Department for Health

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

Below are the Standard Operating Procedures for the Department for Health. The SOPs PDFs can be downloaded and printed, but before using a printed SOP please check this page to ensure you have the most up-to-date version. The Standard Operating Procedure for the creation and approval of all other Standard Operating Procedures can be found here.

ABS Overhead Gantry

Actiheart and Coldfusion

Anaphylaxis Treatment

Anthropometry Equipment (general)

Astrand Rhyming Submaximal Test

Biofuge Centrifuges

Blood Sampling Treatment/Handling

BodyMedia Sensewear

Bruce Protocol

Calibration of portable Servomex Gas Analyser (MiniMP5200)


Capillary Blood Sampling

Collection of Expired Air using Douglas Bags


Cosmed K4

Cosmos Treadmill

CSMI Humac-Norm Isokinetic Dynamometer

Cycle ergometry: Monark Ergometers

Darts Motor Learning Labs

Dealing with Blood Spillages

Developing patient related material


Disposal of Biological Waste

Freestyle continuous glucose monitors

Freezer Breakdown

Gas cylinder storage, use and transport

Handling and sterilisation of soiled mouthpieces

Hematocrit and HemoCue Haemoglobin

Informed Consent

Isotope Infusion

Kistler Force Plate Relocation

Laboratory Assessment of Economy of Lactate Threshold and VO2max

Lactate Pro

Lactate Plus

Liquid Nitrogen

Lone working

Maximal Anaerobic Running Test (MART)

Measurement of Waist Circumference

Medtronic Continuous Glucose Monitor

Monark cycle for pre-test warm up

Needle Stick and Body Fluid Contamination Injury

Newtest Wired Photocell Light Gates

Optimisation of Human Power Output during a Wingate Test

Oral Glucose Tolerance Test

Participate Network

ParvoMedics TrueOne® 2400 Metabolic Cart

Percentage body fat from skinfold measurements 

Performing a muscle biopsy

Petrol generators

Powerjog JX200 Treadmill

Prediction of VO2max Using a Modified Astrand (1960) Protocol

Prediction of VO2max Using the Multi-Stage Fitness Test

Reporting Serious Adverse Events

Research Passport

Resting Metabolic Rate

Risk Assessment

Smartspeed Wireless Timing Gates

SRM Ergometer

Storage and Administration of Lidocaine Hydrochloride Injection 1%

Storing and Using Human Tissue

Subcutaneous adipose tissue biopsy and separation

Surface EMG electrode skin preparation and placement

Sysmex KX-21N

Tekscan Pressure Sensors (F-scan)

Tissues transfer for designated individuals and those under their direction

Use of Lidocaine

Video Capture and Calibration

Wee Beastie LED Synchronisation Clock and Array

Wingate Testing

Withdrawing blood via Venepuncture

Woodway Treadmill

Xsens mtw Wireless Inertia Measurement System

YSI Stat 2300