Test Code: 
SW
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Amies swab (Gel)- copan
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Sw
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
FL
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Synovial Fluid culture/microscopy
Collection Requirements: 
Aspirate in Sterile Container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
FL
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
If cell count required send additional 1ml aspirate in a Lithium Heparin tube
Test Code: 
SYP
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Syphilis 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
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Require both CSF and serum when investigating for neurosyphilis. Tests done inhouse are RPR and TPPA. FTA and EIA tests are sent out.
Test Code: 
SYPP
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Swab, Tissue, Biopsy, _x000D__x000D_Paraffin embedded blocks (20 micron shavings)
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: 
Serology
Urine and blood are unsuitable
Test Code: 
CYSTS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Cysticercosis 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: 
TETS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Microbiology Diagnostic Unit (MDU)University Of Melbourne
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
TIS
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Send fresh tissue in sterile screw capped container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
T
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
TOXOCS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
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: 
TOXP
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Tissue, CSF, Vitreous fluid, 10 ml EDTA
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
TOXG
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
Laboratory: 
Serology
Test Code: 
TOXM
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: 
TRIS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
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: 
WHIPP
Tube Colour: 
CSF Sterile Tube Pack
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Whipple disease
Collection Requirements: 
CSF
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
CSF
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Westmead Hospital Sydney
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
WHIPP
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Whipple disease
Collection Requirements: 
Tissue
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
TIS
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Westmead Hospital Sydney
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
TRYPS
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: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
American Trypanosomal serology (T. cruzi) available. African Trypanosomal serology (T. brucei) is NOT available.
Test Code: 
F
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Faeces - culture, microscopy
Collection Requirements: 
Fresh faeces 20-30 ml (fresh) in sterile container - please note clinical suspicion
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
F
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Indicate if recent history of travel overseas or antibiotics._x000D_Indicate if microscopy for ova, cysts or parasites needed.
Test Code: 
US
Tube Colour: 
Urine
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Urine - 20-30 mls in sterile container. Send to laboratory within 2hrs of collection (refrigerate if delayed)
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
MISCSO
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Swab
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Respiratory samples, Swab, Urine
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Sw, BAL, BW
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
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
For Chlamydia / Gonorrhoea PCR please refer to the listing here.
Test Code: 
U
Tube Colour: 
Urine
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Urine culture/microscopy (MSU)
Collection Requirements: 
Urine - 20-30 mls in sterile container. Send to laboratory within 2hrs of collection (refrigerate if delayed)
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
U
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Specimens must be labelled according to type_x000D_i.e. MSU, CSU, suprapubic, paediatric SPA bag. Urine cell count reference range red blood cells < 13x10^6/L white blood cells < 2x10^6/L Catheter specimens other than "in-out" gene
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: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
For Chlamydia / Gonorrhoea PCR please refer to the listing here.
Test Code: 
VZVM
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: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
HMVAD
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
9 ml EDTA
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Three times weekly
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
EwL
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
HMVAD
Tube Colour: 
CSF Sterile Tube Pack
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
CSF in Black top tube
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.
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
HMVAD
Tube Colour: 
Copan E-swab - Liquid Amies (pink Lid)
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Copan e-swab - liquid Amies (pink lid)
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Sw
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology