Chemical Pathology

Endocrine AMH

Lyophilised Serum – 2mL vials to assess Anti-Mullerian Hormone

Frequenct / Number of samples

12 surveys per year / 2 samples per survey

Tests

Anti-Mullerian Hormone

Endocrine PSA

Lyophilised Serum – 3mL vials to assess PSA measurements

Frequency / Number of samples

12 surveys per year / 2 samples per survey

Tests

Total PSA, Free PSA

Endocrine Red Cell Folate

Lyophilised Whole Blood – 1mL vials to assess Red Cell Folate measurements

Frequency / Number of samples

12 surveys per year / 2 samples per survey

Tests

Red Cell Folate

Endocrine: Steroids

Lyophilised Serum – 5mL vials to assess performance for a range of endocrine assays

Frequency / Number of samples

12 surveys per year / 2 samples per survey

Tests

Aldosterone, Androstenedione, Cortisol, DHEA Sulphate, 17 Hydroxyprogesterone, Oestradiol, Oestriol (unconjugated), Progesteron, Testosterone, Total T3, Total T4, Vitamin D3 (25 Hydroxy Vitamin D), P1NP, Dihydrotestosterone, Holotranscobalamin, serum-Beta CTX, 11-Deoxycortisol

Faecal Occult Blood

Lyophilised Human Blood – 1mL vials to assess occult blood levels against assay cutoff. Suitable for Immunological methods only.

Frequency / Number of samples

12 surveys per year / 2 samples per survey

Tests

Faecal Occult Blood (Quantitative), Faecal Occult Blood (Qualitative)

General Serum Chemistry

Lyophilised Serum & Matching Diluent – 5mL vials to assess performance across a range of routine chemical pathology assays including therapeutic drugs and endocrine.

Frequency / Number of samples

24 surveys per year / 2 samples per survey

Tests

Albumin, Bicarbonate, Bilirubin-Total, Bilirubin-Conjugated, Icterus (Quantitative, Icterus (Qualitative), Calcium, Chloride, Creatinine, Fructosamine, Glucose, Lactate, Lithium, Magnesium, Osmolality, Phosphate (Inorganic), Potassium, Protein (Total), Sodium, Urate, Urea, Troponin I (quantitative), Troponin T (quantitative), Troponin T (semi-qualitative) Roche Cardiac Reader only, Troponin T (qualitative), ALT, Alkaline Phosphatase, Amylase, AST, Cholinesterase, Creatine Kinase, CK-MB, GGT, Lactate Dehydrogenase, Lipase, Iron, TIBC, Transferrin, Ferritin, Cholesterol, HDL Cholesterol, Triglyceride, Cortisol, Thyroxine, Free T4, TSH, Total T3, Free T3, hCG (quantitative), hCG (qualitative), Carbamazepine, Digoxin, Paracetamol, Phenobarbitone, Phenytoin, Salicylate, Theophylline, Valproate, Gentamicin, Vancomycin

General Urine Chemistry

Lyophilised Urine – 10mL vials to assess performance across a range of chemistry urine assays

Frequency / Number of samples

12 surveys per year / 2 samples per survey

Tests

Albumin, ACR, Calcium, Chloride, Cortisol, Creatinine, Free Deoxypyridinoline, Glucose, hCG-Qualitative, hCG-Quantitative, Magnesium, N-Telopeptides, Osmolality, Phosphate, Potassium, Sodium, Total Protein, Urate, Urea, Free Metanephrine, Normetanephrine, Free 3-Methoxytyramine and Urine Amylase (pilot for 2018 and sent as a separate sample)

Glycohaemoglobin Fresh Whole Blood

Fresh EDTA Whole Blood – 0.3mL vials suitable for all HbA1c assays and POC devices

Frequency / Number of samples

3 surveys per year / 2 samples per survey

Tests

HbA1c

Glycohaemoglobin Lyophilised

Lyophilised Whole Blood – 0.2mL vials to assess performance of HbA1c assays, not suited to some POC devices (e.g. Alere)

Frequency / Number of samples

12 surveys per year / 2 samples per survey

Tests

HbA1c

IGF-1/C Peptide

Lyophilised Serum – 1mL vials to assess performance of IGF-1 and C-Peptide

Frequency / Number of samples

12 surveys per year / 2 samples per survey

Tests

IGF-1, C Peptide, IGF-BP3

Immunosuppressants

Lyophilised Whole Blood – 2mL vials to assess performance of a range of immunosuppressant assays

Frequency / Number of samples

12 surveys per year / 2 samples per survey

Tests

Cyclosporin, Tacrolimus, Sirolimus, Everolimus

Liquid Serum Chemistry

Fresh Frozen serum – 3mL vials to assess performance of a range of chemistry and endocrine assays – fully commutable, sourced from haemochromatosis therapeutic venesections

Frequency / Number of samples

1 survey per year / 2 samples per survey

Tests

Albumin, Bicarbonate, Bilirubin-Total, Bilirubin- Conjugated, Calcium, Chloride, Creatinine, Fructosamine, Glucose, Lactate, Magnesium, Osmolality, Phosphate (Inorganic), Potassium, Protein (Total), Sodium, Urate, Urea, ALT, Alkaline Phosphatase, Amylase, AST, Cholinesterase, Creatine Kinase, GGT, Lactate Dehydrogenase, Lipase, Cholesterol, Triglyceride, HDL Cholesterol, Non HDL Cholesterol, Iron, TIBC, Ferritin, Transferrin, Transferrin Saturation, DHT, Cortisol, DHEA Sulphate, Folate, Growth Hormone, LH, Oestradiol, Progesterone, Prolactin, P1NH, SHBG, s-βCTX, Testosterone, Vitamin B12, Active B12 (Holotranscobalamin), Vitamin D3, TSH, Free T4, Free T3, Anion Gap, Adjusted Calcium, eGFR, Osmolar Gap, Calculated LDL, Globulins