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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
Rubella antibody screenBloodVacutainer / Red / Serum8mlMicrobiology
RotavirusFaecesUniversal container / Faeces - with...Spoonful (3-4ml)Microbiology
Rheumatoid Factor Ab.BloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6 mLBiochemistry
ReticulocytesBloodVacutainer / Lavender / EDTA5 mLHaematology
Respiratory syncytial virusNaso-Pharyngeal AspirateUniversal container / 30ml white top2mlMicrobiology
Respiratory PCR (virology)Throat swabViral culture media (red top)NAMicrobiology
ReninBloodVacutainer / Lavender / EDTA4 mLBiochemistry
Renal biopsy for immunofluorescent... Saline pot  
Reducing Substances (urine)UrineUniversal container / 20mL white top2mLBiochemistry
Reducing Substances (faeces)FaecesUniversal container / Faeces - with...5 gBiochemistry
Red cell essential fatty acidsBloodVacutainer / Lavender / EDTA1 mLBiochemistry
RAST testsBloodVacutainer / Red / Serum5mLBiochemistry
RabiesBloodVacutainer/ Red/ Serum8 mlMicrobiology
Q feverBloodVacutainer / Red / Serum10 mlMicrobiology
Pus for culturePusUniversal container / 30ml white top5-20 mlMicrobiology
Purkinje cell antibodies (cerebellar...BloodVacutainer / Gold / SST10 mLImmunology
Protein/Creatinine ratioUrineUniversal container / 20mL white top2ml to 20mlBiochemistry
Protein electrophoresis (serum)BloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6 mLBiochemistry
Protein (CSF)CSFUniversal container / 20mL white top1 mLBiochemistry
Prostate specific antigen (PSA)BloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6 mLBiochemistry
Last modified: 16/08/2018