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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
         
PAI1 4G/5G Polymorphism PAIP A 10 days  
PAP - Thin Prep (Cervical Cytology)* PAPT  TPV 5-7 days  
Paracetamol  PARA B 4 hrs  
Paraprotein Studies  PPRT B 6 days  
Parathyroid Hormone (Whole)  PTHI B [4] 1 day 4
Parvovirus Antibodies (IgM)  PARV B 2 days  
Parvovirus IgG Antibodies  PARG B 2 days  
Parvovirus IgG/IgM Abs  PARP B 2 days  
Paternity Testing (postnatal and prenatal) - sample required from each person being tested (3 people) Contact lab A/AF/CVS [9,11,12] 5 days 9,11,12
Paul Bunnell (Monospot) PAUL A or B 8 hrs  
PCA3 (Molecular test for the detection of prostate cancer from urine)  PCA3 J [1,6] 7 days 1,6
Pemphigus/Pemphigoid Autoantibodies  SKAB B 2 days  
Peptest PEP2 J 5 days
Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Antibodies  PERS B [9] 5 days 9
Pertussis by PCR  PERP Throat swab PCR 5 days  
Pethidine - Urine  UPET RU 5 days  
Phencylidene  DUST RU 4 hrs  
Phenobarbitone  PHB B 4 hrs  
Phenytoin (Epanutin)  PHEN B 4 hrs  
Phosphate * PHOS B 4 hrs  
Phosphate (24 hr Urine)  UPH PU 4 hrs  
Phospholipid Antibodies  PLIP B 2 days  
Pituitary Function Profile  PITF B B 1 day  
Plasma Viscosity  VISC A 5 days  
Platelet Count  PLTS A 4 hrs  
Pleural Fluid for Culture  FLUP SC 2 days  
Pneumococcal Antibody Screen  PNEU B 7 days  
Pneumococcal Antigen  PNAG RU 1 day  
Pneumocystis Examination  PCYS BAL* 1 day  
Pneumonia (Atypical) Screen  APS B 2 days  
Polio Virus 1, 2, 3 Antibodies  POLO B [9] 15 days 9
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Profile  PCOP B B B G [7] 5 days 7
Porphyrin (Blood) PORP A [3] 15 days 3
Porphyrins (Faeces) FPOR RF [3] 15 days 3
Porphyrins Screen (Total: Urine, Stool, Blood) PORS  A RU, RF [3] 15 days 3
Porphyrins Screen (Urine) RPOR RU [3] 15 days 3
Post-Travel Screen 1  PTS A A B  G [14] 10 days 14
Post-Travel Screen 2  PTS2  A A B B B G [14] 10 days 14
Potassium * K B or H 4 hrs  
Pre-eclampsia Screen  PET B 1 day  
Pre-Travel Screen (DVT)  DVT1 A A B [9] 5 days 9
Pregnancy (Serum) [Quantitative]  QHCG B 4 hrs  
Pregnancy Test (Urine)  PREG RU 4 hrs  
Pregnenolone  PREN B 2 Weeks  
Primidone (Mysoline)  PRIM B 3 days  
Procalcitonin  PCAL B (Frozen) [4,7] 5 days 4,7
Progesterone * PROG B 4 hrs  
Proinsulin  PROI B (Frozen) 5 days  
Prolactin * PROL B 4 hrs  
Prolactin (Macro)  PRLD B 4 days  
Propanalol  PRO B 7 days  
Propoxyphene  DPRO RU 5 days  
Prostate Profile (Total & Free PSA)  PR2 B 4 hrs  
Prostate Specific Antigen (Total)*  PSPA B 4 hrs  
Protein (Urine)  UPRT CU 4 hrs  
Protein C  PRC C (Frozen) [4,9,18] 3 days 4,9,18
Protein Electrophoresis  PRTE B 2-4 days  
Protein S  PRS C (Frozen) [4,9,18] 3 days 4,9,18
Protein Total (Blood) * PROT B 4 hrs  
Protein/Creatinine Ratio (Urine) UCPR RU 4 hrs  
Proteinase 3 Ab PR3 B 2 days  
Prothrombin Time  PTIM C [18] 4 hrs 18
Prothrombin Time + Dose  PT+D C [18] 4 hrs 18

 

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