Adenovirus PCR

Test Method
Real-time TaqMan PCR (amended from conventional to real-time PCR)
Specimen Required
Eye swab, respiratory specimens, faeces, urine, biopsy, blood (ACD or EDTA
Spec Type Min
200uL
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
3-45 Ct
Units of Measurement
Ct
Billing Advice
Non-rebatable
Contact
9342 9628

Adenovirus Serology

Test Method
IgG EIA, IgA EIA
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood), Plasma(EDTA,citrate,heparin)
Spec Type Min
100uL
When Tested
Weekly
Turnaround Time
up to 7 days
Reference Ranges
Lower cutoff; std value x factor (batch specific)
Upper cutoff; std value x factor (batch specific)
Units of Measurement
Optical density
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Alanine aminotransferase (ALT)

Test Method
Chemical reaction
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood) or plasma (Li-heparin). Serum is preferred.
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
<50 U/L.
Units of Measurement
U/L
Contact
9342 9640

Albumin

Test Method
Chemical reaction
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood)
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
35-52 gm/L
Units of Measurement
gm/L
Contact
9342 9640

Alkaline phosphatase (ALP)

Test Method
Chemical reaction
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood) or plasma (Li-heparin). Serum is preferred.
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
Male 0-2y: 25-95, 2-24y: 25-250, >24y: 25-95. Female 0-2y: 25-95, 2-19y: 25-250, >19y: 25-95
Units of Measurement
U/L
Contact
9342 9640

Alpha Fetoprotein (AFP)

Test Method
Luminescent Immunoassay
Specimen Required
Serum (Clotted Blood)
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
<7 ug/L
Units of Measurement
ug/L
Contact
9342 9640

Alphavirus PCR

Test Method
Conventional PCR
Specimen Required
Blood(ACD or EDTA), Plasma, Serum, CSF
Spec Type Min
200uL
When Tested
On request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
n/a
Billing Advice
Non-rebatable
Contact
9342 9628

Amylase (Pancreatic)

Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood) or plasma (Li-heparin).
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
5 - 90 U/L. 10-65% of total amylase.
Units of Measurement
U/L.
Contact
9342 9640

Amylase (Total)

Test Method
Chemical reaction
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood) or plasma (Li-heparin).
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
30-125 U/L.
Units of Measurement
U/L
Contact
9342 9640

Anti-mitochondrial antibodies (AMA)

Test Method
Fluorescence
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood)
When Tested
Weekly
Turnaround Time
Weekly
Reference Ranges
neg
Contact
9342 9644

Anti-nuclear antibodies (ANA)

Test Method
Fluorescence
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood)
When Tested
Weekly
Turnaround Time
Weekly
Reference Ranges
neg
Contact
9342 9644

Anti-smooth muscle antibodies (ASMA)

Test Method
Fluorescence
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood)
When Tested
Weekly
Turnaround Time
Weekly
Reference Ranges
neg
Contact
9342 9644

Aspartate aminotransferase (AST)

Test Method
Chemical reaction
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood) or plasma (Li-heparin). Serum is preferred.
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
<40 U/L.
Units of Measurement
U/L
Contact
9342 9640

Aspergillus Galactomannan

Test Method
EIA
Specimen Required
Serum, Sputum, Broncheal Alveolage, Bronchial Washings
Spec Type Min
500uL
When Tested
2 x Weekly
Turnaround Time
Next Day
Reference Ranges
neg <0.5, equiv 0.5-1, pos >0.5
Units of Measurement
EIA: Absorbance ratio
Contact
9342 9670

Atypical Mycobacterium PCR

Test Method
Conventional in-house PCR - nested, sequence analysis of PCR product
Specimen Required
Tissue biopsies, swabs, AFB positive paraffin-embedded fixed tissue sections, smear positive respiratory specimens which are negative for M.tuberculosis, body fluids
When Tested
2x weekly
Turnaround Time
Up to 5 working days
Normal Ranges
n/a
Reference Ranges
Applicable to AFB smear positive specimens
Cut Off Lower
n/a
Units of Measurement
n/a
Billing Advice
Non-rebatable. See billing memos.
Contact
9342 9617

Autoantibodies

Test Method
Fluorescence
Specimen Required
Serum (Clotted Blood)
When Tested
Weekly
Turnaround Time
Weekly
Reference Ranges
neg
Contact
9342 9644

Bacterial Blood Culture

Test Method
Automated Bactec System
Specimen Required
8-10 ml aseptically collected blood in ’Bactec plus’ aerobic & anaerobic bottles
Reference Ranges
n/a
Contact
9342 9670

Barmah Forest virus Serology (BFV)

Test Method
IgG, IgM EIA
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood)
Spec Type Min
100 uL
When Tested
Weekly
Turnaround Time
Up to 7 days
Reference Ranges
cutoff value = cutoff control mean x calibration factor (batch specific)
neg pos > cutoff
equiv +/- 10% cutoff
Units of Measurement
Optical density
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Bicarbonate (Total CO2)

Test Method
Chemical reaction
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood) or plasma (Li-heparin).
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
24.0 – 31.0 mmol/L.
Units of Measurement
mmol/L
Contact
9342 9640

Bilirubin (Total)

Test Method
Chemical reaction
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood) or plasma (Li-heparin).
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
1.7 - 430 umol/L (0.1-25.2 mg/dL)
Units of Measurement
umol/L.
Contact
9342 9640

Blood group (ABO, RhD)

Test Method
Manual file or tube agglutiunation method
Specimen Required
Blood (EDTA)
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
A, B, AB, O pos/neg
aut-D
Contact
9342 9644

Bordetella pertussis PCR

Test Method
Real-time TaqMan PCR
Specimen Required
Any respiratory sample
Spec Type Min
200uL
When Tested
On request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
3-45 Ct
Units of Measurement
Ct
Billing Advice
Non-rebatable
Contact
9342 9628

Brucella Serology

Test Method
IgG EIA, IgM EIA
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood), Plasma, EDTA, heparin or citrate plasma
When Tested
Weekly
Reference Ranges
cutoff value = cutoff control mean
IgG & IgM
neg pos > cutoff
equiv + 10% cutoff
equiv - 20% cutoff
Units of Measurement
OD
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648