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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
Organic AcidsUrineUniversal container / 20mL white topUniversal containerBiochemistry
Opiate confirmation/derivatisationUrineUniversal container / 20mL white top20 mLBiochemistry
Oligoclonal bandsCSF and BloodUniversal container / 20mL white top...1mL CSF and 5mL BloodBiochemistry
OestradiolBloodVacutainer / Gold / SST5 mLBiochemistry
OCP (Ova, cysts and parasites)FaecesUniversal container / Faeces - with...5mlMicrobiology
NT proBNPBloodVacutainer / Gold / SST5 mLBiochemistry
Nose Swab (Not MRSA Screen)SwabAmies Charcoal Bacteriological...N/AMicrobiology
NorovirusFaecesUniversal container / Faeces - with...A 'Spoonful' or 3-4mlMicrobiology
NoradrenalineUrine24h urine / Container with acid24 hr collection/Univeral tubeBiochemistry
Neutrophil Function (respiratory burst)BloodVacutainer / Lavender / EDTA6 mLImmunology
Neutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibodies...BloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6 mlsImmunology
Myocardial antibodiesBloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6 mLImmunology
Myelin associated glycoprotein (MAG)...BloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6 mLImmunology
MycoplasmaBloodVacutainer red/serum8mlMicrobiology
MycophenolateBloodVacutainer / Lavender / EDTA5mlBiochemistry
MUSK antibodiesBloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6 mLImmunology
Mumps serologyBloodVacutainer / Red / Serum8 mlMicrobiology
Mumps PCROral swab from PHEDirectly from PHE (not via pathology at...  
MRSA ScreenNasal and Groin swabs, swabs from any...Amies Charcoal Bacteriological...N/AMicrobiology
Mouth SwabSwabAmies Charcoal Bacteriological...Not applicableMicrobiology
Last modified: 02/08/2017