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Code Test Name Description
125D 1-25 DIHYDROXY VITAMIN D

Gel Tube - Serum

17OH 17OH PROGESTERONE

Gel Tube - Serum

21HS 21 HYDROXYLASE STEROID ANTIBODY

Gel Tube - Serum

U5HIAA 21 HYDROXYLASE STEROID ANTIBODY

24 Hour Urine Bottle WITH Acid Preservative. Please ensure the Start and Finish times of collection are written on the bottle.Avoid the following for 24 hours before and during the period of urine collection:
Avocados, bananas, chocolate, eggplant, figs, grapes, kiwifruit, nuts, pineapple, plums, tomato (or juices made from these products).
In addition, record the list of medications patient is currently taking, especially antihypertensives and antidepressants, on the request form.

BJP24RPA 24 HOUR URINE BENCE-JONES PROTEIN, EPG & I

24 Hour Urine without Acid. Please ensure the Start and Finish times are written on the bottle.

CAT 24 HOUR URINE CATECHOLAMINES

Adrenaline / Noradrenaline / Catecholamines 24 Hour Urine Bottle WITH Acid Preservative.Please ensure the start and finish times of collection are written on the bottle.

UCIT 24 HOUR URINE CITRATE

24 Hour Urine without Acid Preservative. Please ensure the start and finish times of collection are written on the bottle.

UCOR 24 HOUR URINE CORTISOL

24 Hour Urine Bottle without Acid Preservative Only.Please ensure the start and finish times of collection are written on the bottle.

24BJP 24 HOUR URINE EPG, IEPG AND BENCE JONES PR

PR 24 Hour Urine without Acid Preservative. Please ensure the start and finish times of collection are written on the bottle before sending the specimen to the lab.

UROX 24 HOUR URINE OXALATE

24 Hour Urine Bottle WITH Acid Preservative. Please ensure the Start and Finish times of collection are written on the bottle.

UPOT 24 HOUR URINE POTASSIUM

24 Hour Urine With or Without Acid Preservative. Please ensure the start and finish time of collection is written on the bottle.

VMA 24 HOUR URINE VMA

24 Hour Urine Bottle WITH Acid Preservative. Please ensure the start and finish times of collection are written on the bottle.

VITD 25 OH VITAMIN D (ABBOTT)

Gel Tube - Serum

MMP 6TG/6MMP/6MP

Dedicated EDTA Tube required.

7DHY 7-DEHYDROCHOLESTEROL

Dedicated Lithium Heparin tube Please refer the patient to the Auburn lab C/C for collection as the specimen must be spun, separated and frozen within 20mins of collection.

A1AP A1 ANTITRYPSIN PHENOTYPE

Gel Tube - Serum

ACE ACE

Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) Gel Tube Serum

ACET ACETYLCHOLINE RECEPTOR A/B

Gel Tube - Serum

ACHOL ACETYLCHOLINESTERASE ANTI-BODY

Lithium Heparin Tube x 1

AFB Acid Fast Bacilli

"Mycobacteria Testing (Sputum)" Takes up to 10 - 12 weeks for final result. Three sputum specimens collected on consecutive days, sent together, labelled with three dates of collection. Yellow top containers Takes up to 10 - 12 weeks for final result. "Mycobacteria Testing (Urine) " Three separate early morning samples on consecutive days, labelled with dates of collection. Yellow top containers Takes up to 8 - 12 weeks for final result.

ACTH ACTH

Dedicated EDTA, spin, separated and frozen freeze within 30 mins of collection and send on dry ice.

ACTIVATED PROTEIN C RESISTANCE

2 x Citrates and 1 x EDTA

APCR ACTIVATED PROTEIN C RESISTANCE (APCR)

2 Citrate tubes & an EDTA tube needed. Please Note: Always collect one EDTA tube when Factor V Leiden/APCR is requested. In case results are abnormal, the referral lab (Royal North Shore Hospital) will then perform a gene test.

B12AC Active B12

Gel Tube - Serum

ADENO ADENOVIRUS PCR

Viral Swab (Green top) - Preferred. Dry Swab (White top) - Accepted.

ADENS ADENOVIRUS SEROLOGY

Gel Tube - Serum

ADIP ADIPONECTIN

Gel Tube - Serum Please note:This is a non Medicare rebateable test: $30.70.
Please ensure the payment accompanies the specimen to the lab.

CORTEX ADRENAL CORTEX ANTIBODIES

Gel Tube - Serum

RASTA RASTAF RASTC ADULT ALLERGY FOOD AND POLLENS CHILD ALLERGY

Minimum 1 ml serum

RASTAF 1 AERO-ALLERGEN AND FOOD MIX PANEL

Minimum 1 ml serum

RASTA 2 AERO-ALLERGEN PANEL

Minimum 1 ml serum

RASTAB 3 AERO-ALLERGEN PANEL (BILLING)

Minimum 1 ml serum

MTB AFB CULTURE <br /> TB CULTURE

"Mycobacteria Testing (Tissue) " Portion of tissue in a sterile plastic container.Yellow top containers
Takes up to 6 weeks for final result. Mycobacteria Testing (Blood Culture)
Blood culture bottles.
Takes up to 6 weeks for final result.

AFP AFP (ALPHA FETOPROTEIN)

Gel Tube - Serum

ALB ALBUMIN

Gel Tube - Serum

UALDO ALDOSTERONE - 24 HOUR URINE

24 Hour urine with Acid Preservative only. Please ensure the start and finish times of collection are written on the bottle.

ALDOSTERONE RENIN RATIO

Dedicated EDTA Tube x 1 and Gel Tube x 1 (Note: Bloods cannot be shared with other tests)

SALDO ALDOSTERONE SERUM

Gel Tube – Serum

RAST 4 ALLERGY PANEL 1

Minimum 1 ml serum

RAST 5 ALLERGY PANEL 2

Minimum 1 ml serum

RASTSEALS 6 ALLERGY TESTING REFERRED

Gel Tube - Serum Test code used when the sample is referred to a different laboratory for further testing.

ALP ALP (ALK. PHOS.)

Gel Tube – Serum

ALPI ALP ISOENZYME

Gel Tube - Serum Prefer patient to be fasting. Not carried out if ALP is normal.

A1G ALPHA 1 ANTITRYPSIN GENOTYPE

Dedicated EDTA Tube

A1S ALPHA SUB UNIT

Gel Tube - Serum

A1A ALPHA-1 ANTITRYPSIN

Gel Tube – Serum

AFP1 ALPHA-FETOPROTEIN (PREG.)

Gel Tube - Serum

ALT ALT (ALANINE TRANSAMINASE)

Gel tube - Serum

AL ALUMINIUM

Dedicated EDTA Tube

ABP AMBULATORY BLOOD PRESSURE

Blood Pressure Monitor Non Medicare Rebateable test - $80.

PLAA AMINO ACIDS - PLASMA

Lithium Heparin Tube (Dedicated Tube) Please refer the patient to the Auburn Lab C/C as the sample should be spun, separated and frozen within 30 mins of collection.

UAA AMINO ACIDS URINE

Urine sample. Sample must be frozen within 2 hours of collection.

AMIO AMIODARONE

Dedicated Clot Tube - No Gel - Preferred EDTA Tube - Accepted Please note: If the blood is collected in a gel tube, the sample will be rejected.

AMMON AMMONIA

Dedicated EDTA tube required. Please note:Sample must be spun, separated and frozen within 2 hours of collection.

AMOE AMOEBA DETECTION

Stool Specimen

AMB AMOEBIC/ AMOEBIASIS SEROLOGY

Gel Tube - Serum Test includes : Entamoeba histolytica.

AMY AMYLASE (SERUM)

Gel Tube - Serum

AMYI AMYLASE ISOENZYME

Gel Tube - Serum

AMYL AMYLOID A

Gel Tube - Serum

ANCA ANCA (Anti neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies)

Anti neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies. Gel Tube - Serum

AND ANDROSTENEDIONE

Gel Tube - Serum

ACABR ANTI CARDIOLIPIN AB

Gel Tube - Serum

ADH ANTI DIURETIC HORMONE (ADH)

Collect a dedicated EDTA and Gel Tube.

DNA ANTI DNA

Gel Tube - Serum

ADNA ANTI DNASE

Gel Tube - Serum

GM1 ANTI GANGLIOSIDE ANTIBODY

Gel Tube - Serum Keep sample refrigerated at all times.

AGBM ANTI GLOMERULAR BASEMENT ANTIBODIES

Gel Tube - Serum

AHIST ANTI HISTONE

Gel Tube - Serum

AINAB ANTI INSULIN AB

Gel Tube - Serum

AMA ANTI MITOCHONDRIAL ANTIBODY (AMA)

Gel Tube - Serum

AMH ANTI MULLERIAN HORMONE

Gel Tube - Serum.Please Note: This is a Non Medicare Rebateable test, the patient will be charged a fee of $55. Payment upfront is required.

ARET ANTI RETICULIN AB

No known lab in Australia currently performs this assay. See instead Endomysial Ab and Transglutaminase Ab.

ANTI TTG/ ANTI GLIADIN AB

Gel Tube - Serum

XA ANTI Xa

2x Dedicated Citrate Tubes Please make sure you write down what Medication the patient is on. E.g. Clexane.

CCP ANTI-CCP ANTIBODIES

Gel Tube - Serum

GQ1B ANTI-GQ1B

Gel Tube - Serum

ANTIHBE ANTI-HEP B e AB

Gel Tube - Serum

ANA ANTI-NUCLEAR ANTIBODY

Antinuclear antibody (ANA) Gel Tube - Serum

OVAB ANTI-OVARIAN ANTIBODIES

Gel Tube - Serum

ANTI-PHOSPHOLIPID ANTIBODY

Gel Tube x 1, Citrate Tube x 4

ASPAS ANTI-SPERM ANTIBODIES (SEMEN)

Semen specimen

ASA ANTI-SPERM ANTIBODY

Gel Tube – Serum

TPHA ANTI-TREPONEMA PALLIDUM ANTIBODIES

Gel Tube - Serum

ABID ANTIBODY IDENTIFICATION(Red Cell Anti-bodies)

2x Dedicated EDTA Tubes are required.Please Note: Tubes must be hand written.
The name, date of birth, time, date and signature of collector must be written on the tubes.
Also, a separate witness declaration form must be filled out completely
Please ensure all the details written on the tubes match the form. If they do not, the referral lab (RNSH) will reject the samples.

AB ANTIBODY SCREEN (Red Cell Antibody Screen)

Antibody screen (Rh antibody) 2x Dedicated EDTA Tubes are required. Please Note: Tubes must be hand written. The name, date of birth, time, date and signature of collector must be written on the tubes.Also, a separate witness declaration form must be filled out completely.

ANT ANTIMONY

Dedicated EDTA tube , Please note:This is a non Medicare rebateable test: $30.20.
Please ensure the payment accompanies the specimen to the lab.

UANT ANTIMONY - URINE

Depending on request: A spot urine OR A 24 Hour urine Without Acid. Please ensure the start and finish times of collection are written on the bottle.Please Note: This is a non Medicare rebateable test: $30.20 Please ensure the payment accompanies the sample to the lab.

APAB ANTIPLATELET ANTIBODIES

Need 5 EDTA tubes and 1 Gel tube collected. The patient should have this test performed at the Auburn lab as the specimens must be sent same day of collection to St George Hospital for testing, no later than 3pm.Please contact the lab for more information on: (02) 8745 6500.

AT3 ANTITHROMBIN 3

Antithrombin III (AT3) Dedicated Sodium Citrate Tube x 1

APOLA APOLIPOPROTEIN A1

Gel Tube - Serum Non Medicare Rebateable Test - Cost $19.90.Please ensure the money accompanies the sample to the Lab.

APOLB APOLIPOPROTEIN B

Gel Tube - Serum

APOE APOLIPOPROTEIN E GENOTYPE

Dedicated EDTA tube Non Medicare Rebateable Test - Cost: $75Please ensure the money accompanies the sample to the Lab.

APTT APTT

Activated Partial Thromboplastin time (APTT) 1x Sodium Citrate tube. Small sample volumes are not acceptable for testing.Sample should arrive at laboratory within 4 hours of collection. Must collect up to black mark on tube.

AQUA AQUAPORIN 4 AB

Also known as - Neuromyelitis Optica Ab (NMO) Gel Tube - Serum

ARBO ARBOVIRUS SEROLOGY

Gel Tube - Serum The requesting Doctor must specify which test they'd like performed. E.g. Ross River Virus, Barmah Forest Virus etc.

ARS ARSENIC

Individual EDTA Tube

ASCA ASCA

Gel Tube - Serum

ASOT ASOT

Antistreptolysin O titre (ASOT) Gel Tube - Serum

ASPPICPMR ASPERGILLUS PRECIPITINS

Gel Tube - Serum

ASPP ASPERGILLUS SEROLOGY

Gel Tube - Serum

AST AST (ASPARTATE TRANSAMINASE)

Gel Tube - Serum

ASTRO ASTROVIRUS - FAECES

Faeces sample.

AVIAN AVIAN AB

Avian Precipitins Gel Tube - Serum

B2G B2 GLYCOPROTEIN

Gel Tube - Seru

BAR BARIUM

Depending on request: A spot urine OR A 24 Hour urine Without Acid. Please ensure the start and finish times of collection are written on the bottle.Please Note:
This is a non Medicare rebateable test: $30.20.
Please ensure the payment accompanies the sample to the lab.

BFVS BARMAH FOREST VIRUS SEROLOGY

Gel Tube - Serum

BART BARTONELLA

Gel Tube - Serum

BCR BCR ABL

3 Dedicated EDTA Tubes

BJP BENCE JONES PROTEIN

Spot Urine Sample

B2M BETA-2 MICROGLOBULIN

Gel Tube - Serum

BHCG BETA-HCG

Gel Tube – Serum

BICOR BICARBONATE

Gel Tube - Serum

BILE BILE ACID

Gel Tube - Serum. Fasting Sample Preferred.Please note:
This is a non Medicare Rebateable test if the patient is not pregnant, or >3 requests reached whilst pregnant.
The patient must pay a $20 fee upfront.

BILI BILIRUBIN

Gel Tube - Serum Wrapped in foil

BILIRUBIN CONJUGATED & DIRECT

Gel Tube -

BALC BLOOD ALCOHOL

Non Legal Purposes: Dedicated Clot/Gel Tube - Serum. If for Legal Purposes, a Lab collection is required.Please collect an Individual EDTA, Lithium Heparin or Flox Tube. Do not spin the specimen, sample must be left whole blood and refrigerated. The Specimen must be tamper proof sealed also.

NAT BLOOD BANK PROCEDURES

All Group & Hold and Cross Match specimens are not accepted at Medlab Pathology. For more information, please contact the Customer Service Department on: (02) 8745 6500.

BC BLOOD CULTURE

Blood collected up to mark into culture bottle. Store at room temperature. (Sample can be collected with a needle and syringe or a butterfly, please be careful when collecting this sample).

BG BLOOD GROUP

2x Dedicated EDTA Tubes are required. Please Note: Tubes must be hand written. The name, date of birth, time, date and signature of collector must be written on the tubes.Also, a separate witness declaration form must be filled out completely

CARD BLOOD GROUP CARD

Issued when the Doctor asks for a Blood group card for the patient.

BGR BLOOD GROUP REFERRED

Code entered when blood group is referred to a different lab for further testing.

BPPCR BORDETELLA PERTUSSIS PCR

Nasopharyngeal swab (DRY SWAB) Fine wire swab in transport media (White top or Orange top preferred)

PERT BORDETELLA PERTUSSIS SEROLOGY

Gel Tube – Serum

BNP BRAIN NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE (NT - PROBNP)

Dedicated Gel Tube -Serum x 1. Non Medicare Rebateable Test-Cost:$60

BRCA BREAST CANCER GENE - BRCA 1&2

3 Individual EDTA tubes - Cannot be shared with other tests Please Note:This test should be referred by a Genetics Counsellor or Geneticist.
If it is not, the patient will have to pay a non Medicare Rebateable fee of
$700 for the BRCA 1 test and $1000 for the BRCA 2 test.
For any enquiries, please contact the Hereditary Cancer Clinic at Prince of Wales Hospital on: (02) 9382 2587.

BRUC BRUCELLOSIS SEROLOGY

Gel Tube - Serum

BUP BUPRENORPHINE

Urine (random). Yellow top container

CPEP C-PEPTIDE

Gel Tube - Serum

CRP C-REACTIVE PROTEIN

Gel tube - Serum

CTX C-TELOPEPTIDE (CTX)

Not Available

C1EST C1 ESTERASE

Gel Tube - Serum

CA19.9 CA 19.9

Gel Tube - Serum

CA72.4 CA 72.4

Gel Tube - Serum.

CA153 CA-15.3

Gel Tube - Serum

CA125 CA125

Gel Tube - Serum

CAD CADMIUM

Dedicated EDTA Tube Gel

CERU CAERULOPLASMIN

Gel Tube - Serum QLD: Clot (RED TOP), not gel.

CALCIT CALCITONIN

Gel Tube - Serum.

CAL CALCIUM

Gel Tube - Serum

CMP CALCIUM/MAGNESIUM/PHOSPHATE

Gel tube - Serum

CALC CALCULUS - RENAL STONE FOR ANALYSIS

Renal stone for Calculi. Collect in Yellow top specimen jar.Urine sample accepted if required.

CAMPY CAMPYLOBACTER JEJUNI IgG/IgM ANTIBODY

Gel Tube - Serum

CANDIDA CANDIDA AB

Gel Tube - Serum

CAN1 CANNABINOIDS

Cannabinoid (THC) Urine (random). Yellow top specimen jar

CARB CARBAMAZAPINE/TEGRETOL

Clot Tube (No Gel) - Serum Collect prior to next dose. Record time of last dose and time of collection.

CDT CARBOHYDRATE DEFICIENT TRANSFERRIN

Gel Tube - Serum Non Medicare Rebateable Test - $132.Please ensure the payment accompanies the sample.

CARBO CARBOXY Hb/METH HB

Dedicated EDTA Tube.

CE CARDIAC ENZYMES

Tube -Serum

CARN CARNITINE

Lithium Heparin Tube Please note: Refer the patient to the Auburn lab for collection as the specimen must be spun, separated and Frozen within 30mins of Collection.

CAROT CAROTENE

Lithium Heparin tube or a Clot Tube (no gel). *Please wrap the sample in Foil ASAP as this is a light sensitive test*

CATSC CAT SCRATCH SEROLOGY

Gel Tube – Serum

CATECHOLAMINE

Orange Top Tube (CATS Tube)

CD4 CD4 COUNT

Dedicated EDTA Tube

CD57 CD57

Dedicated EDTA tube

CEA CEA (CARCINOEMBRYONIC ANTIGEN)

Gel Tube - Serum

CGH CGH ARRAY

2x Dedicated EDTA Tubes required.

CHIK CHIKUNGUNYA

Gel Tube - Serum

RASTC CHILD ALLERGEN PANEL

Minimum 1 ml serum

RASTCB CHILD ALLERGEN PANEL (BILLING ONLY)

Minimum 1 ml serum

SCHLAM CHLAMYDIA IGM SEROLOGY

Gel Tube - Serum

CHLPP CHLAMYDIA PNEUMONIAE PCR

Sputum sample or Dry swab

XSCHLAM CHLAMYDIA SEROLOGY

Gel Tube - Serum

CHLAM CHLAMYDIA TRACHOMATIS PCR

Collect a PCR dry swab (white top) Aptima Specimen transfer tube Green Cap (for swabs), White Cap (Dry Swab) 0r Yellow top jar (urine)Urethral (male), Endocervical (female)
Urine sample - early morning, first catch specimen preferred.

CTS CHLAMYDIA TRACHOMATIS SEROLOGY

Gel Tube - Serum

CHOLERA CHOLERA TESTING

Stool Sample

CHO CHOLESTEROL

Gel Tube – Serum (Fasting

CHROMI CHROMIUM

Dedicated EDTA Tube.

CHROMOA CHROMOGRANIN A

Gel Tube - Serum. Non Medicare Rebateable Test - $30.70Please ensure the payment accompanies the sample.

CHROM CHROMOSOME STUDIES

Need both a Lithium Heparin Tube and an EDTA Tube

CKI CK ISOENZYMES

Gel Tube - Serum

CLOM CLOMIPRAMINE LEVEL

Clot tube (No Gel) or a lithium heparin tube. Trough level is taken before next dose, within 1 hour.Please note: If a gel tube is collected, sample will be rejected.

CLOS CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE TOXIN ASSAY

Clostridium difficile toxin Faeces in Brown top container

CLOZ CLOZAPINE

Clot tube (No Gel) or a lithium heparin tube. Trough level is taken before next dose (within 1 hour).

CMVP CMV PCR - PLASMA

Dedicate EDTA tube.

CMVS CMV PCR - STOOL

Stool sample

CMVPCR CMV PCR - SWAB

Viral Swab (Green top) - Preferred Dry Swab (White top) - Accepted

CMV CMV SEROLOGY (ARCH)

Cytomegalovirus Serology (CMV) Gel Tube - Serum.

COAG COAGULATION STUDY

1x Sodium Citrate tube. Sample should arrive at the laboratory within 4hrs of collection. Withhold all Salicylate (Aspirin) for 48 hrs prior to collection.

COB COBALT

Individual EDTA Tube Non Medicare Rebateable Test - $30.20Please ensure the payment is sent in with the sample.

COELG COELIAC GENE TEST - HLADQ2 & QD8

2 Dedicated EDTA tubes accepted

COEL COELIAC SEROLOGY

Gel Tube - Serum

COLD COLD AGGLUTININS

LAB COLLECTION ONLY. 5 EDTA tubes and 1 Clot tube required (No Gel). Tubes must have all details handwritten.Collect the specimens then store them ASAP in the laboratory incubator at 37 degrees.

C3C4 COMPLEMENT STUDIES

Gel Tube - Serum.

DAT COOMBS TEST

Dedicated EDTA Tube

COP COPPER

Gel Tube - Serum

COQ10 COQ10 - COENZYME Q10

Dedicated Lithium Heparin tube. Please ensure the specimen is wrapped in foil as this is a light sensitive test.Also, this is a Non Medicare Rebateable test: $75.
Please ensure the payment accompanies the specimen to the Lab.

CORT CORTISOL

Gel Tube - Serum Time of collection must be clearly written on the tube and the request form for appropriate interpretation.

COT COTININE LEVEL

Depending on request: A Urine sample, Clot tube (No Gel), Lithium Heparin tube or EDTA Tube are all accepted. (Blood is preferred over urine)

COXPCR COXSACKIE PCR

Viral swab (Green top) - Preferred Dry swab (White top) - Accepted

COX COXSACKIE SEROLOGY

Gel Tube - Serum

CK CREATINE KINASE

Gel Tube - Serum

C CREATININE

Gel tube - Serum

CC CREATININE CLEARANCE

Both a 24hr Urine sample WITHOUT Acid preservative and a Gel Tube are required for testing.

CRYOFIBRINOGEN

Dedicated clot tubes x 2 NSW: Lab Collection Only - please refer patient to Auburn Laboratory QLD: 2 Gel tubes, place in 37°C bath until separation occurs DO NOT CENTRIFUGE SAMPLE - Transport in thermos.

CRYO CRYOGLOBULINS

Dedicated Clot Tubes x2. NSW: Lab collection only - please refer patient to Auburn Laboratory QLD: 2 Gel tubes, place tubes in 37°C bath until separation occurs DO NOT CENTRIFUGE SAMPLE - Transport in thermos.

CRYPTO CRYPTOCOCCUS Ag

Gel Tube - Serum

CYC CYCLOSPORIN

Dedicated EDTA tube Mix blood thoroughly.

CF CYSTIC FIBROSIS GENE STUDIES

2 Dedicated EDTA Tubes. note: This is a Non Medicare Rebateable test. The doctor must specify which CF test they'd like performed, as each test varies in price; can range from $50-$250.contact the lab for more information on - (02) 8745 6500.

CYTOB CYTO BLOCK

Three early morning specimens on separate days are preferred. The specimens should be mid-stream specimens in sterile containers, and should be refrigerated, and sent to the laboratory each day. Sputum samples are also accepted.Refer to the patient instruction sheet for more information.

DDWH D DIMER

Dedicated Citrate Tube

DFRAG D FRAGILIS

Stool sample.

DEN DENGUE

Gel tube - Serum

DESM DESMOGLEIN 1 AND 3

Gel Tube - Serum

DEXA DEXAMETHASONE SUPPRESSION TEST

Gel Tube - Serum Time of collection must be clearly written on the tube and the request form for appropriate interpretation.

DHEAR DHEA

Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) Gel tube - Serum Please note: This is an NMR test and will cost: $35. Please ensure the payment accompanies the specimen to the lab.

DHEAS DHEA SULPHATE

Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulphate (DHEAS) Gel Tube - Serum

DIG DIGOXIN

Clot tube - No gel preferred. (Red top) Minimum 8 hrs after last dose. Record time of last dose and time of collection.

DHT DIHYDROTESTOSTERONE

Collect either a Gel Tube or a Lithium Heparin Tube.

DIPT DIPTHERIA ANTIBODIES

Gel Tube - Serum Non Medicare Rebateable Test - Cost: $33Please ensure the payment is sent in with the sample.

DBILI DIRECT AND INDIRECT BILIRUBIN

Direct (Conjugated) & Indirect (Unconjugated) Bilirubin Gel tube - Serum Sample must be wrapped in foil as this is a light sensitive test.Please Note: If the collection is for a Baby, collect the blood in a Red paediatric tube then wrap it in foil ASAP. Sample must be marked Urgent Always!

DAT DIRECT ANTIGLOBULIN TEST

4ml EDTA Purple Top Tube

DISA DISACCHARIDASES

Disaccharidases Sample. Doctor Collect. Sample must remain frozen at all times until tested by the Referral Laboratory.

DNAEX DNA EXTRACTION AND STORAGE

Individual 2 EDTA tubes

DOTH DOTHIEPIN LEVEL

Clot tube (no gel) - Serum Trough level is taken before next dose (within 1 hour)

DOWNS DOWNS SYNDROME (Triple Test)

Gel Tube - Serum Please ensure patient pregnancy information is sent with the sample.- clinical details
- date of collection
- LMP
- Maternal age at EDD
- Gestation at date of sample
- Weight
- Insulin dependent diabetes Yes/No
- Any previous history
- Smoker Yes/No
Please contact customer service if you require the information sheet to fill out.
Triple Test - First Trimester (Downs Syndrome Screen) Includes Free BhCG, PAPP-A, AFP & Ue3 Collect specimen between 10 weeks and 13 completed weeks. (i.e. 13 weeks, 6 days) gestation. Note relevant details (LMP, ultrasound data) on request form.

ELFT E/LFT

Gel tube - Serum QLD: Gel plus Flox Tube (Grey Top)

ES EAR NOSE EYE SWAB

Bacterial (Stuart) OR charcoal Swab

EBVPCR EBV PCR

Viral swab (green top) - preferred. Dry swab ( white top) - accepted.

EBVIGA EBVIGA

Gel tube - Serum

ECG ECG REPORT

ECG Tracing.

E ELECTROLYTES

Gel tube - Serum. Spin down or transport as soon as practical to prevent falsely high potassium level/low sodium levels.

ENA ENA (PHADIA)

Gel Tube - Serum

ENTA ENTAMOEBA HISTOLYTICA

Gel tube - Serum or depending on request: A Faeces sample.

ENPCR ENTERIC PATHOGEN PCR

Stool sample

ENTERO ENTEROVIRUS PCR

A Viral swab (Green top) or Dry swab (White top) is accepted.

ENTER ENTEROVIRUS SEROLOGY

Gel tube - Serum

ENTVS ENTEROVIRUS STOOL

Faeces sample

ECP EOSINOPHILIC CATIONIC PROTEIN

Gel tube - Serum Please note:The sample must be collected in Greiner Vacuette or Terumo Venosafe
plastic clotted tubes as incorrect Collection tubing may affect the results.
Allow sample to clot for 60-120 minutes at room temperature before
centrifuging.
Also, This is a non Medicare rebateable test for patients over the age of 12 years.
Please ensure the payment accompanies the sample to the lab.
Please contact the sendaway Dept on: (02) 8745 6500 for any enquiries.

EBV EPSTEIN BARR VIRUS

Gel tube - Serum

ERYTH ERYTHROPOIETIN (EPO)

Gel tube - Serum Non Medicare Rebateable test - $35. Please ensure the payment accompanies the sample.QLD: Dedicated Gel.

ESR ESR

EDTA Tube. Mix Tube Thoroughly

EVE EVEROLIMUS LEVEL

Dedicated EDTA Tube

RASTE EXTENDED AERO- ALLERGEN PANEL

Minimum 1 ml serum

RASTEB EXTENDED AERO-ALLERGEN (BILLING ONLY)

Minimum 1 ml serum

RASTEF EXTENDED AERO-ALLERGEN AND FOOD MIX PAN Minimum 1 ml serum
RASTE EXTENDED POLLENS

Minimum 1 ml serum

EMAB EYE MUSCLE ANTIBODIES

Gel Tube - Serum

EPCR F PATH NAT

PCR Testing. Faeces sample required.

F10 FACTOR 10

1x Dedicated Citrate Tube

F11 FACTOR 11

1x Dedicated Citrate Tube.

F12 FACTOR 12

1x Dedicated Citrate Tube

F13 FACTOR 13

Citrate Tube PlasmaIf testing is delayed by more than 4 hours: spin, separate and freeze plasma.
Platelet free plasma (double-spun) to be stored frozen. Double spin platelet free
technique: a) Spin citrate tube - take off plasma, and place in second tube. b) Spin
second tube - take off plasma, being careful not to disturb the pellet at the bottom
of the tube (i.e. Leave a small amount of plasma over the pellet) and place in third
tube. C) Freeze third tube.

F2 FACTOR 2

1x Dedicated Citrate Tube.

F7 FACTOR 7

1x Dedicated Citrate Tube.

F8 FACTOR 8

1x Dedicated Citrate Tube.

F9 FACTOR 9

1x Dedicated Citrate Tube.

F5 FACTOR V

2 x Dedicated Citrates.

FVLG FACTOR V LEIDEN GENE MUTATION

Dedicated EDTA tube.

FTRYP FAECAL ALPHA 1 ANTITRYPSIN

Stool sample in brown top container. Please Note:This test is performed at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital in
Queensland. Fees will apply.
Please contact the sendaway Dept on: (02) 8745 6500 for more information.

FCAL FAECAL CALPROTECTIN

Faeces sample.Please Note: This test is performed at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital in Queensland.
Fee: $80
Please contact the sendaway Dept on: (02) 87456500 for more information.

FELAS FAECAL ELASTASE

Faeces sample. Non Medicare Rebateable test: $160. Please ensure the payment accompanies the sample to the Lab.

FFGLOB FAECAL FAT GLOBULES

Stool specimen

FFNA FAECAL FAT NOT AVAILABLE

The Faecal Fat test is Not Available at Medlab Pathology. This test is available at SEALS Pathology at Prince of Wales Hospital.For any enquiries regarding the collection procedure, please contact SEALS Pathology on: 1800 073 257.

OB1 FAECAL OCCULT BLOOD

Stool in Brown top container If the Doctor requests x3.Please advise the patient to collect stool specimens for 3 consecutive days and ensure the specimens are labelled accordingly.
Refer to the patient instruction sheet for more information.

ST FAECES EXAMINATION

Stool - please state MCS or OCP etc; collected in a brown top container

OCP FAECES PARASITE (O.C.P. - Over Cysts Parasites)

Stool sample in brown top container.

FMF FAMILIAL MEDITERRANEAN FEVER

Dedicated 2 EDTA Tubes Non Medicare Rebateable Test: $200Please ensure the payment accompanies the sample to the Lab.

FARM FARMERS LUNG PRECIPITINS

Gel Tube - Serum

CHO FASTING CHOLESTEROL

Gel tube - Serum

GLU FASTING GLUCOSE - PLASMA

Fluoride Oxalate Tube (Grey)

FATS FAT IN STOOL

Stool sample in a brown top container

FERR FERRITIN

Gel tube - Serum

FH1 FH1 GENE TEST

Dedicated 2 EDTA tubes

FIB FIBRINOGEN

1x Dedicated Citrate Tube.

FDP FIBRINOGEN DEGREDATION PRODUCTS

D-Dimer 1x Dedicated Citrate Tube.

FIL FILARIA

Gel tube - Serum

FILM FILM

EDTA Tube

FLAV FLAVIVIRUS

Gel tube - Serum

FLEC FLECAINIDE

Dedicated EDTA tube - preferred Lithium heparin tube - accepted Clot tube (No gel) - accepted. Do not collect blood in tubes containing separator gel. <br/ > Please note: Sample should be taken just before the next dose or at least 6 hrs post dose. If the dose has changed, re-assay after 3-4 days.

FLOWSTV FLOW CYTOMETRY

Need both an ACD tube (Yellow top) and an EDTA Tube. QLD: 1 Dedicated EDTA. 2 EDTA's if no full blood count requested.

FTA FLUORESCENT TREPONEMA AB

Gel Tube - Serum

FNA FNA

"Breast aspirate - Fine needle " Collected by Pathologist or Cyto-technologist.

FOL FOLATE

Gel tube - Serum

FRAGX FRAGILE X

2 Dedicated EDTA tubes Please keep samples at room temperature.

FFA FREE FATTY ACIDS

Patient must fast 12 hours (water and tablets allowed only). 1x Individual EDTA tube.Sample must be spun, separated and frozen ASAP.

FLC FREE LIGHT CHAINS

Gel Tube - Serum.

FPSA FREE PSA

Gel tube - Serum

FT3 FREE T3

Gel tube - Serum

FT4 FREE T4

Gel tube - Serum

FAI FREE TESTOSTERONE

Gel tube - Serum

FRUC FRUCTOSAMINE

Gel tube - Serum

FSH FSH

Gel tube - Serum

MFSH FSH (MALE)

Gel tube - Serum

T34 FT3&FT4

Gel Tube - Serum

FBC FULL BLOOD COUNT

4ml EDTA Purple Top Tube

SS1 FUNGAL CULTURE

Skin scraping, hair (epilated), nail clippings within a yellow top sterile jar. Takes up to 6-8 weeks for final result.

GABA GABAPENTIN LEVEL

Clot Tube (No Gel) - Serum

GAD GAD ANTIBODIES

Gel tube - Serum

GANG GANGLIOSIDE AB

GM-1 Antibodies Gel tube - Serum

GHC GASTRIC BIOPSY FOR HELICOBACTER CULTURE

Biopsy

GAST GASTRIN

Gel Tube - Serum Patient needs to fast overnight.

GENE GENE MUTATION

Dedicated EDTA Tube (Exact Gene test must be specified for testing)

GS GENITAL SWAB

Genital / Urethral swab Bacterial/ Stuart swab(Blue or Charcoal Swab ONLY)

GENT GENTAMICIN

Clot Tube (No gel), Lithium Heparin, EDTA Tube - All Accepted Trough level is taken before next dose (within 1 hour). QLD: Gel Tube only at Trough

GGT GGT (GAMMA GT)

Gel tube - Serum

GILB GILBERT SYNDROME GENE

Dedicated EDTA tube. Non Medicare Rebateable Test: $110Please ensure the payment accompanies the sample.

eGFR Glomerular filtration rate - eGFR

Glomerular filtration rate1 X SST Tube

GLUC GLUCAGON

Lab collection Only - Please refer patient. Booking required.A special EDTA tube containing trasylol is required.
Sample must be collected then placed on ice bricks immediately. Sample must then be spun, separated and frozen within 30mins of collection.

GLUCOSE GLUCOSE

Fluoride Oxalate Tube (Grey Top)

G6PD Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6P)

Dedicated 2 EDTA tubes Keep samples refrigerated.

G50 GLUCOSE CHALLENGE TEST (50g)

The patient is not required to fast before the collection procedure. On arrival, give the patient a glucose (sugar) solution to drink containing 50g glucose.After 60 minutes (1 hour) from the start of drinking the glucose drink provided, a blood sample is collected in a Fluoride Oxalate Tube (Grey)

GTT1 GLUCOSE TOLERANCE TEST (75g)

Flox Tube x3 Fasting sample taken first.The patient is then given a 75g Oral Drink.
The patient must remain seated for the duration of the test.
A sample is then taken after 1 hour and then another at 2 hours post glucose drink.
Please ensure the tubes are labelled correctly with the times. Refer to the patient instruction sheet for more information

GH GROWTH HORMONE

Gel tube - Serum

HPA H.P. ANTIGEN

SPECIMEN: Stool (Faeces)

UBT H.PYLORI BALLOON BREATH TEST

Breath test (H.Pylori Kit) Refer to the patient instruction sheet for more information.

HCT HAEMATOCRIT (HCT)

EDTA Tube

HAEM HAEMOCHROMATOSIS/HFE

Dedicated 2 EDTA tubes.Please ensure all patient information is on the request form (Name, Date of birth, Address, Medicare Number, Phone Number, Gender etc) The Doctor and patient signature must be on the form also.

HB HAEMOGLOBIN

EDTA Tube

GHB HAEMOGLOBIN A1c

EDTA Tube Only

HBEPG HAEMOGLOBIN ELECTROPHORESIS

4mL EDTA tube. Performed daily. If the sample is sent away for confirmation, it can take up to a week for results to come back from ICPMR.

HAEMOPHILIA SCREEN

Citrate Tube x 5 and EDTA Tube x 1

HI HAEMOPHILUS INFLUENZA SEROLOGY

Gel Tube - Serum Non Medicare Rebateable test: $33.Please ensure payment accompanies the sample.

HAPT HAPTOGLOBINS

Gel Tube - Serum

HAR HARADA CULTURE

Stool sample

HBEPGDNA HBEPGDNA

Dedicated EDTA tube If the Specimen is sent away for DNA testing, it can take up to 1-2 years for results to come back from ICPMR at Westmead Hospital.

HAB HBSAB+HAVAB

Gel Tube - Serum

HCGM HCG IN MALIGNANCY

Gel tube - Serum

HDL HDL

Gel tube - Serum

HDL1 HDL (NO LDL)

Gel tube - Serum

HE4 HE4 - ROMA INDEX

Dedicated Gel Tube required

HP HELICOBACTER PYLORI IgG (EIA)

Gel Tube - Serum

HEPA HEP A IgG/ IgM

Gel Tube - Serum

HABC HEP ABC

Gel Tube - Serum

SAG HEP B (Ag)

Gel Tube - Serum

HEP4 HEP B (Ag/Be)

Gel Tube - Serum

HEP6 HEP B (CONF.)

Gel Tube - Serum

HEP1 HEP B (CORE) +HEPC

Gel Tube - Serum

HEPBCAB HEP B CORE

Gel Tube - Serum

SAB HEP B SAB

Gel Tube - Serum

HEP3 HEP B SAG + CORE

Gel Tube - Serum

HBC HEP B&C

Gel Tube - Serum

HEPCP HEP C (PREG)

Gel tube - Serum

HEPCQNT HEP C NAT QUANTITATIVE

X2 Dedicated EDTA tube Plasma

HCVQ HEP C RNA QUANTITATIVE/VIRAL LOAD

2x Dedicated EDTA tube

HEPC HEP C SEROLOGY

Gel Tube - Serum

HBDNA HEPATITIS B VIRAL DNA PCR

1x Dedicated EDTA tube required. The specimen cannot be shared with other tests.

HCVG HEPATITIS C GENOTYPE

2 x Dedicated EDTA Tube

HEPCRNAPC HEPATITIS C RNA PCR (QUALITATIVE)

X 2 Dedicated EDTA Tube Plasma

HCVWB HEPATITIS C WESTERN BLOT

Gel Tube - Serum

HDVAB HEPATITIS D SEROLOGY/ANTIBODIES

Gel Tube - Serum Please note: This test is referred to Westmead Hospital ICPMR and will only be performed in the following circumstances:1. If the patient is HBsAg Positive [or in rare cases, where anti-HBc is the only positive marker].
2. Patient has biphasic transaminases.
3. Patient has fulminant hepatitis.
4. Patient is a Hepatitis B carrier and has a sudden flare up of symptoms.
5. Patient has liver failure.
6. Prior to interferon therapy.

HEPE HEPATITIS E

Gel Tube - Serum

HCAB HEPC+HBSAB

Gel Tube - Serum

HSVWB HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS WESTERN BLOT

Gel Tube

HSV HERPES VIRUS I & II SEROLOGY

Herpes Simplex Virus Serology (HSV) Gel Tube - Serum

HHV6 HHV6 - HUMAN HERPES VIRUS TYPE 6

Gel tube - Serum

HHV7 HHV7 - HUMAN HERPES VIRUS TYPE 7

Dedicated EDTA tube

HISTA HISTAMINE

Dedicated Lithium Heparin Tube Needed.

HIST HISTOLOGY

Place in 10% buffered formalin. Ideally the volume of fixative should be at least 10 times that of the specimen. Red top Jar(Doctor or Nurse collection - Please do not Barcode this sample)

HISTO HISTOPLASMA ANTIBODIES

Gel Tube - Serum

HIV HIV

Gel Tube - Serum

HIVPVL HIV PRO VIRAL DNA LOAD

Dedicated Gel and 2 EDTA Tubes needed.

HIVQ HIV VIRAL LOAD

Dedicated 2 EDTA Tubes needed

HIVWS HIV WESTERN BLOT

Gel Tube - Serum

HLATT HLA TISSUE TYPING

Dedicated 2 EDTA tubes

HLAB HLAB27

Dedicated 2 EDTA Tubes required. Please ensure the samples are kept at room temperature at ALL times. Samples should only be collected Monday to Thursday. Please do not collect the specimens before a public holiday.

HOLO HOLO-TRANSCOBOLAMIN

Gel Tube - Serum

HOLT HOLTER MONITOR

Holter Monitor (Please Phone the lab on (02) 8745 6500 for more information)

HV HOME VISIT

Please phone the lab for bookings on (02) 8745 6549 QLD: N/A until further notice

HOMO HOMOCYSTEINE

Gel Tube - Serum

HVA HOMOVANILLIC ACID

24 Hour Urine with Acid Only. Please ensure the start and finish times of collection are written on the bottle.

HPVS HPV DNA/ PCR

Viral swab - preferred. Dry swab - accepted. ThinPrep Sample

HPVG HPV GENOTYPE

Thin Prep sample

HSCRP hsCRP

Gel Tube - Serum

HSVPCR HSV PCR

Herpes Simplex Virus (PCR) Viral swab (Green top) or Dry swab (White top) accepted.

HTLV HTLV1 AND 2 ANTIBODIES

Gel Tube - Serum

HHV8 HUMAN HERPES VIRUS TYPE 8 PCR

Dedicated EDTA Tube

HPV HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS (HPV) DNA PCR

Thin prep sample, V iral swab.

HUN HUNTINGTON DISEASE DNA

Special collection procedure required. Please phone the send away Department for more information on: (02) 8745 6500.

HYD HYDATID SEROLOGY

Gel Tube - Serum

IM I.M. SCREEN

Infectious Mononucleosis Screen (IM) Gel Tube - Serum

IA2AB IA2 ANTIBODIES

Gel Tube - Serum

IEPGX IEPG

Gel Tube - Serum

IGE IgE (TOTAL)

Gel Tube - Serum

IGF IGF-1

Gel Tube - Serum QLD: Dedicated Gel Tube

IGFBP3 IGFBP3

Gel Tube - Serum NMR Test - Cost: $33.05. Please ensure the payment accompanies the sample.

ACAB IgG ANTI-CARDIOLIPIN AB (aCL)

Gel Tube - Serum

IGGS IGG SUBCLASSES

Gel Tube - Serum

IFE Immunofixation Electrophoresis (Serum)

Gel Tube - Serum

IMM IG IMMUNOGLOBULINS

Gel Tube - Serum

INFLIX INFLIXIMAB

Dedicated Gel Tube - Serum

INFLPCR FLUPCR INFLUENZA PCR

Viral Swab (Green top) or Dry Swab (White top) accepted.

INFLU FLUSEROLOGY INFLUENZA SEROLOGY

Gel Tube - Serum

INH INHIBIN

The Inhibin A & B tests are not available at Medlab Pathology. This test is referred to the Southern Cross Pathology Australia in Clayton Victoria. Fees will apply.- Please phone the send away Dept for more information on: (02) 8745 6500.

INSID INSECT/PARASITE IDENTIFICATION

Insect or Parasite in a yellow top container.

INS INSULIN

Gel Tube - Serum

INS3 INSULIN FOR GTT

Fasting sample taken first (Gel Tube) The patient is then given a 75g Oral glucose drink.A Gel tube is then taken at 1 Hour.
Then the third Gel tube is taken at 2 hours post glucose drink.
The patient must remain seated for the duration of the test.
Please ensure the tubes are labelled correctly with the times.

PTH INTACT PTH (DIASORIN)

Gel Tube - Serum

INR INTERNATIONAL NORMALISED RATIO - INR

INR (International Normalised Ratio) 1.8ml blood in Sodium Citrate tube.Collection of full volume is required for accurate result.
Small volume collections will not be accepted for analysis (unless collected in paediatric tube).

IF INTRINSIC FACTOR AB

Gel Tube - Serum

INTF INTRINSIC FACTOR IgG

Gel Tube - Serum

ICAL IONISED CALCIUM

Dedicated Gel Tube - Serum (Tape Tube, full Tube ONLY) If other tests are requested, a separate Gel tube must be collected for this test. The tube must remain closed and sealed until tested as exposing the sample to air will give incorrect results.(Please sticky tape the lid when sending the sample in)

IS IRON STUDIES

Gel Tube - Serum

ICA ISLET CELL ANTIBODIES

Gel Tube - Serum

ISOC ISOCYANATE AND PAH

Urine sample. This is a Non Medicare Rebateable test: $200.Please ensure payment accompanies the sample.

ITRA ITRACONAZOLE LEVEL

Dedicated EDTA Tube

JAK2 JAK2 GENE MUTATION

Dedicated 2 EDTA tubes.

JCV JC VIRUS

Dedicated EDTA Tube

KAR KARYOTYPE

Dedicated Lithium Heparin Tube Required.Price: $420 for NSW and $670 for QLD

KEPPRA KEPPRA/ LEVETIRACETAM

Dedicated Lithium Heparin Tube Please Note: This test is performed at Sullivan & Nicolaides lab in Queensland. Fees will apply.Please contact the send away Dept on: (02) 8745 6500 for more information.

KLE KLEIHAUER TEST

Dedicated EDTA Tube Needed

LACT LACTATE

Dedicated Fluoride Oxalate tube.Sample cannot be shared with other tests and must be spun, separated and frozen within 15 mins of collection. Please refer the patient to the Auburn lab for collection.
QLD: Dedicated Fluoride Oxalate Tube - No Spin or Separate

LDH LACTATE DEHYDROGENASE

Gel Tube - Serum

LAM LACTATE PYRUVATE

Lithium Heparin x 1

LAMICTAL/LAMOTRIGINE

Clot Tube (No Gel) - Serum

LDH LDH

Gel Tube - Serum

LDHI LDH ISOENZYME

Dedicated Gel Tube - Serum Please keep the sample at room temperature at ALL times. Do not refrigerate the sample.

PB LEAD

Dedicated EDTA tube.

LEGC LEGIONELLA CULTURE

Sputum Sample.

LEGPCR LEGIONELLA PNEUMONIA PCR

Urine sample or Viral/Dry Swab

LEG LEGIONELLA SEROLOGY

Gel Tube - Serum QLD: Dedicated Gel Tube

LEIS LEISHMANIA SEROLOGY

Gel Tube - Serum

LEPTIN LEPTIN

Patient should be Fasting Gel Tube - Serum This is a Non Medicare Rebateable test: $30.70.Please ensure the payment accompanies the specimen to the Lab.

LEPTO LEPTOSPIROSIS SEROLOGY

Gel Tube – Serum

LEVETIRACETAM (KEPPRA)

1 X Lithium Heparin

LH LH

Gel Tube - Serum

MLH LH

Gel Tube - Serum

LC LIGHT CHAINS

Gel Tube - Serum

AMY LIPASE

Gel Tube - Serum

LS LIPIDS

Gel Tube - Serum

LIPA LIPOPROTEIN A

Gel Tube - Serum Non Medicare Rebateable test: $26.05.Please ensure the payment is sent with the samples.

LIPOPROTEIN A1 & B

Gel Tube - Serum

LELEC LIPOPROTEIN/LIPID ELECTROPHORESIS

Dedicated EDTA tube.

LITH LITHIUM

Clot or Gel Tube Blood should be collected 8-12 hours after the last known dose. Record time of last dose and time of collection.

LC1 LIVER CYTOSOL TYPE 1 (LC1)

Gel Tube - Serum

LFT LIVER FUNCTION TEST

Gel Tube - Serum

LKM LIVER KIDNEY MICROSOMAL AB

Gel Tube - Serum

LSA LIVER SOLUBLE ANTIGEN

SERUM

LUP LUPUS ANTICOAGULANT

Dedicated 4 Citrate Tubes - Spun, Seperated and Frozen.

LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS SCREEN (LES)

Gel Tube - Serum

LYME LYMES DISEASE

Gel Tube - Serum If the patient does not have Medicare, the cost of the test is: $34.50.

LYMPHOCYTE FLOW CYTOMETRY

Tube EDTA x 1

LYMPIM LYMPHOCYTE IMMUNOPHENOTYPING

Dedicated EDTA and ACD

LYMPSTV LYMPHOCYTE SUB SETS STV

Collect both an ACD tube and an EDTA tube. Keep samples at Room Temp.

LYMPP LYMPHOCYTES PHENOTYPING

Lymphocyte (T and B Cells) Need both an EDTA tube and an ACD tube. Transport at room temperature.

MAG ANTIBODIES - MYELIN ASSOCIATED GLYCO Gel Tube - Serum
MG MAGNESIUM

Gel Tube - Serum

MALP MALARIAL PARASITES

Dedicated EDTA tube.

MN MANGANESE

Dedicated EDTA Tube

MBA MBA

Collect both a Gel tube and a Flox Tube.

MCH MCH

4ml EDTA Purple Top Tube

MCHC MCHC

4ml EDTA Purple Top Tube

MCV MCV

4ml EDTA Purple Top Tube

MPV MEAN PLATELET VOLUME

EDTA tube Fill tube to mark. Transport InstructionsNo longer than 8 Hours. Transport at 4°C.

MEA MEASLES SEROLOGY

Gel Tube - Serum

MVA MEASLES VIRUS ANTIGEN

Viral or Dry swab accepted.

MEASIFQ MEASLES-IF (PCR)

Gel tube - Serum

MEN MENINGOCOCCAL

Gel Tube - Serum Urgent test

HG MERCURY LEVEL

Dedicated EDTA tube.

METANEPHRINE/NORMETANEPHRINE

Lithium Heparin x 1

METF METFORMIN

Two individual EDTA tubes

METHO METHOTREXATE LEVEL

Clot Tube (No Gel) - Serum

METHB METHYL BROMIDE

Clot Tube (No Gel) or a Lithium Heparin tube.

MMA METHYLMALONIC ACID

Lithium Heparin Tube Only! Sample must be spun, separated and Frozen within 20mins of collection. Please refer the patient to the Auburn lab C/C for collection

MA12 MICROALBUMIN (12 HOUR)

12 Hour urine collected into a bottle - NO acid preservative. Please ensure start and finish times are written on the specimen.

MA8 MICROALBUMIN (8 HOUR)

8 Hour urine collected into a bottle - NO acid preservative. Please ensure start and finish times are written on the specimen.

MA/C MICROALBUMIN/CREAT

Spot Urine in a sterile yellow top container.

MITOCHONDRIAL ANTIBODY

Gel Tube - Serum

MOLLUS MOLLUSCUM CONTAGIOSUM

Lesion scraping (with blade used) in a sterile yellow top jar. Biopsy is also accepted.

MTHF MTHF/MTHFR GENE

Individual EDTA Tube Non Medicare Rebateable test: $83 Please ensure the payment accompanies the sample.

MUMPCR MUMPS PCR

Test Not Available at Medlab Pathology or at any of our referring laboratories.

MUMP MUMPS SEROLOGY

Gel Tube - Serum

MUSK MUSCLE SPECIFIC KINASE ANTIBODY - MUSK

Gel Tube - Serum Non Medicare Rebateable test: $70Please ensure the payment accompanies the sample.

SS1 MYCOLOGY CULTURE

Skin scraping, hair (epilated), nail clippings within a yellow top sterile jar. Takes up to 6-8 weeks for final result.

MYP MYCOPHENOLATE

Individual EDTA Tube Collect sample just before next dose. If dose has changed, measure again after 5 days.

MYCOG MYCOPLASMA GENITALIUM PCR

Swab or Urine sample depending on request.

MYCOP MYCOPLASMA PNEUMONIA PCR

Viral/Dry swab, Urine and Sputum sample are all accepted.

