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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
Anti- nuclear antibodies (ANA) /...BloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6 mls 
Anti XaBloodVacutainer / Light Blue / Sodium...2.7 mlsHaematology
Anticardiolipin antibodies (IgG)BloodVacutainer / Gold / Serum5 mlsImmunology
Anti-convulsant Drugs (phenobarbitone,...BloodVacutainer / Gold / SST (but see below)5 mLBiochemistry
Anti-Mullerian HormoneBloodVacutainer / Gold / SST (but see below)5mlBiochemistry
Anti-streptolysin O antibodiesBloodVacutainer / Red / Serum5mlMicrobiology
Ascitic FluidFluidUniversal container / 30ml white top20mlMicrobiology
Ascitic Fluid Cytology (Peritoneal)FluidUniversal container / 30mL white topOptiMal 25mlCytology
Asialotransferrin (TAU protein)CSFUniversal container / 20mL white top1 mLBiochemistry
Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) (GOT)BloodVacutainer / Gold / SST5 mLBiochemistry
Aspergillus (Galactomannan)BloodVacutainer / Red / Serum13 mlMicrobiology
Aspergillus (Precipitin Antibody)BloodVacutainer / Red / Serum13 mlMicrobiology
Aspirates & FluidsAspirates & Fluids (excluding...Sterile universal container (30ml white...20mlMicrobiology
Aspirates (joint)Aspirates Native and ProstheticSterile Universal (30ml white top)...20ml (If in universal container)Microbiology
Autoimmune Liver disease screenBloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6 mls 
Bacterial PCR (CSF) (Meningococcal and/...CSFSterile Universal1 mlMicrobiology
BAL Galactomannan ( Bronchoalveolar...Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL)Sterile sputum pot 60ml or sterile...Minimum 15 mlMicrobiology
Bence Jones proteinUrineUniversal container / 20mL white top20 mLBiochemistry
beta 2 glycoprotein antibodiesBloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6 mLImmunology
beta-2 MicroglobulinBloodVacutainer / Gold / SST5 mLBiochemistry
Last modified: 02/08/2017