Newcastle Laboratories

Antihypertensive drug screen, urine

Clinical Background:

Querying compliance of non-responsive hypertensive patients

Querying compliance of non-responsive hypertensive patients

Test Documents

Test Details

  • Discipline:

    Biochemistry

    Biochemistry

  • Specimen Container Adult:

    Random urine sample (plain container/universal)

    Random urine sample (plain container/universal)

  • Specimen Container Paediatric:

    Random urine sample (plain container/universal)

    Random urine sample (plain container/universal)

  • Minimum Volume Adult:

    10 mL

    10 mL

  • Minimum Volume Paediatric:

    10 mL

    10 mL

  • Special Requirement:

    Sample must come to the laboratory with the referral laboratory request form (contact the laboratory) and be sent frozen to arrive the next day 

    Do not send on Friday

    Sample must come to the laboratory with the referral laboratory request form (contact the laboratory) and be sent frozen to arrive the next day 

    Do not send on Friday

  • Sample Stability:

    Store sample at -20°C

    Store sample at -20°C

  • Transport Requirements:

    Post at ambient temperature

    Post at ambient temperature

  • Reference Ranges:

    Qualitative screen

    Qualitative screen

  • Routine Contact Name:

    Duty Biochemist

  • Routine Telephone:

    Freeman: 0191 244 8889

    RVI: 0191 282 9719

    Freeman: 0191 244 8889

    RVI: 0191 282 9719

  • Routine Email:

    - For external users: TNU-Tr.duty.biochemist@nhs.net

    - For Trust users: DutyBiochemist@nuth.nhs.uk

Availability:

Sample sent to an external laboratory for analysis

Turn Around:

5 weeks

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