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: 
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: 
Cyto
Tube Colour: 
Yelllow Top Universal
Department: 
Cytology
Pseudonyms: 
Bronchial washings, Bronchioalveolar Lavage (BAL), Tracheal Trap washings, Respiratory washings
Collection Requirements: 
Min.10 ml to Max. 50ml. For optimal results >10ml is required.
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekdays
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Cytology
As these samples are often shared between departments, Cytology recommends that samples are split at time of collection. For optimal results at least 10ml of sample is required.
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
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