Test Code: 
HGVP
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Lavender
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
8.5mL Serum tube or_x000D__x000D_ 9mL EDTA
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
S or EwL
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Serology
Test Code: 
HNPCC
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Molecular
Pseudonyms: 
HNPCC, Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer gene
Collection Requirements: 
9 ml blood EDTA tube | Request slip must be signed by collector
Reference Range: 
Refer to report
Availability: 
Turn around time: Routine testing - 6 weeks
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Ew
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for current fee
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Clinical Genetics Services (VCGS)Royal Children's HospitalLevel 4, East Building50 Flemington RoadParkville, Vic 3052tel 03 8341 6201fax 03 8341 6390
Laboratory: 
Molecular Pathology
This is an Urgent referral. Non-FCC requests will not be accepted
Test Code: 
HSV
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
HSV 1 & 2 Serology
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Twice weekly
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
HSV
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Twice weekly
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
HSVM
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: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
HMVAD
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
HSV PCR
Collection Requirements: 
9 ml EDTA
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Twice weekly
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
EwL
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Includes HSV1 & 2, CMV, VZV, Enterovirus, Adenovirus
Test Code: 
HMVAD
Tube Colour: 
Black capped CSF tube
Yellow Top Universal Container
Swabs
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
HSV PCR
Collection Requirements: 
CSF, Fluid, Tissue, Urine, faeces, vesicle swabs, vireous fluid, ocular fluid, BAL, swabs- genital, mouth, skin, throat, anal, eye. etc
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
CSF, FL, T, Sw or U
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Serology
Includes HSV1 & 2, CMV, VZV, Enterovirus, Adenovirus
Test Code: 
HMVAD
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Varicella Zoster PCR
Collection Requirements: 
9 ml EDTA
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Twice weekly
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
EwL
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Serology
Includes HSV1 & 2, CMV, VZV, Enterovirus, Adenovirus
Test Code: 
HMVAD
Tube Colour: 
Black capped CSF tube
Yellow Top Universal Container
Swabs
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Varicella Zoster PCR
Collection Requirements: 
CSF, Fluid, Tissue, urine, faeces, vesicle swabs, vireous fluid, ocular fluid, BAL, swabs- genital, mouth, skin, throat, anal, eye. Etc
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
CSF, FL, T, Sw or U
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Serology
Includes HSV1 & 2, CMV, VZV, Enterovirus, Adenovirus
Test Code: 
HHV6P
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Human herpes virus 6 PCR
Collection Requirements: 
9 ml EDTA
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
Test Code: 
HHV6P
Tube Colour: 
CSF Sterile Tube Pack
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Human herpes virus 6 PCR
Collection Requirements: 
CSF
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
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
Test Code: 
HHV6P
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Human herpes virus 6 PCR
Collection Requirements: 
Copan e-swab - liquid Amies (pink lid)
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Sw
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
HHV6S
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Human herpes virus 6 Serology
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
HHV7P
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Human herpes virus 7 PCR
Collection Requirements: 
9 ml EDTA
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
EwL
Fee: 
Medicare Rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
MISCSO
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Human hepres virus 7 Serology
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
HHV8P
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Human herpes virus 8 PCR
Collection Requirements: 
9 ml EDTA
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
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: 
Hist
Department: 
Anatomical Pathology
Pseudonyms: 
Biopsy for Paraffin Section
Collection Requirements: 
10% Neutral Buffered formalin
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Histology
Test Code: 
HistFS
Department: 
Anatomical Pathology
Pseudonyms: 
Frozen Section - Histopathology
Collection Requirements: 
Operative tissues for immediate histopathology
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekdays (out of hours - see notes)
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Histology
Prior booking of frozen secton is desirable. At the time of operation, the laboratory should be notified by intercom of the impending arrival of the specimen from theatre. Out of Hours: MUST be pre-booked. Page the Pathologist on call.
Test Code: 
HisRe
Department: 
Anatomical Pathology
Pseudonyms: 
Renal Biopsy - Histopathology
Collection Requirements: 
Renal biopsy. See notes
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekdays
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Histology
Biopsies should be booked through Anatomical Pathology staff Ext. 28426. Biopsies should be performed early in the day to enable laboratory procedures to be performed during normal working hours. Requests for electron microscopy should be stated on the request form.
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: 
HISTS
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: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Westmead Hospital Sydney
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
HITS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Heparin Induced Platelet Antibodies (HITS Screen)
Collection Requirements: 
8.5mL Serum tube
Reference Range: 
Negative
Availability: 
Weekdays, 24 hours by arrangement with Registrar (93427402)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Haematology
Confirmative test is available from Reference Laboratory. Monash Medical Centre Monash Health Pathology 246 Clayton Rd Clayton 3168 03 9594 4538
Test Code: 
HIVG
Tube Colour: 
Yellow
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
9 ml EDTA blood
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
EDTA
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology