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Test Directory -  B Index  

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Please click on the test name to access a detailed description.
~indicates test must be collected at Basildon or Southend Hospital as it may need laboratory processing immediately.

Test Name Sample Type Container Laboratory
B Vitamins Whole Blood Green Top (Heparin) Clinical Biochemistry
b2-microglobulin Serum Yellow Top (SST) Clinical Biochemistry
b2-transferrin CSF Plain universal Clinical Biochemistry
Basal Ganglia Antibodies Serum Yellow top (SST) tube Immunology
Bence Jones Protein Early Morning Urine White capped universal Clinical Biochemistry
Bile Acids (Total) Serum Yellow Top (SST) Clinical Biochemistry
Bicarbonate Plasma / Serum Green Top (Heparin) / Yellow Top (SST) Clinical Biochemistry
Bilirubin Serum Yellow Top (SST) Clinical Biochemistry
Bilirubin (conjugated) Serum Yellow Top (SST) Clinical Biochemistry
Bilirubin (POCT) Heel-prick Bilimeter capillary tube Point of Care Testing
Biotinidase Plasma Paediatric Orange Top Clinical Biochemistry~
BK and JC Virus Serology Whole blood Purple top (EDTA) Microbiology
Blood Culture Whole blood Blood Culture Bottles Microbiology
Blood Film Whole Blood Purple Top (EDTA) Haematology
Blood group phenotype / Rh Genotype etc Whole Blood - Consult lab before taking sample Purple Top (EDTA) Blood Transfusion (
Bone Alkaline Phosphatase Serum Yellow Top (SST) Clinical Biochemistry
BNP (NT-proBNP) Serum Yellow Top (SST) Clinical Biochemistry
Bordetella Pertussis Serology Serum Yellow Top (SST) Microbiology
Bordetella Pertussis Serology Cyst fluids / Aspirates Sterile universal container Cytology
Botulism Suspect food products 40ml sterile container Microbiology
Breast and Other Cyst Fluids Cyst fluids / Aspirates Sterile universal container Cytology
Bronchial Brushing Slides Universals containing 10ml CytoLyt for brushes Cytology
Bronchial Washing Saline washing White top sterile universal container - CE marked Microbiology
Bronchial washing / Bronchoalveolar lavage Bronchial washing/Broncho Alveolar Lavage in CytoLy Sterile universal container Cytology
Bronchia / Gastric / Oesophageal brushing Cytology
Brucella Antibodies Blood Gold top (SST) tube Microbiology
Brushings Fixed slide (in slide mailing box) Cytology

         

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