MYCO MYCOPLASMA PNEUMONIAE SEROLOGY (ANTI BODIES)

Gel Tube - Serum

MYO MYOGLOBIN - SERUM

Gel Tube - Serum

NTP N TELOPEPTIDE

Second void urine (20mls) - Collect in a yellow top jar. Keep sample refrigerated

GONO NEISSERIA GONORRHOEAE PCR

Collect a Dry/Viral swab OR A urine sample - early morning, first catch specimen preferred.

NBILI NEONATAL BILIRUBIN

Paediatric Tube (Red) - Serum Please wrap the sample in foil as this is a light sensitive test. Sample must be marked Urgent Always!

NEUR NEURONAL AB

Gel Tube - Serum

NMDA NMDA - N-Methyl-D ASPARTIC ACID RECEPTOR

Gel Tube - Serum

NMDASTV NMDA RECEPTOR AB

Gel Tube - Serum

CYT NON GYNAE CYTO

Three early morning specimens on separate days are preferred. The specimens should be mid-stream specimens in sterile containers, and should be refrigerated, and sent to the laboratory each day. Sputum samples are also accepted.Refer to the patient instruction sheet for more information.

NORV NOROVIRUS

Stool sample.

NORT NORTRYPTILLINE

Clot Tube (No Gel) or a Lithium Heparin Tube. Trough level is taken before next dose (within 1 hour)

NORW NORWALK VIRUS

Faeces Sample

NTPRO NT-PROBNP (BRAIN NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE)

Dedicated Gel Tube

E2ARCH OESTRADIOL (E2)

Gel Tube - Serum

ME2 OESTRADIOL (MALE)

Gel Tube - Serum

OSM0 OSMOLALITY

Osmolality Gel Tube OR a Spot Urine Sample depending on request.

OST OSTASE

Ostase (Bone Specific Alkaline Phosphatase) Gel Tube - Serum

OSTEO OSTEOCALCIN

Gel Tube - Serum Non Medicare Rebateable Test: $30.70Please ensure the payment accompanies the sample.

P1NP P1NP

Gel Tube – Serum to be separated and frozen ASAP

PP PANCREATIC POLYPEPTIDE

Gel Tube - Serum

PAP PAP SMEAR

Slide must be labelled in pencil and sample fixed immediately. Doctor's collection. Please DO NOT barcode the sample.

PAPPAQ PAPPA - QLD ONLY

QLD: Dedicated Gel Tube

PAPPAS PAPPA SYDGEN

Gel Tube - Serum vIf a Genea Genetics request form is received, the sample is referred to the Genea Genetics Lab for testingPlease note: The referring Lab do not Bulk Bill.
Notify the patient that he/she will receive a bill from the Referral Lab.

PARAC PARACETAMOL LEVEL

Gel Tube - Serum Very Urgent test! Please phone Medlab to organise a Taxi.

GPCAB PARIETAL CELL AB

Gel tube - Serum

PCA PARIETAL CELL AB

Gastric Parietal Cell Antibodies - GPC Gel Tube - Serum

PARVO PARVOVIRUS

Gel Tube - Serum

PCA3 PCA-3

The PCA3 test has been discontinued and is no longer available. Please contact the Send away Department on: (02) 8745 6500 if further information is required.

PCATS PCATS

Catecholamines (plasma); Cats; Noradrenaline; Norepinephrine; Epinephrine; AdrenalineSpecimen: Orange top tube (Heparin + Sodium Metabisulphite)
Collection Notes: It is desirable to collect the specimen on ice. Separate plasma as soon as possible.

PCV PCV

4ml EDTA Purple Top Tube

PEANU PEANUT ALLERGY

Gel Tube - Serum

RASTN PEANUT AND TREENUT ssIgE/RAST PANEL

Minimum 1 ml serum

RASTNB PEANUT AND TREENUT ssIgE/RAST PANEL (BILL Minimum 1 ml serum
ARH1 PEANUT rAra h1 ALLERGY

Gel Tube - Serum

ARH2 PEANUT rAra h2 ALLERGY

Gel Tube - Serum

ARH3 PEANUT rAra h3 ALLERGY

Gel Tube - Serum

ARH8 PEANUT rAra h8 ALLERGY

Gel Tube - Serum

RASTN RASTP PEANUTS AND TREENUT PENICILLIN

Minimum 1 ml serum Minimum 1 ml serum

PEMP PEMPHIGOID/PEMPHIGUS AB

Gel Tube - Serum

PENA PENICILLIN ALLERGY

Gel Tube - Serum

PEPG PEPG (EPP)

Protein electrophoresis, Gel tube

PEX PERHEXILINE

Clot Tube (No Gel) or a Lithium Heparin Tube Serum/Plasma

PFA PFA 100

Patient should have this test performed at Royal North Shore Hospital or Royal Prince Alfred Hospital as the sample must be tested within 4hrs of collection. The sample should not be transported as this will shake around the specimens and activate the platelets, which will then give incorrect results.For any enquiries, please contact the send away Dept on: (02) 8745 6500.

PHENOBARB PHENOBARBITONE

Clot Tube (No Gel) - Serum If only a gel tube is available, it must be spun IMMEDIATELY after collection.

PHEN PHENYTOIN (DILANTIN)

Clot Tube (No Gel) - Serum Collect immediately prior to dose (Trough Level). Record time of last dose and time of collection.

PHOS PHOSPHORUS

Gel Tube - Serum

PLA2 PLA2 - PHOSPHOLIPASE A2 ANTIBODY

Gel Tube - Serum

AMINO PLASMA AMINO ACIDS

Dedicated Lithium Heparin Tube

SCATS PLASMA CATECHOLAMINES

Adrenaline / Noradrenaline/ Catecholamines Special CATS tube required - Orange top tube with crystals inside.Contact the Laboratory on: (02) 8745 6500 to order the tube.
Blood collected using a needle and syringe then pour the blood into the Cats Tube. (Do Not use a clot tube for collection).

PMET PLASMA METANEPHRINES

Dedicated Lithium Heparin Tube - Preferred. Dedicated EDTA tube - Accepted.

PZINC PLASMA ZINC

Dedicated EDTA Tube Sample should be spun, separated then refrigerated within 2 hours of collection.

PLAS PLASMINOGEN ACTIVATOR 1

Dedicated 2 Citrate Tubes

PLT PLATELET COUNT

4ml EDTA Purple Top Tube

PMSCL PMSCL (PHADIA)

Gel tube - Serum

PNEUM PNEUMOCOCCAL AB

Gel Tube - Serum

PNAG PNEUMOCOCCAL ANTIGEN

20ml Spot Urine Sample

UDSP PoCT UDS TEST

Point of care testing for Urine Drug Screening. Must be observed by an AS/NZS 4308:2008 certified collector.Must be collected in accordance with AS/NZS 4308:2008 procedures.

UPORPH PORPHYRINS - URINE

Early morning urine sample. Minimum of 20mls. Please ensure the sample is wrapped in foil as this is a light sensitive test. Keep Refrigerated.

PORPHYRINS SERUM

Gel Tube (Dedicated) wrap in foil

SAPV POST VASECTOMY

Yellow Top Sterile Container. Sample should be collected after a period of at least 3 days abstinence. Complete ejaculate should be collected and delivered to the laboratory within 1hr of collection. Maintain between 10-30 degrees Celsius.

PRIM PRIMIDONE/ MYSOLINE

Clot Tube (No Gel) - Serum Sample must be taken just before the next dose or 6 hours post dose.Please Note: This test is performed at Sullivan & Nicolaides lab in Queensland. Fees will apply.
Please contact the send away Dept on: (02) 8745 6500 for more information.

PROIN PRO-INSULIN

Gel Tube - Serum Overnight fast required.

PROCAL PROCALCITONIN

Gel Tube - Serum

MPRG PROGESTERONE (MALE)

Gel Tube - Serum

PROG PROGESTERONE (P4)

Gel Tube - Serum

PROL PROLACTIN

Gel Tube - Serum

PROLM PROLACTIN (MACRO)

Gel Tube - Serum

PC PROTEIN C

2 x Dedicated Citrate Tube

PROTEIN C CHROMOGENIC

QLD: 1 x Citrate

PEPGX PROTEIN EPG

Gel Tube - Serum

PS PROTEIN S

1x Dedicated Citrate Tube

PROTH PROTHIADIN LEVEL

Clot Tube (No Gel) or a Lithium Heparin Tube.

PTGM PROTHROMBIN GENE MUTATION TEST

Dedicated EDTA Tube.

PSA PSA - SERUM

Gel Tube - Serum

PSITPCR PSITTACOSIS PCR

Dry Swab (white top)

PSIT PSITTACOSIS SEROLOGY

Gel Tube - Serum

QF Q FEVER

Gel Tube - Serum

BHCG QUANT. HCG (PREGNANCY)

Gel Tube - Serum

TBIG QUANTIFERRON GOLD - TB TESTING

Urgent test Always! ** Special Collection** Please refer the patient to the Auburn Lab collection centre for collection. For any enquiries, please contact the customer service Dept on: (02) 8745 6500.QLD: 4 dedicated Quantiferron Gold Tubes (1 set of 4). Only to be collected Monday to Thursday

RABIES RABIES ELISA

Gel Tube - Serum If the patient has no Medicare, the price of the test is $15.65.

RCHOL RANDOM CHOLESTEROL

Gel Tube - Serum

RGLU RANDOM GLUCOSE

Fluoride Oxalate Tube (Grey)

RCCH RED CELL CHOLINESTERASE

Dedicated Lithium Heparin Tube - Preferred Dedicated EDTA Tube - Accepted Sample must be assayed within 3 days after collection.

ECOP RED CELL COPPER

EDTA tube

RCF RED CELL FOLATE

EDTA Tube

RCMG RED CELL MAGNESIUM

Dedicated EDTA Tube required.

RCP RED CELL PROTOPORPHYRINS

Dedicated EDTA Tube Sample must be wrapped in foil ASAP as this is a light sensitive test.

RCZN RED CELL ZINC

Dedicated EDTA Tube required.

RS REDUCING SUBSTANCES

Faeces sample in Brown top container

UEC RENAL FUNCTION TESTS

Gel Tube - Serum

REN RENIN LEVEL

Dedicated EDTA Tube

RESALD RENIN/SALDOSTERONE RATIO

Need both a Gel tube and a dedicated EDTA tube. Keep the samples refrigerated until they're sent to the lab.

RSV RESPIRATORY SYNCTIAL VIRUS PCR

Dry Swab

RSV RESPIRATORY SYNCTIAL VIRUS PCR

Dry Swab

RSVIF RESPIRATORY VIRUSES IMMUNOFLUORESCENCE

Viral Swab - Preferred. Dry swab - Ok to use.

