Test Code: 
MAGAB
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
MAGAB | Myelin Glycoproteins
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
BTU
Availability: 
Monthly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Sullivan & Nicolaides PathologyCnr Whitmore Street & Seven Oaks StreetTaringa, Qld 4068tel 03 3377 8666fax 07 3377 8722
Test Code: 
MG
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
MG
Collection Requirements: 
4.5 ml Lithium Heparin or 8.5 ml Serum
Reference Range: 
0.7 - 1.10 mmol/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
MGRC
Tube Colour: 
Royal Blue
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
MN
Collection Requirements: 
6 ml Trace Metal Tube
Reference Range: 
mmol/L
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: 
U24MG
Tube Colour: 
Urine (24 Hr Acid)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Urine Mg
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (24 Hr acid)
Reference Range: 
3.0 - 5.0 mmol/D
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
UMG
Tube Colour: 
Urine (acid)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (acid)
Reference Range: 
no ref int mmol/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
MALCON
Tube Colour: 
Pink / Purple
Department: 
Haematology
Collection Requirements: 
3mL EDTA
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Ew
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Haematology
Test Code: 
MALAR
Tube Colour: 
Pink / Purple
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Malarial Parasites_x000D_Blood Film - Thick and Thin
Collection Requirements: 
3mL EDTA
Reference Range: 
Not detected
Availability: 
24 hours. Clinical Notes must be included, including recent travel history .
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Ew
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Haematology
Thick films and ICT performed._x000D_ * Preferably taken during fever and sent on three consecutive days if initially negative
Test Code: 
MALAR
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
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: 
Serology
Test Code: 
UNCB
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
MSA
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Dorevitch Pathology18 Banksia StreetHeidelberg 3084tel 03 9244 0444fax 03 9244 0368
Test Code: 
MANG
Tube Colour: 
Royal Blue
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
MANG, MN
Collection Requirements: 
6 ml Trace Metal Tube
Reference Range: 
nmol/L
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Alfred Pathology Services55 Commercial RoadPrahan 3181tel 03 9076 3888
Test Code: 
U24MAN
Tube Colour: 
Urine (random)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
U24MAN
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (random)
Reference Range: 
30-40
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Alfred Pathology Services55 Commercial RoadPrahan 3181tel 03 9076 3888
Test Code: 
UMANG
Tube Colour: 
Urine (random)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
UMANG
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (random)
Reference Range: 
no ref int nmol/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Special Collection Requirements: SEE NOTES Serum - Plain Tube With No Gel. 3 Ml Minimum. Refer To Notes For Important Specimen Handling Requirements. Transport To CSR Urgently For Aliquoting
Freezing
At least 3 ml of whole blood collected into a plain gel-free (neutral) serum tube. The blood is allowed to clot at room temperature for up to 60 minutes Centrifuge samples within 1 hour of collection, after clotting, for 10 min at 3800 rpm and 4oC. Transfer cell-free supernatant to three 300uL aliquot tubes (Sarsdedt). Store all the aliquots in a sample box at –70oC immediately, until transport Serum samples must be transferred to the Immunology laboratory Royal Children’s Hospital on dry ice and not allowed to thaw during transport.
Test Code: 
Comp
Tube Colour: 
Red
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
MBL
Collection Requirements: 
6 ml Serum with no Gel. Send to pathology immediately for centrifugation and storage at -70C.
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Reference Laboratory: 
Royal Children's Hospital
Laboratory: 
Immunology
Mannose Binding Lectin is part of the Complement Functional panel. The Complement Functional Panel includes three tests : Classical pathway (CH50), Alternative pathway (AH50) and Mannose Binding Lectin.
Test Code: 
EBOLAP
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
9 ml EDTA. Please contact the Pathology Laboratory BEFORE collection.
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
Marburg virus is a PC-4 level pathogen and requests must be discussed with the Medical Microbiologist prior to sending specimen
Test Code: 
EBOLAP
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Throat swab collected in Copan e-swab (liquid Amies) pink lid. Please contact the Pathology Laboratory BEFORE collection.
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
As requested. Contact Pathology (Microbiology) for further information on availablity
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Sw
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Marburg virus is a PC-4 level pathogen and requests must be discussed with the Medical Microbiologist prior to sending specimen
Test Code: 
MISCSO
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml Serum tube. Please contact the Pathology Laboratory BEFORE collection.
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
As requested. Contact Pathology (Microbiology) for further information on availablity
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: 
Serology
Marburg virus is a PC-4 level pathogen and requests must be discussed with the Medical Microbiologist prior to sending specimen
Test Code: 
MSS1
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
1st Trimester Maternal Screen, Quadruple Test, Quadruple Test for Down Syndrome and Neural Tube defects , Quad Test, Maternal Serum Test, MST, Maternal Serum Screening Test, MSST
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
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
Test Code: 
MSS2
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
2nd Trimester Maternal Screen, Quadruple Test, Quadruple Test for Down Syndrome and Neural Tube defects , Quad Test, Maternal Serum Test, MST, Maternal Serum Screening Test, MSST
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
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
Test Code: 
MISCH
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
MDR1 Gene (C3435T) Polymorphism; Multi-Drug Resistance-1; MDR-1 C3435T
Collection Requirements: 
3-10mL EDTA Whole Blood or 1-3mL Bone Marrow
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
2-3 weeks to result
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
EW, BM
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: 
Molecular Haematology
Specimen MUST be delivered to laboratory within 24 hours of collection (Mon - 3pm Fri, excluding public holidays)
Test Code: 
MEAP
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Measles by 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 performed at VIDRL.
Test Code: 
MEAP
Tube Colour: 
CSF Sterile Tube Pack
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Measles by PCR
Collection Requirements: 
CSF collected in sterile container (black capped CSF tube)
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 performed at VIDRL.
Test Code: 
MEAP
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Measles by PCR
Collection Requirements: 
Nose swab or Throat swab _x000D__x000D_Amies swab (Gel)- copan _x000D__x000D_NOTE : Nose and throat swabs MUST be collected into viral transport medium.
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 performed at VIDRL.
Test Code: 
MEAG
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Measles IgG Serology
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Twice weekly
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Serology
Test Code: 
MEAM
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Measles IgM 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: 
Serology
Test performed at VIDRL.
Test Code: 
MEAM
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Measles Serology (IgG and IgM)
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 performed at VIDRL.