Test Code: 
HIBS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Haemophilus influenzae IgG ; flu
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Royal Children's Hospital
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Immune function test
Test Code: 
HFE
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Genetic Haemochromatosis; C282Y; H63D; Hereditary Haemochromatosis
Collection Requirements: 
3-10mL EDTA Whole Blood
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
1-2 weeks to result
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
EW
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Molecular Haematology
Test Code: 
Hb
Tube Colour: 
Pink / Purple
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Haemoglobin; Hb
Collection Requirements: 
EDTA tube
Reference Range: 
As reported
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Ew
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Haematology
Test Code: 
PLHB
Tube Colour: 
Pink
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Haemoglobin - Plasma
Collection Requirements: 
EDTA tube
Reference Range: 
Not Detected
Availability: 
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Ew
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Haematology
Withdraw blood slowly and mix tube gently. Every effort must be made to prevent haemolysis during specimen collection.
Test Code: 
UHB
Tube Colour: 
Urine
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Haemoglobin - Urine
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml freshly voided mid-stream urine
Reference Range: 
Not Detected
Availability: 
Weekdays
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
U
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Haematology
Test Code: 
ABG, VBG
Tube Colour: 
Blood Gas Syringe
Department: 
Biochemistry
Collection Requirements: 
See blood gases
Reference Range: 
0 - 5 %
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Test Code: 
cbHb
Tube Colour: 
Mauve
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
EDTA tube
Reference Range: 
As reported
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Ew
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Haematology
Test Code: 
HbEP
Tube Colour: 
Pink / Purple
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Hbep, Thalassaemia screen; Thal screen
Collection Requirements: 
EDTA tube
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Ew
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
Royal Children's Hospital
Laboratory: 
Haematology
This test requires an FBE and Iron studies to be requested in order to fully interpret results.
Test Code: 
PCHIPR
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Chimerism Analysis (Bone Marrow Transplantation)
Collection Requirements: 
10-20 ml EDTA Whole Blood or 1-3mL Bone Marrow Aspirate
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
Initial samples must include - pretransplant recipient and donor. Specimen MUST be delivered to laboratory within 24 hours from collection (Mon - 3pm Fri, excluding public holidays)
Test Code: 
UHS
Tube Colour: 
Urine
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Haemosiderin (Urine)
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml FIRST VOID urine
Reference Range: 
Not detected
Availability: 
Weekdays
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
U
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Haematology
Test Code: 
MISCSO
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Respiratory specimens, CSF, 9 ml EDTA, 10 ml ACD - It is recommended that the laboratory is contacted before requesting this test.
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
EwL
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
This will detect members of the Hantavirus genus including Hantaan and Sin Nombre (4 corners) viruses.
Test Code: 
HANTAS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Serology
Please contact the medical microbiologist before requesting this test
Test Code: 
HAP
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
HAPT
Collection Requirements: 
4.5 ml Lithium Heparin or 8.5 ml Serum
Reference Range: 
0.3 - 2.0 g/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
F
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Fresh faeces
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Faec
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
HBA1C
Tube Colour: 
Pink / Purple
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Glycated Hb, Haemoglobin A1c
Collection Requirements: 
3 ml EDTA
Reference Range: 
See Report mmol/mol (IFCC) and % (DCCT)
Availability: 
3 x per week
Requires own tube?: 
No
Test Code: 
A1C
Tube Colour: 
N/A
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Glycated Hb, Haemoglobin A1c
Collection Requirements: 
Finger prick collection
Reference Range: 
See Report mmol/mol (IFCC) and % (DCCT)
Availability: 
2 x per month for selected clinic only by arrangement
Requires own tube?: 
No
Test Code: 
THCG
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Light Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml Serum or 4.5 ml Lithium Heparin
Reference Range: 
<5 IU/L
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Austin PathologyAustin Hospital145 Studley RoadHeidelberg, Vic 3084tel 03 9496 3100fax 03 9496 1674
Test Code: 
MISCSO
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
SARS Serology
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Serology
Test Code: 
UNCB
Tube Colour: 
Royal Blue
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
6 ml Trace Metal Tube
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: 
HPAG
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Fresh faeces
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Faec
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
HPAB
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
H. pylori Serology
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Twice weekly
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Serology
Test Code: 
HENDP
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
9 ml EDTA. Please contact the Pathology Laboratory BEFORE collection.
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
EwL
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Serology
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: 
Equine morbillivirus (EMV) Serology
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Serology
Test Code: 
HAVG
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Hepatitis A Serology
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Serology
Test Code: 
HAVM
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Hepatitis A Serology
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Serology