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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
PCP PCRBAL or sputumUniversal container / 30ml white top2-3 mlMicrobiology
Pericardial Fluid CytologyFluidUniversal container / 30mL white topOptiMal 25mlCytology
Peritoneal Fluid CytologyFluidUniversal container / 30mL white topOptiMal 25mlCytology
pHUrineUniversal container / 20mL white top5 mLBiochemistry
pHFaecesUniversal container / Faeces - with...5 gBiochemistry
PhenobarbitoneBloodVacutainer / Red / Serum6 mLBiochemistry
PhenytoinBloodVacutainer / Red / Serum6 mLBiochemistry
Phosphate (serum)BloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6 mLBiochemistry
Phosphate (urine)Urine24h urine / Container with acid24 hrBiochemistry
PIIINPBloodVacutainer / Red / Serum6mLBiochemistry
Platelet countBloodVacutainer / Lavender / EDTA4 mlsHaematology
Pleural FluidFluidUniversal Container /30ml white top5 - 25 mlMicrobiology
Pleural Fluid CytologyFluidUniversal container / 30mL white topOptiMal 25mlCytology
Pnemococcal PCREDTAVacutainer / Purple / PlasmaNeonates: 1ml Adults: 8mlMicrobiology
Pneumococcal antigenUrineUniversal container/ 30ml white top5mlMicrobiology
Pompe Disease Screen...BloodVacutainer / Lavender / EDTA4mLBiochemistry
PorphobilinogenUrineUniversal container / 20mL white top20 mLBiochemistry
Porphyria screenBlood, urine and faecesVacutainer/Lavender/EDTA , Universal...4 mL/20 mLBiochemistry
Porphyrins (urine)UrineUniversal container / 20mL white top20 mLBiochemistry
Potassium (serum)BloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6 mLBiochemistry
Last modified: 02/08/2017