Test Code: 
QFP
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Q fever PCR, Coxsiella
Collection Requirements: 
3-10 ml EDTA Whole Blood
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
EwL
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
ARRL, Rickettsial Lab, Geelong
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
QFP
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Q fever PCR, Coxsiella
Collection Requirements: 
Tissue
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
TIS
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
ARRL, Rickettsial Lab, Geelong
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
QFP
Tube Colour: 
CSF Collection Tubes
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Q fever PCR, Coxsiella
Collection Requirements: 
Bronchial Alveolar lavage collected in sterile container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
ARRL, Rickettsial Lab, Geelong
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
QFP
Tube Colour: 
CSF Collection Tubes
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Q fever PCR, Coxsiella
Collection Requirements: 
Bronchial washing
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
ARRL, Rickettsial Lab, Geelong
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
QFP
Tube Colour: 
CSF Collection Tubes
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Q fever PCR, Coxsiella
Collection Requirements: 
Sputum
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
ARRL, Rickettsial Lab, Geelong
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
QFP
Tube Colour: 
CSF Collection Tubes
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Q fever PCR, Coxsiella
Collection Requirements: 
Fluid, Tissue, Bronchial washing, BAL, CSF
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
ARRL, Rickettsial Lab, Geelong
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
QFS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Q FEVER
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
MDR
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
carbapenemase resistance
Collection Requirements: 
Gel swab or Copan e-swab (liquid Amies) pink lid.
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
SW
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Please include returned traveller history including countries visited.
Test Code: 
UCP
Tube Colour: 
Urine (24 Hr Plain)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Urine (24 Hr plain)
Reference Range: 
<30 mg/mmol
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
CK
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
CK
Collection Requirements: 
4.5 ml Lithium Heparin or 8.5 ml Serum
Reference Range: 
See Report U/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
CR
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
4.5 ml Lithium Heparin or 8.5 ml Serum
Reference Range: 
See Report umol/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
UCR
Tube Colour: 
Urine (random)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (random)
Reference Range: 
See Report
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Test Code: 
CRCL
Tube Colour: 
Urine (24 Hr Plain)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Urine (24 Hr plain)
Reference Range: 
90 - 150 ml/min
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
U24CR
Tube Colour: 
Urine (24 Hr Plain)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Urine (24 Hr plain)
Reference Range: 
See Report umol/D
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
EBOLAP
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
9 ml EDTA and a Respiratory Swab._x000D__x000D_ Please contact the pathology service BEFORE collection.
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
PC4 organism - please contact laboratory prior to collection
Test Code: 
XM# (where # = no. of units orderred)
Tube Colour: 
Pink
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
6mL EDTA tube (Blood Bank)
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
EB
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
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: 
CRYOG
Tube Colour: 
Gold At 37oC
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml Serum kept at 37oC. Special flask and tubes obtained from Biochemistry staff. Samples to be collected Monday to Friday 0600-1600hrs ONLY.
Reference Range: 
<0.05 g/L
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
CRYO
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Contact Pathology (Haematology) if collection requirement details are required
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
By arrangement
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Blood Transfusion
Test Code: 
CRAGC
Tube Colour: 
CSF Sterile Tube Pack
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
1 ml CSF in sterile black top CSF tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
CSF
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
CRAG
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Serology
Test Code: 
FM, FAIMP
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Fresh faeces
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Faec
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
ADcsf
Tube Colour: 
10mL yellow top
conical base
sterile polypropylene tube.
Department: 
Molecular
Pseudonyms: 
Amyloid beta 1-42 | _x000D__x000D_Phospho-tau (P-tau) | _x000D__x000D_Total tau (T-tau)_x000D__x000D_
Collection Requirements: 
>2mL CSF collected directly into polypropylene tube |_x000D__x000D_Last collection required to minimise contamination |_x000D_ _x000D_Transport within 24 hours of lumbar puncture (ambient temperature) otherwise spin (10min at 2000g within 2 hour of collection) & freeze at -20oC, and transport on dry ice
Reference Range: 
T-tau (total tau) protein <358pg/mL, | P-tau (Phospho-tau) protein <75pg/mL, | Amyloid beta 1-42 protein >647pg/mL
Availability: 
Fortnightly turn around time
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
ADF
Fee: 
AUD $250 non medicare rebatable for three proteins, $200 for any two proteins, $150 for any single protein
Reference Laboratory: 
National Dementia Diagnostics Laboratory (NDDL)The Florey Institute Of Neuroscience And Mental HealthKenneth Myer BuildingThe University Of Melbourne
Laboratory: 
Molecular Pathology
Black top 10mL tubes can NOT be used. _x000D__x000D_Tubes are available from FMIS Supplier Item No: 62.9924.284 (HPVC-042) Tube Centrifuge Sarstedt PolyPropylene 10mL 100X16MM conical base with graduations yellow polyethylene screw cap fitted _x000D__x000D_ _x000D__x000D_
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Test Code: 
cTPr, cG
Tube Colour: 
CSF Sterile Tube Pack
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
2 ml Cerebro spinal fluid
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
CSF
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Biochemistry
Test Code: 
Cyto
Tube Colour: 
CSF Sterile Tube Pack
Department: 
Cytology
Pseudonyms: 
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) - Cytology
Collection Requirements: 
1-2 ml CSF
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekdays - 24 hrs for urgent specimens
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
CSF
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Cytology
CSF specimens must be delivered to Central Specimen Reception immediately. Cellular degeneration occurs within 30 mins.
Test Code: 
CSF
Tube Colour: 
CSF Sterile Tube Pack
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) -culture/microscopy
Collection Requirements: 
Sterile black topped tubes numbered 1, 2, 3. Extra 2 ml for TB, extra 2 ml for Fungi. Procedure for collecting CSF is described in the Patient Procedure Manual. Consult Medical Microbiologist if Mycobacterial culture, viral culture, syphilis serology or cryptococcal antigen
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
CSF
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Sterile black topped tubes numbered 1, 2, 3._x000D_Extra 2 ml for TB, extra 2 ml for Fungi._x000D_Procedure for collecting CSF is described in the Patient Procedure Manual._x000D_Consult Medical Microbiologist if Mycobacterial culture, viral culture, syphilis serology or c