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Test and sample information

This is a searchable database of information about tests offered by Pathology at the Royal Derby Hospital. 

If there are any comments on specific test content please contact john.monaghan@nhs.net .

For further patient information on pathology tests please visit: www.labtestsonline.org.uk

TestSampleSample containerVolume requiredDiscipline
Line TipTipsUniversal container / 30ml white topN/AMicrobiology
LeptospiraBloodVacutainer/ Red/ Serum8 mlMicrobiology
Leishmania serologyBloodVacutainer/ Red/ Serum8 ml 
Legionella antigenUrineUniversal container/ 30ml white top5 mlMicrobiology
LeadBloodVacutainer / Lavender / EDTA5 mLBiochemistry
Laxative screen (urine)UrineUniversal container / 20mL white top20 mLBiochemistry
LamotrogineBloodVacutainer / Red / Serum0.5 mLBiochemistry
Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH)BloodVacutainer / Gold / SST5 mLBiochemistry
LactateBloodVacutainer / Grey / Fluoride Oxalate2mlBiochemistry
KleihauerBlood1) Vacutainer / Pink / EDTA and 2)...6 mL + 4mLHaematology
KetonesUrineUniversal container / 20mL white top5 mLBiochemistry
KCCTBloodVacutainer / Light Blue / Sodium...2.7 mlsHaematology
Karyotype (Chromosomal analysis)BloodVacutainer / Green / Lithium Heparin5 mls 
IUCD (coil)IUCD deviceSputum pot: 60mlEntire device should be placed in the...Microbiology
ItraconazoleBloodVacutainer / Red / Serum12 mlMicrobiology
Islet Cell AntibodiesBloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6 mLImmunology
IronBloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6mlBiochemistry
Intrinsic factor antibodiesBloodVacutainer/Gold/Serum6 ml 
Insulin antibodies (IgG)BloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6 mls 
Last modified: 02/08/2017