RVP RESPIRATORY VIRUSES PCR

Viral swab (Green top) or Dry swab (White top) QLD: Dry Swab

RSVR RESPIRATORY VIRUSES, INFLUENZA & PARAINF Dedicated Viral or Dry Swab
RETIC RETICULOCYTES

4ml EDTA Purple Top Tube

RT3 REVERSE T3

Gel Tube - Serum Non Medicare Rebateable Test - Cost: $70.Please ensure the payment accompanies the sample.

RF RHEUMATOID FACTOR

Gel Tube - Serum

RICK RICKETTSIA AB

Gel Tube - Serum

RISP RISPEDRAL

Lithium Heparin Tube Please Note: This test is performed at Pathwest Pathology in Western Australia.Fees will apply.
Please contact the send away Dept on: (02) 8745 6500 for more information.

RISTO RISTOCETIN CoFACTOR

2 Dedicated Citrate Tubes.

RIV RIVATROL LEVEL

RIV RIVATROL LEVEL Also known as Clonazepam. Clot Tube (No Gel) or a Lithium Heparin Tube.Trough level is taken before next dose (within 1 hour)

RRV ROSS RIVER VIRUS

Gel Tube - Serum

RV ROTA VIRUS

Faeces sample in Brown Top Container

RUBG RUBELLA IgG

Gel Tube - Serum

RP RUBELLA IgG PREG

Gel Tube - Serum

RUBM RUBELLA IGM

Gel Tube - Serum

RUBPCR RUBELLA PCR

Viral swab only (Green top)

SALI SALICYLATE

Clot Tube (No Gel) or a Lithium Heparin Tube.

SAL SALMONELLA

Gel Tube - Serum

FSCHIS SCHISTOSOMA ON STOOL

Faeces sample.

SCHIS SCHISTOSOMIASIS

Gel Tube - Serum

RASTS SEAFOOD RAST PANEL

Minimum 1 ml serum

RASTSB SEAFOOD RAST PANEL (BILLING ONLY)

Minimum 1 ml serum

RASTS RASTVB SEAFOOD VENOM (BILLING ONLY)

Minimum 1 ml serum

SEL SELENIUM

Dedicated EDTA Tube required.

SA SEMEN ANALYSIS

Please refer the patient to the Auburn Lab C/C for collection. The semen should be collected after a minimum of 48 hours but no longer than seven days of abstinence.The sample should be obtained by masturbation and ejaculated into a wide mouth clean (yellow top jar) container. Label the jar with the patient’s name, date of birth, referring doctor’s name and time of collection.
NOTE: Other methods of collection for example, interrupted intercourse or the use of lubricants or condoms should be avoided.
Refer to the patient instruction sheet for more information.

SEROQ SEROQUEL

Lithium Heparin Tube Please Note: This test is performed at Gribbles Pathology in Victoria. Fees will apply. Please contact the send away Dept on: (02) 8745 6500 for more

SEROT SEROTONIN

Gel Tube - Serum

BICOR SERUM BICARBONATE

Gel Tube – Serum

SFGL SERUM FASTING GLUCOSE

Gel Tube – Serum

SIOD SERUM IODINE

Gel Tube - Serum Non Medicare Rebateable test - Cost: $41.00 Please ensure the payment accompanies the specimen to the lab.

SKET SERUM KETONES

Gel Tube - Serum

PEPG Serum Protein Electrophoresis

Gel Tube - Serum

SRGL SERUM RANDOM GLUCOSE

Gel Tube - Serum

SHBG SHBG

Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) Gel Tube - Serum

SYN SHORT SYNACTHEN TEST (Cortisol)

Need both a dedicated EDTA and 2 Gel Tubes.A Gel tube must be taken Pre Synacthen injection to test the Cortisol level. The patient is then given the Synacthen injection. (RN or Dr) After 30 minutes, collect another Gel tube and an EDTA tube for the Cortisol and ACTH tests.
Time of collection must be clearly written on the tubes and the request form for appropriate interpretation.

SIRO SIROLIMUS LEVEL

Dedicated EDTA Tube

SMAB SMOOTH MUSCLE ANTIBODY

Gel Tube - Serum

SLA SOLUBLE LIVER ANTIGEN

Gel Tube - Serum

SOL SOLVENTS

Urine Sample Non Medicare Rebateable Test: $192Sample sent to WorkCover - Test Safe Lab for testing.

SPORE SPORE TEST

Please Contact the Microbiology Dept for any enquiries on: (02) 8745 6527.

SP SPUTUM

Sputum Microscopy Culture / Sensitivity Purulent deep cough sputum Yellow top sterile jar.

SPCHLAM SPUTUM CHLAMYDIA PNEUMONIAE PCR

Sputum Sample

PEA ssIgE Peanut Allergy Profile

Gel Tube Serum

NOROS STOOL NOROVIRUS

Stool Sample

STEC STOOL STEC - SHIGA-TOXIGENIC ESCHERICHIA

Stool specimen

STRON STRONGYLOIDES

Gel Tube - Serum

ANTIOX SUPEROXIDE DISMUTASE AND GLUTATHIONE PE

Specimens must be transported to the lab ASAP. Dedicated 2 Lithium Heparin tubes required.

ASP SYNOVIAL/CSF/ASPIRATE/FLUID

Joint aspirate / fluid for culture and detection Yellow top sterile container Synovial fluid collected in a sterile yellow top container plus EDTA tube of similar content if a cell count is required.

SYPPCR SYPHILIS PCR

Viral Swab - Green Top OR Dry Swab - White Top

TPPA SYPHILLIS SEROLOGY

Gel Tube - Serum

TCSTV T & B CELLS SUBSETS

Collect both an ACD tube and an EDTA Tube.

TACRO TACROLIMUS LEVEL

Dedicated EDTA Tube required.

TCR TCR GENE REARRANGEMENT

Dedicated 2 EDTA tubes

TESTO TESTOSTERONE

Gel Tube - Serum

TET TETANUS ANTIBODIES

Gel Tube - Serum Non Medicare Rebateable test (NMR) - C ost : $33Please ensure the payment accompanies the sample.

THEOP THEOPHYLLINE

Clot Tube (No Gel) or a Lithium Heparin Tube. Trough level is taken before next dose (within 1 hour). Please write down details of last dose on the request form.

THP THINPREP

THINPREP VIAL HPV DNA, Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea & Trichomonas PCR can be performed on the material collected in the Thin Prep vial.

TPMT THIOPURINE METHY TRANSFERASE <<br /> <br /> THIOPURINE METABOLITES <br /> <br /> THIAMINE (VITAMIN B1)

Dedicated EDTA Tube2 x EDTA TubeDedicated EDTA Tube wrapped in foil

TS THROAT SWAB

Throat swab for MCS Bacterial/ Stuart swab (Blue or Charcoal Swab ONLY)

THROMBO THROMBOPHILLIA

Thrombophilia Screen Test set contains: Protein C+S, APCR, Lupus Anticoagulant and Antithrombin III.Need to collect: 8 Citrate Tubes (Spun & Seperated) and 1 Dedicated EDTA Tube. (The EDTA Tube is collected in case the APCR result is abnormal, the referral laboratory will perform Factor V Leiden Gene Testing).

THYRO THYROGLOBULIN

Gel Tube - Serum

TGAB THYROID AUTOIMMUNITY (ARCH.)

Thyroid Antibodies (Microsomal and Thyroglobulin antibodies) Gel Tube - Serum

TFT1 THYROID FUNCTION TESTS

Gel Tube - Serum

FLOWT TISSUE FOR FLOW CYTOMETRY

Tissue Sample.

TISSUEIF TISSUE FOR IMMUNOFLUORESCENCE

Tissue sample. Place the tissue on gauze moistened with saline in a sealed container.Store at 4°C. Do not immerse in saline.

TOP TOPAMAX

Clot Tube (No Gel) - Serum

CH50 TOTAL COMPLEMENT - CH50/CH100

Gel Tube - Serum

TP TOTAL PROTEIN

Gel Tube - Serum

TCARA TOXOCARA SEROLOGY

Gel Tube - Serum

TOXO TOXOPLASMA SEROLOGY

Gel Tube - Serum

TRACE TRACE METALS

NAVY BLUE EDTA Tube s . This test set includes:Lead, Cadmium, Mercury, Arsenic, Molybdenum, Chromium, Manganese, Nickel, Silver, Zinc, Copper, Selenium, Aluminium.
Please ask the Doctor to specify what tests are needed before collection.

TRANS TRANSFERRIN

Gel Tube - Serum

TRANSB TRANSFERRIN BETA 2

Collect both a Gel Tube and Nasal Fluid in a yellow top sterile jar

TRANSR TRANSFERRIN RECEPTOR

Gel Tube - Serum

TRICH TRICHOMONAS PCR

Swab or Urine sample

TRIG TRIGLYCERIDE

Gel Tube - Serum

TRIPLE TRIPLE TEST (DOWNS SYNDROME)

Gel Tube - Serum Please ensure patient pregnancy information is sent with the sample.- clinical details
- date of collection
- LMP
- Maternal age at EDD
- Gestation at date of sample
- Weight
- Insulin dependent diabetes Yes/No
- Any previous history
- Smoker Yes/No
Please contact customer service if you require the information sheet to fill out.

TROP TROPONIN I (HEIGH SENSITIVE)

Urgent Test Gel Tube Serum

TRYP TRYPTASE

Gel Tube - Serum

TRYPTO TRYTOPHAN

Dedicated Lithium Heparin tube or a 20ml Urine sample

TSH TSH

Gel Tube - Serum

TRAB TSH RECEPTOR A/B

Gel Tube - Serum

TRABN TSH RECEPTOR ANTIBODY

Gel Tube - Serum

TFT2 TSH_FT4_FT3

Gel Tube - Serum

TYP TYPHOID AB

Gel Tube - Serum

UDT1 UDT AND THC

Urine Sample

USPSA ULTRASENSITIVE PSA

Gel Tube - Serum

U UREA

Gel Tube - Serum

UPL UREAPLASMA UREALYTICUM

Swab or 20ml Urine sample

UA URIC ACID (URATE)

Gel Tube - Serum

UHAEMO URINARY HAEMOSIDERIN

Early morning urine preferred. Collect straight into a sterile yellow top urine container.

UUA URINARY URIC ACID

Depending on Request: A Spot Urine OR A 24 Hour Urine Bottle WITHOUT Acid Preservative.Please ensure the start and finish times of collection are written on the bottle

UM URINE - MICROSCOPY ONLY

Urine Microscopy Only Mid stream urine sample collected into a yellow top sterile jar. Keep under constant refrigeration.

UAD URINE ADRENALINE

24 Hour Urine Bottle WITH Acid Preservative. Please ensure the start and finish times of collection are written on the bottle.

UALC URINE ALCOHOL

Urine (random). Yellow top container

ALA URINE AMINO LAEVULINIC ACID (DELTA

Early morning urine sample. Wrap the sample in foil as this is a light sensitive test.

UARS URINE ARSENIC

Spot Urine or a 24 Hour Urine without Acid Preservative Please ensure the start and finish times are written on the 24 hour urine sample when submitted.

UB2M URINE B2 MICROGLOBULIN

Depending on Request: A Spot Urine OR A 24 Hour Urine Bottle Without Acid Preservative.Please ensure the start and finish times of collection are written on the bottle.

UCADRNSH URINE CADMIUM

Depending on request: A spot urine OR A 24 Hour urine Without Acid.Please ensure the start and finish times of collection are written on the bottle.C644

UCA URINE CALCIUM

Depending on Request: A Spot Urine OR A 24 Hour Urine Bottle With or Without Acid Preservative accepted.Please ensure the Start and Finish times of collection are written on the bottle.

CCAT URINE CATECHOLAMINES CHILD

For patients aged 0 - 16 years. Spot Urine sample required.

UCHROM URINE CHROMIUM

Depending on request: A spot urine OR A 24 Hour urine Without Acid.Please ensure the start and finish times of collection are written on the bottle.

UCOP URINE COPPER

Depending on request: A spot urine OR A 24 Hour urine Without Acid.Please ensure the start and finish times of collection are written on the bottle.

UCR URINE CREATININE

Depending on request: A spot urine OR A 24 Hour urine Without Acid.Please ensure the start and finish times of collection are written on the bottle.

UCYS URINE CYSTINE

Spot Urine Sample

DPD URINE DEOXYPYRIDINOLINE CROSSLINKS (DPD)

20ml Spot Urine Sample Please ensure the specimen is wrapped in foil and refrigerated at all times.

DPDRNSH URINE DPD

Spot urine sample.

UDS URINE DRUG SCREEN

Urine Drug Screen Amphetamines, Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Cocaine, Cannabinoids, MethadoneIf the test needs to be supervised or if it's a chain of custody request, the sample must be performed at the Lab or in an AS4308 accredited collection centre, with an accredited pathology collector ONLY.
20ml Urine (random)
Yellow top specimen jar

UEL URINE ELECTROLYTES

Depending on Request:

UEPG URINE EPG

Depending on Request: A Spot Urine sample OR A 24 Hour Urine Bottle Without Acid Preservative.Please ensure the start and finish times of collection are written on the bottle.

UFLC URINE FREE LIGHT CHAINS

20ml Spot Urine sample

UHM URINE HEAVY METALS

Depending on Request: A Spot Urine sample OR A 24 Hour Urine Bottle Without Acid Preservative.Please ensure the start and finish times of collection are written on the bottle.

UHOMO URINE HOMOCYSTEINE

Spot Urine sample (minimum of 20mls). Please send the sample to the lab ASAP as the specimen should be frozen within 2 hours of collection.

UHYD URINE HYDROXYPROLINE

20ml Spot Urine Sample No food intake from 10pm on the night before collection.Water may be consumed.
Procedure:
Discard the first urine of the day.
Then collect the next sample of urine in a yellow top urine jar.
Patient must remain fasting until the sample is collected.

UIEPG URINE IEPG

Depending on Request: A Spot Urine sample OR A 24 Hour Urine Bottle Without Acid Preservative.Please ensure the start and finish times of collection are written on the bottle.

URI URINE IODINE

Spot urine sample. Non Medicare Rebateable test: $51. Please ensure the payment accompanies the sample

UPB URINE LEAD

Spot Urine or 24 Hour Urine Without Acid Please ensure the start and finish times of collection are written on the 24 hour urine sample when submitted.

ULEG URINE LEGIONELLA ANTIGEN

Spot Urine Sample

ULEP URINE LEPTOSPIRA

Individual 40ml Urine sample Please ensure the sample remains at Room temperature at ALL times.

MSU URINE M/C/S

Microscopy Culture and Sensitivity Mid stream urine sample collected into a yellow top sterile jar. Keep under constant refrigeration.

UMG URINE MAGNESIUM

Depending on Request: A Spot Urine sample OR A 24 Hour Urine Bottle With Acid Preservative.Please ensure the start and finish times of collection are written on the bottle.

UHG URINE MERCURY

Depending on Request: A Spot Urine sample OR A 24 Hour Urine Bottle With Acid Preservative.Please ensure the start and finish times of collection are written on the bottle.

MS URINE METABOLIC SCREEN

Spot Urine. Ensure the sample remains refrigerated at all times.

UMET URINE METANEPHRINES

24 Hour Urine Bottle With Acid Preservative. Please ensure the start and finish times of collection are written on the bottle.

UMYO URINE MYOGLOBIN

This test is no longer available off a urine sample as the test is discontinued. Please collect a Gel tube instead.

UNIC URINE NICKEL

A Spot Urine or a 24 Hour Urine bottle without acid preservative. Please ensure the start and finish time of collection is written on the 24 hour urine bottle before sending it to the lab.

UOSMO URINE OSMOLALITY <br /><br /> URINE PORPHYRIN

Spot Urine sample onlySpot Urine Sample Only

UPHOS URINE PHOSPHATE

Depending on Request: A Spot Urine sample OR A 24 Hour Urine Bottle With Acid Preservative.Please ensure the start and finish times of collection are written on the bottle.

UHCG URINE PREGNANCY TEST

Spot Urine

UTP URINE PROTEIN (PLUS CREATININE)

Depending on Request: A Spot Urine OR A 24 Hour Urine Bottle Without Acid Preservative.Please ensure the start and finish times of collection are written on the bottle.

URBC URINE RBC MORPHOLOGY

Mid stream urine sample collected into a yellow top sterile jar. Keep under constant refrigeration.

USCHIS URINE SCHISTOSOMES

Spot Urine Sample

USEROT URINE SEROTONIN

24 Hour Urine Bottle WITH Acid Preservative. Please ensure the Start and Finish times of collection are written on the bottle.

UUR URINE UREA

Depending on Request: A Spot Urine OR A 24 Hour Urine Bottle Without Acid Preservative.Please ensure the start and finish times of collection are written on the bottle.

UZN URINE ZINC

Depending on Request: A Spot Urine OR A 24 Hour Urine Bottle Without Acid Preservative.Please ensure the start and finish times of collection are written on the bottle.

VALP VALPROIC ACID (EPILIM)

Clot Tube (No gel) - Serum Collect immediately prior to dose (Trough Level).Record time of last dose and time of collection.

VAN VANCOMYCIN

Clot Tube (No Gel) - Serum Preferred. Gel Tube - Serum (Accepted only if the sample has been spun down immediately and not used for other tests).

VZ VARICELLA ZOSTER SEROLOGY

Gel Tube - Serum

VZVPCR VARICELLA ZOSTER VIRUS DNA PCR

Viral Swab (green top) - Preferred Dry swab (white top) - Accepted

VIBRIO VIBRIO

Stool sample in a brown top container

VIG VIGABATRIN

Clot tube (No Gel) or a lithium heparin tube. Trough level is taken before next dose, within 1 hour.

VIP VIP - VASOACTIVE INTESTINAL PEPTIDE

Lab collection Only - Please refer patient. Booking required.A special EDTA tube containing trasylol is required.
Sample must be collected then placed on ice bricks immediately. Sample must then be spun, separated at frozen within 30mins of collection.

VC VIRAL CULTURE

Viral Swab (Green top) - Preferred Dry Swab (White top) - Accepted

VISC VISCOSITY - WHOLE BLOOD

Dedicated EDTA Tube

VITA VITAMIN A

Dedicated Gel Tube - Serum or a dedicated Lithium Heparin Tube - Plasma Please wrap the tube in foil as soon as possible as this is a light sensitive test. Keep refrigerated at all times.

VITB1 VITAMIN B1/THIAMINE

Dedicated EDTA tube - sample cannot be shared. Sample Must be wrapped in foil as soon as possible as this is a light sensitive test.Keep sample refrigerated at all times.

B12 VITAMIN B12 (ACTIVE B12)

Gel Tube - Serum

VITB2 VITAMIN B2

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) Dedicated EDTA tube - sample cannot be shared.QLD: Lithium with Heparin and EDTA
Sample Must be wrapped in foil as soon as possible as this is a light sensitive test.
Keep sample refrigerated at all times.

VITB3 VITAMIN B3 (NIACIN)

Vitamin B3 24 Hour Urine Bottle WITH Acid Preservative Only.Please ensure the start and finish times of collection are written on the bottle.

VITB6 VITAMIN B6 (Pyridoxine)

Vitamin B6 Dedicated EDTA tube - sample cannot be shared.Sample must be wrapped in foil as soon as possible as this is a light sensitive test.
Keep sample refrigerated at all times.

VITC VITAMIN C

VITC VITAMIN C Dedicated Gel Tube - Serum or a dedicated Lithium Heparin Tube - PlasmaQLD: Dedicated Gel Tube, Spin & keep cold
Please wrap the tube in foil as soon as possible as this is a light sensitive test.
Keep refrigerated at all times.

VITE VITAMIN E

VITE VITAMIN E Individual Gel Tube - Serum or an individual Lithium Heparin Tube - PlasmaPlease wrap the tube in foil as soon as possible as this is a light sensitive
test.
Keep refrigerated at all times.

VITK VITAMIN K

VITK VITAMIN K Dedicated Gel Tube - Serum or a dedicated Lithium Heparin Tube - PlasmaPlease wrap the tube in foil as soon as possible as this is a light sensitive test.
Keep refrigerated at all times.

VLDL VLDL

VLDL - Cholesterol/ Triglycerides Gel Tube - SerumNon Medicare Rebateable test - Cost: $30.20
ensure the payment accompanies the sample.

VGPCA VOLTAGE GATED POTASSIUM CHANNEL ANTIBOD Dedicated Gel Tube - Serum
VWF VON WILLEBRAND FACTOR

2 Dedicated Citrate tubes. Samples should arrive at laboratory within 4 hours of collection. Withhold all aspirin etc.

VOR VORICONAZOLE

Dedicated EDTA tube. Collect sample as trough, just before next dose. Wait three days after starting therapy or after a dose change to reach steady state.

VZC VZ CULTURE

Viral Swab (green top) - Preferred Dry swab (white top) - Accepted

WCC WHITE CELL COUNT

4ml EDTA Purple Top Tube

WS WOUND/PUS SWAB

Bacterial swab - Blue/Charcoal top.

YF YELLOW FEVER SEROLOGY

Gel Tube - Serum

YERS YERSINIA ANTIBODIES

Gel Tube - Serum

ZNT8 ZINC TRANSPORTER 8 ANTIBODY

No Longer Available

ZN2 ZINC, ZINC PLASMA

Trace Element Tube (Dark Navy)