Rabies virus genus PCR

Test Method
Conventional PCR
Specimen Required
CSF, nuchal punch biopsy (hair follicles from nape of neck), saliva, blood (ACD or EDTA).
Reference Ranges
n/a
Contact
9342 9628

Random Distribution Width (RDW)

Test Method
See FBE
Specimen Required
Blood (EDTA)
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
Same Day / Next Day
Normal Ranges
11.5 – 14.5%
Reference Ranges
11.5-14.5%
Contact
9342 9644

Red Cell Count

Test Method
See FBE
Specimen Required
Blood (EDTA)
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
Same Day / Next Day
Normal Ranges
Adult Male: 4.0 – 6.0 x 10^12/L, Adult Female: 3.5 – 5.5 x 10^12/L
Reference Ranges
4.0-6.0 x 1012/L
Contact
9342 9644

Respiratory Syncytial virus 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
Billing Advice
Non-rebatable
Contact
9342 9628

Respiratory Syncytial virus Serology

Test Method
CFT Total Ab
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood)
Spec Type Min
300ul
When Tested
2x Weekly
Reference Ranges
neg <10
equiv = 10
low pos >10
pos ³40
Units of Measurement
TITRE
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Rickettsia IFA Igm/IgG Tsutsugamushi gp

Test Method
IFA for IgG and IgM
Specimen Required
Serum
When Tested
Weekly
Reference Ranges
titre neg <64
titre low pos 64, 128
titre pos ³256
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Rift Valley fever virus PCR

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

Ross River virus Serology

Test Method
IgG, IgM EIA
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood)
Spec Type Min
200ul
When Tested
2x weekly
Turnaround Time
Up to 4 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

Rubella virus PCR

Test Method
Real-time TaqMan PCR
Specimen Required
Blood (ACD or EDTA), swab, NTS, amniotic fluid
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

Rubella virus Serology IgG

Test Method
IgG
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood)
When Tested
3x Weekly
Reference Ranges
Beckman Access screeening assay IgG <10 IU/ml = neg, 10-15 IU/ml = equiv, 15-25 IU/ml = low pos³, > 25 IU/ml = pos
Units of Measurement
IU/mL
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Rubella virus Serology IgM

Test Method
IgM
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood)
When Tested
3x Weekly
Reference Ranges
Beckman Access screeening assay IgM, <10 AU/ml = neg, >10 AU/ml pos
Units of Measurement
AU/mL
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Rubella virus Serology IgM (Supplementary)

Test Method
IgM
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood)
When Tested
3x Weekly
Reference Ranges
Not detected <0.1, Equiv >= 0.1 <0.2, Pos >= 0.2
Units of Measurement
Optical Density
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648