Test Code: 
NMENP
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: 
Microbiology Diagnostic Unit (MDU)University Of Melbourne
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
NMENP
Tube Colour: 
CSF Sterile Tube Pack
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Meningococcal PCR
Collection Requirements: 
CSF collected in sterile container
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: 
Microbiology Diagnostic Unit (MDU)University Of Melbourne
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
This is a Research Test Only._x000D_Please discuss with Medical Microbiologist (Note that DHS approval may be required)._x000D_Contact laboratory for further details.
Test Code: 
RPBNAT
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Human metapneumovirus PCR
Collection Requirements: 
Bronchial Alveolar lavage collected in sterile container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
BAL
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
RPBNAT
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Human metapneumovirus PCR
Collection Requirements: 
Bronchial Washing
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
BW
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
RPBNAT
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Human metapneumovirus PCR
Collection Requirements: 
Sputum
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Sp
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
SPARE
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Store / hold serum
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Laboratory: 
Serology
Test Code: 
MIABS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Filariasis 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
Test Code: 
MISCSO
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
9 ml EDTA
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
On Request
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
EwL
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
UM or FM
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Urine or Faecal specimens collected in sterile conatiner
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
U, F
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
MICROS
Tube Colour: 
Gold top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Fresh faeces
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
On Request
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
F
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
RBF
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Respiratory specimens in a sterile container. Please contact the Pathology Laboratory BEFORE collection.
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
On Request
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
SP, BW,BAL
Fee: 
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?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Serology
Test Code: 
MRSA
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Gel swab or Copan e-swab (liquid Amies) pink lid.
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
SW
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
MTBP
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Mycobacterium PCR / MTB complex PCR
Collection Requirements: 
Tissue, Urine, Respiratory specimens in a sterile container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
MUMG
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Mumps immune status
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
Mumps immune status
Test Code: 
MUMM
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Mumps 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: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
MUMPP
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Copan e-swab (liquid Amies) pink lid, Respiratory Samples
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Sw or SP
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Serology
Test Code: 
FLAS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Murray Valley Encephalitis Virus (MVE) 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: 
Microbiology
Sent to VIDRL for testing. Please send a second convalescent serum two weeks after disease onset.
Test Code: 
AFB
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
MAC, Mycobacterium, M. tuberculosis (TB) culture and microscopy
Collection Requirements: 
Bone marrow collected in sterile container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekdays, after hours page Medical Microbiologist
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
BM
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
AFB
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
MAC, Mycobacterium, M. tuberculosis (TB) culture and microscopy
Collection Requirements: 
A minimum of 2 mLs is required
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekdays, after hours page Medical Microbiologist
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
CSF
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
AFB
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
MAC, Mycobacterium, M. tuberculosis (TB) culture and microscopy
Collection Requirements: 
Fluid collected in sterile container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekdays, after hours page Medical Microbiologist
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
FL
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
AFB
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
MAC, Mycobacterium, M. tuberculosis (TB) culture and microscopy
Collection Requirements: 
Gastric aspirate in sterile container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekdays, after hours page Medical Microbiologist
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
GA
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
AFB
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
MAC, Mycobacterium, M. tuberculosis (TB) culture and microscopy
Collection Requirements: 
Bronchial Alveolar lavage (BAL) collected in sterile container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekdays, after hours page Medical Microbiologist
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
BAL
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
AFB
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top unviversal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
MAC, Mycobacterium, M. tuberculosis (TB) culture and microscopy
Collection Requirements: 
Respiratory specimens collected in sterile container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekdays, after hours page Medical Microbiologist
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
BW
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
AFB
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
MAC, Mycobacterium, M. tuberculosis (TB) culture and microscopy
Collection Requirements: 
Sputum - 3 consecutive early morning specimens
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekdays, after hours page Medical Microbiologist
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
SP
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology