Test Code: 
RPBNAT (extended respiratory panel)
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Resp PCR, Respiratory PCR (Viral) Includes : Influenza A Influenza B RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) Rhinovirus H1N1 Human Swine Influenza Avian Influenza Bird Influenza
Collection Requirements: 
Bronchial Washing
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
BW
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Please include returned traveller history including countries visited.
Test Code: 
RPBNAT (extended respiratory panel)
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Resp PCR, Respiratory PCR (Viral) Includes : Influenza A, Influenza B, RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) Rhinovirus/ Enterovirus, Parainfluenza 1,2,3, Adenovirus, Metapneumonavirus, Bordetella sp., B.parapertussis, L.pneumophila, L.longbaechae, M.pneumoniae, Chlamydiaceae.
Collection Requirements: 
Sputum
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Sp
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Please include returned traveller history including countries visited.
Test Code: 
RPBNAT (extended respiratory panel)
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Resp PCR, Respiratory PCR (Viral) Includes : Influenza A Influenza B RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) Rhinovirus H1N1 Human Swine Influenza Avian Influenza Bird Influenza
Collection Requirements: 
Copan e-swab - liquid Amies (pink lid)
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Sw
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Please include returned traveller history including countries visited.
Test Code: 
RESPX
Tube Colour: 
Pink Lid Swab
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Influenza A, Influenza B and RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus)
Collection Requirements: 
Copan e-swab - liquid Amies (pink lid)
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Sw
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Please include returned traveller history including countries visited.
Test Code: 
INFS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
FluA/FluB influenza antibody
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
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: 
FL
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Collect 10 - 15 ml in capped syringe or sterile container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
FL
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
TIS
Tube Colour: 
Tissue
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Tissues
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
TIS
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
SW
Tube Colour: 
Swab
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Swab Sample
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Sw
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
GALA
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml Serum tube or_x000D__x000D_ Bronchial Washing or_x000D__x000D_ BAL
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
S, BW
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
Austin Hospital Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
UROG
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
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: 
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: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
HIBS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Haemophilus influenzae IgG ; flu
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
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: 
Royal Children's Hospital
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Immune function test
Test Code: 
MISCSO
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Respiratory specimens, CSF, 9 ml EDTA, 10 ml ACD - It is recommended that the laboratory is contacted before requesting this test.
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
This will detect members of the Hantavirus genus including Hantaan and Sin Nombre (4 corners) viruses.
Test Code: 
HANTAS
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: 
Serology
Please contact the medical microbiologist before requesting this test
Test Code: 
F
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Fresh faeces
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Faec
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
MISCSO
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
SARS Serology
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: 
HPAG
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Fresh faeces
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Faec
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
HPAB
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
H. pylori Serology
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: 
HENDP
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: 
Serology
Hendra virus is a PC-4 level pathogen and requests must be discussed with the Medical Microbiologist prior to sending specimen.
Test Code: 
HENDS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Equine morbillivirus (EMV) Serology
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: 
HAVG
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Hepatitis A Serology
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: 
HAVM
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Hepatitis A Serology
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Serology
Test Code: 
HAVP
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
9 ml EDTA or_x000D__x000D_ 8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
EwL or S
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
HBCM
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Hepatitis B 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: 
Serology
Test Code: 
HBCAB
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Hepatitis B Serology
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
Laboratory: 
Serology