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Laboratory Specimens collected at SingHealth Polyclinics Laboratories

CategoryLaboratoriesLaboratory Tests
(A) Tests/Specimen suitable to be collectedAllAll tests in latest Pathology Lab Services on the SGH Intranet or SGH Interrnet Website, except those in (C) ​
(B) Tests/Specimen that CAN BE collected, but CANNOT BE kept overnight/weekend/PH at the SHP Lab Clinical Biochemistry  iPTH (intact), serum ​
Insulin, serum ​
Tests with panic levels: Potassium, Sodium, Calcium, Glucose, blood Ketone, Amikacin, Digoxin, Gentamicin, Phenytoin, Theophylline, Paracetamol, Salicylate, Lithium, Valporic Acid, Vancomycin ​
Haematology APTT, Fibrinogen, Thalassemia Stage 1 ​
Central TB LabTB Serology Quantiferon (3 Quantiferon Tubes)  ​
VirologyCytomegalovirus pp65 Antigen (Cytospin - 3 tubes EDTA blood)  ​
(C) Tests/Specimen not suitable to be collected





Clinical Biochemistry Tests/Specimens collected by SHP Lab for SHP
1. any tests that require ICE for specimen collection
2. any tests that require special timed collection
3. any tests that require special preparation or equipment : eg ICG (dye)
4. any tests that require special storage/transport conditions
5. All CSF tests
Tests/Specimens collected by SHP Lab for SGH Campus Institutions or Private Clinics
1. any tests that require ICE for specimen collection
2. any tests that require special timed collection and prior instructions: GTT
3. any tests that require special preparation or equipment : GFR (ht/wt), ICG (dye)
4. any tests that require space and storage conditions : 24hr urine collection bottles (space, HCl), Fridge
5. any tests that require immediate interpretation by attending doctor: INR, ECG
6. All CSF tests
ICE                                                                          ICE                                                                                                            
Amino Acids, plasma/urineAmino Acids, plasma/urine
Ammonia, plasmaAmmonia, plasma
Blood Gases (arterial, venous, capillary), bloodBlood Gases (arterial, venous, capillary), blood
Carboxyhaemoglobin, bloodCarboxyhaemoglobin, blood
Methaemaglobin (Quantitative), bloodMethaemaglobin (Quantitative), blood
Calcium ionic, bloodCalcium ionic, blood
Homocysteine, bloodHomocysteine, blood
Lactate, plasmaLactate, plasma
Organic Acids, urineOrganic Acids, urine
Pyruvic Acid, bloodPyruvic Acid, blood
Vit A/Vit E, serumVit A/Vit E, serum
SPECIAL SPECIAL
Beta crosslaps, plasmaBeta crosslaps, plasma
N-Mid Osteocalcin, bloodN-Mid Osteocalcin, blood
First Trimester Screening Panel (PAPP-A, free bHCG), serumFirst Trimester Screening Panel (PAPP-A, free bHCG), serum
Indocyanine Green Retention Test, serum Indocyanine Green Retention Test, serum
Mycophenolic Acid (Peak, Trough, Random), bloodMycophenolic Acid (Peak, Trough, Random), blood
Porphyrins, urinePorphyrins, urine
Coproporphyrin (Qualitative), urineCoproporphyrin (Qualitative), urine
Uroporphyrin (Qualitative), urineUroporphyrin (Qualitative), urine
Urine Phase ContrastUrine Phase Contrast
Xylose Absorption Test, urine











Xylose Absorption Test, urine
Renal Panel with GFR
Glucose Tolerance Test (2 specimens), plasma 
24HR Urine
5-HIAA, 24-hour urine
Calcium, 24-hour urine
Citrate, 24-hour urine
Copper, 24-hour urine
Cortisol free, 24-hour urine
Creatinine Clearance Test
Catecholamines, 24-hour urine
HVA, 24-hour urine
Magnesium, 24-hour urine
Metanephrines, 24-hour urine
Microalbumin, 24-hour urine
Oxalate, 24-hour urine
Protein, 24-hour urine
Phosphate, 24-hour urine
Urea/K/Na/Cl/Cre, 24-hour urine
Uric Acid, 24-hour urine
VMA, 24-hour urine
TRACE METALSTRACE METALS
Aluminium, serum/urineAluminium, serum/urine
Arsenic, blood/urineArsenic, blood/urine
Cadmium, blood/urineCadmium, blood/urine
Chromium, blood/serum/urineChromium, blood/serum/urine
Copper, serum/urineCopper, serum/urine
Lead, blood/urineLead, blood/urine
Manganese, serum/urineManganese, serum/urine
Mercury, blood/urineMercury, blood/urine
Nickel, serum/urineNickel, serum/urine
Selenium, serum/urineSelenium, serum/urine
Zinc, serum

Zinc, serum
Require immediate interpretation by attending doctor
PT & INR
Electrocardiogram (12-lead)
BacteriologyCSF and sterile fluids culture CSF and sterile fluids culture
Ocular specimens for culture
- conjunctival specimens
- corneal scrapings
- intraocular fluid
Ocular specimens for culture
- conjunctival specimens
- corneal scrapings
- intraocular fluid
Lower respiratory tract specimen culture
- tracheostomy aspiration
- endotracheal aspirate
- bronchoscopy samples
Lower respiratory tract specimen culture
- tracheostomy aspiration
- endotracheal aspirate
- bronchoscopy samples
Upper respiratory specimen culture
- nasopharyngeal suction
- sinus aspirates
- tympanacentesis fluid
Upper respiratory specimen culture
- nasopharyngeal suction
- sinus aspirates
- tympanacentesis fluid
Upper respiratory specimen culture
- nasopharyngeal suction
- sinus aspirates
- tympanacentesis fluid
Upper respiratory specimen culture
- nasopharyngeal suction
- sinus aspirates
- tympanacentesis fluid
Deep wounds, aspirates & tissue specimen culture
- bone
- deep wounds & abscesses
- soft tissue aspirate
- biopsy specimens
Deep wounds, aspirates & tissue specimen culture
- bone
- deep wounds & abscesses
- soft tissue aspirate
- biopsy specimens
Urine specimen culture collected by the following techniques
- illeal conduit urine
- straight catheter urine
- indwelling catheter ruine
- suprapubic aspiration (SPA) of the urinary bladder
- bladder washout test
- cystoscopy: bilateral ureteral catheterisation
- prostatic massage
Urine specimen culture collected by the following techniques
- illeal conduit urine
- straight catheter urine
- indwelling catheter ruine
- suprapubic aspiration (SPA) of the urinary bladder
- bladder washout test
- cystoscopy: bilateral ureteral catheterisation
- prostatic massage
Blood Culture (aerobic / anaerobic)Blood Culture (aerobic / anaerobic)
Bordetella pertussis CultureBordetella pertussis Culture
Chlamydia Antigen ImmunofluorescenceChlamydia Antigen Immunofluorescence
Haemophilus ducreyi CultureHaemophilus ducreyi Culture
Mycoplasma hominis CultureMycoplasma hominis Culture
Neisseria gonorrhoeae CultureNeisseria gonorrhoeae Culture
Ureaplasma CultureUreaplasma Culture
Helicobacter pylori CultureHelicobacter pylori Culture
Central TB NIL NIL
CytologyAll Non-Gynaecological cytology listed tests All Non-Gynaecological cytology listed tests
CytogeneticsChromosome analysis/FISH tests other than on peripheral bloods.Chromosome analysis/FISH tests other than on peripheral bloods.
Haematology Platelet Aggregation Test (ADP)Platelet Aggregation Test (ADP)
Platelet Aggregation Test (Arach Acid)Platelet Aggregation Test (Arach Acid)
Platelet Aggregation Test (Collagen)Platelet Aggregation Test (Collagen)
Platelet Aggregation Test (Epinephrine)Platelet Aggregation Test (Epinephrine)
Platelet Aggregation Test (Ristocetin)Platelet Aggregation Test (Ristocetin)
Osmotic Fragility (37 deg C)Osmotic Fragility (37 deg C)
Unstable HaemoglobinUnstable Haemoglobin
Bone Marrow Aspirate ExaminationBone Marrow Aspirate Examination
Blast cells, CSFBlast cells, CSF
NAP ScoreNAP Score
Autohaemolysis (-Glucose)Autohaemolysis (-Glucose)
Immunology Serology T-Spot TB T-Spot TB
Total Serum Complement (CAE)Total Serum Complement (CAE)
Molecular LabAvian Influenza (A/H5) PCRAvian Influenza (A/H5) PCR
Avian Flu (H7N9) RT-PCRAvian Flu (H7N9) RT-PCR
Novel Coronavirus PCRNovel Coronavirus PCR
SARS Coronavirus PCRSARS Coronavirus PCR
Tetraplex PCR (HSV, CMV, VZV, Toxoplasma gondii)Tetraplex PCR (HSV, CMV, VZV, Toxoplasma gondii)
VirologyAdenovirus IsolationAdenovirus Isolation
Chikungunya Virus IsolationChikungunya Virus Isolation
Chikungunya/Dengue Duo CultureChikungunya/Dengue Duo Culture
Cytomegalovirus IsolationCytomegalovirus Isolation
Dengue Virus Isolation Dengue Virus Isolation
Enterovirus IsolationEnterovirus Isolation
Herpes Simplex Virus IsolationHerpes Simplex Virus Isolation
Influenza Virus IsolationInfluenza Virus Isolation
Measles Isolation Measles Isolation
Mumps Virus IsolationMumps Virus Isolation
Neurotropic Virus Isolation (HSV, mumps, measles, enterovirus)Neurotropic Virus Isolation (HSV, mumps, measles, enterovirus)
Respiratory Virus IsolationRespiratory Virus Isolation
Varicella-Zoster Virus IsolationVaricella-Zoster Virus Isolation