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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
OCP (Ova, cysts and parasites)FaecesUniversal container / Faeces - with...5mlMicrobiology
OestradiolBloodVacutainer / Gold / SST5 mLBiochemistry
Oligoclonal bandsCSF and BloodUniversal container / 20mL white top...1mL CSF and 5mL BloodBiochemistry
Opiate confirmation/derivatisationUrineUniversal container / 20mL white top20 mLBiochemistry
Organic AcidsUrineUniversal container / 20mL white topUniversal containerBiochemistry
Orosomucoid (alpha-1-acid...BloodVacutainer / Gold / SST5 mLBiochemistry
Orotic acidUrineUniversal container / 20mL white top5mLBiochemistry
Osmolality (serum)BloodVacutainer / Gold / SST5 mLBiochemistry
Osmolality (urine)UrineUniversal container / 20mL white top5 mLBiochemistry
Otoblot test for inner ear protein...BloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6 mLImmunology
Ovarian AntibodiesBloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6 mlsImmunology
Oxalate (24 hr urine)Urine24h urine / Container with acid24hr sample containerBiochemistry
Oxalate (plasma)BloodVacutainer / Lavender / EDTA2 mLBiochemistry
Oxalate (urine)UrineUniversal container / 20mL white top20 mLBiochemistry
ParacetamolBloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6mLBiochemistry
Paraneoplastic antibodies/ Purkinje...BloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6 ml 
Parathyroid Hormone (PTH)BloodVacutainer / Red or Gold / Serum6mLBiochemistry
Parathyroid Hormone Related Peptide...EDTAEDTA plasma containing aprotinin...0.7mlBiochemistry
Parvovirus serologyBloodVacutainer / Red / Serum8mlMicrobiology
PCP PCRBloodVacutainer/ EDTA/ Purple/ Plasma8 mlMicrobiology
Last modified: 02/08/2017