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Test Code: 
125D
Tube Colour: 
Gold or Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Vitamin D-1,25 (Vit D3-1,25;1,25 dihydroxy VitD; 1,25 dihydroxycholecalciferol)
Collection Requirements: 
SERUM preferred - Heparin or EDTA acceptable
Availability: 
2 - 4 weeks
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
H
Fee: 
$90 co payment
Laboratory: 
Automated Biochemistry
Yellow tube
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Test Code: 
11DCor
Tube Colour: 
Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Deoxycortisol (11-Deoxy Cortisol, 11-Deoxycortisol; Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) hydroxylase deficiency - 11 beta screen)
Collection Requirements: 
5ml lithium-heparin, Separate immediatley, freeze plasma, and send frozen.
Reference Range: 
Refer to the report.
Availability: 
Sent out Check with the laboratory for times of dispatch if of critical diagnostic importance.
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
H
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
The Children's Hospital at Westmead
Sydney
Laboratory: 
Automated Biochemistry
Green tube
CAUTION If the specimen is irreplacable, or only replacable at considerable risk or discomfort to the patient, contact the Melbourne Health laboratory before collecting it to verify that the test is still available.
Test Code: 
17OHP
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Hydroxy Progesterone (Hydroxyprogesterone; 17 Hydroxy Progesterone; 17 OHP)
Collection Requirements: 
7.5ml Serum tube
Reference Range: 
MF (<7yrs) <20 nmol/L M (>7yrs) <5 nmol/L F (7-14yrs) <5 nmol/L F (>14yrs) <8 nmol/L F(preg) <8 nmol/L
Availability: 
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Automated Biochemistry
Yellow tube
Test Code: 
AAT
Tube Colour: 
Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
A1-antitrypsin (quantitative)
Collection Requirements: 
5ml lithium-heparin
Reference Range: 
0.88 - 1.74 g/L for patients > 16 years old. AAT level is higher in paediatric population.
Availability: 
Weekdays
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
H
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
Southern Health
Laboratory: 
Special Chemistry
Green tube
Test Code: 
AFP
Tube Colour: 
Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Alpha Feto Protein (AFP)
Collection Requirements: 
5ml lithium-heparin
Reference Range: 
MF: 0 - 10 ug/L
Availability: 
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
H
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Automated Biochemistry
Green tube
Test Code: 
AGE
Tube Colour: 
Pink/Purple
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Alpha Galactosidase (Trihexosylceramidase;Fabry disease test)
Collection Requirements: 
2 x 10 ml blood, EDTA tubes only
Reference Range: 
Refer to the report. The outside testing laboratory is: The National Referal Laboratory for Lysosomal, Peroxisomal and Related Genetic Disorders, Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide.
Availability: 
Sent outCheck with the laboratory for times of dispatch if of critical diagnostic importance.
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Ew
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
The National Referal Laboratory for Lysosomal
Peroxisomal and Related Genetic Disorders
Women's and Children's Hospital
Adelaide.
Laboratory: 
Automated Biochemistry
Hot pink tube
CAUTION If the specimen is irreplacable, or only replacable at considerable risk or discomfort to the patient, contact the Melbourne Health laboratory before collecting it to verify that the test is still available. Laboratory Note Do NOT separ
Test Code: 
Asub
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Pituitary gland glycoprotein hormone alpha subunits (Alpha subunits, Pituitary alpha subunits)
Collection Requirements: 
5 ml blood, serum tube only Separate, keep and send serum at 4 deg C
Reference Range: 
Refer to the report. The outside testing laboratory is: St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney.
Availability: 
Sent out Check with the laboratory for times of dispatch if of critical diagnostic importance.
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
St Vincent's Hospital
Sydney
Laboratory: 
Automated Biochemistry
CAUTION If the specimen is irreplacable, or only replacable at considerable risk or discomfort to the patient, contact the Melbourne laboratory before collecting it to verify that the test is still available. Laboratory Note : PLS entry
Test Code: 
Aatph
Tube Colour: 
Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
A1-antitrypsin phenotyping
Collection Requirements: 
5ml lithium-heparin
Reference Range: 
Normal phenotype = PiM
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
H
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Special Chemistry
Green tube
Test Code: 
ACANT
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Acanthamoeba culture- parasitic investigation
Collection Requirements: 
Corneal scraping - Cultured directly on culture media at bedside (see note).
