Do not freeze. Then send ASAP to Ref Lab
The leucocyte enzymes can be requested individually to test for a specific disorder, or as part of one of the following profiles:
Requests should be referred to the Duty Biochemist on Bleep 2506 prior to sample collection. Need to contact Birmingham Children's Hospital laboratory with full clinical details before collecting samples.
These assays are performed on leucocytes isolated from whole blood. For optimum yield of cells the sample needs to reach us within 24 hours of collection. The volume of blood required varies according to the number and type of tests requested. For these reasons it is important to contact the laboratory prior to taking the sample. Please do not use first or second-class post. Samples can be stored overnight at +4C - DO NOT FREEZE OR SEPARATE.
Provided by reference laboratory
The laboratories at Heartlands Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and Solihull Hospital form part of the services provided by University Hospitals Birmingham and are UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accredited to the ISO 15189:2012 standard. For a list of accredited tests and other information please visit the UKAS website using the following link: https://www.ukas.com/find-an-organisation/
Tests not appearing on the UKAS Schedule of Accreditation currently remain outside of our scope of accreditation. However, these tests have been validated to the same high standard as accredited tests and are performed by the same trained and competent staff.
For further test information, please visit the test database: http://www.heftpathology.com/frontpage/test-database.html.
Protection of personal information - Laboratory Medicine comply with the Trust Data Protection policy and have procedures in place to allow the Directorate and its employees to comply with the Data Protection act 1998 and associated best practice and guidance.
For further information contact Louise Fallon, Quality Manager, 0121 424 1235