Test Code: 
CARB
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Tegratol
Collection Requirements: 
4.5 ml Lithium Heparin or 8.5 ml Serum
Reference Range: 
43074 mg/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
TCD
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
CDT,
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
<1.3 %
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: 
ABG, VBG
Tube Colour: 
Blood Gas Syringe
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Carboxy Hb, HbCO, COHb
Collection Requirements: 
See Blood Gases
Reference Range: 
0.5-1.5 %
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Test Code: 
CEA
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Light Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
CEA
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml Serum or 4.5 ml Lithium Heparin
Reference Range: 
<5 ug/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Test Code: 
CARN
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Collection Requirements: 
4.5 ml Lithium Heparin
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
Free and total carnitine values are reported. A qualitative acyl carnitine profile is also obtained during this testing. Individual acyl carnitines can be qualitatively reported if requested or if clinically indicated.
Test Code: 
UNCB
Tube Colour: 
Gold In Foil
Light Green In Foil
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Beta carotene, Pro Vitamin A, Carotene
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml Serum or 4.5 ml Lithium Heparin in Foil
Reference Range: 
0.2 - 2.3 umol/L
Availability: 
Monthly
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
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: 
UCAT
Tube Colour: 
Urine (random Acid)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (acid)
Reference Range: 
See Report
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
U24CAT
Tube Colour: 
Urine (24 Hr Acid)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (24 Hr acid)
Reference Range: 
See Report
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
PCAT
Tube Colour: 
Dark Green On Ice
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
ADR, NORADR, DOPA
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: 
Noradrenaline 1.0 - 5.0 nmol/L; Adrenaline 0.0 - 1.0 nmol/L; Dopamine 0.0 - 0.5 nmol/L
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Reference Laboratory: 
Austin Pathology
Austin Hospital
145 Studley Road
Heidelberg
Vic 3084. tel 03 9496 3100; fax 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: 
CCP
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Light Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
CCP | Anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml Serum or 4.5 ml Lithium Heparin
Reference Range: 
<7.0 U/mL
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
CL
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
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: 
U24CL
Tube Colour: 
Urine (24 Hr Plain)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Urine (24 Hr plain)
Reference Range: 
50 - 200 mmol/D
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
UCL
Tube Colour: 
Urine (random)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (random)
Reference Range: 
110 - 250 mmol/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
CHOL
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Chol
Collection Requirements: 
4.5 ml Lithium Heparin or 8.5 ml Serum
Reference Range: 
<4.0 mmol/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
NONHDL
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Non HDLC Chol
Reference Range: 
<2.5 mmol/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Test Code: 
HDL
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
4.5 ml Lithium Heparin or 8.5 ml Serum
Reference Range: 
>1.0 mmol/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
LDL
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
4.5 ml Lithium Heparin or 8.5 ml Serum
Reference Range: 
<2.0 mmol/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
RCHE
Tube Colour: 
Pink
Lavender
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Acetylcholinesterase (Red Cell), Cholinesterase red cell, Acetyl Cholinesterase, Organophosphorous poisoning screen,
Collection Requirements: 
6-9 ml EDTA
Reference Range: 
38 - 66 Ug/g Hb
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: 
CHEGEN
Tube Colour: 
Pink
Lavender
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
6-9 ml EDTA
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Not Sending
Test Code: 
PSEU
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Light Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml Serum or 4.5 ml Lithium Heparin
Reference Range: 
4.3 - 10.6 kU/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: 
CHROM
Tube Colour: 
Royal Blue
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
6 ml Trace Metal Tube
Reference Range: 
<26 nmol/L
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Alfred Pathology Services55 Commercial RoadPrahan 3181tel 03 9076 3888
Test Code: 
CHROM
Tube Colour: 
Royal Blue
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
6 ml Trace Metal Tube
Reference Range: 
nmol/L
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Alfred Pathology Services55 Commercial RoadPrahan 3181tel 03 9076 3888
Test Code: 
CGA
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
CGA
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
27 - 94 ug/L
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Peter MacCallum Cancer CentrePathology Department Level 4305 Grattan StreetMelbourne, Vic 3000
Test Code: 
UNCB
Tube Colour: 
Fluid Container
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
5 ml in sterile container
Reference Range: 
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: 
U24CIT
Tube Colour: 
Urine (24 Hr Plain)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Urine (24 Hr plain)
Reference Range: 
1.7 - 6.5 mmol/D
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Concord RGH Diagnostic Pathology UnitGround West, Multi BuildingConcord Repatriation General HospitalHospital Road Concord, NSW 2139tel 02 9767 6663fax 02 9767 8302