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). Swab specimens (list site) - use AMIES swabs if anaerobes and / or fastidious organisms suspected.
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
Test Code: 
FLAP
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: 
S
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Serology
Yellow Fever virus is a PC-3 level pathogen and requests must be discussed with the Medical Microbiologist prior to sending specimen.
Test Code: 
FLAP
Tube Colour: 
CSF Sterile Tube Pack
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
CSF. Please contact the pathology service BEFORE collection.
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
CSF
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Yellow Fever virus is a PC-3 level pathogen and requests must be discussed with the Medical Microbiologist prior to sending specimen.
Test Code: 
YFVS
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: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Serology
Test Code: 
YERS
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: 
Microbiology Diagnostic Unit (MDU)University Of Melbourne
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
FLAP
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Lavender
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml Serum tube, 9 ml EDTA, CSF, Urine
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
The preferred sample is urine if acute infection is suspected.
Test Code: 
ZIKAS
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: 
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (VIDRL)
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
U24ZN
Tube Colour: 
Urine (24 Hr Acid Washed)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
UZN
Collection Requirements: 
Urine (24 Hr acid washed)
Reference Range: 
3 - 19 umol/D
Availability: 
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Alfred Pathology Services55 Commercial RoadPrahan 3181tel 03 9076 3888
Test Code: 
UNCB
Tube Colour: 
Royal Blue
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
UNCB
Collection Requirements: 
6 ml Trace Metal Tube
Reference Range: 
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: 
ZN
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
ZN
Collection Requirements: 
4.5 ml Lithium Heparin or 8.5 ml Serum
Reference Range: 
11 - 18.0 umol/L
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
U24ZN
Tube Colour: 
Urine (24 Hr Acid Washed)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
U24ZN
Collection Requirements: 
24 Hr Acid washed
Reference Range: 
3 - 19 umol/D
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Reference Laboratory: 
Alfred Pathology Services55 Commercial RoadPrahan 3181tel 03 9076 3888
Test Code: 
UZN
Tube Colour: 
Urine (acid Washed)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
UZN
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine acid washed
Reference Range: 
No reference interval
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Reference Laboratory: 
Australian Clinical Laboratories1868 Dandenong RoadClayton, Vic 3168tel 03 9538 6777fax 03 8540 5555
Test Code: 
ZNPO
Tube Colour: 
Pink
Lavender
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
ZNPO
Collection Requirements: 
6-9 ml EDTA protected by Aluminium Foil
Reference Range: 
<1.6 umol/L rbc
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
ZNT8
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
ZNT8
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
<15 U/ml
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: