Test Code: 
C8
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
C8
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
mg/L
Availability: 
Monthly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
South Eastern Area Laboratory Service (SEALS)Pathology BuildingCnr Kareena Road & The KingswayCaringbah, NSW 2229tel 02 9540 7430fax 02 9540 7427
Test Code: 
C9
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
C9
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
mg/L
Availability: 
Monthly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
South Eastern Area Laboratory Service (SEALS)Pathology BuildingCnr Kareena Road & The KingswayCaringbah, NSW 2229tel 02 9540 7430fax 02 9540 7427
Test Code: 
C1Q
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
C1q Complement
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
St Vincent's Hospital PathologyLevel 2, IPS Building41 Victoria ParadeFitzroy, Vic 3065tel 03 9288 2888fax 03 9288 4224
Test Code: 
COMP
Tube Colour: 
Red
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
CH50, AH50, MBL
Collection Requirements: 
6 ml Serum with no Gel. Send to pathology immediately for centrifugation and storage at -70C.
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Reference Laboratory: 
Royal Children's HospitalLaboratory ServicesLevel 4, East Building50 Flemington RoadParkville, Vic 3052tel 03 9345 4200fax 03 9345 9884
Complement Functional : This test includes three tests : Classical pathway (CH50), Alternative pathway (AH50) and Mannose Binding Lectin.
Test Code: 
DAT
Tube Colour: 
Pink
Lavender
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Coomb's Test (Direct Antiglobulin Test, DAT)
Collection Requirements: 
6mL EDTA tube (Blood Bank) or 3ml EDTA
Reference Range: 
Negative
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
EW or EB
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Blood Transfusion
Test Code: 
COPEP
Tube Colour: 
Pink
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
ADH, Vasopressin, CT proAVP, C-Terminus Pro-Arginine Vasopressin
Collection Requirements: 
Morning samples after 8 hour fast (without water restriction) are recommended unless otherwise stated by clinician. Plasma (EDTA or Heparin) and serum samples are suitable.
Reference Range: 
Non-water deprived, non-fasting adults < 16.3 pmol/L Non-water deprived, fasting ( >8hrs) adults < 15.2 pmol/L Non-water deprived, non- fasting paediatric subjects < 14.5 pmol/L
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Fee: 
This is a Non-Medicare–Refundable Test with a cost to the patient of $ 50.00
Reference Laboratory: 
Sydney South Western Area Pathology ServiceRoyal Prince Alfred HospitalCentral Specimen ReceptionMissenden RoadCamperdown, NSW 2050tel 02 9515 8279fax 02 9515 7931
Copeptin (aka C- Terminus Pro-Arginine Vasopressin, CT-proAVP) is the C-terminal glycoprotein moiety of pre-provasopressin and is released in the same amount as AVP and can be used as a surrogate for ADH concentration. Copeptin has a much longer plasma half-life than ADH (days compared to minutes) and has greater stability at room temperature and therefore is less prone to preanalytical errors.
Test Code: 
U24COP
Tube Colour: 
Urine (24 Hr Acid Washed)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (24 hr acid washed)
Reference Range: 
<0.64 umol/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: 
UCOP
Tube Colour: 
Urine (24 Hr Acid Washed)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (24 hr acid washed)
Reference Range: 
no ref int
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: 
COPP
Tube Colour: 
Red
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
6 ml Serum with no Gel, 8.5 ml Serum
Reference Range: 
11.3 - 25.2 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: 
TISCOP
Tube Colour: 
Fluid Container
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Dry weight Copper, Liver Cu
Collection Requirements: 
5 ml in sterile Container
Reference Range: 
10-60 ug/g Dry Wt
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: 
TIS
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Corneal scraping - Cultured directly on culture media at bedside (see note).
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
TIS
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Please ring the Microbiology Department for a collection kit.
Test Code: 
RBF
Tube Colour: 
Copan E-swab - Liquid Amies (pink Lid)
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
B.pertussis PCR_x000D__x000D_
Collection Requirements: 
NPA or Per Nasal Swab or Respiratory samples in sterile container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Sp
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
CORT
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Gold**
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Dexamethasone suppression test, Synacthen stimulation test.
Collection Requirements: 
4.5 ml Lithium Heparin or 8.5 ml Serum
Reference Range: 
See Report nmol/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
** If being ordered as part of Adrenal Vein Sampling protocol - please collect serum (Gold) tubes
Test Code: 
UCORT
Tube Colour: 
Urine (random)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (Random)
Reference Range: 
nmol/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
U24FCL
Tube Colour: 
Urine (random)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (random)
Reference Range: 
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: 
U24FC
Tube Colour: 
Urine (24 Hr Plain)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Urine (24 Hr plain)
Reference Range: 
12 - 280 nmol/D
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
SCORT
Tube Colour: 
Salivette
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Saliva collection into Salivette
Reference Range: 
(11 PM) <8.0 nmol/L
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
SCOT
Tube Colour: 
Red
Dark Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
6 ml Serum with no Gel, 6 ml Lithium Heparin No Gel
Reference Range: 
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: 
UCOT
Tube Colour: 
Urine (random)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (random)
Reference Range: 
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: 
ENTS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml Serum tube
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
Prince Of Wales HospitalRandwick, NSW
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
QFP
Tube Colour: 
CSF Collection Tubes
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Q fever PCR, Coxsiella
Collection Requirements: 
1 ml CSF in sterile black top CSF tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
ARRL, Rickettsial Lab, Geelong
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
QFP
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Q fever PCR, Coxsiella
Collection Requirements: 
3-10 ml EDTA Whole Blood
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
EwL
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
ARRL, Rickettsial Lab, Geelong
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
QFP
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Q fever PCR, Coxsiella
Collection Requirements: 
Tissue
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
TIS
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
ARRL, Rickettsial Lab, Geelong
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
QFP
Tube Colour: 
CSF Collection Tubes
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Q fever PCR, Coxsiella
Collection Requirements: 
Bronchial Alveolar lavage collected in sterile container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
ARRL, Rickettsial Lab, Geelong
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
QFP
Tube Colour: 
CSF Collection Tubes
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Q fever PCR, Coxsiella
Collection Requirements: 
Bronchial washing
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
ARRL, Rickettsial Lab, Geelong
Laboratory: 
Microbiology