Pathology Handbook

Test directory - R index

Test Name

Sample Type

Container

Laboratory

RAST (IgE Allergen)

Serum

Gold Top (SST)

Clinical Biochemistry

Renal Biopsy

Renal Tissue

Pot containing 10% formal saline

Cellular Pathology

Renin

Plasma

Plastic Heparin

Clinical Biochemistry

Repeat blood group and antibody identification

Whole blood

Pink Blood Transfusion Bottle (x3 Bottles)

Transfusion

Respiratory syncytial virus

Naso-pharyngeal aspirate

White Top Universal

Microbiology

Rheumatoid factor

Serum

Gold Top (SST)

Clinical Biochemistry

Rituximab monitoring

Whole blood

Purple Top (EDTA)

Haematology

RSV

Naso-pharyngeal aspirate

White Top Universal

Microbiology

Rubella IgM antibodies (for current infection)

Serum

Red Top (Plain)

Microbiology

Rubella immunity screen (IgG antibodies)

Serum

Red Top (Plain)

Microbiology