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: 
Musb
Department: 
Anatomical Pathology
Collection Requirements: 
By arrangement.Muscle Bx Kit - collect from Anat Path
Availability: 
Weekdays - Sample must reach Anatomical Pathology by 1530 hrs
Requires own tube?: 
No
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Neuromuscular Laboratory Services - Alfred Hospital
Laboratory: 
Histology
Test Code: 
MUSK
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
MUSK
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
nmol/L
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Concord RGH Diagnostic Pathology UnitGround West, Multi BuildingConcord Repatriation General HospitalHospital Road Concord, NSW 2139tel 02 9767 6663fax 02 9767 8302
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: 
MPAAIV
Tube Colour: 
Pink On Ice
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
MPAAIV, Mycophenolate AUC, MPA AUC
Collection Requirements: 
4 x 6 ml EDTA on ice at defined time points (refer to notes section)
Reference Range: 
In renal and cardiac transplant recipients an AUC 0 - 12 hr of 30 - 60 mg.hr/L in the initial phase after transplantation has been shown to associate with less rejection.
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Reference Laboratory: 
Austin PathologyAustin Hospital145 Studley RoadHeidelberg, Vic 3084tel 03 9496 3100fax 03 9496 1674
Collection instructions: Complete collection instructions are available on specific forms available for download at https://www.austinpathology.org.au/test-directory/1298 A completed copy of the relevant form MUST accompany the samples. Collection involves four samples of 4 mL into EDTA tubes - for IV infusion collect pre-dose +2 hr, +4 hr, +6 hr post start of infusion. Transport to the laboratory on ice. Record on the tube labels and on the MPA AUC Sample Collection Form, the exact time of the dose and of the specimen collections along with other required details.
Test Code: 
MPAA
Tube Colour: 
Pink On Ice
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
MPAA, Mycophenolate AUC, MPA AUC
Collection Requirements: 
4 x 6 ml EDTA on ice at defined time points (see notes)
Reference Range: 
In renal and cardiac transplant recipients an AUC 0 - 12 hr of 30 - 60 mg.hr/L in the initial phase after transplantation has been shown to associate with less rejection.
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Reference Laboratory: 
Austin PathologyAustin Hospital145 Studley RoadHeidelberg, Vic 3084tel 03 9496 3100fax 03 9496 1674
Collection instructions: Complete collection instructions are available on specific forms available for download at https://www.austinpathology.org.au/test-directory/1298 A completed copy of the relevant form MUST accompany the samples. Collection involves four samples of 4 mL into EDTA tubes - for Oral dosing collect pre-dose and +1 hr, +2 hr, +4 hr post dose. Transport to the laboratory on ice. Record on the tube labels and on the MPA AUC Sample Collection Form, the exact time of the dose and of the specimen collections along with other required details.
Test Code: 
MPA
Tube Colour: 
Pink On Ice
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
MPA, Cellcept
Collection Requirements: 
6 ml EDTA on ice
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Austin PathologyAustin Hospital145 Studley RoadHeidelberg, Vic 3084tel 03 9496 3100fax 03 9496 1674
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