Test Code: 
IGE
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Immunoglobulin E _x000D_ (Total IgE)
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
IGFBP3
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
IGFBP3
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
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: 
IM
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Lavender
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Infectious Mononucleosis Screen (Monospot, IM Screen, Glandular Fever Screen)
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml Serum or 3mL EDTA
Reference Range: 
Negative
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
S, EW
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Haematology
Test Code: 
IMAT
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: 
HIST
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Anatomical Pathology
Pseudonyms: 
IF, DIF
Collection Requirements: 
Fresh tissue is placed on saline soaked gauze. Do not allow the tissue to dry out. Refrigerate/ send to Pathology CSR as soon as possible. Specimens taken out of hours are stored at 4̊ C. Usually (not always) accompanied by a specimen in formalin for histopathology. If histopathology is required, collect separate formalin fixed sample. If in doubt, contact the ‘on-call’ pathologist in Anatomical Pathology.
Availability: 
Week days. Specimens taken out of hours are stored at 4̊ C
Requires own tube?: 
No
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Histology/Immunohistochemistry
Immunofluorescence staining involves staining frozen sections of fresh (unfixed) biopsy samples. Optimum results are obtained by minimizing the time interval between excision of the biopsy and freezing the specimen for sectioning. Specimens commonly received for IF: Skin punch biopsy for immunobullous disorders or vasculitis Buccal mucosa biopsy for immunobullous disorders Renal biopsy if anti-Glomerular Basement Membrane disease is a possibility
Test Code: 
IGA
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Light Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
IgA
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml Serum or 4.5 ml Lithium Heparin
Reference Range: 
See Report g/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
IGD
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Light Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
IgD
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml Serum or 4.5 ml Lithium Heparin
Reference Range: 
0.01-0.14 g/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
Test Code: 
IGE
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Light Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
IgE
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml Serum or 4.5 ml Lithium Heparin
Reference Range: 
<120 uK/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
IGG
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Light Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
IgG
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml Serum or 4.5 ml Lithium Heparin
Reference Range: 
See Report g/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
IGG1
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Light Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
IgG1
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml Serum or 4.5 ml Lithium Heparin
Reference Range: 
g/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: 
IGG2
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Light Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
IgG2
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml Serum or 4.5 ml Lithium Heparin
Reference Range: 
g/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: 
IGG3
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Light Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
IgG3
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml Serum or 4.5 ml Lithium Heparin
Reference Range: 
g/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: 
IGG4
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Light Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
IgG4
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml Serum or 4.5 ml Lithium Heparin
Reference Range: 
g/L
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
m
Reference Laboratory: 
Austin PathologyAustin Hospital145 Studley RoadHeidelberg, Vic 3084tel 03 9496 3100fax 03 9496 1674
Test Code: 
PIGH
Tube Colour: 
Pink
Lavender
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
IgH Gene Rearrangement; IGH
Collection Requirements: 
SEE NOTES 3-10mL EDTA blood or 1-3mL Bone Marrow or Fresh Tissue or Paraffin Sections (10 to 15 Sections - 10 Micron thick)
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
2-3 weeks to result
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
EW , BM, Tisfr
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Laboratory: 
Molecular Haematology
Specimen MUST be delivered to laboratory within 48 hours of collection (Mon - 3pm Fri, excluding public holidays)
Test Code: 
IGM
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Light Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
IgM
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml Serum or 4.5 ml Lithium Heparin
Reference Range: 
See Report g/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
m
Test Code: 
IGS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Ig Subclasses
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
g/L
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
m
Reference Laboratory: 
Austin PathologyAustin Hospital145 Studley RoadHeidelberg, Vic 3084tel 03 9496 3100fax 03 9496 1674
Test Code: 
IG
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Light Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
IGS
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml Serum or 4.5 ml Lithium Heparin
Reference Range: 
See Report
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
m
Test Code: 
Flow
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Immunophenotyping (Lymphocyte Typing, Flow cytometry)
Collection Requirements: 
9 ml blood, EDTA (pink top) or lithium-heparin (no gel - green top) tubes
Reference Range: 
As reported
Availability: 
Weekdays 9 am to 4 pm
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Ew
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: 
Haematology
For urgent specimens outside routine hours, contact laboratory on 93428019
Test Code: 
UNCB
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
m
Reference Laboratory: 
Pathology West - ICPMR Specimen ReceptionLevel 2, ICPMR BuildingWestmead HospitalInstitute RoadWestmead, NSW 2145tel 02 9845 8288fax 02 9635 6102
Test Code: 
INFL
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Remicide
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml Serum
Reference Range: 
3-7 mg/L
Availability: 
Monthly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
m
Reference Laboratory: 
South Eastern Area Laboratory Service (SEALS)Pathology BuildingCnr Kareena Road & The KingswayCaringbah, NSW 2229tel 02 9540 7430fax 02 9540 7427
Test Code: 
INFS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Flu A / Flu B Abs Serology
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: 
Serology
Test Code: 
RPBNAT
Tube Colour: 
NPA / BW In Sterile Yellow Universal Container
Copan E-swab (liquid Amies) Pink Lid
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 ; flu
Collection Requirements: 
NPA (Nasopharyngeal aspirate) _x000D__x000D_or Bronchial Washing (BW) | Copan e-swab (liquid Amies) pink lid.
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Fee: 
$22.15
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Please include returned traveller history including countries visited.
Test Code: 
INHB
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
ng/L
Availability: 
Monthly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
m
Reference Laboratory: 
Sullivan & Nicolaides PathologyCnr Whitmore Street & Seven Oaks StreetTaringa, Qld 4068tel 03 3377 8666fax 07 3377 8722
Test Code: 
INS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
<15 mU/L
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
m
Test Code: 
INSAB
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Antibodies to Insulin
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Units
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
m