Test Code: 
FBE
Tube Colour: 
Pink / Purple
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Full Blood Examination, FBE, FBC
Collection Requirements: 
EDTA tube
Reference Range: 
As reported
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Ew
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Haematology
Test Code: 
N/A - see G6PD assay
Tube Colour: 
Pink / Purple
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD)
Collection Requirements: 
3 ml EDTA blood
Availability: 
Weekdays
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Ew
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Haematology
N/A - see G6PD assay - same specimen requirement.
Test Code: 
GS
Tube Colour: 
Pink
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
6mL EDTA tube (Blood Bank)
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
24 hours
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Ew
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Blood Transfusion
1. SPECIMENS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR PRETRANSFUSION TESTING UNLESS: i) the specimen and request slip conform to the Blood Transfusion protocols of the relevent site. If Bradma labels are used they must be signed and dated to confirm the patient ID has been checked. ii) The specimen collection declaration is completed by the person collecting and labelling the specimen. Please label the request slip with the ward and clinical details. 2. IF URGENT, TELEPHONE THE LABORATORY. 3. Use "Transfusion Test/ Product Request Form".
Test Code: 
HFE
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Genetic Haemochromatosis; C282Y; H63D; Hereditary Haemochromatosis
Collection Requirements: 
3-10mL EDTA Whole Blood
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
1-2 weeks to result
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
EW
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Molecular Haematology
Test Code: 
Hb
Tube Colour: 
Pink / Purple
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Haemoglobin; Hb
Collection Requirements: 
EDTA tube
Reference Range: 
As reported
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Ew
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Haematology
Test Code: 
PLHB
Tube Colour: 
Dark Green
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Haemoglobin - Plasma
Collection Requirements: 
1 x 6ml Lithium heparin NO GEL - Dark Green. Send to Laboratory ASAP - Do not store as whole blood.
Reference Range: 
Not Detected
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
LHNG
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Haematology
Withdraw blood slowly and mix tube gently. Every effort must be made to prevent haemolysis during specimen collection. Send to Laboratory ASAP - Do not store as whole blood.
Test Code: 
UHB
Tube Colour: 
Urine
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Haemoglobin - Urine
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml freshly voided mid-stream urine
Reference Range: 
Not Detected
Availability: 
Weekdays
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
U
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Haematology
Test Code: 
cbHb
Tube Colour: 
Mauve
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
EDTA tube
Reference Range: 
As reported
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Ew
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Haematology
Test Code: 
HbEP
Tube Colour: 
Pink / Purple
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Hbep, Thalassaemia screen; Thal screen
Collection Requirements: 
EDTA tube
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Ew
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
Royal Children's Hospital
Laboratory: 
Haematology
This test requires an FBE and Iron studies to be requested in order to fully interpret results.
Test Code: 
PCHIM
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Chimerism Analysis (Bone Marrow Transplantation)
Collection Requirements: 
18ml (2 x 9 ml tubes) EDTA Whole Blood or 1-3mL Bone Marrow Aspirate **Mark request as Urgent
Availability: 
2-3 weeks to result
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
EW, BM
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Peter MacCallum Cancer CentrePathology Department Level 4305 Grattan StreetMelbourne, Vic 3000
Laboratory: 
Molecular Haematology
Specimen MUST be delivered to laboratory within 24 hours from collection (Mon - 3pm Fri, excluding public holidays)
Test Code: 
PCHIPR
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Chimerism Analysis (Bone Marrow Transplantation)
Collection Requirements: 
18ml (2 x 9 ml tubes) EDTA Whole Blood or 1-3mL Bone Marrow Aspirate **Mark request as Urgent
Availability: 
2-3 weeks to result
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
EW, BM
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Peter MacCallum Cancer CentrePathology Department Level 4305 Grattan StreetMelbourne, Vic 3000
Laboratory: 
Molecular Haematology
Initial samples must include - pretransplant recipient and donor. Specimen MUST be delivered to laboratory within 24 hours from collection (Mon - 3pm Fri, excluding public holidays)
Test Code: 
UHS
Tube Colour: 
Urine
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Haemosiderin (Urine)
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml FIRST VOID urine
Reference Range: 
Not detected
Availability: 
Weekdays
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
U
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Haematology
Test Code: 
HITS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Heparin Induced Platelet Antibodies (HITS Screen)
Collection Requirements: 
8.5mL Serum tube
Reference Range: 
Negative
Availability: 
Weekdays, 24 hours by arrangement with Registrar (93427402)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Haematology
Confirmative test is available from Reference Laboratory. Monash Medical Centre Monash Health Pathology 246 Clayton Rd Clayton 3168 03 9594 4538
Test Code: 
HLAAB
Tube Colour: 
Red
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Tissue Typing HLA Antibodies, Cytotoxic Antibodies
Collection Requirements: 
1 x 6mL Serum No Gel
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Australian Red Cross Blood Service VictoriaVictorian Transplantation And Immunogenetics Service (VTIS)100-154 Batman StreetWest Melbourne, Vic 3003tel 03 9694 0354
Laboratory: 
Haematology
The patient diagnosis and relevant clinical notes must be clearly indicated for Tissue Typing HLA Antibody testing.
