Test Code: 
PPP
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
PPP
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
pmol/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: 
PARA
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Acetominophen, Panadol
Collection Requirements: 
4.5 ml Lithium Heparin or 8.5 ml Serum
Reference Range: 
See Report mg/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
PTH
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Lavender
Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
PTH, Intact PTH, Parathryn
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum, 3mL EDTA or 4.5 ml Lithium Heparin
Reference Range: 
1.7 - 10.0 pmol/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
PTHRP
Tube Colour: 
Collect Tube From Pathology
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
PTHRP
Collection Requirements: 
5 ml EDTA Tras Tube
Reference Range: 
MF <1.3 pmol/L
Availability: 
Unavailable
Requires own tube?: 
No
Reference Laboratory: 
PaLMS (Pacific Lab Medicine Services)Level 5, Main BuildingRoyal North Shore HospitalPacific HighwaySt Leonards, NSW 2065tel 02 9926 6066fax 02 9926 6069
PTHrP is no longer performed by Royal North Shore, NSW. An alternative pathology provider is not available at this time. Please contact the laboratory if further information is required.
Test Code: 
ABG, VBG
Tube Colour: 
Blood Gas Syringe
Department: 
Biochemistry
Collection Requirements: 
See blood gases
Reference Range: 
Arterial: 35 - 45 mmHg
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Test Code: 
PERH
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
PERH
Collection Requirements: 
4.5 ml Lithium Heparin
Reference Range: 
150-600 ug/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: 
PSS
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
PSS
Collection Requirements: 
Refer to Dynamic Tests in Pathology home page
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
ABG, VBG
Tube Colour: 
Blood Gas Syringe
Department: 
Biochemistry
Collection Requirements: 
See blood gases
Reference Range: 
Arterial: 7.35 - 7.45
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Test Code: 
UPHB
Tube Colour: 
Urine (random)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
UPHB
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (random)
Reference Range: 
no ref int
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
PHENOB
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
PHENOB, Phenobarbital
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
10.0-40.0 mg/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: 
UNCB
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Light Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml Serum or 4.5 ml Lithium Heparin
Reference Range: 
37-61 umol/L
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: 
UNCB
Tube Colour: 
GUT
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Spot on Guthrie card
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: 
UNCB
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Urine(rand)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
4.5mL Lithium Heparin or Urine sample
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: 
PHENY
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
PHENY, Dilanitn
Collection Requirements: 
4.5 ml Lithium Heparin or 8.5 ml Serum
Reference Range: 
10 - 20 mg/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
PHENYF
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
PHENYF
Collection Requirements: 
4.5 ml Lithium Heparin or 8.5 ml Serum
Reference Range: 
1.0 - 2.0 mg/L
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
P
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
PO4
Collection Requirements: 
4.5 ml Lithium Heparin or 8.5 ml Serum
Reference Range: 
See Report mmol/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
FLP
Tube Colour: 
Fluid Container
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
5 ml in sterile Container
Reference Range: 
No Ref Interval mmol/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
U24P
Tube Colour: 
Urine (24 Hr Acid)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Urine PO4
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (24 Hr acid)
Reference Range: 
13 - 50 mmol/d
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
UP
Tube Colour: 
Urine (acid)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (acid)
Reference Range: 
no ref interval mmol/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
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: 
UNCB
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Gold
Lavender
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
4.5mL Lithium Heparin, Serum or EDTA
Reference Range: 
<0.7 mg/100mL
Availability: 
Monthly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
SA Pathology - Women & Children's Hospital4th Floor Rieger BuildingKing William RoadNorth Adelaide, SA 5006tel 08 8161 7483fax 08 8161 7484
Test Code: 
PLA2R
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
PLA2R
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
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: 
ABG, VBG
Tube Colour: 
Blood Gas Syringe
Department: 
Biochemistry
Collection Requirements: 
See blood gases
Reference Range: 
Arterial: 80-100 mmHg
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Test Code: 
PBGD
Tube Colour: 
Pink
Lavender On Ice
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
PBGD
Collection Requirements: 
6-9 ml EDTA transporied on ICE
Reference Range: 
1.20-3.60 IU/L
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
QPBG
Tube Colour: 
UPOR
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
PBG
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine
Reference Range: 
<10 umol/L
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: