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Clinical Biochemistry Non-Routine Tests

The following tests are only available if certain criteria for requesting are met. 

Click on underlined test name to review test details and criteria for requesting.

Please ensure there are adequate clinical details on the request form

 

Test Name

Comments

Lab. Handling
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Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE)

 

ACE SACE or NOACE

ACTH

 

ACTH NOACT

AFP - tumour marker

 

AFPT NOAFP

Alcohol

Available urgently for monitoring ethylene glycol overdose treatment. Contact Clinical Biochemistry.

ALC
ALCU
NOALC

Aldosterone

Contact Clinical Biochemistry before sample collection

ALD NOALD

Alkaline phosphatase isoenzymes

 

APISO NOAPI

Androstenedione

 

AND NOAND

Bicarbonate

 Not available as an add-on test due to sample stability

BIC NOBIC

BNP 

 

BNP NOBNP

CA12-5

 

CA12 NO125
CA15-3   CA153 NO153

CA19-9

 

CA19 NO199

Caeruloplasmin

 

CAER NOCAE

Calcitonin

 Please collect into red top (plain) tube.

CALC  

CCP Antibody

CCP NOCCP

CEA

 

CEA NOCEA

C1 Esterase Inhibitor

 

C1 NOC1

Chromogranin A

Must be collected into purple top (EDTA) or red top (plain) tube.

CGA NOCGA

Copper

 

SASOD NOCU

CSF (Xanthochromia)

Please refer to collection protocol

CSPEC NOCSF

DHEA-S

 

DHEA NODH

Digoxin

Sample must be taken at least 6 hours after last dose

DIG NODIG

Drugs of Abuse

 

SOSDG
DRUG
NOTOX

Erythropoeitin

 

EPO NRA

Faecal Calprotectin

 

FCAL NOCAL

Faecal Elastase

 

FELA NOELA

Flecainide

 

FLEC  

Free Light Chains

 

FLCHN NOFLC

GAD Antibody

 

GAD NOGAD

GAL 1-PUT

Whole Blood sample required (EDTA)

GAL1P  

Gastrin

Contact Clinical Biochemistry before sample collection

GIT  

Growth Hormone

 

GH NOGH

IgG Subclasses

 

GSUB  

IgE & Allergen Specific IgE (RAST)

 

RAST NOIGE

Insulin / C-peptide

Contact Clinical Biochemistry before sample collection

IN NOIN

IGF-1

Must be collected into red top (plain) tube 

IGF1 NOIGF

Iron

 

PFE FE or NOFE

Lactate

Available on ward based blood gas analysers 

  LAC or NOLAC

LDH

 

LDH NOLDH

Metabolic Screen

Plasma Amino Acids, Urine Amino Acids, Urine Organic Acids

PAA
UAA
UORG
NOUAA
NOUAA
NOORG

Myoglobin (urine)

 

  UMYO

Oestradiol

 

SOES NOE2

Oligoclonal Bands (CSF)

Please also send a serum sample (yellow top SST)

OLIG NOOLI

Oxalate (urine)

Part of renal stone screen.

RSS1  

Parathyroid Hormone (PTH)

Must be collected into pink top (EDTA) tube 

PTH NOPTH

Procollagen III N-peptide

Must be collected into red top (plain) tube 

P3NP  

Progesterone

 

PROG NOPRG
Renin

Contact Clinical Biochemistry before sample collection

ALD NOALD
S-100 Serum must be collected into plain (red top) tube.
CSF must be frozen immediately
S100  NO100
SHBG Female total testosterone >1.5 nmol/L. SHBG NOSBG

Theophylline

 

STHE THEO or NOTHE

Thyroglobulin

Must be collected into plain (red top) tube.

TBG NOTBG

Thyroid Receptor Antibodies

 

TRAB NOTRB

TPMT

One-off evaluation before starting Thiopurine drugs

TPMT NOTPM

Transferrin Saturation

Screen for haemochromatosis.

TFS  

Troponin T

Sample must be taken at least 12 hours after suspected cardiac event.

TROPT TTIME
THAEM
TTRPT
Tryptase Time of onset of symptoms must be given TRYP NOTRY
Urate (urine) Part of renal stone screen. RSS3  

Valproate

 

SVAL VAL or NOVAL

Vitamin D 25-0H

 

VITD NOVD
NOVD2

Vitamin D 1,25 DHCC

 

VD125 NOVD
VMA Screen for neuroblastoma in children. VMA  

Zinc

Must be collected into red top (plain) tube

ZN NOZN

Last edited 16/04/14