Pathology Handbook

Test directory - C index

Test Name

Sample Type

Container

Laboratory

C1 Esterase Inhibitor

Serum

Gold Top (SST)

Clinical Biochemistry

C3 Complement

Serum

Gold Top (SST)

Clinical Biochemistry

C4 Complement

Serum

Gold Top (SST)

Clinical Biochemistry

CA-125

Serum

Gold Top (SST)

Clinical Biochemistry

CA15-3

Serum

Gold Top (SST)

Clinical Biochemistry

CA19-9

Serum

Gold Top (SST)

Clinical Biochemistry

Caeruloplasmin

Serum

Gold Top (SST)

Clinical Biochemistry

Caffeine

Plasma

Paediatric Heparin

Clinical Biochemistry

Calcitonin

Plasma

Plastic Heparin

Clinical Biochemistry

Calprotectin

Faeces

White Capped Universal

Clinical Biochemistry

Calcium

Serum

Gold Top (SST)

Clinical Biochemistry

Calcium Excretion

Serum and Urine

Gold Top (SST), lemon yellow (Biochemistry EDTA) and White Top Universal

Clinical Biochemistry

Cannula tip

Cannula tip

White Capped Universal

Microbiology

Carbamazepine

Serum

Gold Top (SST)

Clinical Biochemistry

Carboxyhaemoglobin

Whole blood

Green Top (heparin)

Clinical Biochemistry

Cardiac Muscle Antibodies

Serum

Red Top (Plain)

Immunology

Catecholamines

24hr Urine

Acidified 24hr urine

Clinical Biochemistry

Catheter urine microbiology

Urine

Red Top Universal

Microbiology

Cat scratch fever

Serum 

Red Top (Plain)

Microbiology

CCP Antibodies

Serum

Red Top (Plain)

Immunology

CD4 CD8 count

Whole blood

Purple Top (EDTA)

Haematology

C. diff toxin

Faeces

White Capped Universal

Microbiology

CEA

Serum

Gold Top (SST)

Clinical Biochemistry

Cerebrospinal Fluid - Cytology

Cerebrospinal Fluid

Sterile Universal Container

Cellular Pathology

Cervical Smear - Cytology

Cervical Sample

ThinPrep Vial

Cellular Pathology

Chicken pox immunity (Varicella IgG)

Serum

Red Top (Plain)

Microbiology

Chlamydia testing

Cervical and/or urethral swabs or urine (in males)

Chlamydia Collection Kit

Microbiology

Chlamydia Detection

Swab

Chlamydia Collection Kit

Microbiology

Chlamydia Trachomatis and Neisseria Gonorrhoea Combined Detection (Not Culture)

Cervical and/or urethral swabs or urine (in males)

Chlamydia Collection Kit

Microbiology

Chloride

Serum

Gold Top (SST)

Clinical Biochemistry

Cholesterol (Total)

Serum

Gold Top (SST)

Clinical Biochemistry

Cholesterol (HDL)

Serum

Gold Top (SST)

Clinical Biochemistry

Cholesterol (LDL)

Serum

Gold Top (SST)

Clinical Biochemistry

Cholinesterase

Serum

Lemon top (Biochemistry EDTA) & Gold Top (SST)

Clinical Biochemistry

Chromogranin A and B

Serum

Lemon top (Biochemistry EDTA)

Clinical Biochemistry

CK

Serum

Gold Top (SST)

Clinical Biochemistry

Clostridium difficile toxin

Faeces

White Capped Universal 

Microbiology

Clotting screen, Full

Whole blood

Blue Top (Citrate)

Haematology

Coagulation Factor assays

Whole blood

Blue Top (Citrate)

Haematology

Coeliac screen

Serum

Red Top (Plain)

Immunology

Creatinine

Serum

Gold Top (SST)

Clinical Biochemistry

Cold agglutinins

Test no longer available

Haematology

Collagen Type 2 Antibodies

Serum

Red Top (Plain)

Immunology

Conjugated bilirubin

Serum

Gold Top (SST)

Clinical Biochemistry

Coomb's test

Whole blood

Pink Blood Transfusion Bottle

Transfusion

Cortisol (serum)

Serum

Gold Top (SST)

Clinical Biochemistry

Cortisol (Urine free)

24 hour urine

Plain 24 hour urine container

Clinical Biochemistry

Cotinine

Urine

White Capped Universal

Clinical Biochemistry

Coxiella burnetti antibodies

Serum

Red Top (Plain)

Microbiology

Cryptococcus Antigen

CSF or Serum

White Top Universasl (CSF)

Red Top (Plain)

Microbiology

C-peptide

Plasma

Gold Top (SST) and Grey top (Fluoride)

Clinical Biochemistry

C-reactive Protein (CRP)

Serum

Gold Top (SST)

Clinical Biochemistry

Cryoprotein Studies

Serum and Plasma

Gold Top (SST)
Purple Top (EDTA)

Clinical Biochemistry

CSF analysis (microbiology)

CSF

White Capped Universal

Microbiology

CSF - Lactate

CSF and blood

Grey Top (Fluoride) for CSF and Green top (Lithium Heparin) for blood sample

Clinical Biochemistry

CSF - Neurodegenerative screen

CSF

White Capped Universal

Clinical Biochemistry

CSF - Oligoclonal Bands

CSF and Serum

White Capped Universal
+ blood in Gold Top (SST)

Clinical Biochemistry

CSF - Spectrophotometry
(investigation of ?SAH)

CSF

White Capped Universal
+ Grey Top (Fluoride)

Clinical Biochemistry

CVP tip

Cannula tip

White Capped Universal

Microbiology

Cyclosporin

Whole Blood

Biochemistry EDTA (Lemon top)

Clinical Biochemistry

Cytomegalovirus serology

 Serum

Red Top (Plain)

Microbiology