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Test Directory -  H 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
Haemoglobin (POCT) Finger-prick None required Point of Care Testing
Haemoglobinopathy Screen Whole Blood Purple Top (EDTA) Haematology
Haemoglobin S Screen Whole Blood Purple Top (EDTA) Haematology
Haemoglobin Variants Whole Blood Purple Top (EDTA) Haematology
Haptoglobin Serum Yellow Top Clinical Biochemistry
HbA1c Whole Blood Purple Top (EDTA) Clinical Biochemistry
HbA1c (POCT) Finger-prick None required Point of Care Testing
HCG (tumour marker) Serum Yellow Top (SST) Clinical Biochemistry
HCG (?ectopic) Serum Yellow Top (SST) Clinical Biochemistry ~
HCG (pregnancy test) Urine White Capped Universal Microbiology
HCG (serum) Serum Yellow Top (SST) Clinical Biochemistry
HCG Stimulation Test
(Paediatric)
Plasma See pro-forma Clinical Biochemistry
Hib Antibodies Serum Yellow Top (SST) Microbiology
HLA B27 / Tissue Typing Whole Blood Purple Top (EDTA) Blood Transfusion
HLA Tissue Type Whole Blood Contact Lab Blood Transfusion
Helicobactor Pylori Antigen Faeces Blue Capped Universal Microbiology
Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT) Serum & Plasma

2 x Red Top (Plain)
&
2
x Blue Top (citrate)

Haematology
Hepatitis A Serum Yellow Top (SST) Microbiology
Hepatitis B Serum Yellow Top (SST) Microbiology
Hepatitis B DNA Serum Purple Top (EDTA) or Yellow Top (SST) Microbiology
Hepatitis B Immunity Serum Yellow Top (SST) Microbiology
Hepatitis C Serum Yellow Top (SST) Microbiology
Hepatitis D Serum Yellow Top (SST) Microbiology
Hepatitis E Serum Yellow Top (SST) Microbiology
Hepatitis G Serum Yellow Top (SST) Microbiology
Herpes Simplex Viral PCR Viral culture swab  Special virus culture swabs are available on request from Microbiology Microbiology
Heterophile Antibody Screen Whole Blood 1 x 7ml or 1 x 4ml Purple Top (EDTA)  Blood Transfusion
HFE (HLAH) Genotyping Whole Blood Purple Top (EDTA) Haematology
High Vaginal Swab   Microbiology Transport Swab Microbiology
HIV Antibodies Serum Yellow Top (SST) Microbiology
HIV Proviral DNA Plasma Purple Top (ETDA) Microbiology
HIV viral load Consult Microbiology Purple Top EDTA Microbiology
HLA-DQ2 and DQ8 Whole Blood Purple Top (EDTA) Blood Transfusion
Homocysteine Plasma Pink Top (ETDA) Clinical Biochemistry ~

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