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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
Fluid biochemistry
Sample
CSF/Pleural/ascitic
Sample container
Universal container / 20mL white top
Volume required
5 mls
Special requirements for specimen collection
Dependant on fluid and test. Contact laboratory for information.
Reference Ranges
Dependant on fluid and test
Storage
4'C
Discipline
Biochemistry
Clinical notes
Note : Although we can provide an analytical service for the measurement of many biochemical substances in fluids, some tests may not have been validated for use with our analytical platforms. Interpret with comparison to serum concentration, imaging and other pathological test results. Contact clinical biochemistry department for more advice, information and interpretation.
Turn around time
Depend on fluid and test
Last modified: 02/08/2017