Test Code: 
DD
Tube Colour: 
Light Blue
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
D-Dimer, D dimer, Cross linked Fibrin degradation products / FDP
Collection Requirements: 
Sodium Citrate Tube (Coagulation)
Reference Range: 
Normal < 0.50 mg/L (FEU)
Availability: 
24 hours
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
C
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Haematology
Test Code: 
DIC
Tube Colour: 
Light BlueANDLavender
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
D.I.C. Screen (DIC)
Collection Requirements: 
Sodium Citrate Tube (Coagulation) and EDTA tube (Platelet Count)
Reference Range: 
As reported
Availability: 
24 hours
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
C, EW
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Haematology
Sodium Citrate and EDTA should be collected. This screen includes Prothrombin Time, INR, APTT, Fibrinogen + D Dimer and the EDTA collected is required for a Platelet Count
Test Code: 
DNAth
Tube Colour: 
Pink
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
DNA Studies for Thalassaemia
Collection Requirements: 
6mL EDTA tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Ew
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Monash Medical CentreMonash Health Pathology246 Clayton RoadClayton, Vic 3168tel 03 9594 4538
Laboratory: 
Haematology
This test requires an FBE, Haemoglobin Electrophoresis and Iron studies to be requested in order to fully interpret results. Turn around time - up to 3 months or longer.
Test Code: 
PSDNA
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
DNA Storage
Collection Requirements: 
3-10mL EDTA Whole Blood or 1-3mL Bone Marrow
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
EW, BM
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Peter MacCallum Cancer CentrePathology Department Level 4305 Grattan StreetMelbourne, Vic 3000
Laboratory: 
Molecular Haematology
Specimen MUST be delivered to laboratory within 24 hours of collection (Mon - 3pm Fri, excluding public holidays)
Test Code: 
DL
Tube Colour: 
Red
Dark Green
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Donath Landsteiner Test
Collection Requirements: 
SEE NOTES: Please ring laboratory and arrange directly with Medical Scientist. Collect 4 x 6mL Serum (clot, no gel) and 2 x 6mL Lithium Heparin tube.
Reference Range: 
Negative
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
SB & LH
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Blood Transfusion
Specimen must be kept at 37 C from collection to the Laboratory. Thermos for transport available from laboratory at RMH.