Pathology Handbook

Test directory - L index

Test Name

Sample Type

Container

Laboratory

Lactate

Plasma

Grey Top Fluoride Oxalate

Clinical Biochemistry

LDH

Serum

Gold Top (SST)

Clinical Biochemistry

Lead

Whole Blood

Purple Top (ETDA)

Clinical Biochemistry

LE cells

Serum

Red Top (Plain)

Immunology

Legionella antigen

Serum

Red Top (or SST)

Microbiology

Leptospira antibodies

Serum

Red Top (or SST)

Microbiology

Leptospira culture

Blood culture and urine if relevant

Blood Culture Bottles

Microbiology

Leptospira microscopy

Urine

White Top Universal

Microbiology

LH

Serum

Gold Top (SST)

Clinical Biochemistry

Lipids

Serum

Gold Top (SST)

Clinical Biochemistry

Lithium

Serum

Gold Top (SST)

Clinical Biochemistry

Liver Function Tests

Serum

Gold Top (SST)

Clinical Biochemistry

Liver Kidney Microsomal Antibody

Serum

Red Top (Plain)

Immunology

Liver (antibody) screen

Serum

Red Top (Plain)

Immunology

Lupus anticoagulant screen

Whole blood

Blue Top (Citrate)

Haematology

Luteinising Hormone (LH)

Serum

Gold Top (SST)

Clinical Biochemistry

Lyme Disease

Serum

Red top (or SST)

Microbiology