Testing tubes are available upon request. Please ensure that tubes you currently have in stock are still in date as we can not accept samples for testing that have been supplied in expired tubes. Each kit includes one testing tube and one request form.
Please click below to request Plasma testing kits.
PLEASE NOTE:OUR CURRENT SUPPLY OF TESTING TUBES EXPIRE ON 31/12/2020. PLEASE CHECK YOUR CURRENT SUPPLY AND RE-ORDER IF NECESSARY.
All blood samples sent MUST be accompanied with a request form, completed in full. Requests can not be processed without this document.
You can download the EGFR plasma request form below.
We require 8-10ml blood in PAXgene ccfDNA testing tubes, please invert gently 8-10 times immediately following blood draw. Please note blood to be stored at ROOM TEMPERATURE and to reach the laboratory within 2-3 days post blood draw.
Blood samples MUST be posted within 48 hours of being drawn. Please ensure the bottle is securely packed in an envelope and protected with protective wrapping. Alternatively, Royal Mail's SafeBox can be used to ensure the samples safety. Please send via courier or special delivery.
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University Hospitals Birmingham medical laboratories at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Heartlands Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and Solihull Hospital 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/
Molecular Pathology is a UKAS accredited medical laboratory No. 8759
Biochemistry is a UKAS accredited medical laboratory No. 8910
Haematology and Transfusion is a UKAS accredited medical laboratory No. 8784
Clinical Microbiology is a UKAS accredited medical laboratory No. 8760
Cellular Pathology is a UKAS accredited medical laboratory No. 10141
Musculoskeletal laboratory is a UKAS accredited medical laboratory No. 9897
Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull Hospital pathology laboratories are a UKAS accredited medical laboratory No.8217.
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.