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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
MicroalbuminUrineUniversal container / 20mL white top20 ml or Timed collectionBiochemistry
Metanephrines (plasma)BloodVacutainer / Purple / EDTA5mLBiochemistry
Metabolic ScreenUrine - fresh sampleUniversal container / 20mL white top5mLBiochemistry
Mercury (urine)UrineUniversal container / 20mL white top5mLBiochemistry
Mercury (blood)BloodVacutainer / Green / Lithium Heparin5 mLBiochemistry
Meningococcal PCREDTAVacutainer/ Purple/ PlasmaNeonates: 1ml. Adults: 8 mlMicrobiology
Measles serologyBloodVacutainer / Red / Serum8mlMicrobiology
Measles PCRBloodOral swab from HPA  
Malarial parasitesBloodVacutainer / Lavender / EDTA4 mlsHaematology
MagnesiumBloodVacutainer / Gold / SST5 mLBiochemistry
Lymphocyte Subsets (Immunophenotyping)BloodVacutainer / Lavender / EDTA6mlImmunology
Lymphocyte stimulation (antigen or...BloodVacutainer / Lavender / EDTA6 mLImmunology
Lymes diseaseBloodVacutainer / Red / Serum9 mlMicrobiology
Luteinizing Hormone (LH)BloodVacutainer / Gold / SST5 mLBiochemistry
Lupus AnticoagulantBloodVacutainer / Light Blue / Sodium...2 full blue top tubes and 1 red top...Haematology
LSDUrineUniversal container / 20mL white top2mLBiochemistry
Liver-Kidney Ab's (anti-LKM)BloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6 mLImmunology
Liver Function (ALT, Alkaline...BloodVacutainer / Gold / SST5mlBiochemistry
LithiumBloodVacutainer / Gold / SST5 mLBiochemistry
Lipid Profile (Cholesterol, HDL-chol,...BloodVacutainer / Gold / SST5 mLBiochemistry
Last modified: 16/08/2018