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
Test Code: 
VZG
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Varicella zoster IgG
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: 
SW
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Wound Swab culture/microscopy
Collection Requirements: 
Amies swab -Gel (blue lid) or Copan e-swab - liquid Amies (pink lid). Swab specimens (list site) - use AMIES swabs if anaerobes and / or fastidious organisms suspected.
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: 
FLAP
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: 
S
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Serology
Yellow Fever virus is a PC-3 level pathogen and requests must be discussed with the Medical Microbiologist prior to sending specimen.
Test Code: 
FLAP
Tube Colour: 
CSF Sterile Tube Pack
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
CSF. Please contact the pathology service BEFORE collection.
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
Yellow Fever virus is a PC-3 level pathogen and requests must be discussed with the Medical Microbiologist prior to sending specimen.
Test Code: 
YFVS
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: 
Serology
Test Code: 
YERS
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: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Microbiology Diagnostic Unit (MDU)University Of Melbourne
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
FLAP
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Lavender
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml Serum tube, 9 ml EDTA, CSF, Urine
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
The preferred sample is urine if acute infection is suspected.
Test Code: 
ZIKAS
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