Test Code: 
DIUR
Tube Colour: 
Urine (random)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Chlorothiazide, Hyrochlorothiazide, Quinethazone, Chlorthalidone, Methyclothiazide, Frusemide, Metolazone, Mefruside, Bendrofluazide, Cyclopenthiazide, Bumetanide.
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (random)
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
DNA
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Anti dsDNA | Anti-DNA Antibodies |ds DNA antibodies
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
<7.0 IU/mL
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
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: 
STREP
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Anti-Dnase B
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: 
Children's Westmead Hospital - Sydney
Laboratory: 
Serology
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.
Test Code: 
DOPA
Tube Colour: 
Dark Green On Ice
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
PCAT
Collection Requirements: 
6 mL Lithium Heparin NO GEL on Ice. Sample collected via an indwelling catheter after 30 mins in a quiet room with minimal disturbance to the patient.
Reference Range: 
0.0 - 0.5 nmol/L
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Reference Laboratory: 
Austin PathologyAustin Hospital145 Studley RoadHeidelberg, Vic 3084tel 03 9496 3100fax 03 9496 1674
Testing for plasma free metanephrines (the O-methylated metabolites of catecholamines) is now considered the preferred test in screening for the presence of neuroendocrine secreting tumours such as phaeochromocytomas and paragangliomas. Ref: Lenders et al 2002, JAMA 287:1427-1434
Test Code: 
U24CAT
Tube Colour: 
Urine (24 Hr Acid)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
24 Hr Urine (acid bottle, pH<3.0)
Reference Range: 
<3500 nmol/Day
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
UCAT
Tube Colour: 
Urine (random)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (acid)
Reference Range: 
No Ref Int nmol/L
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
UCAT
Tube Colour: 
Urine (acid Random)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (acid)
Reference Range: 
<630 nmol/mmol
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
DOA
Tube Colour: 
Urine (random)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Drugs of Abuse Screen (Amphetamines, Benzodiazepines, Cannabinoids, Opiates)
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (random)
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
3 x per week
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
DISACC
Tube Colour: 
Fluid Container
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
5 ml in sterile Container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Royal Children's HospitalLaboratory ServicesLevel 4, East Building50 Flemington RoadParkville, Vic 3052tel 03 9345 4200fax 03 9345 9884