Magnesium

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
0.62 – 1.03 mmol/L.
Units of Measurement
mmol/L.
Contact
9342 9640

Malaria for confirmation

Test Method
Microscopy
Specimen Required
Blood (EDTA) and/or thick & thin blood films
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
Same Day / Next Day
Reference Ranges
neg
Contact
9342 9644

Malaria PCR

Test Method
TaqMan Real Time PCR assay
Specimen Required
EDTA blood tubes.
Spec Type Min
200ul
When Tested
on request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Normal Ranges
n/a
Reference Ranges
n/a
Cut Off Lower
>39 ct-value
Units of Measurement
Ct-value
Billing Advice
Non-rebatable
Contact
9342 9670

Malarial examination

Test Method
Microscopy
Specimen Required
Blood (EDTA) and/or thick & thin blood films
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
Same Day / Next Day
Reference Ranges
neg
Contact
9342 9644

Malarial immuno-chromatography test (ICT)

Test Method
Immunochromatography
Specimen Required
Blood (EDTA)
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
Same Day / Next Day
Reference Ranges
neg
Contact
9342 9644

Marburg haemorrhagic fever virus PCR

Test Method
Real-time TaqMan PCR
Specimen Required
Blood (ACD or EDTA), respiratory swabs, urine, saliva.
Spec Type Min
200uL
When Tested
On request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
3-45 Ct
Contact
9342 9628

Mean Corpuscular Haemoglobin (MCH)

Test Method
See FBE
Specimen Required
Blood (EDTA)
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
Same Day / Next Day
Normal Ranges
Adult 27 – 32 pg
Reference Ranges
27-32 pg
Contact
9342 9644

Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV)

Test Method
See FBE
Specimen Required
Blood (EDTA)
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
Same Day / Next Day
Normal Ranges
Adult 76 – 96 fL
Reference Ranges
76-96 gl
Contact
9342 9644

Measles virus Genotyping

Test Method
Conventional PCR/Sequencing/Analysis
Specimen Required
Blood (ACD or EDTA), NTS, urine, CSF
When Tested
On request
Reference Ranges
n/a
Contact
9342 9628

Measles virus Genotyping A

Test Method
Real-time TaqMan PCR/Conventional PCR, sequencing, analysis
Specimen Required
Secondary sequencing of primary PCR product
Reference Ranges
3-45 Ct
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Measles virus PCR

Test Method
Real-time TaqMan PCR
Specimen Required
Blood (EDTA or ACD), NTS, urine, CSF.
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

Measles virus Serology – IgG

Test Method
IgG EIA
Specimen Required
Serum, CSF, Plasma
When Tested
3x Weekly and on reguest for urgent tests.
Reference Ranges
negative <0.1, equiv 0.1 - 0.199, pos >= 0.2
Units of Measurement
Optical density
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Measles virus Serology – IgG Liaison

Test Method
IgG CLIA
Specimen Required
Serum, CSF, Plasma
When Tested
On Request
Reference Ranges
neg < 13.5, equi = 13.5 - 16.5, pos >= 16.5
Units of Measurement
AU/mL
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Measles virus Serology – IgM

Test Method
IgM EIA
Specimen Required
Serum, CSF, Plasma
When Tested
3x Weekly and on reguest for urgent tests.
Reference Ranges
negative <0.1, equiv 0.1 - 0.199, pos >= 0.2
Units of Measurement
Optical density
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Measles virus Serology – IgM Liaison

Test Method
IgM CLIA
Specimen Required
Serum, CSF, Plasma
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
20
Reference Ranges
neg <0.9, 0.9 <= Equiv 1,1, pos >1.1
Units of Measurement
Index
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Microsporidium detection

Test Method
Modified trichrome stain
Specimen Required
Faeces, urine, sputum, tissue sections, eye swabs.
Spec Type Min
n/a
When Tested
On request
Turnaround Time
3 day
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

Molluscum contagiosum PCR

Test Method
Real-time TaqMan PCR
Specimen Required
Swab
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

Monkey Pox virus PCR

Test Method
Real-time TaqMan PCR
Specimen Required
Swab
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

Mumps virus PCR

Test Method
Real-time TaqMan PCR
Specimen Required
buccal swab, saliva
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

Mumps virus Serology

Test Method
IgG,IgM EIA
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood), Plasma
When Tested
2x Weekly
Reference Ranges
cutoff control value = 0.100
equiv = 0.1-0.2
low pos = 0.2-0.399
pos ³0.400
Units of Measurement
Optical density
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Murray Valley encephalitis virus Serology

Test Method
EIA blocking assay, Total Ab
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood), CSF.
When Tested
1-2x Weekly
Reference Ranges
pos >50% inhibition
neg <50% inhibition
equiv = 45-55% inhibition
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Mycobacterial Culture

Test Method
Culture on solid media and in broth culture
Specimen Required
Sputum, bronchial washings, gastric lavage, CSF, tissues, skin & wound swabs, urine, faeces
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
Up to 12 weeks, dependant on growth characteristics
Normal Ranges
n/a
Reference Ranges
n/a
Cut Off Lower
n/a
Units of Measurement
n/a
Billing Advice
Medicare rebatable
Contact
9342 9617