Test Code: 
BNP
Tube Colour: 
Pink
Lavender
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
BNP, Natureic Peptide, Naturetic Peptide NT-Pro
Collection Requirements: 
6-9 ml EDTA
Reference Range: 
See Report ng/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Test Code: 
BARB
Tube Colour: 
Urine (random)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Barbiturate Screen
Collection Requirements: 
5 ml minimum
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
ABG, VBG
Tube Colour: 
Blood Gas Syringe
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
BE
Collection Requirements: 
See Blood Gas
Reference Range: 
-3 to +3 mmol/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Test Code: 
B2GP
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
B2GPI1
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
<20 CU
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Test Code: 
B2M
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
B2MG
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
See Report mg/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
SB2T
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: 
BHB
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
3 Hydroxy Butyrate
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
mmol/L
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: 
FLHCG
Tube Colour: 
Fluid Container
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
5 ml in sterile Container
Reference Range: 
IU/L
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: 
HCO3
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
HCO3
Collection Requirements: 
4.5 ml Lithium Heparin or 8.5 ml Serum
Reference Range: 
See Report mmol/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
BILE
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Light Green
Lavender
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Bile salts
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml Serum, 4.5 ml Lithium Heparin or 3mL EDTA
Reference Range: 
0-10 umol/L
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: 
BIL
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Total Bilirubin, Bili
Collection Requirements: 
4.5 ml Lithium Heparin or 8.5 ml Serum
Reference Range: 
See Report umol/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
Tbil, Cbil
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
BILC
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Bilirubin Bound, Direct Bilirubin
Collection Requirements: 
4.5 ml Lithium Heparin or 8.5 ml Serum
Reference Range: 
<7 umol/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
BILU
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Bilirubin unbound, Indirect Bilirubin
Collection Requirements: 
4.5 ml Lithium Heparin or 8.5 ml Serum
Reference Range: 
<14 umol/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
UBIS
Tube Colour: 
Urine (acid Washed)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (Acid Wash)
Reference Range: 
no ref interval nmol/l
Availability: 
Monthly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Sydney South Western Area Pathology ServiceRoyal Prince Alfred HospitalCentral Specimen ReceptionMissenden RoadCamperdown, NSW 2050tel 02 9515 8279fax 02 9515 7931
Test Code: 
U24BIS
Tube Colour: 
Urine (acid Washed)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Urine (24 hour A Wash)
Reference Range: 
0-20 nmol/d
Availability: 
Monthly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Sydney South Western Area Pathology ServiceRoyal Prince Alfred HospitalCentral Specimen ReceptionMissenden RoadCamperdown, NSW 2050tel 02 9515 8279fax 02 9515 7931
Test Code: 
ABG, VBG
Tube Colour: 
Blood Gas Syringe
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Arterial Blood gas; Venous blood gas
Collection Requirements: 
Arterial or venous collection. Radiometer Blood Gas syringe. * Arterial Gases being sent to lab or not analysed within 15min should be on ice.
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Test Code: 
BMX
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Panel includes UE, LFT, G, LD, UA
Test Code: 
Ca, PO4, Mg, AP
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
BALP
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Bone ALP, Ostase
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
male/female >18y: 5.5 - 24.6 ug/L
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
If collected outside of Melbourne Health Pathology, please send frozen serum aliquot.
Test Code: 
P1NP, CTX
Tube Colour: 
Pink / Purple
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
P1NP, CTX
Collection Requirements: 
6-9ml EDTA
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Test Code: 
UNCB
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Urine(rand)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
4.5mL Lithium Heparin or Urine sample
Reference Range: 
MF <0.15 mmol/L
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Australian Clinical Laboratories1868 Dandenong RoadClayton, Vic 3168tel 03 9538 6777fax 03 8540 5555
Test Code: 
BUSU
Tube Colour: 
Green On Ice
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
4.5mL Lithium Heparin on Ice
Reference Range: 
mg/L
Availability: 
Monthly
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Westmead Childrens HospitalHawkesbury Road & Hainsworth StreetWestmead, NSW 2145tel 02 9845 3286fax 02 9845 3332
Test Code: 
BUSAUC
Tube Colour: 
Green On Ice
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
4.5mL Lithium Heparin on Ice
Reference Range: 
mg/L
Availability: 
Monthly
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Westmead Childrens HospitalHawkesbury Road & Hainsworth StreetWestmead, NSW 2145tel 02 9845 3286fax 02 9845 3332