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Ulcers (skin lesions)

  • Test Name: Ulcers (skin lesions)
  • Laboratory: Microbiology
  • Specimen Type: Swab
  • Specimen Container: Amies swab.
  • Specimen Volume: N/A
  • Specimen Requirements: Refridgerate if delivery to the laboratory is delayed
  • Other details:N/A
  • Frequency of analysis/ assay: Daily
  • Turnaround Time: 2-4 days
  • Phone alert limits: Beta Haemolytic Streptococcus Group A isolates, Beta Haemolytic Streptococcus Group B isolates from maternity, post natal and neonatal patients, new MRSA and VRE isolates from inpatients are all phoned to the requesting clinician
  • Preanalytical stability at room temp: N/A

 


Urea - blood

  • Test Name: Urea - blood
  • Laboratory: Biochemistry
  • Specimen Type: Serum, plasma
  • Specimen Container: Yellow, green for WRH in house samples only.
  • Specimen Volume: 4mls
  • Specimen Requirements: N/A
  • Other details: N/A
  • Frequency of analysis/ assay: Daily
  • Turnaround Time: Routine - 2 working day Urgent <3 hours
  • Phone alert limits: >30 mmol/L
  • Preanalytical stability at room temp:



Urea - urinary

  • Test Name: Urea - urinary
  • Laboratory: Biochemistry
  • Specimen Type: Random urine or 24 hour urine
  • Specimen Container: Sarstedt Urine Z bottle (yellow cap)  or 24 hour urine container.
  • Specimen Volume: 3.2 mls or complete collection
  • Specimen Requirements: Urine collection bottle and request form must be clearly labelled with patient details. The date and time of start of collection should be clearly stated
  • Other details: Boric acid container (red top) unsuitable.
  • Frequency of analysis/ assay: Daily
  • Turnaround Time: 2 working days
  • Phone alert limits: N/A
  • Preanalytical stability at room temp: N/A

 


Uric acid - blood

  • Test Name: Uric acid - blood
  • Laboratory: Biochemistry
  • Specimen Type: Serum, plasma
  • Specimen Container: Yellow, green for WRH in house samples only.
  • Specimen Volume: 4 mls
  • Specimen Requirements: N/A
  • Other details: N/A
  • Frequency of analysis/ assay: Daily
  • Turnaround Time: Routine - 2 working day Urgent <3 hours
  • Phone alert limits: N/A
  • Preanalytical stability at room temp:

 

 


Uric Acid - urinary

  • Test Name: Uric Acid - urinary
  • Laboratory: Biochemistry
  • Specimen Type: Random urine or 24 hour urine
  • Specimen Container: Sarstedt Urine Z bottle (yellow cap) or 24 hour urine container.
  • Specimen Volume: 3.2 mls or complete collection
  • Specimen Requirements: Urine collection bottle and request form must be clearly labelled with patient details.
  • Other details: Boric acid container (red top) unsuitable
  • Frequency of analysis/ assay: Daily
  • Turnaround Time: 2 working days
  • Phone alert limits: N/A
  • Preanalytical stability at room temp: N/A

 


Urinary Antigen Testing (Legionella and Streptococcus
pneumoniae)

  • Test Name: Urinary Antigen Testing (Legionella and Streptococcus
  • pneumoniae)
  • Laboratory: Microbiology
  • Specimen Type: Urine
  • Specimen Container: Sterile universal container.
  • Specimen Volume: Fill to dotted line if possible on Boric Acid containers. At least 2ml urine if possible.
  • Specimen Requirements:Refridgerate if delivery to the laboratory is delayed
  • Other details:N/A
  • Frequency of analysis/ assay: Daily
  • Turnaround Time: 1 day
  • Phone alert limits: Positive Legionella urinary antigen will be phoned to the requesting clinician
  • Preanalytical stability at room temp:N/A



Urinary Tract infections

  • Test Name: Urinary Tract infections
  • Laboratory: Microbiology
  • Specimen Type: Mid Stream Urine (MSU), Catheter urine (CSU), Bag specimen, Suprapubic aspirate (SPA).
  • Specimen Container: Sterile universal container containing boric acid (red top).
  • Specimen Volume: Fill to dotted line if possible on Boric Acid containers. At least 2ml urine if possible.
  • Specimen Requirements:Refridgerate if delivery to the laboratory is delayed
  • Other details: N/A
  • Frequency of analysis/ assay:Daily
  • Turnaround Time: 1-3 days
  • Phone alert limits: N/A
  • Preanalytical stability at room temp: N/A

 

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