Test Code: 
CA
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Ca++
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: 
U24CA
Tube Colour: 
Urine (24 Hr Acid)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Urine (24 Hr acid)
Reference Range: 
2.5 - 7.5 mmol/D
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
UCA
Tube Colour: 
Urine (acid)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (acid)
Reference Range: 
no ref int mmol/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
CALC
Tube Colour: 
Sterile Container
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Renal stone, Renal stone analysis, Stone, stone analysis
Collection Requirements: 
Place in sterile Container
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
FECALP
Tube Colour: 
Faeces
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Spot faecal sample
Reference Range: 
ug/g
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: 
TEST NOT AVAILABLE
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Not Available
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Laboratory: 
Serology
Test Code: 
CARB
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Tegratol
Collection Requirements: 
4.5 ml Lithium Heparin or 8.5 ml Serum
Reference Range: 
43074 mg/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
TCD
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
CDT,
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
<1.3 %
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: 
ABG, VBG
Tube Colour: 
Blood Gas Syringe
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Carboxy Hb, HbCO, COHb
Collection Requirements: 
See Blood Gases
Reference Range: 
0.5-1.5 %
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Test Code: 
CEA
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Light Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
CEA
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml Serum or 4.5 ml Lithium Heparin
Reference Range: 
<5 ug/L
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
CARN
Tube Colour: 
Light Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
4.5 ml Lithium Heparin
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Fortnightly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Clinical Genetics Services (VCGS)Royal Children's HospitalLevel 4, East Building50 Flemington RoadParkville, Vic 3052tel 03 8341 6201fax 03 8341 6390
Test Code: 
UNCB
Tube Colour: 
Gold In Foil
Light Green In Foil
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Beta carotene, Pro Vitamin A, Carotene
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml Serum or 4.5 ml Lithium Heparin in Foil
Reference Range: 
0.2 - 2.3 umol/L
Availability: 
Monthly
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
SA Pathology - Women & Children's Hospital4th Floor Rieger BuildingKing William RoadNorth Adelaide, SA 5006tel 08 8161 7483fax 08 8161 7484
Test Code: 
BARTS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Bartonella serology
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Westmead Hospital Sydney
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
UCAT
Tube Colour: 
Urine (random Acid)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (acid)
Reference Range: 
See Report
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
U24CAT
Tube Colour: 
Urine (24 Hr Acid)
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
10 ml Urine (24 Hr acid)
Reference Range: 
See Report
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
PCAT
Tube Colour: 
Dark Green On Ice
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
ADR, NORADR, DOPA
Collection Requirements: 
6 mL Lithium Heparin NO GEL on ice. Sample collected via an indwelling catheter after 30 mins in a quiet room with minimal disturbance to the patient.
Reference Range: 
Noradrenaline 1.0 - 5.0 nmol/L; Adrenaline 0.0 - 1.0 nmol/L; Dopamine 0.0 - 0.5 nmol/L
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Reference Laboratory: 
Austin Pathology
Austin Hospital
145 Studley Road
Heidelberg
Vic 3084. tel 03 9496 3100; fax 03 9496 1674
Testing for plasma free metanephrines (the O-methylated metabolites of catecholamines) is now considered the preferred test in screening for the presence of neuroendocrine secreting tumours such as phaeochromocytomas and paragangliomas. Ref: Lenders et al 2002, JAMA 287:1427-1434
Test Code: 
TIP
Tube Colour: 
Yellow top universal
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
Place in sterile container - urinary catheter tips are unsuitable specimens
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
TIP
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
CCP
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Light Green
Department: 
Biochemistry
Pseudonyms: 
CCP | Anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml Serum or 4.5 ml Lithium Heparin
Reference Range: 
<7.0 U/mL
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Test Code: 
CD34
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: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Flow Cytometry
Test Code: 
PCEBPA
Tube Colour: 
Lavender
Department: 
Haematology
Pseudonyms: 
C/EBPA; CCAAT/Enhancer Binding Protein Alpha
Collection Requirements: 
3-10mL EDTA Whole Blood or 1-3mL Bone Marrow
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
2-3 weeks to result
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
EW, BM
Fee: 
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Reference Laboratory: 
Peter MacCallum Cancer CentrePathology Department Level 4305 Grattan StreetMelbourne, Vic 3000
Laboratory: 
Molecular Haematology
Specimen MUST be delivered to laboratory within 24 hours of collection (Mon - 3pm Fri, excluding public holidays)
Test Code: 
UROG
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Cervical/Endocervical swab_x000D__x000D_
Collection Requirements: 
Amies swab -Copan e-swab - liquid Amies (pink lid)_x000D__x000D_
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Sw
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
For Chlamydia / Gonorrhoea PCR please refer to CTNGX
Test Code: 
TRYPS
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: 
Westmead Hospital Sydney
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
ALPHAP
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: 
CHIKS
Tube Colour: 
Gold
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
8.5 ml serum tube
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekly
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
S
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Reference Laboratory: 
Westmead Hospital Sydney
Laboratory: 
Microbiology
Test Code: 
CTNGX
Tube Colour: 
Swab - Pink Lid Xpert CT/NG Vaginal / Endocervical Specimen Collection Kit
Urine: Yellow Lid Xpert CT/NG Urine Specimen Collection Kit
Department: 
Microbiology
Pseudonyms: 
Gonorrhoea
Collection Requirements: 
Urethral swab(fine), rectal, genital, endocervical, vaginal, Swabs must be sent in a Pink lid Xpert CT/NG Vaginal / Endocervical Specimen collection kit. First pass urine. Collection kits are available from Specimen Reception, Pathology.
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Sw or U
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Microbiology