UK Lab Test Information
We see a steady flow of questions about laboratory tests.
One site is very useful because it is pretty comprehensive (most tests performed regularly in the UK are listed) and is not trying to sell tests. The site is:
You can see who is behind the site here:
o... The Association for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine (ACB)
o... The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)
o... The Royal College of Pathologists
o... The Institute of Biomedical Science
Of course, we can all have our own opinions on the validity of the information, especially on thyroid tests!, but as a starting point to find out what an abbreviation means and to read a brief summary, it is very useful.
The same people also produce a free app for Android and IOS (iPhone and iPads) which can be convenient for some. Follow the same link and you will be able to find out more about it or download in the usual way.
Remember that it is very often a good idea to look elsewhere as well. Quite often simply knowing the various alternative names for tests can help with that.