Test Code: 
HENDP
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Hendra virus PCR
Collection Requirements: 
Broncho Alveolar lavage._x000D__x000D_ Please contact the pathology service BEFORE collection.
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
On Request
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
BAL
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Hendra virus is a PC-4 level pathogen and requests must be discussed with the Medical Microbiologist prior to sending specimen.
Test Code: 
HENDP
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Hendra virus PCR
Collection Requirements: 
Bronchial washinge._x000D__x000D_ Please contact the pathology service BEFORE collection.
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
On Request
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
BW
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Hendra virus is a PC-4 level pathogen and requests must be discussed with the Medical Microbiologist prior to sending specimen.
Test Code: 
HENDP
Tube Colour: 
CSF Sterile Tube Pack
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Hendra virus PCR
Collection Requirements: 
CSF._x000D__x000D_ Please contact the pathology service BEFORE collection.
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
On Request
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
CSF
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Hendra virus is a PC-4 level pathogen and requests must be discussed with the Medical Microbiologist prior to sending specimen.
Test Code: 
HENDP
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Hendra virus PCR
Collection Requirements: 
Sputum._x000D__x000D_ Please contact the pathology service BEFORE collection.
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
On Request
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Sp
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Hendra virus is a PC-4 level pathogen and requests must be discussed with the Medical Microbiologist prior to sending specimen.
Test Code: 
HENDS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Hendravirus Serology
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
On Request
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Serology
Test Code: 
ESR
Tube Colour: 
Diesse VACU-TEK ESR Tube
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR)
Collection Requirements: 
1.2 ml in VACU-TEC tube (filled to line +/- 0.5mm)
Reference Range: 
As reported
Availability: 
24 hours
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Haematology
Test Code: 
EPO
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Erythropoietin; EPO
Collection Requirements: 
8.5mL Serum tube
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
S
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 to be requested in order to fully interpret results.
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Test Code: 
MDR
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Copan e-swab - liquid Amies (pink lid)
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
SW
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
ESSFA
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
EFA
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Pink
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
4.5mL Lithium Heparin or 6mL EDTA
Reference Range: 
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: 
ALC
Tube Colour: 
Grey
Light Green
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Alcohol, Etoh
Collection Requirements: 
4 ml Fluoride Oxalate, Lithium Heparin or Serum
Reference Range: 
See Report g/dL (g%)
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
UETOH
Tube Colour: 
Urine (random)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (random)
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
ETHO
Tube Colour: 
Dark Green
Red
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Zarontin
Collection Requirements: 
6mL Lithium heparin No Gel or 6 ml Serum with no gel. Collection Times : TROUGH - Prior to next dose. PEAK - 2 to 4 hrs post dose.
Reference Range: 
40-100 mg/L
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: 
UETG
Tube Colour: 
Urine (random)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
ETG
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (random)
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
ETGLY
Tube Colour: 
Red
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
6 ml Serum with no Gel
Reference Range: 
mmol/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: 
UNCB
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Reference Range: 
See Report umol/D
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
Test Code: 
EVER
Tube Colour: 
Pink
Lavender
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
6-9 ml EDTA
Reference Range: 
See Report ug/L
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Alfred Pathology Services55 Commercial RoadPrahan 3181tel 03 9076 3888
Test Code: 
GS30
Tube Colour: 
Pink
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
6mL EDTA tube (Blood Bank)
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
EB
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Blood Transfusion
Extended (1 month) expiry on group and screen - available for surgical patients only, who have no red cell antibodies and have not been transfused or pregnant within the last three months. 1. SPECIMENS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR PRETRANSFUSION TESTING UNLESS: i) the specimen and request slip conform to the Blood Transfusion protocols of the relevent site. If Bradma labels are used they must be signed and dated to confirm the patient ID has been checked. ii) The specimen collection declaration is completed by the person collecting and labelling the specimen. Please label the request slip with the ward and clinical details. 2. IF URGENT, TELEPHONE THE LABORATORY. 3. Use "Transfusion Test/ Product Request Form".
Test Code: 
ENA
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
ENA | Anti-Extractable Nuclear Antigens Antibodies
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Neg
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: