Pathology Handbook

Test directory - P index

Test Name

Sample Type

Container

Laboratory

Paracetamol

Serum

Gold Top (SST)

Clinical Biochemistry

Parasite antibodies

Serum

Red Top (or SST)

Microbiology

Parathyroid Hormone

Plasma and serum

Lemon Top (EDTA) and Gold Top (SST)

Clinical Biochemistry

Parietal cell antibodies

Serum

Red Top (Plain)

Immunology

Paul Bunnell (Glandular fever screen)

Serum

Red Top (Plain)

Haematology

Pemphigus/Pemphigoid Antibodies

Serum

Red Top (Plain)

Immunology

Pernicious anaemia (antibody) screen

Serum

Red Top (Plain)

Immunology

Peritoneal Dialysis Fluid

Peritoneal Dialysis Fluid

Microbiology

Porphobilinogen

Urine

White Capped Universal

Clinical Biochemistry

PET profile

Serum

Gold Top (SST)

Clinical Biochemistry

Phenobarbitone

Serum

Gold Top (SST)

Clinical Biochemistry

Phenytoin

Serum

Gold Top (SST)

Clinical Biochemistry

Phosphate

Serum

Gold Top (SST)

Clinical Biochemistry

Pin worm

Sellotape slide

Microbiology

Platelet antibodies

Special tube

Transfusion

Platelet Function Analysis

Whole blood

Blue Top (Citrate)

Haematology

Pleural fluid (microbiology)

Pleural fluid

White Top Universal

Microbiology

PM-Scl Antibodies

Serum

Red Top (Plain)

Immunology

Pneumococcal antigen

Urine

White Top Universal

Microbiology

Pneumocystis Carinii Detection

Broncho-alveolar lavage/washings

Large White Capped Universal

Microbiology

Porphyrins

Blood
Urine (EMU)*
Faeces*
 

* Protect from light

Lemon Top (EDTA)

Green Top (Heparin)

White Top Universal (Urine)

White Capped Universal (Faeces)

 

Clinical Biochemistry

Post Vasectomy Analysis

Semen

Red top semen analysis pot

Cellular Pathology

Potassium

Serum

Gold Top (SST)

Clinical Biochemistry

PR3

Serum

Red Top (Plain)

Immunology

Pregnancy test

Urine

White Top Universal

Microbiology

Primidone

Serum

Gold Top (SST)

Clinical Biochemistry

Procalcitonin

Serum

Gold Top (SST)

Clinical Biochemistry

Procollagen III N-peptide

Serum

Red Top (Plain)

Clinical Biochemistry

Prolactin

Serum

Gold Top (SST)

Clinical Biochemistry

Prostate Specific Antigen

Serum

Gold Top (SST)

Clinical Biochemistry

Protein C assay

Whole blood

Blue Top (Citrate)

Haematology

Protein S assay

Whole blood

Blue Top (Citrate)

Haematology

Prothrombin gene PCR

Whole blood

Blue Top (Citrate)

Haematology

Psittacosis

Serum

Red Top (Plain)

Microbiology

Purkinje Cell Antibodies - Anti Tr

Serum

Red Top (Plain)

Immunology

Purkinje Cell Antibodies - Anti Yo

Serum

Red Top (Plain)

Immunology

Pus

Liquid pus

White Top Universal

Microbiology