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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
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~
Blood Culture Whole blood Blood Culture Bottles Microbiology
Blood Film Whole Blood Purple Top (EDTA) Haematology
Blood Gases (POCT) Venous/arterial/capillary whole blood

Heparinised blood gas syringe/glass capillary tube

Point of Care Testing
Blood group phenotype / Rh Genotype etc Whole Blood - Consult lab before taking sample Purple Top (EDTA) Blood Transfusion (
BNP (NT-proBNP) Serum Yellow Top (SST) Clinical Biochemistry
Bordetella Pertussis Serology Serum Yellow Top (SST) Microbiology

         

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