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
Test Code: 
UNCB
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
4.5 ml Lithium Heparin
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Royal Children's HospitalLaboratory ServicesLevel 4, East Building50 Flemington RoadParkville, Vic 3052tel 03 9345 4200fax 03 9345 9884
Test Code: 
MTX
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Light Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml Serum or 4.5 ml Lithium Heparin
Reference Range: 
0.00 - 0.04 umol/L
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Peter MacCallum Cancer CentrePathology Department Level 4305 Grattan StreetMelbourne, Vic 3000
Test Code: 
CMTX
Tube Colour: 
CSF Sterile Tube Pack
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
2 ml Cerebro spinal fluid
Reference Range: 
umol/L
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
CSF
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Peter MacCallum Cancer CentrePathology Department Level 4305 Grattan StreetMelbourne, Vic 3000
Laboratory: 
Biochemistry
Test Code: 
MT3
Tube Colour: 
Dark Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
3MT
Collection Requirements: 
6mL Lithium Heparin with no Gel
Reference Range: 
<110 pmol/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: 
UMET
Tube Colour: 
Urine (acid Random)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (acid)
Reference Range: 
no ref int 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: 
UNCB
Tube Colour: 
Urine (random)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
MMA
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (random)
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Royal Children's HospitalLaboratory ServicesLevel 4, East Building50 Flemington RoadParkville, Vic 3052tel 03 9345 4200fax 03 9345 9884
Test Code: 
MTHFR
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
MTHFR
Collection Requirements: 
3-10mL EDTA Whole Blood
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
1-2 weeks to result
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
EW
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Molecular Haematology
Test Code: 
MMP
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
6-MMP
Collection Requirements: 
Reference Range: 
<5700 pmol/RBC
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Eastern Health - GastroenterologyBox Hill HospitalLevel 8, Clive Ward CentreNelson RoadBox Hill, Vic 3128tel 03 9091 8827fax 03 9899 9137
Test Code: 
AA
Tube Colour: 
Urine (random)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
MA
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (random)
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Royal Children's HospitalLaboratory ServicesLevel 4, East Building50 Flemington RoadParkville, Vic 3052tel 03 9345 4200fax 03 9345 9884
Test Code: 
MEXI
Tube Colour: 
Green No Gel
Gold No Gel
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
MEXI
Collection Requirements: 
4.5mL Lithium heparin or Serum with no gel
Reference Range: 
2.8 - 11.2 umol/L
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Pathology Queensland - Central LaboratoryLevel 4, Block 7Herston Hospitals CampusRoyal Brisbane & Women's HospitalHerston RoadHerston, Qld 4029tel 07 3646 3636fax 07 3646 6160
Test Code: 
SPARE
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Store / hold serum
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Laboratory: 
Serology
Test Code: 
MIABS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Filariasis 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
Test Code: 
MISCSO
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
9 ml EDTA
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
On Request
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
EwL
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
UM or FM
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Urine or Faecal specimens collected in sterile conatiner
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
U, F
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
MICROS
Tube Colour: 
Gold top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Fresh faeces
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
On Request
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
F
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
RBF
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Respiratory specimens in a sterile container. Please contact the Pathology Laboratory BEFORE collection.
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
On Request
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
SP, BW,BAL
Fee: 
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?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Serology
Test Code: 
AMA
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Anti-Mitochondrial antibodies (AMA)
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Negative
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Immunology
Test Code: 
MOLYB
Tube Colour: 
Royal Blue
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
MOLYB, MO
Collection Requirements: 
6 ml Trace Metal Tube
Reference Range: 
<0.31 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: 
MRSA
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Gel swab or Copan e-swab (liquid Amies) pink lid.
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
SW
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
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: 
UNCB
Tube Colour: 
Urine (random)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (random)
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Royal Children's HospitalLaboratory ServicesLevel 4, East Building50 Flemington RoadParkville, Vic 3052tel 03 9345 4200fax 03 9345 9884
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