Test Code: 
FNA
Department: 
Cytology
Pseudonyms: 
FNA (Fine Needle Aspiration) FNAB ( Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy) TBNA (Trans Bronchial Needle Aspiration) EUS - FNA (Endoscopic ultrasound Fine Needle Aspirate)
Collection Requirements: 
FNA specimens: Requires scientist or pathologist in attendance. Contact Cytology direct extension 93427752.
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekdays, by arrangement. Out of hours contact oncall Anatomical Pathology pathologist via RMH switch (93427000).
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
FNA
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Cytology
The accuracy of FNA in many situations when applied by experienced and well-trained practitioners can approach that of histopathology in providing an unequivocal diagnosis. The method is applicable to lesions that are easily palpable (skin, breast, thyroid salivary glands, prostate, lymph nodes) or deeper structures with the aid of radiological techniques for internal imaging (lung, abdominal and retroperitoneal organs). A pathologist, together with a scientist are available to perform the FNA procedure and prepare the material when required at O.P. clinics, wards and PMC. The procedure may be performed by the clinician and attended by a scientist from the cytopathology laboratory and requires the provision of a Fine Needle Aspiration kit. To book an FNA - contact cytology. FNA results are routinely available on the next working day or earlier, if urgently required.
Test Code: 
FIP1
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
FIP1L1-PDGFRA; FIP1L1
Collection Requirements: 
3-10mL EDTA Whole Blood or 1-3mL Bone Marrow
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
2-3 weeks to result
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: 
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: 
FLEC
Tube Colour: 
Pink
Lavender
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
6-9 ml EDTA
Reference Range: 
mg/L
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: 
Flow
Tube Colour: 
Dark Green AND Lavender
Department: 
Haematology
Collection Requirements: 
1 x 6ml Lithium heparin NO GEL and 1 x 3ml EDTA tube
Reference Range: 
As reported
Availability: 
Weekdays
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Ew and LHNG
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
Peter MacCallum Cancer CentrePathology Department Level 4305 Grattan StreetMelbourne, Vic 3000
Laboratory: 
Flow Cytometry
Test Code: 
PFLT3
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
FLT3 Internal Tandem Duplication; FLT3 Mutations; FLT3 D835
Collection Requirements: 
3-10mL EDTA Whole Blood or 1-3mL Bone Marrow
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
2-3 weeks to result
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: 
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: 
FLUCL
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
4.5 ml Lithium Heparin or 8.5 ml Serum
Reference Range: 
No specific reference range_x000D_. Results from this assay assist in transition from i/v to oral dosing mg/L
Availability: 
Monthly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
FLUCO
Tube Colour: 
Pink
Lavender
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
6-9 ml EDTA
Reference Range: 
mg/L
Availability: 
Monthly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
SydPath PathologySt Vincent's HospitalVictoria StreetDarlinghurst, NSW 2010tel 02 8382 9100fax 02 8382 2489
Test Code: 
FLUCY
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
5FC
Collection Requirements: 
4.5 ml Lithium Heparin or 8.5 ml Serum
Reference Range: 
25-80 mg/L
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
MISCH
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
FBE - Fluid
Collection Requirements: 
1 to 5 ml in sterile Container
Reference Range: 
As reported
Availability: 
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Haematology
Test Code: 
MISCH
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Haemoglobin - Fluid
Collection Requirements: 
1 to 5 ml in sterile Container
Reference Range: 
Not Detected
Availability: 
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Haematology
Test Code: 
FL
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
PD fluid
Collection Requirements: 
Collect 10 - 20 ml in a sterile container
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
FL
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Min volume 10mL, Max 40mL. Do not send peritoneal dialysis bag.
Test Code: 
UNCB
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Urine (random)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml Serum or Urine
Reference Range: 
2.6 - 15.8 umol/L
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: 
PSEU
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Light Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml Serum or 4.5 ml Lithium Heparin
Reference Range: 
40 - 60 %
Availability: 
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: 
PSEU
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Reference Range: 
MF 46 - 60 %
Availability: 
Monthly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
RCF
Tube Colour: 
Pink
Lavender
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
RCF
Collection Requirements: 
6-9 ml EDTA
Reference Range: 
285 - 1475 mmol/L
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Peter MacCallum Cancer CentrePathology Department Level 4305 Grattan StreetMelbourne, Vic 3000
Test Code: 
FOL
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Folate
Collection Requirements: 
4.5 ml Lithium Heparin or 8.5 ml Serum
Reference Range: 
>7 nmol/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
FSH
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Light Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
FSH, Gonadotrophins
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml Serum or 4.5 ml Lithium Heparin
Reference Range: 
See Report IU/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: