Pathology Handbook

Test directory - V index

Test Name

Sample Type

Container

Laboratory

Vaginal swab

Swab

Bacterial Culture Swab (Blue)

Microbiology

Valproate

Serum

Gold Top (SST)

Clinical Biochemistry

Vancomycin Assay

Serum

Gold Top (SST)

Microbiology

Varicella IgM antibodies (for recent infection)

Serum

Red Top (Plain)

Microbiology

Varicella immunity (Varicella IgG)

Serum

Red Top (Plain)

Microbiology

Vasectomy test (semen analysis)

Semen

White Capped Universal

Cellular Pathology

Vasectomy Reversal

Semen

Red top semen analysis pot

Cellular Pathology

Very long chain fatty acids (VLCFA)

Plasma

Green Top (Heparin)

Clinical Biochemistry

Vigabatrin

Serum

Gold Top (SST)

Clinical Biochemistry

Viral serology

Serum

Red Top (Plain)

Microbiology

Virus culture

Depends on type of sample - see under test details

Microbiology

Virus PCR

Depends on type of sample - see under test details

Microbiology

Vitamin A

Serum

Gold Top (SST)

(Paediatric Heparin)

Clinical Biochemistry

Vitamins B1, B2 and B6

Whole blood

Green Top (Lithium Heparin)

Clinical Biochemistry

25-hydroxy Vitamin D (25-OHCC)

Serum (plasma)

Gold Top (SST) (Paediatric Heparin)

Clinical Biochemistry

1,25 dihydroxy Vitamin D (1,25-DHCC)

Serum (plasma)

Gold Top (SST) (Paediatric Heparin)

Clinical Biochemistry

Vitamin E

Serum

Gold Top (SST)

Clinical Biochemistry

Vitamin K

Whole blood

Blue Top (Citrate)

Haematology

VMA/HVA

Urine (spot)

White Capped Universal

Clinical Biochemistry

Voltage gated Calcium Channel Antibodies

Serum

Red Top (Plain)

Immunology

Voltage Gated Potassium Channel Antibodies

Serum

Red Top (Plain)

Immunology

Von Willebrand factor (VWF)

Whole blood

BlueTop (Citrate)

Haematology