistry
Ureteric washing Non-Gynaecology Cytology
Urethral washing Non-Gynaecology Cytology
Urine (voided, catheterised, instrumented or from ileal conduit) Non-Gynaecology Cytology
Urine Culture Bacteriology See Urines
Urines Bacteriology

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V

Valproate Biochemistry
Vancomycin Biochemistry
Varicella Zoster IgG Virology
Varicella Zoster IgM Virology
Varicella-zoster virus PCR Molecular Microbiology
Vault Cytology Gynaecological Cytology
Vitamin A (retinol) Biochemistry
Vitamin B12 Biochemistry
Vitamin D Biochemistry
Vitamin E (Tocopherol) Biochemistry
Voltage-Gated Calcium Channel Antibodies Immunology
Voltage-Gated Potassium Channel Antibodies Immunology
VRE screening Bacteriology
Vulval Cytology Gynaecological Cytology

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W

Wear and/or loosening of prosthetic joints Synovial Fluid Cytology
Wounds – Skin, Superficial, Non-surgical Bacteriology Skin, superficial, non-surgical wounds

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X

Xanthochromia Screen (CSF) Biochemistry

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Z

Zinc Biochemistry
Zinc Transporter 8 (ZnT8) antibodies Immunology

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