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Laboratory Test
Vacutainer
Sample Type
FBC
(Full Blood Count)
Lavender (Purple) Top
EDTA
 
 
Rhesus
Pink Top
K2 EDTA
 
 
Blood Group and Antibody Screen
Pink Top
K2 EDTA
 
 
Glucose
K Oxalate
 
Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT)
Screening test for diabetes usually done on a saturday morning based on fasting overnight - a morning lood sugar level - drinking Polycal, a sweet sugar containing drink - repeat blood glucose level 2 hours later

K Oxalate

 

repeat 2 hours after Polycal

Rubella (immunity check)
Red Top Clotted
Parvovirus IgM and IgG Gold Top (SST) Clotted
Cytomegalovirus (CMV)  IgG
Gold Top (SST)
Clotted
 
 
Toxoplasmosis
(May need two samples)
 
 
Gold Top (SST)
Clotted
 
 
Varicella IgG
Gold Top (SST)
Clotted
 
 
Cystic Fibrosis (per person) Lavender (Purple) Top Clotted

BhCG (early pregnancy)

(May need two samples)

Gold Top (SST) Clotted
PAPP-A / BhCG (Nuchal Bloods Spire)
 
(11-13 wks - ideally 12 wks)
Gold Top (SST)
Clotted
 

QUAD Test (Down Syndrome Screening)

(14-23 wks - ideally 16 wks)
Gold Top (SST) Clotted
MSSU (Mid Stream Specimen of Urine)
(test for urinary tract infection)
 
Midstream Urine
(middle part of urine stream)
PCR and Karyotype
(amniocentesis and CVS)
Amniotic Fluid
or
Chorionic Villi

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