Test Code: 
UNCB
Tube Colour: 
Urine (random)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Pyridinoline
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (random)
Reference Range: 
M (45-65Y) 14 - 59 units
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: 
P1NP
Tube Colour: 
Pink
Lavender
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collagen Deposition Markers, Procollagen type 1 amino-terminal propeptide, P1NP , bone turnover markers
Collection Requirements: 
6-9 ml EDTA
Reference Range: 
ug/L
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Test Code: 
P3NP
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
ug/L
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: 
UNCB
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
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: 
NSE
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
NSE
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
MF <12.0 ug/L
Availability: 
Monthly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
South Eastern Area Laboratory Service (SEALS)Pathology BuildingCnr Kareena Road & The KingswayCaringbah, NSW 2229tel 02 9540 7430fax 02 9540 7427
Test Code: 
BRAIN
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Fluid Container
Black capped CSF tube
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
BRAIN, Anti-Yo, Anti-Ri, Anti-Hu
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml Serum or 2 ml Cerebrospinal fluid
Reference Range: 
Neg
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
CNT
Tube Colour: 
CSF Sterile Tube Pack
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
CSF Neurochemistry
Collection Requirements: 
2 ml Cerebro spinal fluid
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Monthly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
CSF
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Westmead Childrens HospitalHawkesbury Road & Hainsworth StreetWestmead, NSW 2145tel 02 9845 3286fax 02 9845 3332
Laboratory: 
Biochemistry
Test Code: 
NF
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Lavender
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
4.5mL Lithium Heparin and 3mL EDTA
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
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: 
U24NIC
Tube Colour: 
Urine (24 Hr Acid Washed)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (24 hr acid washed)
Reference Range: 
<100 nmol/D
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Alfred Pathology Services55 Commercial RoadPrahan 3181tel 03 9076 3888
Test Code: 
U24NIT
Tube Colour: 
Urine (random)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Urea
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (random)
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Monash Medical CentreMonash Health Pathology246 Clayton RoadClayton, Vic 3168tel 03 9594 4538
Test Code: 
NMDA
Tube Colour: 
Red
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
NMDA
Collection Requirements: 
6 ml Serum with no Gel, 8.5 ml Serum
Reference Range: 
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: 
NMO
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
NMO
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
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: 
NONHDL
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Reference Range: 
<2.5 mmol/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
NORADR
Tube Colour: 
Dark Green On Ice
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
PCAT
Collection Requirements: 
6 mL Lithium Heparin NO GEL on Ice. Sample collected via an indwelling catheter after 30 mins in a quiet room with minimal disturbance to the patient.
Reference Range: 
1.0 - 5.0 nmol/L
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Reference Laboratory: 
Austin PathologyAustin Hospital145 Studley RoadHeidelberg, Vic 3084tel 03 9496 3100fax 03 9496 1674
Testing for plasma free metanephrines (the O-methylated metabolites of catecholamines) is now considered the preferred test in screening for the presence of neuroendocrine secreting tumours such as phaeochromocytomas and paragangliomas. Ref: Lenders et al 2002, JAMA 287:1427-1434
Test Code: 
U24CAT
Tube Colour: 
Urine (24 Hr Acid)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
UCAT
Collection Requirements: 
24 Hr Urine (acid bottle, pH<3.0)
Reference Range: 
<750 nmol/Day
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
UMET
Tube Colour: 
Urine (acid Random)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
UMET
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (acid)
Reference Range: 
umol/L
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
NORMET
Tube Colour: 
Dark Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
NORMET
Collection Requirements: 
6mL Lithium Heparin with no Gel
Reference Range: 
<900 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: 
NORT
Tube Colour: 
Red
Dark Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
NORT
Collection Requirements: 
6 ml Serum with no Gel, 6 ml Lithium Heparin No Gel
Reference Range: 
mg/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: 
NTBNP
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Light Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
BNP NT Pro, Natruetic Peptide NT Pro
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml Serum or 4.5 ml Lithium Heparin
Reference Range: 
ng/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: 
NUCAB
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
(P1NP)
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
units
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: 
RNUTS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
RNUTS
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: