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