Test Code: 
16SEQ
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Collection Requirements: 
Fresh Tissue
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
TIS
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Austin Hospital Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
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: 
TIS
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
St Vincent's Hospital PathologyLevel 2, IPS Building41 Victoria ParadeFitzroy, Vic 3065tel 03 9288 2888fax 03 9288 4224
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: 
TIS
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
St Vincent's Hospital PathologyLevel 2, IPS Building41 Victoria ParadeFitzroy, Vic 3065tel 03 9288 2888fax 03 9288 4224
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Ring the Micobiology Department for a collection kit
Test Code: 
ACANP
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Acanthamoeba PCR - parasitic investigation
Collection Requirements: 
Corneal tissue/swab, CSF, Tissue
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
TIS or Sw or CSF
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology Central Laboratory |24 Hurworth St Bowen Hills
QLD 4006 |ph (07) 3377 8666
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Multiplex PCR with • Acanthamoeba species • Balamuthia mandrillaris • Naegleria fowleri
Test Code: 
ACRAB
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
AChR Antibodies, Antibodies to the Acetylcholine Receptor(Anti-Acetylcholine Receptor Antibodies; Anti Acetylcholine Receptor Antibodies; ACR Antibodies, AChR Antibodies)
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
<0.25 nmol/L Negative; 0.25-0.4 nmol/L Equivocal; >0.4 nmol/L Positive
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Test Code: 
PJK14
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
JAK 2 Mutation; JAK2 Kinase Mutation Analysis
Collection Requirements: 
3 - 10 ml EDTA 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: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Peter MacCallum Cancer CentrePathology Department Level 4305 Grattan StreetMelbourne, Vic 3000
Laboratory: 
Molecular Haematology
Specimen MUST be delivered to laboratory within 24 hours of collection (Mon - 3pm Fri, excluding public holidays)
Test Code: 
Cort, 17OHP
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Refer to Dynamic Tests in Pathology home page
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
ACYC
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Light Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml Serum or 4.5 ml Lithium Heparin
Reference Range: 
No RI ug/ml
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Pathology Queensland - Central LaboratoryLevel 4, Block 7Herston Hospitals CampusRoyal Brisbane & Women's HospitalHerston RoadHerston, Qld 4029tel 07 3646 3636fax 07 3646 6160
Test Code: 
ACARN
Tube Colour: 
GUT
Department: 
Biochemistry
Collection Requirements: 
Spot on Guthrie card preferred. Can be collected in a Light Green tube if necessary.
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Clinical Genetics Services (VCGS)Royal Children's HospitalLevel 4, East Building50 Flemington RoadParkville, Vic 3052tel 03 8341 6201fax 03 8341 6390
Dried blood spot preferred. Can be run on Plasma (weekly on Fridays).
Test Code: 
ADAL
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
mg/L
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Alfred Hospital - GastroenterologyAlfred Centre, Ground Floor99 Commercial RoadMelbourne 3004tel 03 9076 2223mob 0425 423 797 Fax 03 9076 2194
Test Code: 
ATS13
Tube Colour: 
Light Blue
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
ADAMTS 13; ATS13
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Fee: 
Non CMBS
Reference Laboratory: 
Monash Medical Centre
Monash Health Pathology
246 Clayton Road
Clayton
Test Code: 
FLADA
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
ADA, Purine Nucleoside Phosphorylase, PNP
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
<50 U/L
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Pathology Queensland - Central LaboratoryLevel 4, Block 7Herston Hospitals CampusRoyal Brisbane & Women's HospitalHerston RoadHerston, Qld 4029tel 07 3646 3636fax 07 3646 6160
Test Code: 
HMVAD
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: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
AVP
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
9 ml EDTA
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
EwL
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
HMVAD
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: 
BW
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
AVP
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Eye, corneal swabs, urine, Tissue
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: 
HMVAD
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: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
ADENS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 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
Test Code: 
ADAB
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Anti-Adrenal Antibodies (Adrenal Antibodies)
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Immunology
Test Code: 
ADVS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Collection Requirements: 
All samples are collected in serum tubes and AVS packs are available in Radiology
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Test Code: 
ADR
Tube Colour: 
Dark Green On Ice
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
PCAT
Collection Requirements: 
6 mL Lithium Heparin NO GEL on ice. Sample collected via an indwelling catheter after 30 mins in a quiet room with minimal disturbance to the patient.
Reference Range: 
0.0 - 1.0 nmol/L
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Reference Laboratory: 
Austin PathologyAustin Hospital145 Studley RoadHeidelberg, Vic 3084tel 03 9496 3100fax 03 9496 1674
Testing for plasma free metanephrines (the O-methylated metabolites of catecholamines) is now considered the preferred test in screening for the presence of neuroendocrine secreting tumours such as phaeochromocytomas and paragangliomas. Ref: Lenders et al 2002, JAMA 287:1427-1434
Test Code: 
U24CAT
Tube Colour: 
Urine (24 Hr Acid)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
24 Hr Urine (acid bottle, pH<3.0)
Reference Range: 
no ref int nmol/L
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
U24CAT
Tube Colour: 
Urine (24 Hr Acid)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
24 Hr Urine (acid bottle, pH<3.0)
Reference Range: 
<10 nmol/mmol
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
ACTH
Tube Colour: 
Pink On Ice
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
ACTH, Adrenocorticotrophin, Adrenocorticotrophic Hormone Adrenocorticotrophin
Collection Requirements: 
6 ml EDTA on ice
Reference Range: 
1.6 - 13.9 pmol/L
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
ALT
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
ALT, GPT, Transaminase
Collection Requirements: 
4.5 ml Lithium Heparin or 8.5 ml Serum
Reference Range: 
M <40, F <35 U/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: