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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
Complement protein C3BloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6 mlsBiochemistry
Complement Protein C4BloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6 mLBiochemistry
Copper (urine)Urine24h urine / Plain container24hr sample containerBiochemistry
Corneal ScrapeCorneal scrape0.6 ml Enrichment Broth and Gram slideNot applicableMicrobiology
Cortisol (serum)BloodVacutainer / Gold / SST5 mLBiochemistry
Cortisol (urine)Urine24h urine / Plain container24 hrBiochemistry
Cough SwabSwabAmies Charcoal Bacteriological... Microbiology
Cows Milk antibodiesBloodVacutainer / Red / Serum2mLBiochemistry
C-peptideBloodVacutainer / Gold / SST OR Vacutainer /...5 mLBiochemistry
Creatine Kinase (CK)BloodVacutainer / Gold / SST5 mLBiochemistry
CreatinineBloodVacutainer / Gold / SST5 mLBiochemistry
Creatinine clearanceUrine24h urine / Plain container5 mL blood, 24 hour urine collectionBiochemistry
CrossmatchingBloodVacutainer / Pink / EDTA / for X-match6 mlsHaematology
CRPBloodVacutainer / Gold / SST5 mLBiochemistry
CryoglobulinsBlood 18ml blood in plain tube plus EDTA...Biochemistry
Cryptococcal antigenBlood or CSFRed Vacutainer (blood), sterile...8ml (blood), 1ml (CSF)Microbiology
CSF CytologyCSFUniversal container / 30mL white top1-5mlCytology
CSF ElecrophoresisCSFUniversal container / 20mL white top1mL CSF, 5mL bloodBiochemistry
CSF examinationCSFUniversal container / 30ml white top1mlMicrobiology
CSF for oligoclonal bandsCSFUniversal container / 20mL white top1 mL CSF, 5 mL BloodBiochemistry
Last modified: 16/08/2018