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See Sample Requirements and Special Instructions for keys to sample codes and special instructions.

For Reference Ranges related to any specific test please email Refranges@medlabpathology.ie

Test Code Sample Reqs Assay
Turnaround
Time
Special
Instructions
         
B12(Active)/Red Cell Folate  B12F AB 2 days  

BCR/ABL Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

Fusion Gene PCR + Philadelphia Chromosome

(9:22 Translocation) analysis

CBMA Contact Lab 5 Days 37, 38
Bence-Jones Protein  RBJP 2x30mls(RU) 3 days  
Beta 2 Microglobulin (Serum)  B2MG B 2 days  
Beta HCG (Oncology)  HCGQ B 4 hrs  
Beta HCG (Quantitative) * QHCG B 4 hrs  
Bicarbonate * HCO3 B 4 hrs  
Bilharzia (Schistosome) Antibody Screen BILH B [14] 2 days 14
Bilharzia (Schistosome) Antigen SHAG B 2 weeks  
Bilharzia (Urine)  USCH RU[14] 4 hrs 14
Bilirubin (Direct) DBIL B 4 hrs  
Bilirubin (Total/Indirect)* BILI B 4 hrs  
Bilirubin (Urine) UBIL RU 1 day  
Bismuth  BISM B 5 days  
Blood Culture  BCUL 2xBC[4] 5 days + 4
Blood Film Examination * FILM A 4 hrs  
Blood Group †  ABO A [22] 2 days 22
BNP (NT-pro BNP)  BNP B 4 hrs  
Bone Screen  BONE BCU 4 hrs  
Bone Screen (Bloods only) BON2 B 4 hrs  
Borrelia Antibodies (Lyme Disease) IgG, IgM BORR B [9,14] 2 days 9,14
Borrelia Antibodies (Lyme Disease) IgM BORM B 2 days  
Borrelia Confirmation (Immunoblot) BORC B [9,14] 10 days 9,14
BRCA1/BRCA2 full screen  GENE A A [9,11] 4 weeks 9,11
Breast Cancer - BRCA1+BRCA2 full screening + deletions/duplications GENE AA [9,11] 4 weeks 9,11
Brucella Confirmation  BRUC B [9] 1-3 weeks 9

 

* = ISO 15189(296MT)  accredited test, analysed in MLP