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: 
POLIOS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Poliovirus serology
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Tested only when clinical suspicion of acute infection with poliovirus. NOT tested for immunity status.
Test Code: 
BKP
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Polyomavirus DNA PCR (BK and JC viruses)
Collection Requirements: 
9 ml EDTA blood
Reference Range: 
Refer to report
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
EwL
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
POLYP
Tube Colour: 
CSF Sterile Tube Pack
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
CSF collected in sterile container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
CSF
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
BKU
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Urine collected in sterile container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
U
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
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: 
Test Code: 
PBGS
Tube Colour: 
UPOR
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
PBGS
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine
Reference Range: 
See Report no Units
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
PPX
Tube Colour: 
Green
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
PPX
Collection Requirements: 
4.5 ml Lithium Heparin or 8.5 ml Serum
Reference Range: 
no ref int no Units
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
FPOR
Tube Colour: 
Sterile Container
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
FPOR
Collection Requirements: 
Spot Faeces
Reference Range: 
<200 umol/Kg
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
PPOR
Tube Colour: 
Green
Gold (wrapped In Foil)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
PPOR
Collection Requirements: 
4.5 ml Lithium Heparin or 8.5 ml Serum in foil
Reference Range: 
<10 nmol/L
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
RPOR
Tube Colour: 
Pink
Lavender (wrapped In Foil)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
RPOR, Porphyrin studies, Porphyrins
Collection Requirements: 
6-9 ml EDTA protected by Aluminium Foil
Reference Range: 
<1.8 umol/L
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
UPOR
Tube Colour: 
UPOR
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
UPOR
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine
Reference Range: 
<300 nmol/L
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
POSA
Tube Colour: 
Pink
Lavender
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
POSA
Collection Requirements: 
6-9 ml EDTA
Reference Range: 
See Report mg/L
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Alfred Pathology Services55 Commercial RoadPrahan 3181tel 03 9076 3888
Test Code: 
PM
Department: 
Anatomical Pathology
Pseudonyms: 
PM, Autopsy
Collection Requirements: 
The attached Austin PM and Post Mortem Risk Assessment forms must be completed.
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Melbourne Health patients only. On request and by arrangment with Anatomical Pathology RMH. Please contact Anatomical Pathologist via the Pathology hotline on ext 28000.
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
The Austin Hospital
Laboratory: 
Histology
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Test Code: 
K
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
K
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: 
UK
Tube Colour: 
Urine (24 Hr Plain)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
UK
Collection Requirements: 
Urine (24 Hr plain)
Reference Range: 
25 - 125 mmol/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
U24K
Tube Colour: 
Urine (24 Hr Plain)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
U24K
Collection Requirements: 
Urine (24 Hr plain)
Reference Range: 
40 - 100 mmol/D
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
MISCSO
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Vesicular fluid, skin scraping collected in sterile container - request must be discussed in advance with the laboratory
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
MISCSO
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Vesicular fluid collected in sterile container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
On Request
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
FL
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
PR3
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
PR3 |Proteinase 3 Abs | Anti-Proteinase-3 Antibodies
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
<5 U/mL
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
pFAP
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Molecular
Pseudonyms: 
Predictive Familial Adenomatis Polyposis | Known familial variant in one of the FAP genes
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: 
Victorian Clinical Genetics Services (VCGS)Royal Children's HospitalLevel 4, East Building50 Flemington RoadParkville, Vic 3052tel 03 8341 6201fax 03 8341 6390
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: 
pHNPC1, pHNPC2, pHNPC6
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Molecular
Pseudonyms: 
Predictive HNPCC, Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer gene
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: 
Victorian Clinical Genetics Services (VCGS)Royal Children's HospitalLevel 4, East Building50 Flemington RoadParkville, Vic 3052tel 03 8341 6201fax 03 8341 6390
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: 
PRED
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
PRED
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: 
UNCB
Tube Colour: 
Urine (24 Hr Plain)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Urine (24 Hr plain)
Reference Range: 
0-2 mg/D
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