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: 
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: 
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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: 
ALFUS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
No
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: 
ALPHAP
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
9 ml EDTA/ _x000D__x000D_Respiratory Samples/ _x000D__x000D_CSF
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
EwL, Sp, CSF
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Serology
Detects most known alphaviruses, including Chikungunya, Sindbis, Barmah Forest, Semliki Forest, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, Western Equine Encephalitis, Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis and Ross River viruses. Additional testing is required to differentiate these viruses.
Test Code: 
AMOES
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Entamoeba Serology, E.histolytica Antibody
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
No
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: 
MISCO
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Entamoeba histolytica
Collection Requirements: 
Faeces
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
F
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
AMOEP
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Entamoeba histolytica
Collection Requirements: 
Liver Aspirate collected in sterile container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
ASP
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
Test Code: 
AMOEP
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Entamoeba histolytica
Collection Requirements: 
Tissue sample collected in sterile container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
St Vincent's Hospital PathologyLevel 2, IPS Building41 Victoria ParadeFitzroy, Vic 3065tel 03 9288 2888fax 03 9288 4224
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
MISCSO
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: 
ARRL
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
ANGIS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Westmead Hospital Sydney
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Dengue, Flavivirus, Arbovirus Group B Antibody
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Not available as generic test - only specific serology requests will be coded. Please contact the Microbiology Registrar or Clinical Microbiologist if you require further assistance."
Test Code: 
FL
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
10-20 ml in a sterile container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
FL
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
STREP
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Streptococcal serology
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: 
Children's Westmead Hospital - Sydney
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
ASPPCR
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Aspergillus PCR
Collection Requirements: 
Bronchial Alveolar lavage collected in sterile container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
BAL
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Austin Hospital Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Expectorated sputum are unsuitable for testing.
Test Code: 
ASPPCR
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Aspergillus PCR
Collection Requirements: 
Bronchial Washing
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
BW
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Austin Hospital Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Expectorated sputum are unsuitable for testing.
Test Code: 
ASPPCR
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Aspergillus PCR
Collection Requirements: 
Lung Tissue
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
T
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Austin Hospital Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Expectorated sputum are unsuitable for testing.
Test Code: 
ASPS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Aspergillus Precipitins
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Monash Medical CentreMonash Health Pathology246 Clayton RoadClayton, Vic 3168tel 03 9594 4538
Laboratory: 
Microbiology