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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
CTX (collagen metabolite)BloodVacutainer / Lavender / EDTA4mLBiochemistry
CyclosporinBloodVacutainer / Lavender / EDTA2 mLBiochemistry
Cystic fibrosis geneBloodVacutainer / Lavender / EDTA4 mLBiochemistry
Cystine (urine)Urine24h urine / Plain container5mLBiochemistry
Cystine (white cell)BloodVacutainer / Green / Lithium Heparin2mLBiochemistry
D-DimerBloodVacutainer / Light Blue / Sodium...6mlHaematology
DHASBloodVacutainer / Red / Serum5mLBiochemistry
DigoxinBloodVacutainer / Gold / SST5 mLBiochemistry
Diphtheria antibodiesBloodVacutainer/ Red/ Serum8 mlMicrobiology
Direct Coombs TestBloodVacutainer / Lavender / EDTA4 mlsHaematology
DopamineUrine24h urine / Container with acid24hr sample container/UniversalBiochemistry
DothiepinBloodVacutainer / Red / Serum2 mLBiochemistry
DsDNA Ab'sBloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6 mlsImmunology
Ear SwabSwabAmies Charcoal Bacteriological...N/AMicrobiology
EBV PCRBloodVacutainer/ purple/ plasma5 mlMicrobiology
EBV serologyBloodVacutainer/ Red/ Serum8 mlMicrobiology
EcstasyUrineUniversal container / 20mL white top5mLBiochemistry
Endo-cervical SwabSwabAmies Charcoal Bacteriological...Not applicableMicrobiology
Endomysial Ab'sBloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6 mLImmunology
ESRBloodVacutainer / Lavender / EDTA4mlsHaematology
Last modified: 16/08/2018