Test Code: 
HLATY
Tube Colour: 
Yellow
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Tissue Typing HLA Antigens, HLA Typing including - HLAB27, HLADQ (Coeliac tissue typing), B57 (Abacavir hypersensitivity) & DRW2, HLA Genotyping
Collection Requirements: 
2 x 8.5 ml ACD blood (minimun) - 10 to 20mL
Reference Range: 
Refer to Report issued by ARCBS (VTIS)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
ACD
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Australian Red Cross Blood Service VictoriaVictorian Transplantation And Immunogenetics Service (VTIS)100-154 Batman StreetWest Melbourne, Vic 3003tel 03 9694 0354
Laboratory: 
Haematology
The patient diagnosis and relevant clinical notes must be clearly indicated for Tissue Typing HLA Antigen testing.
Test Code: 
HLAB27
Tube Colour: 
Yellow
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
B27 Typing
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml ACD blood
Reference Range: 
Refer to Report issued by ARCBS (VTIS)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
ACD
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Australian Red Cross Blood Service VictoriaVictorian Transplantation And Immunogenetics Service (VTIS)100-154 Batman StreetWest Melbourne, Vic 3003tel 03 9694 0354
Laboratory: 
Haematology
The patient diagnosis and relevant clinical notes must be clearly indicated for Tissue Typing HLA B27 Antigen testing.
Test Code: 
IM
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Lavender
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Infectious Mononucleosis Screen (Monospot, IM Screen, Glandular Fever Screen)
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml Serum or 3mL EDTA
Reference Range: 
Negative
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
S, EW
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Haematology
Test Code: 
PIGH
Tube Colour: 
Pink
Lavender
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
IgH Gene Rearrangement; IGH
Collection Requirements: 
SEE NOTES 3-10mL EDTA blood or 1-3mL Bone Marrow or Fresh Tissue or Paraffin Sections (10 to 15 Sections - 10 Micron thick)
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
2-3 weeks to result
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
EW , BM, Tisfr
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Laboratory: 
Molecular Haematology
Specimen MUST be delivered to laboratory within 48 hours of collection (Mon - 3pm Fri, excluding public holidays)
Test Code: 
Flow
Tube Colour: 
Dark Green
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Immunophenotyping (Lymphocyte Typing, Flow cytometry)
Collection Requirements: 
1 x 6mL lithium-heparin NO GEL
Reference Range: 
As reported
Availability: 
Weekdays 9 am to 4 pm
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
LHNG
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Peter MacCallum Cancer CentrePathology Department Level 4305 Grattan StreetMelbourne, Vic 3000
Laboratory: 
Haematology
For urgent specimens outside routine hours, contact laboratory on 93428019
Test Code: 
FLOW
Tube Colour: 
CSF Sterile Tube Pack
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
CSF Flow
Collection Requirements: 
2mL Cerebrospinal Fluid
Reference Range: 
As reported
Availability: 
Weekdays 9 am to 4 pm
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
CSF
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Peter MacCallum Cancer CentrePathology Department Level 4305 Grattan StreetMelbourne
Vic 3000
For urgent specimens outside routine hours, contact laboratory on 93428019
Test Code: 
PQLINV
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
CBFB-MYH11 PCR; CBFB-MYH11 Qualitative PCR; inv(16) PCR
Collection Requirements: 
3-10mL EDTA Whole Blood or 1-3mL Bone Marrow
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
2-3 weeks to result
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
EW, BM
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Laboratory: 
Molecular Haematology
Specimen MUST be delivered to laboratory within 24 hours of collection (Mon - 3pm Fri, excluding public holidays)
Test Code: 
PQNINV
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
CBFB-MYH11 QPCR; CBFB-MYH11 Quantitative PCR; inv(16) QPCR
Collection Requirements: 
3-10mL EDTA Whole Blood or 1-3mL Bone Marrow
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
2-3 weeks to result
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
EW, BM
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Laboratory: 
Molecular Haematology
Specimen MUST be delivered to laboratory within 24 hours of collection (Mon - 3pm Fri, excluding public holidays)
Test Code: 
FMHEXT
Tube Colour: 
Pink
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Kleihauer Test; Foetal Maternal Haemorrhage; FMH
Collection Requirements: 
6 ml EDTA tube (Blood Bank)
Reference Range: 
Negative
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
EB
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
Royal Children's Hospital
Laboratory: 
Blood Transfusion
Sign, date and time specimens and request form.
Test Code: 
LUPUS
Tube Colour: 
Light Blue
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Lupus 'anticoagulant ' testing.
Collection Requirements: 
3x Sodium Citrate Tube (Coagulation)
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Fortnightly (unless by prior arrangement)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
C
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Haematology
Test Code: 
LYMPRO
Tube Colour: 
Lithium Heparin With No Gel
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Lymphocyte Proliferation
Collection Requirements: 
Lithium Heparin with no Gel . See notes below
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Royal Children's Hospital- Immunologytel 9345 5725
Laboratory: 
Haematology
RCH must be notified prior to collection. Sample to be collected on TUESDAY morning and arrive in Immunology Laboratory by 1330hrs. Testing only performed Tuesday mornings. Sample must be received by RCH within 22h of collection. Mark request as URGENT to facilitate immediate transport.