Test Code: 
RABS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
Australian Animal Health Laboratories
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
SYP
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
RPR
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
As requested. Contact Pathology (Microbiology) for further information on availablity
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Serology
Test Code: 
VREG
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Red topped swab
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
SW
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
SW
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Wound Swab culture/microscopy
Collection Requirements: 
Amies swab -Gel (blue lid) or Copan e-swab - liquid Amies (pink lid). Please state location.
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Sw
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
For Chlamydia / Gonorrhoea PCR please refer to the listing here.
Test Code: 
RCC
Tube Colour: 
Pink / Purple
Department: 
Haematology
Collection Requirements: 
EDTA tube
Reference Range: 
As reported
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Ew
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Haematology
Test Code: 
MISCH
Tube Colour: 
Pink
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Pyruvate Kinase, Pyrimidine-5’-nucleotidase (not G6PD)
Collection Requirements: 
Contact Pathology (Haematology) if collection requirement details are required
Reference Range: 
As reported
Availability: 
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Ew
Fee: 
Please contact reference laboratory for up to date fee information.
Reference Laboratory: 
Westmead Childrens HospitalHawkesbury Road & Hainsworth StreetWestmead, NSW 2145tel 02 9845 3286fax 02 9845 3332
Laboratory: 
Haematology
Arrangement for testing must be made with Westmead before specimen collection.
Test Code: 
PHRC
Tube Colour: 
Pink
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
6 ml EDTA tube (Blood Bank)
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
EB
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Blood Transfusion
1. SPECIMENS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR PRETRANSFUSION TESTING UNLESS: i) the specimen and request slip conform to the Blood Transfusion protocols of the relevent site. If Bradma labels are used they must be signed and dated to confirm the patient ID has been checked. ii) The specimen collection declaration is completed by the person collecting and labelling the specimen. Please label the request slip with the ward and clinical details. 2. IF URGENT, TELEPHONE THE LABORATORY. 3. Use "Transfusion Test/ Product Request Form".
Test Code: 
FEREDS
Tube Colour: 
Faeces
Fluid Container
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Spot faecal 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: 
URSUB
Tube Colour: 
Urine (random)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Reducing Sugars
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (random)
Reference Range: 
no ref interval no units
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: 
REN
Tube Colour: 
Pink
Lavender
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
REN
Collection Requirements: 
6-9 ml EDTA
Reference Range: 
mIU/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: 
RPBNAT
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
NPA (Nasopharyngeal aspirate), Nasal swab, Throat swab - Copan e-swab - liquid Amies (pink lid) or BAL, Sputum, Lung Biopsy, Bronchial washing -
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
RPBNAT
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Copan E-swab - Liquid Amies (pink Lid)
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Resp PCR, Respiratory PCR Includes : Influenza A, Influenza B, RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) Rhinovirus, Para-influenza 1,2,3, MPV, Adenovirus, Bordetella species and B.parapertussis, L. pneumophila, L.longbaechae and M.pneumoniae.
Collection Requirements: 
NPA (Nasopharyngeal aspirate) or Bronchial Washing or throat swab collected with a Copan e-swab (liquid Amies) pink lid _x000D__x000D_
Reference Range: 
Not detected
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
NPA or BW
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Sputum specimens not recommended. NOTE: Viral transport medium can be obtained at Pathology Central Specimen Reception. RMH Tel: 93427689
Test Code: 
RPBNAT
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Bronchial Alveolar lavage collected in sterile container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
BAL
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
RPBNAT
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Bronchial Washing
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
BW
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
RPBNAT
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Sputum
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Sp
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
Retic
Tube Colour: 
Pink / Purple
Department: 
Haematology
Collection Requirements: 
EDTA tube
Reference Range: 
As reported
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Ew
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Haematology
Specimen MUST be delivered to laboratory within 24 hours of collection (Mon - 3pm Fri, excluding public holidays)
Test Code: 
RT3
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
RT3
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
0.09 - 0.35 ng/ml
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: 
RF
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
RF
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
<15 IU/mL
Availability: 
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
RPBNAT
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Bronchial Alveolar lavage collected in sterile container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
BAL
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
RPBNAT
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Bronchial Washing
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
BW
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
RPBNAT
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Sputum
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Sp
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
MISCSO
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
EDTA tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
EwL
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Australian Rickettsial Reference Laboratory Geelong Hosptial - Pathcare
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
RICKP
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
9 ml EDTA
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Ewl
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Australian Rickettsial Reference Laboratory Geelong Hosptial - Pathcare
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
RICKS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
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: 
Australian Rickettsial Reference Laboratory Geelong Hosptial - Pathcare
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
EBOLAP
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
9 ml EDTA. Please contact the Pathology Laboratory BEFORE collection.
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
EwL
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Rift Valley Fever Virus is a PC4 level pathogen, Requests for PCR must be discussed with the laboratory in advance.