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 . See notes below
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. Sample must be received by RCH within 22h of collection. Mark request as URGENT to facilitate immediate transport.
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