Cryptosporidium detection

Test Method
Modified Acid Fast Staining-Culture and Microscopy
Specimen Required
Faeces.
Spec Type Min
n/a
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
1-3 days
Normal Ranges
n/a
Reference Ranges
n/a
Cut Off Lower
n/a
Units of Measurement
n/a
Billing Advice
Medicare rebatable
Contact
9342 9670

Cysticercosis (Taenia solium) Serology

Test Method
IgG EIA
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood), plasma
When Tested
1x weekly
Reference Ranges
cutoff value = cutoff control mean
neg < cutoff
pos > cutoff
Units of Measurement
Optical Density
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Genotyping for drug resistance

Test Method
Conventional PCR/Sequencing/Analysis
Specimen Required
CMV positive sample
Spec Type Min
200uL
When Tested
On request
Turnaround Time
7 days
Reference Ranges
£32 Ct
Billing Advice
Non-rebatable
Contact
9342 9628

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Quantitation

Test Method
Real-time TaqMan PCR
Specimen Required
Plasma, serum, blood (ACD or EDTA as anticoagulant)
Spec Type Min
200uL
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
3-45 Ct
Cut Off Lower
<400 copies per ml can be detected but will be reported without specific quantity
Units of Measurement
DNA Copies/mL
Billing Advice
Non-rebatable
Contact
9342 9628

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) sequencing

Test Method
Conventional PCR/Sequencing/Analysis
Specimen Required
Plasma, serum, blood (ACD or EDTA).
Reference Ranges
£32 Ct
Contact
9342 9628

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Serology (Liaison)

Test Method
IgG, IgM, IgG Avidity index
Specimen Required
Serum or plasma (EDTA, citrste or heparin)
When Tested
Weekly
Reference Ranges
<0.150 = low avidity
0.150 - 0.250 = moderate avidity
³0.250 = high avidity
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648