Unaccredited Pathology Tests 

Biochemistry:

  • All blood Gas tests (including glucose, lactate and electrolytes) done on all blood gas analysers on wards and in the laboratory.++
  • LDH (Lactate Dehydrogenase)++
  • Placental Growth Factor (PlGF)++
  • Soluble fms-like Tyrosine Kinase-1++
  • PET Ratio++
  • Procalcitonin (PCT)++
  • Gentamicin++
  • Antenatal serology tests (Syphilis, HIV and Hep B)++

Haematology & Blood Transfusion:

  • ESR test*
  • Column agglutination test++

Microbiology:

  • Covid-19 swab testing++
  • Trichomonas Vaginalis*+
  • MRSA on the GeneXpert analyser, (rapid turnaround tests only)
  • Flu A, Flu B and RSV tests done in A/E (seasonal activity)
  • H. pylori (helicobacter) antigen.++

Cellular Pathology:

  • p40 antibody stain*, Myoglobin antibody stain*, Phloxine Tatrazine special stain*.

*  These tests are not in our scope of accredited tests and there are no plans to include them in the future.
+ There is no internal quality control available for this test and it is not included in an EQA scheme, however it is part of the laboratory’s Internal Quality Assurance programme.
++ These laboratory tests are scheduled to be assessed for accreditation in 2021.

Last updated: March 26, 2021