Test Code: 
BURKS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Melioidosis
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Townsville General Hospital
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
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?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
ARRL
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
BARB
Tube Colour: 
Urine (random)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Barbiturate Screen
Collection Requirements: 
5 ml minimum
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
BFVS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Barmah Forest Virus Antibody_x000D__x000D_
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: 
BARTP
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
9 ml EDTA blood
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
EwL
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Westmead Hospital Sydney
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
BARTS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Cat Scratch Disease
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
Westmead Hospital Sydney
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
BGBE
Tube Colour: 
Blood Gas Syringe
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
BE
Collection Requirements: 
Arterial or venous collection. Radiometer Blood Gas syringe
Reference Range: 
-3 to +3 mmol/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
B2GP
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Units
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: 
B2M
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
B2MG
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
See Report mg/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
SB2T
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
BHB
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
3 Hydroxy Butyrate
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
mmol/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: 
FLHCG
Tube Colour: 
Fluid Container
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
5 ml in sterile Container
Reference Range: 
IU/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: 
BGHCO3
Tube Colour: 
Blood Gas Syringe
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
HCO3
Collection Requirements: 
Arterial or venous collection. Radiometer Blood Gas syringe
Reference Range: 
22-30 mmol/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
HCO3
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
HCO3
Collection Requirements: 
4.5 ml Lithium Heparin or 8.5 ml Serum
Reference Range: 
See Report mmol/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
BILE
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Light Green
Lavender
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Bile salts
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml Serum, 4.5 ml Lithium Heparin or 3mL EDTA
Reference Range: 
0-10 umol/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: 
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. Do not discard fluid if cytological analysis is required, send as much as possible to the laboratory.
Test Code: 
FL
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
10-20 ml in a sterile container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
FL
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
BIL
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Total Bilirubin, Bili
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: 
Tbil, Cbil
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
BILC
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Bilirubin Bound, Direct Bilirubin
Collection Requirements: 
4.5 ml Lithium Heparin or 8.5 ml Serum
Reference Range: 
<7 umol/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
BILU
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Bilirubin unbound, Indirect Bilirubin
Collection Requirements: 
4.5 ml Lithium Heparin or 8.5 ml Serum
Reference Range: 
<14 umol/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
UBIS
Tube Colour: 
Urine (acid Washed)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (Acid Wash)
Reference Range: 
no ref interval 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: 
U24BIS
Tube Colour: 
Urine (acid Washed)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Urine (24 hour A Wash)
Reference Range: 
0-20 nmol/d
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: 
BKP
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Polyomavirus PCR
Collection Requirements: 
9 ml EDTA blood
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
EwL
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
BKU
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Polyomavirus PCR
Collection Requirements: 
Urine collected in sterile container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
U
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology