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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
Mercury (blood)BloodVacutainer / Green / Lithium Heparin5 mLBiochemistry
Mercury (urine)UrineUniversal container / 20mL white top5mLBiochemistry
Metabolic ScreenUrine - fresh sampleUniversal container / 20mL white top5mLBiochemistry
Metanephrines (plasma)BloodVacutainer / Purple / EDTA5mLBiochemistry
MicroalbuminUrineUniversal container / 20mL white top20 ml or Timed collectionBiochemistry
Mouth SwabSwabAmies Charcoal Bacteriological...Not applicableMicrobiology
MRSA ScreenNasal and Groin swabs, swabs from any...Amies Charcoal Bacteriological...N/AMicrobiology
Mumps PCROral swab from PHEDirectly from PHE (not via pathology at...  
Mumps serologyBloodVacutainer / Red / Serum8 mlMicrobiology
MUSK antibodiesBloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6 mLImmunology
MycophenolateBloodVacutainer / Lavender / EDTA5mlBiochemistry
MycoplasmaBloodVacutainer red/serum8mlMicrobiology
Myelin associated glycoprotein (MAG)...BloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6 mLImmunology
Myocardial antibodiesBloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6 mLImmunology
Neutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibodies...BloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6 mlsImmunology
Neutrophil Function (respiratory burst)BloodVacutainer / Lavender / EDTA6 mLImmunology
NoradrenalineUrine24h urine / Container with acid24 hr collection/Univeral tubeBiochemistry
NorovirusFaecesUniversal container / Faeces - with...A 'Spoonful' or 3-4mlMicrobiology
Nose Swab (Not MRSA Screen)SwabAmies Charcoal Bacteriological...N/AMicrobiology
NT proBNPBloodVacutainer / Gold / SST5 mLBiochemistry
Last modified: 02/08/2017