Test Code: 
ACRAB
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
AChR Antibodies, Antibodies to the Acetylcholine Receptor(Anti-Acetylcholine Receptor Antibodies; Anti Acetylcholine Receptor Antibodies; ACR Antibodies, AChR Antibodies)
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
<0.25 nmol/L Negative; 0.25-0.4 nmol/L Equivocal; >0.4 nmol/L Positive
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Test Code: 
Cort, 17OHP
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Refer to Dynamic Tests in Pathology home page
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
ACYC
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Light Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml Serum or 4.5 ml Lithium Heparin
Reference Range: 
No RI ug/ml
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Pathology Queensland - Central LaboratoryLevel 4, Block 7Herston Hospitals CampusRoyal Brisbane & Women's HospitalHerston RoadHerston, Qld 4029tel 07 3646 3636fax 07 3646 6160
Test Code: 
ACARN
Tube Colour: 
GUT
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Acyl carnitine Screen (Guthrie Card)
Collection Requirements: 
Spot on Guthrie card.
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Clinical Genetics Services (VCGS)Royal Children's HospitalLevel 4, East Building50 Flemington RoadParkville, Vic 3052tel 03 8341 6201fax 03 8341 6390
Dried blood spot on Guthrie card to be collected. Individual acyl carnitines values are reported as requested or if clinically indicated.
Test Code: 
ACARNP
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Acyl carnitine plasma
Collection Requirements: 
4.5 ml Lithium Heparin
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Fee: 
$200
Reference Laboratory: 
NSW Biochemical Genetics Service
The Sydney Children's Hospital Network
Acyl carnitine values reported.
Test Code: 
ADAL
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
mg/L
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Alfred Hospital - GastroenterologyAlfred Centre, Ground Floor99 Commercial RoadMelbourne 3004tel 03 9076 2223mob 0425 423 797 Fax 03 9076 2194
Test Code: 
FLADA
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
ADA, Purine Nucleoside Phosphorylase, PNP
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
<50 U/L
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Pathology Queensland - Central LaboratoryLevel 4, Block 7Herston Hospitals CampusRoyal Brisbane & Women's HospitalHerston RoadHerston, Qld 4029tel 07 3646 3636fax 07 3646 6160
Test Code: 
ADAB
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Anti-Adrenal Antibodies (Adrenal Antibodies)
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Immunology
Test Code: 
ADVS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Collection Requirements: 
All samples are collected in serum tubes and AVS packs are available in Radiology
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Test Code: 
ADR
Tube Colour: 
Dark Green On Ice
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
PCAT
Collection Requirements: 
6 mL Lithium Heparin NO GEL on ice. Sample collected via an indwelling catheter after 30 mins in a quiet room with minimal disturbance to the patient.
Reference Range: 
0.0 - 1.0 nmol/L
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Reference Laboratory: 
Austin PathologyAustin Hospital145 Studley RoadHeidelberg, Vic 3084tel 03 9496 3100fax 03 9496 1674
Testing for plasma free metanephrines (the O-methylated metabolites of catecholamines) is now considered the preferred test in screening for the presence of neuroendocrine secreting tumours such as phaeochromocytomas and paragangliomas. Ref: Lenders et al 2002, JAMA 287:1427-1434
Test Code: 
U24CAT
Tube Colour: 
Urine (24 Hr Acid)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
24 Hr Urine (acid bottle, pH<3.0)
Reference Range: 
no ref int nmol/L
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
U24CAT
Tube Colour: 
Urine (24 Hr Acid)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
24 Hr Urine (acid bottle, pH<3.0)
Reference Range: 
<10 nmol/mmol
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
ACTH
Tube Colour: 
Pink On Ice
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
ACTH, Adrenocorticotrophin, Adrenocorticotrophic Hormone Adrenocorticotrophin
Collection Requirements: 
6 ml EDTA on ice
Reference Range: 
1.6 - 13.9 pmol/L
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
ALT
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
ALT, GPT, Transaminase
Collection Requirements: 
4.5 ml Lithium Heparin or 8.5 ml Serum
Reference Range: 
M <40, F <35 U/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
UALB
Tube Colour: 
Urine (24 Hr Plain)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Urine (24 Hr plain)
Reference Range: 
M< 2.5, F<3.5 mg/mmol
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
ALB
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
4.5 ml Lithium Heparin or 8.5 ml Serum
Reference Range: 
35 - 50 g/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
AER
Tube Colour: 
Urine (24 Hr Plain)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
AER (Timed Urine)
Collection Requirements: 
Urine (24 Hr plain)
Reference Range: 
<20 mg/d
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
U24ALB
Tube Colour: 
Urine (24 Hr Plain)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Urine (24 Hr plain)
Reference Range: 
M: <2.5, F: < 3.5 mg/mmol
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
U24ALD
Tube Colour: 
Urine (24 Hr Plain)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Urine (24 Hr plain), Keep the container refrigerated during the entire collection period
Reference Range: 
3 - 78 nmol/D
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Austin PathologyAustin Hospital145 Studley RoadHeidelberg, Vic 3084tel 03 9496 3100fax 03 9496 1674
Test Code: 
ALDO
Tube Colour: 
Pink **
Department: 
Biochemistry
Collection Requirements: 
6-9 ml EDTA
Reference Range: 
pmol/L
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Reference Laboratory: 
Austin PathologyAustin Hospital145 Studley RoadHeidelberg, Vic 3084tel 03 9496 3100fax 03 9496 1674
** If being ordered as part of Adrenal Vein Sampling protocol - please collect serum (Gold) tubes
Test Code: 
ARR
Tube Colour: 
Pink
Lavender
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
6-9 ml EDTA
Reference Range: 
no units
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Austin PathologyAustin Hospital145 Studley RoadHeidelberg, Vic 3084tel 03 9496 3100fax 03 9496 1674
Test Code: 
ALP
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
4.5 ml Lithium Heparin or 8.5 ml Serum
Reference Range: 
See Report U/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
RAST
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
APEPG
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Austin PathologyAustin Hospital145 Studley RoadHeidelberg, Vic 3084tel 03 9496 3100fax 03 9496 1674
Test Code: 
A1AT
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Light Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
A1AT, AAT, A1 Antitrypsin
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml Serum or 4.5 ml Lithium Heparin
Reference Range: 
0.9 - 1.9 g/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: