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Blood Sciences Test Repertoire

Test selection

Specific test information including sample requirements, reference ranges, special requirements and contact details are available in our Tests Table.

Sample volumes and collection bottle types

For details regarding sample volumes and specific collection bottle types, read our page on Sample requirements.

Adding tests to existing samples

Blood Sciences do not recommend or encourage the use of ‘add-on tests’.

However, under specific circumstances additional tests may be added to existing requests - provided the sample is viable and a valid request form is received.

To request additional tests on pathology samples in biochemistry and haematology, please request these electronically on ICE, where possible. 

If you are unable to request additional tests on ICE, please use the add on requesting form

Please hand deliver, scan or electronically complete the request form. Send the completed form via email to:
bdgh-tr.barnsleypathologyreception@nhs.net 

Urgent requests may be telephoned to the laboratory but must be accompanied by a viable request form. Read our page on adding tests to existing requests for more information.

Referral laboratory contact details

Visit our Referral Laboratories page for addresses and telephone numbers of test referral laboratories listed in the test repertoire table.

Reference ranges

Haematology

Reference ranges have been derived from various recognised sources and guidelines:

  • “Practical Haematology” 2006, Tenth Edition, SM Lewis, B J Bain, L Bates
  • “Diagnosis in Paediatric Haematology”, 1996, Harry Smith
  • “Blood Cells-A Practical Guide”, 2002, Third Edition, Barbara J Bain
  • “Reference Intervals for a complete blood count determined on different automated haematology analysers”, Clin Chem Lab Med 2002;40:69-73. Jan Van Bossche et al
  • “Assessing the Bayer ADVIA 2120 Hematology Systems” Laboratory Hematology,  2005, Vol 11, Number 1, Neil Harris et al
  • “Total and Differential Leucocyte Counts in Infants”, Department of Paediatric Haematology, Sheffield Children’s Hospital, G J Bellamy et al “Normal ranges from Sheffield Children’s Hospital” 2009

Biochemistry

Reference ranges have been derived from various recognised sources and guidelines. The majority of reference ranges are aligned to the:

  • Pathology Harmony Group, Clinical Biochemistry Outcomes, January 2011 

For further information please contact the Clinical Biochemists.