Test Code: 
MMR
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Serology
Test Code: 
BURKS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
B.pseudomallei
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Townsville General Hospital
Laboratory: 
Serology
Test Code: 
MEN1
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Molecular
Pseudonyms: 
MEN1 Gene Mutation Screen
Collection Requirements: 
9 ml blood EDTA tube | Request slip must be signed by collector
Reference Range: 
Refer to report
Availability: 
Turn around time: Routine testing - 16 weeks
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Ew
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for current fee
Reference Laboratory: 
SA Pathology - IMVS (Institute Of Medical & Veterinary Science) Frome RoadAdelaide, SA 5000tel 08 8222 3000fax 08 8222 3538
Laboratory: 
Molecular Pathology
1. Only Family Cancer Clinic and / or requests from Neurologists & Endocrinologists will be processed2. Contact Molecular Pathology, RMH (ph 9342 7991) if result is required URGENTLY
Test Code: 
pMEN1
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Molecular
Pseudonyms: 
MEN1 gene, predictive
Collection Requirements: 
Two indepedently collected EDTA tubes, greater than 15 minutes apart | Sample 1 - 9mL Blood EDTA tube | Sample 2 - 9mL Blood EDTA tube | Request slip must be signed by collector
Reference Range: 
Refer to report
Availability: 
Turn around time: Routine testing - 6 weeks
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Ew
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for current fee
Reference Laboratory: 
SA Pathology - IMVS (Institute Of Medical & Veterinary Science) Frome RoadAdelaide, SA 5000tel 08 8222 3000fax 08 8222 3538
Laboratory: 
Molecular Pathology
1. Two indepedently collected EDTA tubes, greater than 15 minutes apart are required 2. Only Family Cancer Clinic requests will be processed 3. Contact Molecular Pathology, RMH (ph 9342 7991) if result is required URGENTLY
Test Code: 
MEN2A
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Molecular
Pseudonyms: 
MEN2A Gene Mutation Screen | RET gene, type 2A
Collection Requirements: 
9 ml blood EDTA tube | Request slip must be signed by collector
Reference Range: 
Refer to report
Availability: 
Turn around time:_x000D__x000D_ Routine testing - 6 weeks URGENT testing - 12 business days
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Ew
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for current fee
Reference Laboratory: 
Molecular PathologyPeter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Laboratory: 
Molecular Pathology
1. Only Family Cancer Clinic and / or requests from Neurologists & Endocrinologists will be processed2. Contact Molecular Pathology, RMH (ph 9342 7991) if result is required URGENTLY
Test Code: 
pMEN2A
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Molecular
Pseudonyms: 
RET gene, type 2A, predictive
Collection Requirements: 
Two indepedently collected EDTA tubes, greater than 15 minutes apart | Sample 1 - 9mL Blood EDTA tube | Sample 2 - 9mL Blood EDTA tube | Request slip must be signed by collector
Reference Range: 
Refer to report
Availability: 
Turn around time:_x000D__x000D_ Routine testing - 6 weeks URGENT testing - 12 business days
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Ew
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for current fee
Reference Laboratory: 
Molecular PathologyPeter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Laboratory: 
Molecular Pathology
1. Two indepedently collected EDTA tubes, greater than 15 minutes apart are required 2. Only Family Cancer Clinic requests will be processed 3. Contact Molecular Pathology, RMH (ph 9342 7991) if result is required URGENTLY
Test Code: 
MEN2B
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Molecular
Pseudonyms: 
MEN2B Gene Mutation Screen | RET gene, type 2B
Collection Requirements: 
9 ml blood EDTA tube | Request slip must be signed by collector
Reference Range: 
Refer to report
Availability: 
Turn around time:_x000D__x000D_ Routine testing - 6 weeks URGENT testing - 12 business days
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Ew
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for current fee
Reference Laboratory: 
Molecular PathologyPeter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Laboratory: 
Molecular Pathology
1. Only Family Cancer Clinic and / or requests from Neurologists & Endocrinologists will be processed2. Contact Molecular Pathology, RMH (ph 9342 7991) if result is required URGENTLY
Test Code: 
pMEN2B
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Molecular
Pseudonyms: 
RET gene, type 2B, predictive
Collection Requirements: 
Two indepedently collected EDTA tubes, greater than 15 minutes apart | Sample 1 - 9mL Blood EDTA tube | Sample 2 - 9mL Blood EDTA tube | Request slip must be signed by collector
Reference Range: 
Refer to report
Availability: 
Turn around time:_x000D__x000D_ Routine testing - 6 weeks URGENT testing - 12 business days
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Ew
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for current fee
Reference Laboratory: 
Molecular PathologyPeter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Laboratory: 
Molecular Pathology
1. Two indepedently collected EDTA tubes, greater than 15 minutes apart are required 2. Only Family Cancer Clinic requests will be processed 3. Contact Molecular Pathology, RMH (ph 9342 7991) if result is required URGENTLY
Test Code: 
NMENS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Prince Of Wales HospitalRandwick, NSW
Laboratory: 
Serology
Test Code: 
NMENP
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: 
Microbiology Diagnostic Unit (MDU)University Of Melbourne
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
NMENP
Tube Colour: 
CSF Sterile Tube Pack
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Meningococcal PCR
Collection Requirements: 
CSF collected in sterile container
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: 
Microbiology Diagnostic Unit (MDU)University Of Melbourne
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
This is a Research Test Only._x000D_Please discuss with Medical Microbiologist (Note that DHS approval may be required)._x000D_Contact laboratory for further details.
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: 
RPBNAT
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Human metapneumovirus PCR
Collection Requirements: 
Bronchial Alveolar lavage collected in sterile container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
BAL
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
RPBNAT
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Human metapneumovirus PCR
Collection Requirements: 
Bronchial Washing
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
BW
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
RPBNAT
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Human metapneumovirus PCR
Collection Requirements: 
Sputum
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Sp
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
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: