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Clinical Biochemistry - Handbook 

Contacts - Link to Biochemistry Contact Information
 

Advice on the appropriate investigation and the interpretation of results is available from Pathology Clinical staff at any time. Please use the hospital switchboard to contact us if not available through our secretaries or designated extension numbers.

Normal working hours for Clinical staff  are 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday. Calls should be restricted to urgent matters only outside of these hours and initial queries should be made to the duty BMS on call for the relevant discipline. If they cannot assist they will recommend the Consultant is contacted. Switchboard has a list of telephone numbers of consultants on duty.

Routine Tests
Test Directory - Contains details and sample requirements of Pathology tests
 
 
General Information
  Critical Telephone Limits
Allergen (IgE RAST) request pro-forma (Basildon Hospital only)

Sample Requirements

Urine Collection Information

Dynamic Function Test Protocols - Adult
arrowdkblue_onwhite.gif (835 bytes) Aldosterone Renin Studies (Screening protocol)
arrowdkblue_onwhite.gif (835 bytes) Aldosterone Renin Studies (Overnight protocol)
arrowdkblue_onwhite.gif (835 bytes) Ammonium Chloride Loading Test
arrowdkblue_onwhite.gif (835 bytes) Corticotrophin Releasing Hormone (CRH) Test
arrowdkblue_onwhite.gif (835 bytes) Dexamethasone Suppression Test - (Low dose (1mg) overnight protocol)
arrowdkblue_onwhite.gif (835 bytes) Dexamethasone Suppression Test - (High dose (2mg) 48 hour protocol)
arrowdkblue_onwhite.gif (835 bytes) Fludrocortisone Supression Test for Hyperaldosteronism (2nd line test)
arrowdkblue_onwhite.gif (835 bytes) Glucagon Stimulation Test - (Adult protocol)
arrowdkblue_onwhite.gif (835 bytes) Glucose Tolerance Test
arrowdkblue_onwhite.gif (835 bytes) Glucose Tolerance Test (Protocol for Obstetric patients)
arrowdkblue_onwhite.gif (835 bytes) Growth Hormone Suppression Test  (GTT with growth hormone)
arrowdkblue_onwhite.gif (835 bytes) Penacillamine Challenge Test (Wilson's disease)
arrowdkblue_onwhite.gif (835 bytes) Pituitary Function Test (IST, TRH, Gn-RH)
arrowdkblue_onwhite.gif (835 bytes) Pituitary Function Test - SAMPLING PROFORMA (to be sent with samples)
arrowdkblue_onwhite.gif (835 bytes) Saline Infusion Test for Hyperaldosteronism - (2nd line test)
arrowdkblue_onwhite.gif (835 bytes) Synacthen Test (Short protocol)
arrowdkblue_onwhite.gif (835 bytes) Water Deprivation Test (8 hour)

Dynamic Function Test Protocols - Paediatric

 

Protocol

Pro-forma
Glucagon Stimulation Test Glucagon Stimulation Test Proforma
Glucose Tolerance Test Glucose Tolerance Test Proforma
HCG (+/- LHRH) Stimulation Test HCG (+/- LHRH) Stimulation Proforma
LHRH Stimulation Test LHRH Stimulation Test Proforma
Short Synacthen Test (SST) Short Synacthen Test Proforma
Water Deprivation Test (8 hour)
Guidance
Clinical Information
Other Information
Toxbase Factsheets
 
 
   
 
 
   
Version 1.1 / March 2018                                                                                                                    Approved by: Consultant Biochemist