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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
pHUrineUniversal container / 20mL white top5 mLBiochemistry
pHFaecesUniversal container / Faeces - with...5 gBiochemistry
Peritoneal Fluid CytologyFluidUniversal container / 30mL white topOptiMal 25mlCytology
Pericardial Fluid CytologyFluidUniversal container / 30mL white topOptiMal 25mlCytology
PCP PCRBloodVacutainer/ EDTA/ Purple/ Plasma8 mlMicrobiology
PCP PCRBAL or sputumUniversal container / 30ml white top2-3 mlMicrobiology
Parvovirus serologyBloodVacutainer / Red / Serum8mlMicrobiology
Parathyroid Hormone Related Peptide...EDTAEDTA plasma containing aprotinin...0.7mlBiochemistry
Parathyroid Hormone (PTH)BloodVacutainer / Red or Gold / Serum6mLBiochemistry
Paraneoplastic antibodies/ Purkinje...BloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6 ml 
ParacetamolBloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6mLBiochemistry
Oxalate (urine)UrineUniversal container / 20mL white top20 mLBiochemistry
Oxalate (plasma)BloodVacutainer / Lavender / EDTA2 mLBiochemistry
Oxalate (24 hr urine)Urine24h urine / Container with acid24hr sample containerBiochemistry
Ovarian AntibodiesBloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6 mlsImmunology
Otoblot test for inner ear protein...BloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6 mLImmunology
Osmolality (urine)UrineUniversal container / 20mL white top5 mLBiochemistry
Osmolality (serum)BloodVacutainer / Gold / SST5 mLBiochemistry
Orotic acidUrineUniversal container / 20mL white top5mLBiochemistry
Orosomucoid (alpha-1-acid...BloodVacutainer / Gold / SST5 mLBiochemistry
Last modified: 16/08/2018