Sample Processing

Clinical Bio Chemistry/ Chemical pathology

 

 

 

Test

 

Specimen Type

Specimen Requirements

 

Color Code

 

Special
Requirements

Additive Required

Volume Required mL

Automated HDL Cholesterol

Serum

-

2 ml

Red/Gold

Fasting 12hrs

Albumin

Serum

-

2 ml

Red/Gold

-

Automated LDL Cholesterol

Serum

-

2 ml

Red/Gold

Fasting 12hrs

Alkaline Phosphatase

Serum

-

2 ml

Red/Gold

-

ALT/SGPT

Serum

-

2 ml

Red/Gold

-

Amylase Serum - 2 ml Red/Gold -

AST/SGOT

Serum

-

2 ml

Red/Gold

-


Haematology

 

 

 

 

 

Test

 

Specimen Type

Specimen Requirements

 

Color Code

 

Special
Requirements

Additive Required

Volume Required mL

APTT

Plasma

Sodium Citrate

2.7 ml

Light Blue

-

Blood Grouping& Rh

Blood

EDTA

1.0 ml

Lavender

-

ESR

Blood

Sodium Citrate

1.6 ml

Black

-

FBC

Blood

EDTA

3 ml / 2.0 ml

Lavender

Samples must be transported at room temperature not in a cool box

Prothrombin Time

Plasma

Sodium Citrate

2.7 ml

Light Blue

-

Reticulocyte Count

Blood

EDTA

3 ml / 2.0 ml

Lavender

-

D-Dimer

Plasma

Sodium Citrate

2.7 ml

Light Blue

-

 

 

 

Endocrine/ Tumor marker

 

 

Test

 

Specimen Type

Specimen Requirements

 

Color Code

 

Special
Requirements

Additive Required

Volume Required mL

Alfa Fetoprotein

Serum

-

2ml

Red/Gold

-

CA 19-9

Serum

-

2ml

Red/Gold

-

CA125

Serum

-

2ml

Red/Gold

-

CEA

Serum

-

2 ml

Red/Gold

-

Cortisol

Serum

-

2 ml

Red/Gold

-

Estradiol

Serum

-

2 ml

Red/Gold

-

Ferritin

Serum

-

2 ml

Red/Gold

-

Free T3

Serum

-

2 ml

Red/Gold

-

Free T4

Serum

-

2ml

Red/Gold

-

FSH

Serum

-

2ml

Red/Gold

-

LH

Serum

-

2 ml

Red/Gold

-

Progesterone

Serum

-

2 ml

Red/Gold

Day 13/21

Prolactin

Serum

-

2 ml

Red/Gold

-

PSA

Serum

-

2- ml

Red/Gold

-

Serum Beta HCG

Serum

-

2- ml

Red/Gold

-

Testosterone

Serum

-

2- ml

Red/Gold

-

Troponin I

Serum

-

2- ml

Red/Gold

-

TSH

Serum

-

2- ml

Red/Gold

-

 

Microbiology/Serology

 

 

Test

 

Specimen Type

Specimen Requirements

 

Color Code

 

Special
Requirements

Additive Required

Volume Required mL

ABST

Organism

Sterile

2ml

-

-

AFB

Smear

Sterile

Few

-

-

Blood Culture

Blood

Sterile

0.1-10 ml

-

-

Faeces

Faeces

Sterile

Few

-

-

Fluids

Fluids

Sterile

2 ml

-

-

Gram Stain

Smear

Sterile

Few

-

-

Mycoplasma

Serum

Sterile

3 ml

-

-

Sputum

Sputum

Sterile

2 ml

-

-

Swabs

Pus

Sterile

Few

-

-

TPHA

Serum

Sterile

3 ml

-

-

Urine

Urine

Sterile

2 ml

-

-

Malaria Antigen

Blood

EDTA

3 ml / 1.0 ml

Lavender

-

HCV

Serum

-

3 ml

Red/Gold

-

HIV

Serum

-

3 ml

Red/Gold

-

IM (Monospot)

Serum

-

3 ml

Red/Gold

-

ASOT

Serum

-

3 ml

Red/Gold

-

SAT

Serum

-

3ml

Red/Gold

-

VDRL

Serum

-

3ml

Red/Gold

-

Stool for Rota Virus

Faeces

-

Few

-

-