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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

Test
Aspirates & Fluids
Sample
Aspirates & Fluids (excluding joints) e.g. Drain Fluid , Amniotic, Pericardial and Pleural fluid.
Sample container
Sterile universal container (30ml white top)
Volume required
20ml
Special requirements for specimen collection
If ?TB risk, please ensure high risk stickers are used and clinical details in filled in appropriately. 
Storage
2-8 C
Discipline
Microbiology
Clinical notes
Please give information regarding sample type and clinical details. This will assist the laboratory in decided the best process pathway.
Turn around time
7 working days
Last modified: 02/08/2017