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Laboratory Medicine

General Information / Advice for primary or secondary care - Clinical Biochemistry

Please find information by clicking on the links below:

Advice Regarding Test Requesting and Result Interpretation:

ALLERGY TESTING - Test repertoire and interpretation of results

BNP - Use of natriuretic peptides in the management of suspected heart failure

HYPERKALAEMIA (High Potassium)

 - Top Tips for Avoiding Haemolysis

 - Hyperkalaemia due to DELAYED CENTRIFUGATION

To enquire about obtaining a centrifuge for your surgery, please contact Carl Burkinshaw, Biochemistry Operational Manager (York and Scarborough): 01723 342028,

 - Hyperkalaemia in Primary Care- An Audit (2017)


- Causes of Elevated CK


- Diagnosis of Cushings Syndrome


- The York faecal calprotectin care pathway for GPs

 - Cut-offs for patients in secondary care

FERRITIN - Raised ferritin flow chart

FSH - Menopause investigation and laboratory testing


- Biotin Interference in Roche-manufactured Immunoassays

PARAPROTEINS - Management of patients with paraprotein bands in primary care

PROLACTIN - Causes of hyperprolactinaemia

THERAPEUTIC DRUGS - Sampling requirements for commonly requested therapeutic drugs

TROPONIN - Troponin testing in primary care

ZINC - A short guide to requesting Zinc in primary care

Information Regarding Service Delivery

Procedure for recording and reporting sample quality problems

Sample Collection and Testing Protocols

Aldosterone Renin Ratio

Urine Collection Procedure for 24 hour 5 HIAA

Glucose Tolerance Test

Short Synacthen Test

Overnight Dexamethasone Suppression Test

Clinical Biochemistry Archived User Communications 

Archived Communications

Web page 26 last updated: 18th February 2019




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