Haematinics

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The results availability times given here represent the time generally required to produce a result following receipt of the sample in the laboratory. Sample transport times are not included.

Where appropriate, if a result is required the same day samples must be received sufficiently early to allow completion of the test. Contact the lab if the test you require is not listed.

These tests are available during the normal working day.

For further advice or information, call 0161 276 4689 or 64803.

 

Wythenshawe Laboratory – Please note from 12.05.21 Only Sarstedt tubes will be in use, until then BD/Becton Dickinson sample collection tubes are used for adults and Sarstedt for paediatric patients. Please see Wythenshawe Pathology handbook for further details.

Test

(performed at ORC/Trafford/
Wythenshawe)

Specimen requirements Results available (from time of receipt in lab)
Urgent Non-urgent Reports available

Serum vitamin B12

(ORC/T)

1 x 4.9ml brown top gel tube

1 x 1.2ml brown top gel tube (paeds only)

N/A 3 working days 5 days

Serum folate

(ORC/T)

1 x 4.9ml brown top gel tube

1 x 1.2ml brown top gel tube (paeds only)

N/A 3 working days 5 days

Serum ferritin

(ORC/T)

1 x 4.9ml brown top gel tube/white neutral

1 x 1.2ml brown top gel tube/white neutral (paeds only)

N/A 3 working days 5 days

Serum intrinsic factor antibodies (carried out on patients with a low B12 level – less than 120ng/l)

(ORC)

1 x 4.9ml brown top gel tube

1 x 1.2ml brown top gel tube (paeds only)

N/A 5 working days 7 days

Erythropoietin (EPO)

(ORC)

1 x 4.9ml brown top gel tube

1 x 1.2ml brown top gel tube (paeds only)

N/A 5 working days 7 days

Haemochromatosis

C282Y and H63D genotyping

(See Molecular Diagnostics Centre for more information)

(ORC)

Green cap vacutainer [1.3ml neonate or 2.9ml paediatric and adult] <3 weeks <3 weeks

Zinc Protoporphyrin (ZPP)

Paediatric only

(ORC)

1 x 1.2ml red cap EDTA N/A 3 working days 5 days

(Last reviewed April 2021)