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Diagnostic tests

Our tests are listed in alphabetical order in our A-Z.

Microbiology A-Z

If the test you are looking for is not displayed, please contact the laboratory for advice.

Terms and conditions

By sending us a sample and completed request form, external organisations ordering tests from us enter into an agreement based on:

Laboratory Services Terms and Conditions

Private patients

For information about private patient testing, please contact us.



It is the responsibility of the requesting doctor to obtain appropriate informed consent for all investigations, including testing for blood-borne viruses.


It is essential that requests, forms, or samples are completed correctly with the minimum of three unique patient identifiers.

  • Unique identification number e.g., hospital number or NHS number
  • Surname / forename
  • Date of birth

Samples received that do not have these three identifiers will not be processed.

Single or two identifiers may be accepted as long as there is a unique identifier number:

  • GUM clinic numbers
  • clinical trial patients
  • chlamydia screening programme.
Last reviewed:09 February 2023