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: 
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: 
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: 
U24MER
Tube Colour: 
Urine (random)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Urine Merc
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (random)
Reference Range: 
<50 umol/D
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Alfred Pathology Services55 Commercial RoadPrahan 3181tel 03 9076 3888
Test Code: 
MERC
Tube Colour: 
Royal Blue
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
MERC
Collection Requirements: 
6 ml Trace Metal Tube
Reference Range: 
nmol/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: 
UNCB
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
QML Pathology11 Riverview PlaceMetroplex On GatewayMurrarrie, Qld 4172tel 07 3121 4444
Test Code: 
MESO
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
MESO
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
<1.5 nmol/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: 
BGAS
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Met Hb
Collection Requirements: 
Reference Range: 
<1.5 %
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
UMETSC
Tube Colour: 
Urine (random)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Organic acids, urine Amino acids
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (random)
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: 
UMET
Tube Colour: 
Urine (acid Random)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
UMET
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (acid)
Reference Range: 
<0.10 mmol/mmol
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
PMET
Tube Colour: 
Dark Green On Ice
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
PMET, normetanephrine, biogenic amines
Collection Requirements: 
6 mL Lithium heparin NO GEL ON ICE - It is preferred that the patient be resting supine for 15 mins prior to collection. It should be noted on the request if the sample is fasting/non-fasting and supine/non-supine. - The specimen is usually collected from an indwelling line. - Samples should be immediately sent to the Laboratory on ice.
Reference Range: 
Normetanephrine <900 pmol/L Metanephrine < 500 pmol/L
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Reference Laboratory: 
Austin PathologyAustin Hospital145 Studley RoadHeidelberg, Vic 3084tel 03 9496 3100fax 03 9496 1674
If results are moderately elevated (3 x upperlimit), it is recommended that a second analysis is performed with a 12 hr fasting specimen collected after rest (>15min) in the supine position as requirements. Consideration should also be given to medications, especially those with potential to alter levels of biogenic amines such as Aldomet, Tricyclic Antidepressants, MAO inhibitors and other adrenergic agonists or antagonists. Potential illnesses may also contribute to altered states of biogenic amines. Other biochemical evaluation such as 24hr urinary catecholamines or metanephrines should also be considered. Persistant highly elevated levels may be associated with the presence of a neuro-endocrine tumour and the profile of excretion may relate to tumour type.
Test Code: 
U24MET
Tube Colour: 
Urine (24 Hr Acid)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Urine Mets
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (24 Hr acid)
Reference Range: 
<1.7 umol/D
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: 
UMET
Tube Colour: 
Urine (acid Random)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Urine Mets
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (acid)
Reference Range: 
See Report umol/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: 
METHA
Tube Colour: 
Urine (random)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Methadone Screen
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (random)
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
ABG, VBG, MHB
Tube Colour: 
Blood Gas Syringe
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Met Hb
Collection Requirements: 
See blood gases
Reference Range: 
0 - 1.5 %
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Test Code: 
MEOH
Tube Colour: 
Red
Dark Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Alcohol, MEOH
Collection Requirements: 
6 ml Serum with no Gel, 6 ml Lithium Heparin No Gel
Reference Range: 
mmol/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