Test Code: 
FM, FAIMP
Tube Colour: 
SAF fixative container
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Ascaris, OCP
Collection Requirements: 
Faeces collected directly into SAF fixative is perferred
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
F
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Indicate if recent history of travel overseas.
Test Code: 
F
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Faeces - culture, microscopy, toxin detection
Collection Requirements: 
Faeces. 30 ml (fresh) in sterile container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
F
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Indicate if recent history of travel overseas or antibiotics._x000D_Indicate if microscopy for ova, cysts or parasites needed.
Test Code: 
FASCS
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: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Westmead Hospital Sydney
Laboratory: 
Serology
Test Code: 
MIABS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Microfilarial serology
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Westmead Hospital Sydney
Laboratory: 
Serology
Test Code: 
FLAP
Tube Colour: 
CSF Sterile Tube Pack
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Arbovirus PCR
Collection Requirements: 
CSF
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
CSF
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Serology
Test Code: 
FLAP
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Arbovirus PCR
Collection Requirements: 
Urine
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
U
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Serology
MVE specific PCR can be performed but only if Flavivirus PCR is positive
Test Code: 
RPBNAT (extended respiratory panel)
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Resp PCR, Respiratory PCR (Viral) Includes : Influenza A Influenza B RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) Rhinovirus H1N1 Human Swine Influenza Avian Influenza Bird Influenza
Collection Requirements: 
Bronchial Alveolar lavage collected in sterile container
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
BAL
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Please include returned traveller history including countries visited.
Test Code: 
RPBNAT (extended respiratory panel)
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Resp PCR, Respiratory PCR (Viral) Includes : Influenza A Influenza B RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) Rhinovirus H1N1 Human Swine Influenza Avian Influenza Bird Influenza
Collection Requirements: 
Bronchial Washing
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
BW
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Please include returned traveller history including countries visited.
Test Code: 
RPBNAT (extended respiratory panel)
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Resp PCR, Respiratory PCR (Viral) Includes : Influenza A, Influenza B, RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) Rhinovirus/ Enterovirus, Parainfluenza 1,2,3, Adenovirus, Metapneumonavirus, Bordetella sp., B.parapertussis, L.pneumophila, L.longbaechae, M.pneumoniae, Chlamydiaceae.
Collection Requirements: 
Sputum
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Sp
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Please include returned traveller history including countries visited.
Test Code: 
RPBNAT (extended respiratory panel)
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Resp PCR, Respiratory PCR (Viral) Includes : Influenza A Influenza B RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) Rhinovirus H1N1 Human Swine Influenza Avian Influenza Bird Influenza
Collection Requirements: 
Copan e-swab - liquid Amies (pink lid)
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Sw
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Please include returned traveller history including countries visited.
Test Code: 
RESPX
Tube Colour: 
Pink Lid Swab
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Influenza A, Influenza B and RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus)
Collection Requirements: 
Copan e-swab - liquid Amies (pink lid)
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Sw
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Please include returned traveller history including countries visited.
Test Code: 
INFS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
FluA/FluB influenza antibody
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
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: 
FL
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Collect 10 - 15 ml in capped syringe or sterile container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
FL
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
TIS
Tube Colour: 
Tissue
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Tissues
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
TIS
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
SW
Tube Colour: 
Swab
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Swab Sample
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Sw
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology