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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
Respiratory syncytial virusNaso-Pharyngeal AspirateUniversal container / 30ml white top2mlMicrobiology
ReticulocytesBloodVacutainer / Lavender / EDTA5 mLHaematology
Rheumatoid Factor Ab.BloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6 mLBiochemistry
RotavirusFaecesUniversal container / Faeces - with...Spoonful (3-4ml)Microbiology
Rubella antibody screenBloodVacutainer / Red / Serum8mlMicrobiology
S. aureus screen (Renal SAU Screen)SwabAmies Charcoal Bacteriological...N/AMicrobiology
SalicylatesBloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6 mLBiochemistry
Salivary Gland Ab'sBloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6 mlsImmunology
Scl-70 antibodiesBloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6 mLImmunology
SeleniumBloodVacutainer / Red/ Serum6 mLBiochemistry
Sellotape slide for EnterobiusPinworm egg collection kitPinworm Egg Collection kitN/AMicrobiology
Serology: miscellaneousBloodVacutainer / Red / Serum8 mlMicrobiology
SHBGBloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6 mLBiochemistry
Sickle screenBloodVacutainer / Lavender / EDTA5 mLHaematology
SirolimusBloodVacutainer/Lavender/EDTA4 ml 
Skin Antibodies (Pemphigus/Pemphigoid)BloodVacutainer / Gold / SST10 mLImmunology
Skin biopsy - Immunofluorescent...SkinSkin biopsy in saline potNot applicableImmunology
Skin swabsSwabAmies Charcoal Bacteriological...N/AMicrobiology
Sodium (serum)BloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6 mLBiochemistry
Sodium (urine)Urine24h urine / Plain container6 mlsBiochemistry
Last modified: 02/08/2017