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: 
CJD
Tube Colour: 
CSF Sterile Tube Pack
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
14-3-3 CSF Protein_x000D__x000D_(Prion screen) _x000D__x000D_Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease
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: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
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__x000D_Refer to MH Infection Prevention Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Procedures and Guidelines.
Test Code: 
CBOT
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Botulism
Collection Requirements: 
Fresh faeces collected in sterile container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
F
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Microbiology Diagnostic Unit (MDU)University Of Melbourne
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
CMVAV
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: 
CMVR
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
CMV Genotyping_x000D__x000D_
Collection Requirements: 
Tissue
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
T
Fee: 
Initial tests are Medicare rebatable. Fees may apply if further testing is required.
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
CMVG
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
CMV (Cytomegalovirus) IgG
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Serology
Single serum samples are appropriate for screening purposes._x000D_Paired sera required for diagnosis (10-14 days apart).
Test Code: 
CMV
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Cytomegalovirus
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Initial tests are Medicare rebatable. Fees may apply if further testing is required.
Laboratory: 
Serology
Test Code: 
CMVM
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Cytomegalovirus
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Serology
Single serum samples are appropriate for screening purposes. Paired sera required for diagnosis (10-14 days apart).
Test Code: 
CMVL
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
CMV (Cytomegalovirus)Quantitation
Collection Requirements: 
9 ml EDTA tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Twice weekly
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
EwL
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
HMVAD
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Cytomegalovirus
Collection Requirements: 
Other fluids - contact Medical Microbiologist.
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
FL
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
HMVAD
Tube Colour: 
Pink Lid Swab
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Cytomegalovirus
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: 
HMVAD
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Cytomegalovirus
Collection Requirements: 
Mid stream urine / MSU
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
U
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
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: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Westmead Hospital Sydney
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
TIS
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Corneal scraping - Cultured directly on culture media at bedside (see note).
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
TIS
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Please ring the Microbiology Department for a collection kit.
Test Code: 
RBF
Tube Colour: 
Copan E-swab - Liquid Amies (pink Lid)
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
B.pertussis PCR_x000D__x000D_
Collection Requirements: 
NPA or Per Nasal Swab or Respiratory samples in sterile container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Sp
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
ENTS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml Serum tube
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
Prince Of Wales HospitalRandwick, NSW
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
QFP
Tube Colour: 
CSF Collection Tubes
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Q fever PCR, Coxsiella
Collection Requirements: 
1 ml CSF in sterile black top CSF tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
ARRL, Rickettsial Lab, Geelong
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
QFP
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Q fever PCR, Coxsiella
Collection Requirements: 
3-10 ml EDTA Whole Blood
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
EwL
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
ARRL, Rickettsial Lab, Geelong
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
QFP
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Q fever PCR, Coxsiella
Collection Requirements: 
Tissue
Reference Range: 
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: 
ARRL, Rickettsial Lab, Geelong
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
QFP
Tube Colour: 
CSF Collection Tubes
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Q fever PCR, Coxsiella
Collection Requirements: 
Bronchial Alveolar lavage collected in sterile container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
ARRL, Rickettsial Lab, Geelong
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
QFP
Tube Colour: 
CSF Collection Tubes
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Q fever PCR, Coxsiella
Collection Requirements: 
Bronchial washing
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
ARRL, Rickettsial Lab, Geelong
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
QFP
Tube Colour: 
CSF Collection Tubes
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Q fever PCR, Coxsiella
Collection Requirements: 
Sputum
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
ARRL, Rickettsial Lab, Geelong
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
QFP
Tube Colour: 
CSF Collection Tubes
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Q fever PCR, Coxsiella
Collection Requirements: 
Fluid, Tissue, Bronchial washing, BAL, CSF
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
ARRL, Rickettsial Lab, Geelong
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
QFS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Q FEVER
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
MDR
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
carbapenemase resistance
Collection Requirements: 
Gel swab or Copan e-swab (liquid Amies) pink lid.
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
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