Test Code: 
SUREA
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Oral hypoglycaemic screen, glibenclamide, gliclazide, glipizide, chlorpropamide, tolbutamide, tolazamide.
Collection Requirements: 
4.5 ml Lithium Heparin or 8.5 ml Serum
Reference Range: 
Nil detected
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
SW
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Amies swab (Gel)- copan
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Sw
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
Cort
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Cort, Short synacthen stimulation test; Synacthen test; ACTH stimulation test
Collection Requirements: 
Refer to Dynamic Tests in Pathology home page
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
Cyto
Tube Colour: 
Yelllow Top Universal
Department: 
Cytology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
All bloodstained fluid heparinized at 5 units/ml
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekdays
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Cytology
All fluids are collected in screw capped containers, to avoid spillage during transit. Fluids should reach the laboratory not later than 1600 hrs during the working week as the preparation time is very lengthy.
Test Code: 
FL
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Synovial Fluid culture/microscopy
Collection Requirements: 
Aspirate in Sterile Container
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
FL
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
If cell count required send additional 1 mL aspirate in an EDTA tube
Test Code: 
SYP
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Syphilis Serology
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Require both CSF and serum when investigating for neurosyphilis. Tests done inhouse are RPR and TPPA. FTA and EIA tests are sent out.
Test Code: 
SYPP
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Swab, Tissue, Biopsy, _x000D__x000D_Paraffin embedded blocks (20 micron shavings)
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Serology
Urine and blood are unsuitable