Test Code: 
MISCSO
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
9 ml EDTA tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
EwL
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
Microbiology Diagnostic Unit (MDU)University Of Melbourne
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
MBF
Tube Colour: 
CSF Sterile Tube Pack
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Csf
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
CSF
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
BBF
Tube Colour: 
Aerobic: grey plastic cap. Anaerobic: Purple plastic cap
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
8-10 ml blood in each culture bottle (Anaerobic & Aerobic)
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
B
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
LITH
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
LITH, Li+
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
See Report mmol/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
LLB
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Neg
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
LFT (L)
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
LFT
Collection Requirements: 
4.5 ml Lithium Heparin or 8.5 ml Serum
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
LKM
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Anti-Liver Kidney Microsome Antibodies | Liver kidney microsomes antibodies | LKM
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Neg
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
LOPI
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: 
LUPUS
Tube Colour: 
Light Blue
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Lupus 'anticoagulant ' testing.
Collection Requirements: 
3x Sodium Citrate Tube (Coagulation)
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Fortnightly (unless by prior arrangement)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
C
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Haematology
Test Code: 
LH
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Light Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
LH, 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: 
Test Code: 
LYME
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Lyme Serology, Lyme borreliosis, tick, Borrelia Serology
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Westmead Hospital Sydney
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Laboratory Notes Refer to the Out Side Ref Manual for more detail.
Test Code: 
LYMPRO
Tube Colour: 
Lithium Heparin With No Gel
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Lymphocyte Proliferation
Collection Requirements: 
Lithium Heparin with no Gel
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Royal Children's Hospital- Immunologytel 9345 5725
Laboratory: 
Haematology
RCH must be notified prior to collection. Sample to be collected on TUESDAY morning and arrive in Immunology Laboratory by 1330hrs. Testing only performed Tuesday mornings.
Test Code: 
MISCSO
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
9 ml EDTA, biopsy in sterile container
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: 
LGB3
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
LGB3, Ceraminde Trihexosides, Lyso CeramideTrihexosidase
Collection Requirements: 
4.5 ml Lithium Heparin
Reference Range: 
nmol/L
Availability: 
Monthly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
SA Pathology - Women & Children's Hospital4th Floor Rieger BuildingKing William RoadNorth Adelaide, SA 5006tel 08 8161 7483fax 08 8161 7484
Laboratory: 
Special Collection Requirements: SEE NOTES 7.5 Ml Blood In Gold Top Serum Tube
With Gel. Transport To CSR Urgently For Aliquoting
Freezing - Refer To Laboratory Notes.
Laboratory Notes 1. Samples to be spun down immediately after clotting (within 1 hour of collection) and aliquoted into 1 tube. Aliquoted sample to be frozen at -20 C immediately. 2. Sample to be sent on dry ice to St. Vincents Hospital Special Chemistry
Test Code: 
MISCSO
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
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: 
Australian Animal Health Laboratories
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
MISCSO
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: 
Australian Animal Health Laboratories
Laboratory: 
Serology