Test profiles

The following test profiles have been set up after consultation with clinicians. Click the links for details of tests included and samples required.

Click here for paediatric investigation profiles.

 

 

Profile Tests Blood samples required WinPath Code
Abnormal LFT screen Recommended (in addition to viral hepatitis serology and careful clinical history) when there is a persistent unexplained LFT abnormality, e.g. ALT increased on at least two occasions 6 or more weeks apart.
LFT, GGT, fasting lipids, fasting glucose, immunoglobulins, iron and transferrin, ferritin, alpha-1 antitrypsin, copper & caeruloplasmin, liver/kidney/stomach antibodies, coeliac screen.
Hep B surface antigen, Hep C antibody.
Fasting:
Gold top tubeclotted (x3)
Grey top tubefluoride oxalate

 

ALFT
Dementia screen

U&E, LFT, glucose, calcium, TFT, B12 & folate, FBC, ESR.

Not part of WinPath code but recommended as part of full dementia screen if appropriate: syphilis serology, urine microbiology.

Gold top tubeclotted
Purple top tubeEDTA
Grey top tubefluoride oxalate
DMNT
Geriatric admission U&E, FBC, LFT, glucose, CRP, calcium, B12 & folate, ferritin, iron and transferrin, TFT, vitamin D. Gold top tube clotted
Purple top tubeEDTA
Grey top tubefluoride oxalate
GAPS
Hurstwood Park neurology workup U&E, FBC, calcium, lipids, glucose, thyroid function tests, serum protein electrophoresis, B12 & folate, ANA, rheumatoid factor, CRP, LFT. Gold top tubeclotted (x2)
Purple top tubeEDTA
Grey top tubefluoride oxalate
NEUR
Islet-cell profile GAD antibodies, glucose, C-peptide. Gold top tubeclotted (for GAD antibodies)
Grey top tubefluoride oxalate

Click here for special instructions for serum C-peptide

T1T2
Nutrition profile U+E, creatinine, glucose, calcium, phosphate, magnesium, ALP, LFT (includes albumin and protein), 25OH vitamin D, PTH, FBC, ferritin, iron, transferrin, calculated %saturation index, B12 & folate, selenium, zinc, copper, vitamin A, vitamin E.
Gold top tubeclotted (x2)
Purple top tubeEDTA**
Grey top tubefluoride oxalate

**for adult-sized tubes please send one with black cap ring and one with yellow cap ring.

NUTR
Parenteral nutrition
(BSUH Pharmacy)
U&E, FBC, calcium, magnesium, phosphate.
Gold top tubeclotted
Purple top tubeEDTA
TPNS
PCOS LH, FSH, free testosterone, prolactin, free T4, TSH. Gold top tubeclotted PCO
Pituitary profile Cortisol, TFT, LH, FSH, prolactin, IGF1. Gold top tubeclotted PITP
Pre-op profile U&E, FBC. Gold top tubeclotted
Purple top tubeEDTA
POPS
Psychiatry routine admission U&E, FBC, LFT, TFT, CRP, calcium, B12 & folate, random lipids, random glucose. Gold top tubeclotted
Purple top tubeEDTA
Grey top tubefluoride oxalate
PSYR
Renal post-dialysis Urea, potassium, sodium. Gold top tubeclotted POSD
Renal pre-dialysis U&E, bicarbonate, bone profile. Gold top tubeclotted PRED
TATT U&E, FBC, LFT, bone profile, TFT, glucose, magnesium, CRP, cortisol, 25OH vitamin D, coeliac screen, iron & transferrin, CK. Gold top tubeclotted (x2)
Purple top tubeEDTA
Grey top tubefluoride oxalate
TATS
TPN trace element profile (for BSUH Pharmacy only)

B12 & folate, CRP, 25OH vitamin D, copper, iron, zinc, selenium.

Do not confuse with parenteral nutrition profile (code TPNS, see above).
Do not use for trace element requests other than in TPN.
Gold top tubeclotted
Red top tubenon-gel clotted sample (red top) required for selenium.

Please contact Biochemistry for gel-free red-top clotted tubes if there are no supplies in your area.

TPNT
Vascular profile Glucose, lipids (fasting), CRP, FBC, INR, ESR.
Fasting:
Blue top tubecitrate
Gold top tubeclotted
Purple top tubeEDTA
Grey top tubefluoride oxalate
VSCS