Anaemia is a problem in which the body does not have enough healthy red blood cells.
A diagnosis of vitamin B12 or folate deficiency anaemia can often be made based on symptoms and the results of blood tests.
On line booking of blood tests in Coventry, Rugby & North Warwickshire
Information on the BNP Pathway
Management advice for abnormalities of Sodium and Potassium in U&Es
An ESR is often used to help diagnose conditions associated with inflammation.
Faecal calprotectin is a substance that is released into the intestines in excess when there is any inflammation there.
High ferritin levels may suggest a disorder that has led to an excess accumulation of iron, resulting in iron overload.
Links to the Pathology Directory UHCW
Allergic disease is a clinical diagnosis with tests used to help confirm or refute a diagnosis - allergy is NOT diagnosed by allergy tests
Which asymptomatic patients need screening for HBV and HCV?
This page contains information and pathway details for HIV clinical testing
Lactose intolerance is a common digestive problem where the body is unable to digest lactose, a type of sugar mainly found in milk and dairy products.
A paraprotein can have many causes—some serious but others unlikely ever to cause any problems.
Resource references for pathology services
Complications of chicken pox in pregnancy include severe maternal varicella and congenital varicella syndrome.
Prostate-specific antigen, or PSA, is a protein produced by cells of the prostate gland.
Injury from used needles and syringes found in community settings arouses much concern.
The stool sample should be collected in a clean, dry screw-top container.
Information for Therapeutic drug sampling
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common infections. In order to avoid misdiagnosis of UTI and the subsequent overtreatment / misuse of antibiotics please adhere to the following principles when using dipsticks.
Zika virus disease is mainly spread by mosquitoes.