Test Code: 
F
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Clostridium difficile, Toxin B
Collection Requirements: 
Faeces. 30 ml (fresh, not formed) in sterile container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Faec
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
CHLS
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: 
Serology
Test Code: 
CHLS
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: 
Serology
Test Code: 
CTNGX
Tube Colour: 
Swab - Xpert CT/NG Vaginal/ Endocervical Specimen Collection Kit
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Chlamydia trachomatis PCR
Collection Requirements: 
Endocervical and vaginal swabs. Swabs are available from Pathology specimen reception.
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Sw
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Abbott Multicollection specimen collection Kits: available from Pathology Central Specimen Reception.
Test Code: 
CTNGX
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Chlamydia trachomatis
Collection Requirements: 
Urine. No special collection requirement
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
U
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
CHLS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Chlamydia
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: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Serology
Test Code: 
TEST NOT AVAILABLE
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Not Available
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Laboratory: 
Serology
Test Code: 
BARTS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Bartonella serology
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Westmead Hospital Sydney
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
TIP
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Place in sterile container - urinary catheter tips are unsuitable specimens
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
TIP
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
UROG
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Cervical/Endocervical swab_x000D__x000D_
Collection Requirements: 
Amies swab -Copan e-swab - liquid Amies (pink lid)_x000D__x000D_
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Sw
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
For Chlamydia / Gonorrhoea PCR please refer to CTNGX
Test Code: 
TRYPS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Medicare Rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
Westmead Hospital Sydney
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
ALPHAP
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
9 ml EDTA
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
EwL
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
CHIKS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
Westmead Hospital Sydney
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
CTNGX
Tube Colour: 
Swab - Pink Lid Xpert CT/NG Vaginal / Endocervical Specimen Collection Kit
Urine: Yellow Lid Xpert CT/NG Urine Specimen Collection Kit
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Gonorrhoea
Collection Requirements: 
Urethral swab(fine), rectal, genital, endocervical, vaginal, Swabs must be sent in a Pink lid Xpert CT/NG Vaginal / Endocervical Specimen collection kit. First pass urine. Collection kits are available from Specimen Reception, Pathology.
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Sw or U
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
RPBNAT
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Bronchial Alveolar lavage collected in sterile container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
BAL
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
RPBNAT
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Bronchial Washing
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
BW
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
RBPNAT
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Sputum
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Sp
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
CHLS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
C. pneumoniae serology_x000D__x000D_
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: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
RPBNAT
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
C. pneumoniae PCR_x000D__x000D_
Collection Requirements: 
Respiratory specimen_x000D__x000D_
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Sp
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
RPBNAT
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Bronchial Alveolar lavage collected in sterile container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
BAL
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
RPBNAT
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Bronchial Washing
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
BW
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
RPBNAT
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Sputum
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Sp
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
CJD
Tube Colour: 
CSF Sterile Tube Pack
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
14-3-3 CSF Protein_x000D__x000D_(Prion screen) _x000D__x000D_Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease
Collection Requirements: 
Collect using disposable equipment, Personal Protective Equipment. Collect 2 ml CSF. Tube to be placed in pathology bag labelled as "CJD Risk"._x000D__x000D_Send to pathology urgently.
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Mon - Fri, sent out._x000D__x000D_Check with the laboratory for times of dispatch if of critical diagnostic importance.
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
CSF
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
The Australian National Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease Registry LaboratoryUniversity Of Melbourne
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
CAUTION If the specimen is irreplacable, or only replaceable at considerable risk or discomfort to the patient, contact the laboratory before collecting it to verify that the test is still available. _x000D__x000D_Refer to MH Infection Prevention Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Procedures and Guidelines.
Test Code: 
CBOT
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Botulism
Collection Requirements: 
Fresh faeces collected in sterile container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
F
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Microbiology Diagnostic Unit (MDU)University Of Melbourne
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
CMVAV
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