Faecal Bacterial and Parasite PCR

Test Method
RT-PCR
Specimen Required
Faeces, bowel tissue.
Spec Type Min
300uL
When Tested
Weekly
Turnaround Time
Up to 10 days
Reference Ranges
n/a
Units of Measurement
CT
Contact
9342 9670

Faecal parasites

Test Method
Faecal parasite examination by microscopy
Specimen Required
Fresh or preserved faeces
Spec Type Min
n/a
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
3-5 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

FBE (full blood examination)

Test Method
Volume Scatter and Conductivity
Specimen Required
Blood (EDTA)
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
Same Day / Next Day
Reference Ranges
see Hb platelets
MCH
MCHC
MCV
RCC
RDW
differential
Contact
9342 9644

Ferritin

Test Method
Immunoassay.
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood) or plasma (Li-heparin).
When Tested
On request.
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
Male: 30-284 ng/mL. Female: 10-186 ng/mL
Units of Measurement
ng/mL
Contact
9342 9640

Filariasis (Microfilaria detection in blood)

Test Method
Stained thick and thin films
Specimen Required
Blood (EDTA) and/or Thick/Thin films
When Tested
On request
Turnaround Time
Same Day / Next Day
Reference Ranges
neg
Contact
9342 9644

Flavivirus PCR

Test Method
Conventional PCR
Specimen Required
CSF, serum (clotted blood), Urine
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

Folate (Serum)

Test Method
Luminescent Immunoassay.Competitive binder receptor assay.
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood) or plasma (Li-heparin) or red cells (EDTA).
When Tested
On request.
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
Serum/plasma: >4.5 nmol/L. RCF: >355nmol/L.
Units of Measurement
nmol/L
Contact
9342 9640

Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)

Test Method
Luminescent Immunoassay.Sequential two-step immunoenzymatic assay.
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood).
When Tested
On request.
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
M: 1-19. F: Fol: 4-9, Mid-C: 5-25, Lut: 2-5, Post menopausal: 17-114.
Units of Measurement
MIU/mL
Contact
9342 9640

Free Thyroxine (Free T4)

Test Method
Luminescent Immunoassay.
Specimen Required
Serum (Clotted Blood) or Plasma (Li-heparin)
When Tested
On request.
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
7.0 - 19.0 pmol/L.
Units of Measurement
pmol/L.
Contact
9342 9640

Fungal Microscopy & Culture

Test Method
Microscopy and Culture
Specimen Required
Skin scrapings, nail clippings.
Spec Type Min
n/a
When Tested
On request
Turnaround Time
up to 5 weeks
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

Fungal Susceptibility Testing

Test Method
colourmetric microdilution method based on CLSI M27A guidelines
Specimen Required
Yeast and Fungi isolates.
Spec Type Min
n/a
When Tested
On request
Turnaround Time
72 hours
Normal Ranges
n/a
Reference Ranges
n/a
Cut Off Lower
n/a
Units of Measurement
ug/ml
Billing Advice
Non-rebatable
Contact
9342 9670