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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
EthosuximideBloodVacutainer / Red / Serum0.5 mLBiochemistry
Extractable Nuclear Antigen (ENA)...BloodVacutainer / Gold / SST6 mlsImmunology
Eye swabSwabAmies Charcoal Bacteriological...N/AMicrobiology
Fabry Screen (alpha-galactosidase)BloodVacutainer / Lavender / EDTA4mLBiochemistry
Factor AssaysBloodVacutainer / Light Blue / Sodium...2x2.7 mlHaematology
Faecal elastaseFaecesUniversal container / Faeces - with...1/4 potBiochemistry
Faecal occult blood (FOB)FaecesFOB cardApply to cardBiochemistry
Faeces: Clostridium difficileFaeces30ml universal or blue top with 'spoon'¼ of a universal containerMicrobiology
Faeces: Microscopy & CultureFaecesUniversal container / Faeces - with...Minimum of 5mlMicrobiology
FBCBloodVacutainer / Lavender / EDTA4 mlsHaematology
FerritinBloodVacutainer / Gold / SST5 mLBiochemistry
FibrinogenBloodVacutainer / Light Blue / Sodium...2.7mlHaematology
Fine Needle Aspirate CytologyFine Needle AspirateFNA pot (universal container with 5ml...Not applicableCytology
Fluid biochemistryCSF/Pleural/asciticUniversal container / 20mL white top5 mlsBiochemistry
Folate (red cell)    
Folate (serum)BloodVacutainer / Gold / SST5 mLBiochemistry
Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) /...BloodVacutainer / Gold / SST5 mLBiochemistry
Fragile XBloodVacutainer/Green/Lithium Heparin and...2 mL Lithium Heparin & 4 mL EDTABiochemistry
Free fatty acidsBloodVacutainer / Grey / Fluoride Oxalate1mLBiochemistry
Free Light Chains (FLC ratio)BloodVacutainer / Gold / SST5 mLBiochemistry
Last modified: 16/08/2018