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: 
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: 
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: 
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: 
U24HIS
Tube Colour: 
Urine (24 Hr Acid)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (24 hr acid)
Reference Range: 
<0.8 umol/D
Availability: 
Monthly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Westmead Childrens HospitalHawkesbury Road & Hainsworth StreetWestmead, NSW 2145tel 02 9845 3286fax 02 9845 3332
Test Code: 
BHIST
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
B-Histamine, 1-methyl-histamine Methylhistamine, Histamine - Methyl
Collection Requirements: 
4.5 ml Lithium Heparin
Reference Range: 
umol/L
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Melbourne Pathology103 Victoria ParadeCollingwood, Vic 3066tel 03 9287 7700fax 03 9419 1486
Test Code: 
HISTAB
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Anti-Histone Antibodies
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
<40 U/mL
Availability: 
Monthly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
HTC
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Active B12, Active vitamin B12, Transcobalamin, Holo TC
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
23-100 pmol/L
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Reference Laboratory: 
Alfred Pathology Services55 Commercial RoadPrahan 3181tel 03 9076 3888
Test Code: 
HOMC
Tube Colour: 
Pink On Ice
Green On Ice
Gold On Ice
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
6 ml EDTA, Lithium Heparin or Serum on Ice
Reference Range: 
<12 umol/L
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
UNCB
Tube Colour: 
Urine (random)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (random)
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: 
UNCB
Tube Colour: 
Urine (random)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (random)
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
Test Code: 
U24HVA
Tube Colour: 
Urine (24 Hr Acid)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (24 Hr acid)
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
Test Code: 
UHVA
Tube Colour: 
Urine (acid)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (acid)
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
Test Code: 
HCG
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
HCG Total, Pregnancy test
Collection Requirements: 
4.5 ml Lithium Heparin or 8.5 ml Serum
Reference Range: 
See Report IU/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
U24HIA
Tube Colour: 
Urine (24 Hr Acid)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
5HIAA
Collection Requirements: 
24 Hr Urine (acid bottle, pH<3.0)
Reference Range: 
MF <50 umol/Day
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
OHP17
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
17OHP, 17-OH Progesterone
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
See Report nmol/L
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: 
HYDR
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Light Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Plaquenil
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml Serum or 4.5 ml Lithium Heparin
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
PathWest - QEII LaboratoryJ Block, QEII Medical CentreHospital AvenueNedlands, WA 6009tel 08 9346 3000fax 08 9381 7594
Test Code: 
UNCB
Tube Colour: 
Urine (24 Hr Plain)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Urine (24 Hr plain)
Reference Range: 
0 - 0.5 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