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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
Free T3BloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6 mlBiochemistry
Free T4BloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6 mlBiochemistry
Functional AntibodiesBloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6 mlsImmunology
Fungal investigations (Mycology)Nails, Hair or Skin scrapingsDermapak 2000 Mycology Specimen... Nail and hair = enough to cut into 13...Microbiology
Gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT)BloodVacutainer / Gold / SST5 mLBiochemistry
Ganglioside (glycolipid) AntibodiesBloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6 mlsImmunology
GentamicinBloodVacutainer / Red / Serum5mLBiochemistry
GFSTBloodVacutainer / Lavender / EDTA4 mlsHaematology
Glomerular Basement Membrane (GBM)...BloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6 mLImmunology
Glucose (CSF)CSFVacutainer / Grey / Fluoride Oxalate2 mLBiochemistry
Glucose (plasma)BloodVacutainer / Grey / Fluoride Oxalate2 mLBiochemistry
Glucose-6-Phosphate dehydrogenaseBloodVacutainer / Lavender / EDTA4 mlsHaematology
Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase (GAD)...BloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6 mLImmunology
Glycine (CSF)CSFUniversal container / 20mL white top100ulBiochemistry
Glycine (plasma)BloodVacutainer / Green / Lithium Heparin1mLBiochemistry
GlycollateUrine24h urine / Container with acid20 mLBiochemistry
Glycosaminoglycans (GAGS)UrineUniversal container / 20mL white top10 mLBiochemistry
Gonorrhoea cultureSwabAmies Charcoal Bacteriological...N/AMicrobiology
Gonorrhoea Direct Culture (GUM patients...Urethral, cervical, rectal and throat...Amies Charcoal Bacteriological...N/AMicrobiology
Last modified: 16/08/2018