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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
Sperm AntibodiesBloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6 mLImmunology
Sputum (Mycobacteria inc TB)SputumSputum pot 60ml or sterile universal...Minimum 7 ml of Sputum, <7 ml will...Microbiology
Sputum cultureSputumSputum pot 60ml or sterile universal...5 mlMicrobiology
Steroid ProfileUrine24h urine / Plain container24 hrBiochemistry
Stone analysisStoneUniversal containern/aBiochemistry
Sugar Chromatography (Faeces)FaecesUniversal container / Faeces - with...Universal containerBiochemistry
Sugar Chromatography (Urine)UrineUniversal container / 20mL white top20 mLBiochemistry
Swine Flu PCRThroat/ nasal swabA Copan swab Microbiology
T & B cell subsetsBloodVacutainer / Lavender / EDTA4 mlsHaematology
Tacrolimus (FK506)BloodVacutainer / Lavender / EDTA4 mLBiochemistry
Tau ProteinCSFUniversal container / 20mL white top2mLBiochemistry
TeicoplaninBloodVacutainer / Red / SerumFull tubeBiochemistry
TestosteroneBloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6 mLBiochemistry
TheophyllineBloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6 mLBiochemistry
Thiopurine S-Methyltransferase Activity...BloodVacutainer / Lavender / EDTA4 mLBiochemistry
Throat SwabSwabAmies Charcoal Bacteriological...N/AMicrobiology
Thrombophilia ScreeningBloodVacutainer / Light Blue / Sodium...6 Citrate samples (6 x 2.7mls) and 1 (6...Haematology
ThyroglobulinBloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6 mLBiochemistry
Thyroid Function tests (TSH)BloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6 mLBiochemistry
Thyroid peroxidase antibodies (TPO)BloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6 mLBiochemistry
Last modified: 02/08/2017