Test Code: 
BPG
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml Serum Tube: Arrange with Medical Microbiologist before specimen is taken as specimens obtained are generally for virological investigations.
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.
Reference Laboratory: 
Royal Children's Hospital
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
BPS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml Serum Tube: Arrange with Medical Microbiologist before specimen is taken as specimens obtained are generally for virological investigations.
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.
Reference Laboratory: 
Royal Children's Hospital
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
BURKS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Melioidosis
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Townsville General Hospital
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
MISCSO
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: 
ARRL
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
BFVS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Barmah Forest Virus Antibody_x000D__x000D_
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.
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
BARTP
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
9 ml EDTA blood
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
EwL
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Westmead Hospital Sydney
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
BARTS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Cat Scratch Disease
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
Westmead Hospital Sydney
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
FL
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
10-20 ml in a sterile container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
FL
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
BKP
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Polyomavirus PCR
Collection Requirements: 
9 ml EDTA blood
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
EwL
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
BKU
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Polyomavirus PCR
Collection Requirements: 
Urine collected in sterile container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
U
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
BC
Tube Colour: 
Peds Plus: Pink Plastic Cap
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Blood Cultures
Collection Requirements: 
1-3 ml in Peds bottle
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
BC
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Procedure for collection of blood cultures is described in the patient procedure manual. For each venepuncture, two different bottle types are inoculated: aerobic and anaerobic. Do not place Bradma label over barcode on bottles
Test Code: 
BC
Tube Colour: 
Peds Plus: Pink Plastic Cap
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Blood Cultures
Collection Requirements: 
1-3 ml in Peds Plus bottle
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
BC
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Please contact Medical Microbiologist before collection. Indicate suspicion of Bartonella on request form.
Test Code: 
BC
Tube Colour: 
Myco/F Lytic bottle: white plastic cap
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Blood Cultures
Collection Requirements: 
1-5ml in Myco/F Lytic Bottle
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
BC
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
BC
Tube Colour: 
Myco/F Lytic bottle: white plastic cap
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Blood Cultures
Collection Requirements: 
1-5ml in Myco/F Lytic bottle in addition to 8-10 ml blood in each culture bottle (Anaerobic & Aerobic)
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
BC
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Indicate suspicion of yeasts / fungi on request form. Do not place Bradma label over barcode on bottles
Test Code: 
BC
Tube Colour: 
Aerobic: grey plastic cap. Anaerobic: Purple plastic cap
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Blood Cultures
Collection Requirements: 
8-10 ml blood in each culture bottle (Anaerobic & Aerobic)
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Please contact Medical Microbiologist before collection. Indicate suspicion of fastidious organisms an request longer incubation on request form.
Test Code: 
BC
Tube Colour: 
Peds Plus: Pink Plastic Cap
Aerobic: Grey Plastic Cap
Anaerobic: Purple Plastic Cap
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Inoculate directly into blood culture bottle(s) OR in sterile container.
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
BM
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Use Peds bottle if specimen is less than 8 mls, otherwise use aerobic and anaerobic bottles when volume is greater than 8 mls.
Test Code: 
BPS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
B.Pertussis IgA EIA_x000D__x000D_
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml Serum Tube: Arrange with Medical Microbiologist before specimen is taken as specimens obtained are generally for virological investigations._x000D__x000D_
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
Royal Children's Hospital
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
BPS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
B.Pertussis IgG and IgA EIA_x000D__x000D_
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml Serum Tube: Arrange with Medical Microbiologist before specimen is taken as specimens obtained are generally for virological investigations._x000D__x000D_
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
Royal Children's Hospital
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
BPG
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
B.Pertussis IgA EIA_x000D__x000D_
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml Serum Tube: Arrange with Medical Microbiologist before specimen is taken as specimens obtained are generally for virological investigations._x000D__x000D_
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
Royal Children's Hospital
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
RPBNAT
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Copan E-swab - Liquid Amies (pink Lid)
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
B.pertussis PCR_x000D__x000D_
Collection Requirements: 
NPA or Per Nasal Swab, Respiratory samples in sterile container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Sw / Asp / BAL / BW
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
BW
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Bronchial Washings/_x000D_Respiratory Washings/BAL
Collection Requirements: 
Bronchial Washings 20-30 mls neat in sterile universal container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
BW
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
BW
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Bronchial Washings/_x000D_Respiratory Washings/BAL
Collection Requirements: 
Bronchial Washings 20-30 mls neat in sterile universal container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
BW
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
BRUCS
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: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
BURKS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Melioidosis, B. pseudomallei_x000D__x000D_
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
Townsville General Hospital
Laboratory: 
Microbiology