Test Code: 
SW
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Wound Swab culture/microscopy
Collection Requirements: 
Swabs are less useful than whole pus. _x000D__x000D__x000D__x000D_Whole Pus: Collect whole pus into yellow top universal. _x000D__x000D__x000D__x000D_Swabs: Amies swab -Gel (blue lid) OR Copan e-swab - liquid Amies (pink lid)_x000D__x000D_
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: 
QFS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Coxsiella burnetti serology; Q-Fever antibodies
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
QTB
Tube Colour: 
Special
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Quantiferon - TB Gold Assay
Collection Requirements: 
Maximum of 1.0 ml blood in specific TB Gold assay tubes. Tubes available from Central Specimen Reception or Microbiology Department, RMH Campus.
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Twice weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
B
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Send sample to Lab ASAP at ambient temperature. RMH Specimen Reception staff to notify Microbiology scientist on arrival.
Test Code: 
RABS
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: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
Australian Animal Health Laboratories
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
SYP
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
RPR
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
As requested. Contact Pathology (Microbiology) for further information on availablity
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Serology
Test Code: 
VREG
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Red topped swab
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
SW
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
SW
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Wound Swab culture/microscopy
Collection Requirements: 
Amies swab -Gel (blue lid) or Copan e-swab - liquid Amies (pink lid). Please state location.
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Sw
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
For Chlamydia / Gonorrhoea PCR please refer to the listing here.
Test Code: 
RPBNAT
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
NPA (Nasopharyngeal aspirate), Nasal swab, Throat swab - Copan e-swab - liquid Amies (pink lid) or BAL, Sputum, Lung Biopsy, Bronchial washing -
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
RPBNAT
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Copan E-swab - Liquid Amies (pink Lid)
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Resp PCR, Respiratory PCR Includes : Influenza A, Influenza B, RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) Rhinovirus, Para-influenza 1,2,3, MPV, Adenovirus, Bordetella species and B.parapertussis, L. pneumophila, L.longbaechae and M.pneumoniae ; Flu
Collection Requirements: 
NPA (Nasopharyngeal aspirate) or Bronchial Washing or throat swab collected with a Copan e-swab (liquid Amies) pink lid _x000D__x000D_
Reference Range: 
Not detected
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
NPA or BW
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Sputum specimens not recommended. NOTE: Viral transport medium can be obtained at Pathology Central Specimen Reception. RMH Tel: 93427689
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: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
RPBNAT
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: 
Medicare rebatable
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: 
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: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
RPBNAT
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: 
Medicare rebatable
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: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
MISCSO
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
EDTA tube
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 Rickettsial Reference Laboratory Geelong Hosptial - Pathcare
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
RICKP
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 Rickettsial Reference Laboratory Geelong Hosptial - Pathcare
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
RICKS
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: 
Australian Rickettsial Reference Laboratory Geelong Hosptial - Pathcare
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
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
Rift Valley Fever Virus is a PC4 level pathogen, Requests for PCR must be discussed with the laboratory in advance.
Test Code: 
EBOLAP
Tube Colour: 
Swab
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Nose swab, throat swab collected in Copan e-swab (liquid Amies) pink lid. Please contact the pathology service BEFORE collection.
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
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
Rift Valley Fever Virus is a PC4 level pathogen, Requests for PCR must be discussed with the laboratory in advance.
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: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Rift Valley Fever Virus is a PC4 level pathogen, Requests for PCR must be discussed with the laboratory in advance.
Test Code: 
FAIMV
Tube Colour: 
Gold top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Fresh faeces
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Faec
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
RRVS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Ross River Virus Serology
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
RPBNAT
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: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
RPBNAT
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: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology