Test Code: 
LPAG
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Legionella Antigen
Collection Requirements: 
Urine in a sterile container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
U
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
LEISS
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: 
MISCSO
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Transport at Room Temperature within 12-18hrs of collection, AVOID REFRIGERATION
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Mon-Thursday; on request
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
H
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
MISCSO
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Urine, Transport at Room Temperature within 12-18hrs of collection, AVOID REFRIGERATION
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Mon-Thursday; on request
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
U
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
MISCSO
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Transport at Room Temperature, AVOID REFRIGERATION
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
H
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
LEPS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
On request
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Monash University
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Blood should be taken as soon as possible in the illness. Collect a 2nd sample 5-7 days later if clinically indicated and repeat at similar intervals if necessary.
Test Code: 
MISCSO
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
9 ml EDTA tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
EwL
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
Microbiology Diagnostic Unit (MDU)University Of Melbourne
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
MBF
Tube Colour: 
CSF Sterile Tube Pack
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Csf
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
CSF
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
BBF
Tube Colour: 
Aerobic: grey plastic cap. Anaerobic: Purple plastic cap
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
8-10 ml blood in each culture bottle (Anaerobic & Aerobic)
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
B
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
LYME
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Lyme Serology, Lyme borreliosis, tick, Borrelia Serology
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Westmead Hospital Sydney
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Laboratory Notes Refer to the Out Side Ref Manual for more detail.
Test Code: 
MISCSO
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
9 ml EDTA, biopsy in sterile container
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: 
MISCSO
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: 
Australian Animal Health Laboratories
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: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Australian Animal Health Laboratories
Laboratory: 
Serology
Test Code: 
EBOLAP
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
9 ml EDTA. Please contact the Pathology Laboratory BEFORE collection.
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
Marburg virus is a PC-4 level pathogen and requests must be discussed with the Medical Microbiologist prior to sending specimen
Test Code: 
EBOLAP
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Throat swab collected in Copan e-swab (liquid Amies) pink lid. Please contact the Pathology Laboratory BEFORE collection.
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
As requested. Contact Pathology (Microbiology) for further information on availablity
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Sw
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Marburg virus is a PC-4 level pathogen and requests must be discussed with the Medical Microbiologist prior to sending specimen
Test Code: 
MISCSO
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml Serum tube. Please contact the Pathology Laboratory BEFORE collection.
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
As requested. Contact Pathology (Microbiology) for further information on availablity
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: 
Serology
Marburg virus is a PC-4 level pathogen and requests must be discussed with the Medical Microbiologist prior to sending specimen
Test Code: 
MEAP
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Measles by PCR
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 performed at VIDRL.
Test Code: 
MEAP
Tube Colour: 
CSF Sterile Tube Pack
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Measles by PCR
Collection Requirements: 
CSF collected in sterile container (black capped CSF tube)
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
CSF
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test performed at VIDRL.
Test Code: 
MEAP
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Measles by PCR
Collection Requirements: 
Nose swab or Throat swab _x000D__x000D_Amies swab (Gel)- copan _x000D__x000D_NOTE : Nose and throat swabs MUST be collected into viral transport medium.
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Sw
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test performed at VIDRL.
Test Code: 
MEAG
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Measles IgG Serology
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Twice weekly
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Serology
Test Code: 
MEAM
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Measles IgM 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: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Serology
Test performed at VIDRL.
Test Code: 
MEAM
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Measles Serology (IgG and IgM)
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test performed at VIDRL.
Test Code: 
MMR
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: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Serology
Test Code: 
BURKS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
B.pseudomallei
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Townsville General Hospital
Laboratory: 
Serology
Test Code: 
NMENS
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: 
Prince Of Wales HospitalRandwick, NSW
Laboratory: 
Serology