Sample Requirements

Vacutainer Anticoagulant Capacity Sample
Lavender EDTA 4ml/10ml* A
Gold SST/Gel 3.5, 5ml B
Light Blue Citrate 4.5ml C
Red None 6ml F
Grey Fluoride oxalate 2ml, 4ml G
Green Lithium heparin 6ml H
Dark Blue Sodium heparin 7ml K
Streck Cyto-chex BCT Vacutainers for lymphocyte subsets (CD3/CD4/CD8) (stable for up to 7 days Chex
Blood culture bottle: contact laboratory BC
Contact laboratory for advice on sample taking J
Test by appointment X
Random faeces RF
Faecal collection LF
Random urine RU
First Catch Random Urine (for DL 12/Chlamydia, etc.) FCRU
30ml aliquot from a 24-hour urine collection - state total volume CU
30ml aliquot from a 24-hour urine collection with 10ml of 0.1N hydrochloric acid added - state total volume PU
Early Morning Urine (1st sample of the day) EMU
Sterile 60ml container SC
Cytyc Thin Prep Vial TPV
Orange/Blue swab for culture - swab in transport medium STM
Black Charcoal swab CS
Green viral swab VS
PCR swab for Chlamydia/PCR infection Screening PCR
Tap/bottled water mouth wash - 20mls MW
Amniotic fluid (5mls PCR - 10mls Karyotype) AF
Chorionic villus (medium provided by laboratory) CVS
Urine cytology container UCYT
Dried blood spot pack: contact laboratory DBS

*10ml EDTA tubes are used for specific PCR assays.