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Tiss
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Ring the Micobiology Department for a collection kit
Test Code: 
ACANS
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Acanthamoeba culture - parasitic investigation
Collection Requirements: 
Corneal swab - Cultured directly on culture media at bedside (see note).
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Tiss
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Ring the Micobiology Department for a collection kit
Test Code: 
ARAB
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Antibodies to the Acetylcholine Receptor (Anti-Acetylcholine Receptor Antibodies; Anti Acetylcholine Receptor Antibodies; ACR Antibodies, AChR Antibodies)
Collection Requirements: 
5 ml blood, serum tube ONLY
Reference Range: 
MF: Negative, < 0.25 nmol/L Equivocal, 0.25 - 0.4 nmol/L Positive, > 0.4 nmol/L
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Automated Biochemistry
Yellow tube
Test Code: 
JAK2
Tube Colour: 
Pink/Purple
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
JAK 2 Mutation; JAK2 Kinase Mutation Analysis
Collection Requirements: 
3-10mL Whole Blood or 1-3mL Bone Marrow
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
1-2 weeks to result
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
EW, BM
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Molecular Haematology
Hot pink tube
Specimen MUST be delivered to laboratory within &lt;48 hours from collection (Mon - 3pm Fri, excluding public holidays)
Test Code: 
ACTH
Tube Colour: 
Pink/Purple
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Adrenocorticotrophic Hormone (Adrenocorticotrophin, ACTH)
Collection Requirements: 
10ml blood, EDTA tubes on ice
Reference Range: 
MF: <= 20 pmol/L
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Ew
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Automated Biochemistry
Hot pink tube
Test Code: 
ACST
Tube Colour: 
Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
5 ml blood, lithium-heparin or serum tube, before (= basal), and at both 30 and 60 minutes after, injecting Synacthen.
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
H
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Automated Biochemistry
Green tube
Test Code: 
Fact
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
F-Actin antibodies
Collection Requirements: 
7.5ml Serum tube
Reference Range: 
Refer to the report. The outside testing laboratory is: St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne.
Availability: 
Sent out Check with the laboratory for times of dispatch if of critical diagnostic importance.
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
St Vincent's Hospital
Melbourne
Laboratory: 
Immunology
Yellow tube
Test Code: 
Acyc
Tube Colour: 
Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
5 ml blood, lithium-heparin tube Separate and freeze plasma immediately. Keep and send frozen
Reference Range: 
Refer to the report. The outside testing laboratory is: St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne.
Availability: 
Sent out Check with the laboratory for times of dispatch if of critical diagnostic importance.
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
H
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
St Vincent's Hospital
Melbourne
Laboratory: 
Special Chemistry
Green tube
CAUTION If the specimen is irreplacable, or only replacable at considerable risk or discomfort to the patient, contact the Melbourne Health laboratory before collecting it to verify that the test is still available.
Test Code: 
ADA
Tube Colour: 
Pink/Purple
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
ADA, Purine Nucleoside Phosphorylase, PNP
Collection Requirements: 
5ml blood, EDTA plasma (on ice, send immediately) or 5ml lithium heparin, no gel (on ice, send immediately)
Reference Range: 
Adenosine Deaminase (ADA) on red cellS: 0.62-1.69 units/gHb Purine Nucleoside Phosphorylase (PNP) on red cells: 50 - 76 units/gHb
Availability: 
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Ew
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Biochemistry laboratory
Pathology
QLD
Central Laboratory
Herston Hospital
Campus QLD 4029
Laboratory: 
Immunology
Hot pink tube
Please note when requesting an ADA test, a PNP test will be done as well.
Test Code: 
ADENP
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Bronchial Alveolar lavage collected in sterile container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
BAL
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
ADENP
Tube Colour: 
Pink/Purple
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
10 mL EDTA
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
E
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Hot pink tube
Test Code: 
ADENP
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Bronchial Washing
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
BrWa
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
ADENP
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Eye, corneal swabs, CSF, urine, Tissue, Faeces
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
ADENP
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Sputum
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Sp
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
ADENS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Yellow tube
Test Code: 
Adab
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Anti-Adrenal Antibodies (Adrenal Antibodies)
Collection Requirements: 
7.5ml Serum tube
Reference Range: 
Negative
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Immunology
Yellow tube
Test Code: 
Aeti
Tube Colour: 
Urine
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
SEE NOTES Urine - 24 hour, acidified container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
U
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Women's and Children's Laboratory Services
Laboratory: 
Automated Biochemistry
Issue of acid-washed or acidified urine containers from pathology requires presentation of the relevant request form.