Test Code: 
MTBP
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Mycobacterium PCR / MTB complex PCR
Collection Requirements: 
Tissue, Urine, Respiratory specimens in a sterile container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
MUMG
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Mumps immune status
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
Mumps immune status
Test Code: 
MUMM
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Mumps 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: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
MUMPP
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Copan e-swab (liquid Amies) pink lid, Respiratory Samples
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Sw or SP
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Serology
Test Code: 
FLAS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Murray Valley Encephalitis Virus (MVE) 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: 
Microbiology
Sent to VIDRL for testing. Please send a second convalescent serum two weeks after disease onset.
Test Code: 
AFB
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
MAC, Mycobacterium, M. tuberculosis (TB) culture and microscopy
Collection Requirements: 
Bone marrow collected in sterile container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekdays, after hours page Medical Microbiologist
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
BM
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
AFB
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
MAC, Mycobacterium, M. tuberculosis (TB) culture and microscopy
Collection Requirements: 
A minimum of 2 mLs is required
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekdays, after hours page Medical Microbiologist
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
CSF
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
AFB
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
MAC, Mycobacterium, M. tuberculosis (TB) culture and microscopy
Collection Requirements: 
Fluid collected in sterile container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekdays, after hours page Medical Microbiologist
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
FL
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
AFB
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
MAC, Mycobacterium, M. tuberculosis (TB) culture and microscopy
Collection Requirements: 
Gastric aspirate in sterile container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekdays, after hours page Medical Microbiologist
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
GA
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
AFB
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
MAC, Mycobacterium, M. tuberculosis (TB) culture and microscopy
Collection Requirements: 
Bronchial Alveolar lavage (BAL) collected in sterile container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekdays, after hours page Medical Microbiologist
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
BAL
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
AFB
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top unviversal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
MAC, Mycobacterium, M. tuberculosis (TB) culture and microscopy
Collection Requirements: 
Respiratory specimens collected in sterile container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekdays, after hours page Medical Microbiologist
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
BW
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
AFB
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
MAC, Mycobacterium, M. tuberculosis (TB) culture and microscopy
Collection Requirements: 
Sputum - 3 consecutive early morning specimens
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekdays, after hours page Medical Microbiologist
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
SP
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
AFB
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
MAC, Mycobacterium, M. tuberculosis (TB) culture and microscopy
Collection Requirements: 
Tissue collected in sterile screw-capped jar / container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekdays, after hours page Medical Microbiologist
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
TIS
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
AFB
Tube Colour: 
150 ml sterile screw-capped jars (available from laboratory)
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
MAC, Mycobacterium, M. tuberculosis (TB) culture and microscopy
Collection Requirements: 
3 early morning (first void) urine specimens collected on consecutive days, with a minimum volume of 40 mls. _x000D_Note : Specimens with less than 40 mls will be rejected.
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekdays, after hours page Medical Microbiologist
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
U
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
MLEPP
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Tissue, Urine, Respiratory specimens in a sterile container or _x000D__x000D_Paraffin embedded blocks (20 micron shavings)
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
MSPP
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Respiratory specimens, urine, Tissue collected in sterile container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
TIS, U, SP
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
MTBP
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Tissue, Urine in a sterile container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
TIS, U
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
MTBX
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Respiratory specimens in a sterile container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
SP, BW
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
MULCP
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top unviversal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Tissue or _x000D__x000D_Paraffin embedded blocks (20 micron shavings)
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
TIS
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
MULCP
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Ulcer swab collected in Copan e-swab (liquid Amies) pink lid
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 Code: 
FUNG
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Hair (plucked) collected in sterile container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Hair
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
MGENP
Tube Colour: 
Urine: Yellow top universal
Swab: Liquid Aimies (Pink top)
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Urine, Genital Swab
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
U, Sw
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Royal Children's Hospital
Laboratory: 
Serology
Test Code: 
US
Tube Colour: 
Urine-Yellow Top Universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Urine - 20-30 mls in sterile container. Send to laboratory within 2hrs of collection (refrigerate if delayed)
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
MISCSO
Tube Colour: 
Urine-Yelllow Top Universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Urine - 20-30 mls in sterile container. Send to laboratory within 2hrs of collection (refrigerate if delayed)
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
RPBNAT
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Bronchial Washing
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
BW
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology