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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
Gonorrhoea PCRGenital swabCOBAS PCR media (yellow top) Microbiology
Growth HormoneBloodVacutainer / Red / Serum5mLBiochemistry
Gut Hormone ProfileBloodVacutainer / Lavender / EDTA10mL please take atleast two samplesBiochemistry
HaemoglobinBloodVacutainer / Lavender / EDTA4 mlsHaematology
Haemoglobin (urine)UrineUniversal container / 20mL white top20 mLBiochemistry
Haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c)BloodVacutainer / Lavender / EDTA4mlHaematology
HaptoglobinBloodVacutainer / Gold / SST5 mLBiochemistry
Hb electrophoresis/haemoglobinopathyBloodVacutainer / Lavender / EDTA4 mlsHaematology
HCGBloodVacutainer / Red or Gold6 mlsBiochemistry
HCG (Hydatidiform Mole register)BloodVacutainer / Red / Serum or Vacutainer...6 mLBiochemistry
Helicobacter pylori antibodiesBloodVacutainer / Red / Serum100 uLBiochemistry
Helicobacter Pylori AntigenFaecesUniversal container / Faeces - with...1/4 potBiochemistry
Hepatitis A IgM antibodyBloodVacutainer / Red / Serum8mlMicrobiology
Hepatitis B DNABloodVacutainer / Red / Serum8 mlMicrobiology
Hepatitis B surface antibodyBloodVacutainer / Red / Serum8mlMicrobiology
Hepatitis B surface antigenBloodVacutainer / Red / Serum8mlMicrobiology
Hepatitis C antibodyBloodVacutainer / Red / Serum8 mlMicrobiology
Hepatitis C viral loadBloodVacutainer/ Red / Serum8 ml Microbiology
Hepatitis E antibodyBloodVacutainer / Red / Serum8 mlMicrobiology
Herpes simplex Virus detectionViral swabMWE viral transport media Microbiology
Last modified: 16/08/2018