Test Code: 
PPP
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
PPP
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
pmol/L
Availability: 
Monthly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Sydney South Western Area Pathology ServiceRoyal Prince Alfred HospitalCentral Specimen ReceptionMissenden RoadCamperdown, NSW 2050tel 02 9515 8279fax 02 9515 7931
Test Code: 
PARA
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Acetominophen, Panadol
Collection Requirements: 
4.5 ml Lithium Heparin or 8.5 ml Serum
Reference Range: 
See Report mg/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
PTH
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Lavender
Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
PTH, Intact PTH, Parathrin
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum, 3mL EDTA or 4.5 ml Lithium Heparin
Reference Range: 
1.7 - 10.0 pmol/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Test Code: 
PTHRP
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
PTHRP
Collection Requirements: 
Special EDTA tube containing Aprotinin (Trasylol) ** tube must be collected from Pathology specimen reception
Reference Range: 
MF <1.05 pmol/L
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Fee: 
Non MBS charge $120
Reference Laboratory: 
Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology Central Laboratory |24 Hurworth St Bowen Hills
Laboratory: 
Biochemistry
1mL plasma is required. Sample should be immediately separated and then frozen for storage and transport.
Test Code: 
ABG, VBG
Tube Colour: 
Blood Gas Syringe
Department: 
Biochemistry
Collection Requirements: 
See blood gases
Reference Range: 
Arterial: 35 - 45 mmHg
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Test Code: 
PERH
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
PERH
Collection Requirements: 
4.5 ml Lithium Heparin
Reference Range: 
150-600 ug/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: 
PSS
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
PSS
Collection Requirements: 
Refer to Dynamic Tests in Pathology home page
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
ABG, VBG
Tube Colour: 
Blood Gas Syringe
Department: 
Biochemistry
Collection Requirements: 
See blood gases
Reference Range: 
Arterial: 7.35 - 7.45
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Test Code: 
UPHB
Tube Colour: 
Urine (random)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
UPHB
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (random)
Reference Range: 
no ref int
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
PHENOB
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
PHENOB, Phenobarbital
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
10.0-40.0 mg/L
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Melbourne Pathology103 Victoria ParadeCollingwood, Vic 3066tel 03 9287 7700fax 03 9419 1486
Test Code: 
UNCB
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Light Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml Serum or 4.5 ml Lithium Heparin
Reference Range: 
37-61 umol/L
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: 
UNCB
Tube Colour: 
GUT
Department: 
Biochemistry
Collection Requirements: 
Spot on Guthrie card
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Fee: 
AUD $120 not Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
Royal Children's HospitalLaboratory ServicesLevel 4, East Building50 Flemington RoadParkville, Vic 3052tel 03 9345 4200fax 03 9345 9884
Test Code: 
UNCB
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Urine(rand)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
4.5mL Lithium Heparin or Urine sample
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: 
PHENY
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
PHENY, Dilanitn
Collection Requirements: 
4.5 ml Lithium Heparin or 8.5 ml Serum
Reference Range: 
10 - 20 mg/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
PHENYF
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
PHENYF
Collection Requirements: 
4.5 ml Lithium Heparin or 8.5 ml Serum
Reference Range: 
1.0 - 2.0 mg/L
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
P
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
PO4
Collection Requirements: 
4.5 ml Lithium Heparin or 8.5 ml Serum
Reference Range: 
See Report mmol/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
FLP
Tube Colour: 
Fluid Container
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
5 ml in sterile Container
Reference Range: 
No Ref Interval mmol/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
U24P
Tube Colour: 
Urine (24 Hr Acid)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Urine PO4
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (24 Hr acid)
Reference Range: 
13 - 50 mmol/d
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
UP
Tube Colour: 
Urine (acid)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (acid)
Reference Range: 
no ref interval mmol/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
UNCB
Tube Colour: 
Urine (random)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (random)
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: 
UNCB
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Gold
Lavender
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
4.5mL Lithium Heparin, Serum or EDTA
Reference Range: 
<0.7 mg/100mL
Availability: 
Monthly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
SA Pathology - Women & Children's Hospital4th Floor Rieger BuildingKing William RoadNorth Adelaide, SA 5006tel 08 8161 7483fax 08 8161 7484
Test Code: 
PLA2R
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
PLA2R
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
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: 
ABG, VBG
Tube Colour: 
Blood Gas Syringe
Department: 
Biochemistry
Collection Requirements: 
See blood gases
Reference Range: 
Arterial: 80-100 mmHg
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Test Code: 
PBGD
Tube Colour: 
Pink
Lavender On Ice
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
PBGD
Collection Requirements: 
6-9 ml EDTA transporied on ICE
Reference Range: 
1.20-3.60 IU/L
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
QPBG
Tube Colour: 
UPOR
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
PBG
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine
Reference Range: 
<10 umol/L
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: