Test Code: 
RUBG
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
Laboratory: 
Serology
Test Code: 
RUBM
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Rubella Serology
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: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
If an acute infection is being investigated consult Medical Microbiologist.
Test Code: 
RUBP
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: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
RUBP
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: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
RUBP
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Nose/ Throat swab collected in Copan E-swab (liquid Amies) pink lid
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Sw
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
SALI
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Acetylsalicylic acid, Aspirin
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: 
SAQU
Tube Colour: 
Green No Gel
Gold No Gel
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
SAQU
Collection Requirements: 
4.5mL Lithium heparin or Serum with no gel
Reference Range: 
mg/L
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: 
MISCSO
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: 
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: 
Bronchial Washing
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
BW
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: 
Sputum
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Sp
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
SCHIST
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
SHDB
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Molecular
Pseudonyms: 
Genetic Testing for Phaeochromocytoma and Paraganglioma _x000D__x000D_| SDHB (Succinate Dehydrogenase B subunit)
Collection Requirements: 
2 x 9 ml blood EDTA tube | Request slip must be signed by collector
Reference Range: 
Refer to report
Availability: 
Turn around time:_x000D__x000D_ Routine testing - 6 weeks URGENT testing - 12 business days
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Ew
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for current fee
Reference Laboratory: 
Molecular PathologyPeter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Laboratory: 
Molecular Pathology
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Test Code: 
SEL
Tube Colour: 
Royal Blue
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
SEL
Collection Requirements: 
6 ml Trace Metal Tube
Reference Range: 
0.8 - 1.4 umol/L
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Alfred Pathology Services55 Commercial RoadPrahan 3181tel 03 9076 3888
Test Code: 
UNCB
Tube Colour: 
Urine (random)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (random)
Reference Range: 
umol/L
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Alfred Pathology Services55 Commercial RoadPrahan 3181tel 03 9076 3888
Test Code: 
PVAS
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Post Vasectomy Semen analysis
Collection Requirements: 
Semen specimen collected by masturbation and delivered to Andrology Unit, Royal Women's Hospital within 4 hours of collection. Sample to be maintained at body temperature.
Reference Range: 
Nil Sperm
Availability: 
Mon - Fri, 9.00am - 1.00pm
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Semen
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Andrology UnitRoyal Women's Hospital321 Cardigan StreetCarlton
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Please refer to this page for details on this test. NOTE This test is not performed by Melbourne Health Pathology Service. It is preferrable that patients attend the Andrology Unit, Royal Women's Hospital, 321 Cardigan St Carlton
Test Code: 
SEROT
Tube Colour: 
Red
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
5-hydroxy tryptamine
Collection Requirements: 
6 ml Serum with no Gel
Reference Range: 
0 - 1200 nmol/L
Availability: 
Monthly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
SydPath PathologySt Vincent's HospitalVictoria StreetDarlinghurst, NSW 2010tel 02 8382 9100fax 02 8382 2489
Test Code: 
MISCH
Tube Colour: 
Light Blue
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
2X Sodium Citrate Tube (Coagulation)
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
C
Fee: 
Please contact reference laboratory for up to date fee information.
Reference Laboratory: 
NSW Health - POWH - SEALSCommon Specimen Reception (CSR)Prince Of Wales HospitalLevel 4, Campus CentreBarker StreetRandwick, NSW 2031
Laboratory: 
Haematology
Test Code: 
PSEROT
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
PSEROT
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
140 - 2000 nmol/L
Availability: 
Monthly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
SydPath PathologySt Vincent's HospitalVictoria StreetDarlinghurst, NSW 2010tel 02 8382 9100fax 02 8382 2489
Test Code: 
IFIX
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
IFIX
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
As Required
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
SHBG
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Light Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
SHBG
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml Serum or 4.5 ml Lithium Heparin
Reference Range: 
See Report nmol/L
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
SSTOHP
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
SSTOHP
Collection Requirements: 
Refer to Dynamic Tests in Pathology home page
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
SILV
Tube Colour: 
Pink
Lavender
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
SILV
Collection Requirements: 
6-9 ml EDTA
Reference Range: 
nmol/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: 
MISCSO
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Sterile Black Top Tube
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Lesion swab or CSF
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: 
Microbiology
Contact laboratory before sending specimen.
Test Code: 
MISCSO
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
SIRO
Tube Colour: 
Pink
Lavender
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
SIRO, Rapamycin
Collection Requirements: 
6-9 ml EDTA
Reference Range: 
See Report ug/L
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Alfred Pathology Services55 Commercial RoadPrahan 3181tel 03 9076 3888