Test Code: 
UNCB
Tube Colour: 
Urine (random)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Pyridinoline
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (random)
Reference Range: 
M (45-65Y) 14 - 59 units
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Australian Clinical Laboratories1868 Dandenong RoadClayton, Vic 3168tel 03 9538 6777fax 03 8540 5555
Test Code: 
P1NP
Tube Colour: 
Pink
Lavender
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collagen Deposition Markers, Procollagen type 1 amino-terminal propeptide, P1NP , bone turnover markers
Collection Requirements: 
6-9 ml EDTA
Reference Range: 
ug/L
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Test Code: 
P3NP
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
ug/L
Availability: 
Monthly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Sullivan & Nicolaides PathologyCnr Whitmore Street & Seven Oaks StreetTaringa, Qld 4068tel 03 3377 8666fax 07 3377 8722
Test Code: 
UNCB
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Royal Children's HospitalLaboratory ServicesLevel 4, East Building50 Flemington RoadParkville, Vic 3052tel 03 9345 4200fax 03 9345 9884
Test Code: 
NSE
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
NSE
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
MF <12.0 ug/L
Availability: 
Monthly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
South Eastern Area Laboratory Service (SEALS)Pathology BuildingCnr Kareena Road & The KingswayCaringbah, NSW 2229tel 02 9540 7430fax 02 9540 7427
Test Code: 
BRAIN
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Fluid Container
Black capped CSF tube
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
BRAIN, Anti-Yo, Anti-Ri, Anti-Hu
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml Serum or 2 ml Cerebrospinal fluid
Reference Range: 
Neg
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
CNT
Tube Colour: 
CSF Sterile Tube Pack
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
CSF Neurochemistry
Collection Requirements: 
2 ml Cerebro spinal fluid
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Monthly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
CSF
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Westmead Childrens HospitalHawkesbury Road & Hainsworth StreetWestmead, NSW 2145tel 02 9845 3286fax 02 9845 3332
Laboratory: 
Biochemistry
Test Code: 
NF
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Lavender
Department: 
Biochemistry
Collection Requirements: 
4.5mL Lithium Heparin and 3mL EDTA. Do not collect on Friday or the day before a public holiday. Mark request as URGENT.
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Reference Laboratory: 
Royal Children's HospitalLaboratory ServicesLevel 4, East Building50 Flemington RoadParkville, Vic 3052tel 03 9345 4200fax 03 9345 9884
Sample must be received by RCH within 22h of collection. Do not collect on Friday or the day before a public holiday. Mark request as URGENT to facilitate immediate transport.
Test Code: 
U24NIC
Tube Colour: 
Urine (24 Hr Acid Washed)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (24 hr acid washed)
Reference Range: 
<100 nmol/D
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Alfred Pathology Services55 Commercial RoadPrahan 3181tel 03 9076 3888
Test Code: 
U24NIT
Tube Colour: 
Urine (random)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Urea
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (random)
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Monash Medical CentreMonash Health Pathology246 Clayton RoadClayton, Vic 3168tel 03 9594 4538
Test Code: 
NMDA
Tube Colour: 
Red
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
NMDA
Collection Requirements: 
6 ml Serum with no Gel, 8.5 ml Serum
Reference Range: 
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: 
NMO
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
NMO
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
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: 
NONHDL
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Reference Range: 
<2.5 mmol/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
NORADR
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: 
1.0 - 5.0 nmol/L
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
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: 
UCAT
Collection Requirements: 
24 Hr Urine (acid bottle, pH<3.0)
Reference Range: 
<750 nmol/Day
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
UMET
Tube Colour: 
Urine (acid Random)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
UMET
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (acid)
Reference Range: 
umol/L
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
NORMET
Tube Colour: 
Dark Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
NORMET
Collection Requirements: 
6mL Lithium Heparin with no Gel
Reference Range: 
<900 pmol/L
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Austin PathologyAustin Hospital145 Studley RoadHeidelberg, Vic 3084tel 03 9496 3100fax 03 9496 1674
Test Code: 
NORT
Tube Colour: 
Red
Dark Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
NORT
Collection Requirements: 
6 ml Serum with no Gel, 6 ml Lithium Heparin No Gel
Reference Range: 
mg/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: 
NTBNP
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Light Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
BNP NT Pro, Natruetic Peptide NT Pro
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml Serum or 4.5 ml Lithium Heparin
Reference Range: 
ng/L
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Austin PathologyAustin Hospital145 Studley RoadHeidelberg, Vic 3084tel 03 9496 3100fax 03 9496 1674
Test Code: 
NUCAB
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
(P1NP)
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
units
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Australian Clinical Laboratories1868 Dandenong RoadClayton, Vic 3168tel 03 9538 6777fax 03 8540 5555
Test Code: 
RNUTS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
RNUTS
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: