Test Code: 
BW
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Bronchial Washings/_x000D_Respiratory Washings/BAL
Collection Requirements: 
Bronchial Washings 20-30 mls neat in sterile universal container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
BW
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
BW
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Bronchial Washings/_x000D_Respiratory Washings/BAL
Collection Requirements: 
Bronchial Washings 20-30 mls neat in sterile universal container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
BW
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
BRUCS
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
Test Code: 
BURKS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Melioidosis, B. pseudomallei_x000D__x000D_
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
Townsville General Hospital
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
F
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Clostridium difficile, Toxin B
Collection Requirements: 
Faeces. 30 ml (fresh, not formed) in sterile container
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: 
CHLS
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: 
CHLS
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: 
CTNGX
Tube Colour: 
Swab - Xpert CT/NG Vaginal/ Endocervical Specimen Collection Kit
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Chlamydia trachomatis PCR
Collection Requirements: 
Endocervical and vaginal swabs. Swabs are available from Pathology specimen reception.
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Sw
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Abbott Multicollection specimen collection Kits: available from Pathology Central Specimen Reception.
Test Code: 
CTNGX
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Chlamydia trachomatis
Collection Requirements: 
Urine. No special collection requirement
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
U
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
CHLS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Chlamydia
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: 
Serology
Test Code: 
TEST NOT AVAILABLE
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Not Available
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Laboratory: 
Serology
Test Code: 
BARTS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Bartonella 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: 
Westmead Hospital Sydney
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
TIP
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Place in sterile container - urinary catheter tips are unsuitable specimens
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
TIP
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
UROG
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Cervical/Endocervical swab_x000D__x000D_
Collection Requirements: 
Amies swab -Copan e-swab - liquid Amies (pink lid)_x000D__x000D_
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Sw
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
For Chlamydia / Gonorrhoea PCR please refer to CTNGX
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: 
Medicare Rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
Westmead Hospital Sydney
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
ALPHAP
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: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
CHIKS
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: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
Westmead Hospital Sydney
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
CTNGX
Tube Colour: 
Swab - Pink Lid Xpert CT/NG Vaginal / Endocervical Specimen Collection Kit
Urine: Yellow Lid Xpert CT/NG Urine Specimen Collection Kit
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Gonorrhoea
Collection Requirements: 
Urethral swab(fine), rectal, genital, endocervical, vaginal, Swabs must be sent in a Pink lid Xpert CT/NG Vaginal / Endocervical Specimen collection kit. First pass urine. Collection kits are available from Specimen Reception, Pathology.
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Sw or U
Fee: 
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: 
Bronchial Washing
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
BW
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
RBPNAT
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: 
CHLS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
C. pneumoniae serology_x000D__x000D_
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
Test Code: 
RPBNAT
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
C. pneumoniae PCR_x000D__x000D_
Collection Requirements: 
Respiratory specimen_x000D__x000D_
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Sp
Fee: 
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: 
Bronchial Washing
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
BW
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology