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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
Urine haemosiderinUrineUniversal container / 20mL white top20 mLHaematology
Urine CytologyUrineUniversal container / 30mL white top5 - 25mlCytology
Urine Culture & SensitivityUrineUniversal container / 30mL white top. 5ml to 20mlMicrobiology
Urine CatecholaminesUrine24h urine / Container with acid24 hr collectionBiochemistry
Urine (TB)Urine250ml plastic urine bottle - NO...Total early morning collectionMicrobiology
Urea Breath test Glass sealed Breath sample tubesSpecialist container obtained from...Biochemistry
Urea (urine)Urine24h urine / Plain containerUniversal containerBiochemistry
Urea (serum)BloodVacutainer / Gold / SST5 mLBiochemistry
Urea & Electrolytes (urine) (sodium,...Urine24h urine / Plain container5 mLBiochemistry
Urea & Electrolytes (sodium, potassium,...BloodVacutainer / Gold / SST5 mLBiochemistry
Urate (urine)Urine24h urine / Plain container24hr urine containerBiochemistry
Urate (serum)BloodVacutainer / Gold / SST5 mLBiochemistry
TSHBloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6 mLBiochemistry
TryptaseBloodVacutainer / EDTA / Purple6 mLBiochemistry
Troponin-TBloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6 mLBiochemistry
TriglyceridesBloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6 mLBiochemistry
Treponemal antibodies: SyphilisBloodVacutainer / Red / Serum8mlMicrobiology
Transferrin SaturationBloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6 mlBiochemistry
Toxoplasma antibodiesBloodVacutainer / Red / Serum8mlMicrobiology
Toxicology screenUrineUniversal container / 20mL white top6 mLBiochemistry
Last modified: 02/08/2017