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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
ZincBloodVacutainer / Red / Serum5 mLBiochemistry
Yersinia antibodiesBloodVacutainer/ Red/ serum8 mlMicrobiology
Xanthochromia screenCSFUniversal container / 20mL white top1 mLBiochemistry
Wound / ulcer swabSwabAmies Charcoal Bacteriological...Not applicableMicrobiology
White Cell CountBloodVacutainer / Lavender / EDTA5 mLHaematology
Von Willebrand ScreenBloodVacutainer / Light Blue / Sodium...3 full tubesHaematology
Voltage gated potassium/calcium channel...BloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6 mlsImmunology
VMA - See CatecholaminesUrine24h urine / Container with acid Biochemistry
Vitamin D (25-OH vitamin D)BloodVacutainer / Red / Serum or Vacutainer...2 mLBiochemistry
Vitamin D (1,25-diOH vitamin D)BloodVacutainer / Gold / SST5 mLBiochemistry
Vitamin B6BloodVacutainer / Purple / EDTA Plasma6 mlBiochemistry
Vitamin B2BloodVacutainer / Purple / EDTA Plasma6 mlBiochemistry
Vitamin B12BloodVacutainer / Gold / SST5 mLBiochemistry
Vitamin B1 - ThiamineBloodVacutainer / Purple / EDTA6 mlBiochemistry
Vitamin A & EBloodVacutainer / Green / Lithium Heparin5mLBiochemistry
Viral PCR (CSF)CSFSterile universal1 mlMicrobiology
Varicella-Zoster virus immunityBloodVacutainer / Red / Serum8mlMicrobiology
ValproateBloodVacutainer / Red / Serum5mLBiochemistry
Vaginal swabVaginal Swab, Vulval Swab,...Amies Charcoal Bacteriological...N/AMicrobiology
UrobilinogenUrineUniversal container / 20mL white top6 mLBiochemistry
Last modified: 16/08/2018