Test Code: 
MALCON
Tube Colour: 
Pink / Purple
Department: 
Haematology
Collection Requirements: 
3mL EDTA
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Ew
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Haematology
Test Code: 
MALAR
Tube Colour: 
Pink / Purple
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Malarial Parasites_x000D_Blood Film - Thick and Thin
Collection Requirements: 
3mL EDTA
Reference Range: 
Not detected
Availability: 
24 hours. Clinical Notes must be included, including recent travel history .
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Ew
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Haematology
Thick films and ICT performed._x000D_ * Preferably taken during fever and sent on three consecutive days if initially negative
Test Code: 
MALAR
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Haematology
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.
Laboratory: 
Serology
Test Code: 
MISCH
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
MDR1 Gene (C3435T) Polymorphism; Multi-Drug Resistance-1; MDR-1 C3435T
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.
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 of collection (Mon - 3pm Fri, excluding public holidays)
Test Code: 
MTHFR
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
MTHFR
Collection Requirements: 
3-10mL EDTA Whole Blood
Availability: 
1-2 weeks to result
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
EW
Fee: 
AUD $77.50 not Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Molecular Haematology
Test Code: 
HLAAB
Tube Colour: 
Red and Pink
Department: 
Haematology
Collection Requirements: 
1 x 6mL Serum no Gel and 1 x 6ml EDTA
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
Test Code: 
MISCH
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
NPM1 Gene Mutation; Nucleophosmin Mutation; NPM1 Exon 12 Indel
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.
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 of collection (Mon - 3pm Fri, excluding public holidays)
Test Code: 
PCV
Tube Colour: 
Pink / Purple
Department: 
Haematology
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: 
PFA
Tube Colour: 
Light Blue
Department: 
Haematology
Collection Requirements: 
**Specific 3.8% Sodium Citrate Tube. Sample to be kept at room temp and hand delivered to CSR ASAP after collection. DO NOT use pneumatic tube.
Reference Range: 
Refer to report
Availability: 
Weekdays
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
C
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Royal Children's HospitalHaematology
Laboratory: 
Haematology
Specimen must be delivered to MH Haematology and sent to RCH ASAP. Please note specific collection and specimen handling requirements. Sodium Citrate Tube (** 3.8% tube required). Tubes are available in both collection centres.
Test Code: 
MISCH
Tube Colour: 
Light Blue
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Plasminogen
Collection Requirements: 
2x Sodium Citrate Tube (Coagulation)
Reference Range: 
80 - 120%
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
C
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Monash Medical CentreMonash Health Pathology246 Clayton RoadClayton, Vic 3168tel 03 9594 4538
Laboratory: 
Haematology
Test Code: 
TPAI
Tube Colour: 
Light Blue
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor, PAI
Collection Requirements: 
Contact Pathology (Haematology) if collection requirement details are required
Reference Range: 
As reported
Availability: 
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
C
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Monash Medical CentreMonash Health Pathology246 Clayton RoadClayton, Vic 3168tel 03 9594 4538
Laboratory: 
Haematology
Test Code: 
Pagg
Tube Colour: 
Light Blue
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Ten (10x) tubes required. |Sodium Citrate Tube (Coagulation)
Reference Range: 
As reported
Availability: 
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
C
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Haematology
Arrangement for testing must be made with Haematology before specimen collection. Testing only available before 12md. Patient Platelet must be higher than 100 x 10^9 /L to perform this test.
Test Code: 
HLAAB
Tube Colour: 
Red and Pink
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
HLA Antibodies
Collection Requirements: 
1 x 6 mL Serum No Gel and 1 x 6mL EDTA
Reference Range: 
Refer to Report issued by ARCBS (VTIS)
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
Test Code: 
PLT
Tube Colour: 
Pink / Purple
Department: 
Haematology
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: 
PNH
Tube Colour: 
Pink
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
EDTA tube
Reference Range: 
As reported
Availability: 
Weekdays
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Ew
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: 
Flow Cytometry
Test Code: 
PrC
Tube Colour: 
Light Blue
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Protein C
Collection Requirements: 
Sodium Citrate Tube (Coagulation)
Reference Range: 
61-138%
Availability: 
Weekdays
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
C
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Haematology
Test Code: 
PrS
Tube Colour: 
Light Blue
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Protein S (Free]
Collection Requirements: 
Sodium Citrate Tube (Coagulation)
Reference Range: 
Male: 57-151 %, _x000D__x000D_Female: 48-129 %
Availability: 
Weekdays
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
C
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Haematology
Test Code: 
MISCH
Tube Colour: 
Light Blue
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
PTfrag
Collection Requirements: 
Contact Pathology (Haematology) if collection requirement details are required
Reference Range: 
As reported
Availability: 
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
C
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Monash Medical CentreMonash Health Pathology246 Clayton RoadClayton, Vic 3168tel 03 9594 4538
Laboratory: 
Haematology
Test Code: 
PGM
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
PT20,210; Prothrombin 20,210; PGM
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: 
INR
Tube Colour: 
Light Blue
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
PT / INR (International Normalised Ratio)
Collection Requirements: 
Sodium Citrate Tube (Coagulation)
Reference Range: 
Prothrombin time: As reported |INR: 0.8 - 1.3
Availability: 
24 hours
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
C
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Haematology
See also Coagulation profile and DIC screen
Test Code: 
G6PD
Tube Colour: 
Pink
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase
Collection Requirements: 
EDTA tube
Reference Range: 
8.8 - 17.6 IU/g Hb
Availability: 
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Ew
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
Royal Children's Hospital
Laboratory: 
Haematology
Test Code: 
RCC
Tube Colour: 
Pink / Purple
Department: 
Haematology
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: 
MISCH
Tube Colour: 
Pink
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Pyruvate Kinase, Pyrimidine-5’-nucleotidase (not G6PD)
Collection Requirements: 
Contact Pathology (Haematology) if collection requirement details are required
Reference Range: 
As reported
Availability: 
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Ew
Fee: 
Please contact reference laboratory for up to date fee information.
Reference Laboratory: 
Westmead Childrens HospitalHawkesbury Road & Hainsworth StreetWestmead, NSW 2145tel 02 9845 3286fax 02 9845 3332
Laboratory: 
Haematology
Arrangement for testing must be made with Westmead before specimen collection.
Test Code: 
PHRC
Tube Colour: 
Pink
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
6 ml EDTA tube (Blood Bank)
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
EB
Fee: 
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: 
Retic
Tube Colour: 
Pink / Purple
Department: 
Haematology
Collection Requirements: 
EDTA tube
Reference Range: 
As reported
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Ew
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Haematology
Specimen MUST be delivered to laboratory within 24 hours of collection (Mon - 3pm Fri, excluding public holidays)