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Laboratory Medicine

General Information / Advice for requesters - 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

B12 - see HAEMATINICS

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

CALPROTECTIN

- The York faecal calprotectin care pathway for GPs

 - Cut-offs for patients in secondary care

CORTISOL - Diagnosis of Cushings Syndrome

CREATINE KINASE - Causes of Elevated CK

CUSHINGS SYNDROME - See CORTISOL

FAECAL CALPROTECTIN - See CALPROTECTIN

FERRITIN (high) - Investigation of elevated ferritin

FERRITIN (low) See HAEMATINICS

FOLATE - See HAEMATINCS

FSH - Menopause investigation and laboratory testing

HAEMATINICS - Guidance for primary care on interpretation of haematinics (B12, folate and ferritin)

HEART FAILURE - See BNP

HYPERKALAEMIA - See POTASSIUM

HYPONATRAEMIA - See SODIUM

HYPOMAGNESAEMIA - See MAGNESIUM

LIVER BLOOD TESTS / LIVER DISEASE - Guidance for primary care on liver disease and liver blood tests

MAGNESIUM - Guidance for assessment and management of hypomagnesaemia in primary care

MENOPAUSE - See FSH

MYELOMA/MGUS - See PARAPROTEINS

PARAPROTEINS - Management of patients with paraprotein bands in primary care

POTASSIUM -

- Investigating and management of hyperkalaemia in primary care (adults)

- 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, carl.burkinshaw@york.nhs.uk

PROLACTIN - Investigation of hyperprolactinaemia

SODIUM - Investigation and management of hyponatraemia in primary care (adults)

THERAPEUTIC DRUGS - Sampling requirements for commonly requested therapeutic drugs

THYROID FUNCTION TESTS - Guidance for requesting and interpreting thyroid function tests (TFTs)

TROPONIN - Troponin testing in primary care

ZINC - A guide to requesting Zinc in primary care

Information Regarding Service Delivery

2018 01: REPORTING PROBLEMS

Procedure for recording and reporting sample quality problems

2019 02:  TEST INTERFERENCE

Biotin interference in Roche-manufactured immunoassays

2019 03: INSULIN LIKE GROWTH FACTOR (IGF-1)

Reference Ranges

2019 04: CKD-EPI

Use of the CKD-EPI equation (NICE guideline 182)

 

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


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