Test Code: 
MISCSO
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Vesicular fluid
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
On Request
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
FL
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Serology
Assay detects "old world" pox viruses including variola (small pox), vaccinia, monkey pox, cowpox, buffalo pox and camel pox. Requests must be discussed in advance with the laboratory.
Test Code: 
PANFP
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Lung Tissue, BAL, broncial washings & other respiratory specimens
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Westmead Hospital Sydney
Laboratory: 
Serology
Test Code: 
HPVP
Tube Colour: 
Swab-Red Top FLOQSwab
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
HPV, Human Papilloma Virus , Papilloma virus,
Collection Requirements: 
COPAN FLOQSwab (red top) Site: Endocervix, Cervix, Vagina
Reference Range: 
Detected or NOT Detected
Availability: 
Specimens accepted Daily - test performed Weekly.
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Sw
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Cytology Service (VCS)tel 9250 0300
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Collections Method: If you are taking a Pap Test, collect this first then take a COPAN FLOQSwab. Victorian Cytology Service supply these kits Phone (03) 9250 0300 Website : www.vcs.org.au
Test Code: 
MISCSO
Tube Colour: 
Swabs
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
HPV, Human Papilloma Virus
Collection Requirements: 
Swabs, Tissue
Reference Range: 
Detected or NOT Detected
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: 
Royal Children's Hospital
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
MBF
Tube Colour: 
CSF Sterile Tube Pack
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Parechovirus PCR
Collection Requirements: 
CSF
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
CSF
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
PARVP
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Parvovirus PCR
Collection Requirements: 
9 ml EDTA, urine, tissues, amniotic fluid
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
Laboratory Note Test sent out
Test Code: 
PARVS
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: 
Austin Hospital
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
PCJPCR
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Pneumocystis jiroveci PCR
Collection Requirements: 
BAL
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
BAL
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Austin Hospital
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
PCJPCR
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Pneumocystis jiroveci PCR
Collection Requirements: 
Bronchial Washing
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
BW
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Austin Hospital
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
PCJPCR
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Pneumocystis jiroveci PCR
Collection Requirements: 
Induced sputum - routine expectorated sputum specimem is unsuitable
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Sp
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
Austin Hospital
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
UROG
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Amies swab -Gel (blue lid) OR Copan e-swab - liquid Amies (pink lid)
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Sw
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
RPBNAT
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: 
RPBNAT
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: 
SPAGC
Tube Colour: 
CSF Sterile Tube Pack
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
CSF collected in sterile container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
CSF
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
SPAG
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Urine collected in sterile container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
U
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
SPNEP
Tube Colour: 
CSF Sterile Tube Pack
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
CSF collected in sterile container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
CSF
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
Microbiology Diagnostic Unit (MDU)University Of Melbourne
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
PNABS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Pneumococcal Antibody Serology, Streptococcal pneumoniae antibodies
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: 
Royal Children's Hospital
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test performed Immunology Laboratory, RCH
Test Code: 
POLIOS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Poliovirus serology
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
Tested only when clinical suspicion of acute infection with poliovirus. NOT tested for immunity status.
Test Code: 
BKP
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Polyomavirus DNA PCR (BK and JC viruses)
Collection Requirements: 
9 ml EDTA blood
Reference Range: 
Refer to report
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
EwL
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
POLYP
Tube Colour: 
CSF Sterile Tube Pack
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
CSF collected in sterile container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
CSF
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
BKU
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Urine collected in sterile container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
U
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
MISCSO
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Vesicular fluid, skin scraping collected in sterile container - request must be discussed in advance with the laboratory
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
No
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: 
MISCSO
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Vesicular fluid collected in sterile container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
On Request
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
FL
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
CJD
Tube Colour: 
CSF Sterile Tube Pack
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Collect using disposable equipment, Personal Protective Equipment. Collect 2 ml CSF. Tube to be placed in pathology bag labelled as "CJD Risk"._x000D__x000D_Send to pathology urgently.
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Mon - Fri, sent out._x000D__x000D_Check with the laboratory for times of dispatch if of critical diagnostic importance.
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
CSF
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
The Australian National Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease Registry LaboratoryUniversity Of Melbourne
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
CAUTION If the specimen is irreplacable, or only replaceable at considerable risk or discomfort to the patient, contact the laboratory before collecting it to verify that the test is still available. _x000D_Refer to MH Infection Prevention Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Procedures and Guidelines.
Test Code: 
ASP
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top unviversal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Aspirate in sterile container or capped sterile syringe Swabs are less useful than whole pus
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
ASP
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology