Sabia virus PCR

Test Method
RT-PCR
Specimen Required
Blood (ACD or EDTA), plasma, serum, CSF, urine.
Spec Type Min
200uL
When Tested
On request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
n/a
Contact
9342 9628

SARS-associated Coronavirus PCR

Test Method
Real-time TaqMan PCR
Specimen Required
NTS, respiratory samples, faeces, blood
Spec Type Min
200uL
When Tested
On request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
3-45 Ct
Billing Advice
Non-rebatable
Contact
9342 9628

Schistosoma haematobium Microscopy

Test Method
Microscopy
Specimen Required
Terminal urine or semen sample (collected between 10am – 2pm).
Spec Type Min
5-10ml
When Tested
On request
Turnaround Time
same 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 9678

Schistosoma spp (mansoni) Serology

Test Method
IHA Total Ab
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood)
Spec Type Min
100ul
When Tested
2x weekly
Reference Ranges
neg <80 titre
pos >160 titre
equiv = 80 titre
Units of Measurement
TITRE
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

SI2 – Serum Index

Test Method
Direct OD Measurement
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood) or plasma (Li-heparin).
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Contact
9342 9640

Simian B virus (herpes simiae) PCR

Test Method
RT-PCR, Conventional PCR
Specimen Required
Lesion swab, CSF
Spec Type Min
200uL
When Tested
On request
Turnaround Time
Discuss with laboratory
Reference Ranges
n/a
Billing Advice
Non-rebatable
Contact
9342 9628

Smallpox virus PCR (Orthopoxviruses)

Test Method
Real-time TaqMan PCR
Specimen Required
Swab, vesicle 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

Sodium

Test Method
Ion exchange with the selective sodium electrode.
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood) or plasma (Li-heparin).
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
130-145 mmol/L.
Units of Measurement
mmol/L.
Contact
9342 9640

Streptococcus pneumoniae urinary antigen

Test Method
Immunochromatography test
Specimen Required
Urine.
Spec Type Min
n/a
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Normal Ranges
n/a
Reference Ranges
n/a
Cut Off Lower
n/a
Units of Measurement
n/a
Billing Advice
Non-rebatable
Contact
9342 9670

Strongyloides Stercoralis Serology

Test Method
IgG EIA
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood)
Spec Type Min
100ul
When Tested
3x Weekly
Reference Ranges
cutoff value = 0.200
neg <0.200
pos >0.200
equiv = 0.180-0.220
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Syphilis Serology

Test Method
RPR,TPPA, CLIA – Total Ab, FTA, EIA IgM
Specimen Required
CSF
When Tested
Daily for CLIA, TPPA, RPR: 3x Weekly for IgM: 2x Weekly for FTA.
Reference Ranges
RPR; non-reactive or reactive, TPPA; non reactive, minimally reactive or reactive, EIA total AB; , pos = 1.1, neg < 0.9, equiv 0.9 = 1.1, FTA; neg - no fluorescence, minimal reactive - 1+ fluorescence, reactive 2+ fluorescence, EIA, IgM; cutoff value = cutoff control mean, pos > cutoff value, neg < cutoff value, equiv +/- 10% of cutoff value
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Syphilis Serology – CLIA Total Ab

Test Method
CLIA – Total Ab
Specimen Required
Serum, CSF
When Tested
Daily
Reference Ranges
CLIA total AB; pos >= 1.1, neg < 0.9, equiv 0.9 < 1.1
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Syphilis Serology – EIA IgM

Test Method
EIA IgM
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood),
When Tested
3x Weekly
Reference Ranges
IgM; cutoff value = cutoff control mean, pos > cutoff value, neg < cutoff value, equiv +/- 10% of cutoff value
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Syphilis Serology – FTA-Abs

Test Method
FTA
Specimen Required
Serum, CSF
When Tested
2x Weekly
Reference Ranges
FTA; neg - no fluorescence, minimal reactive - 1+ fluorescence, reactive 2+ fluorescence
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Syphilis Serology – RPR

Test Method
RPR
Specimen Required
Serum, CSF
When Tested
Daily
Reference Ranges
RPR; non-reactive or reactive
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Syphilis Serology – TPPA

Test Method
TPPA
Specimen Required
Serum, CSF
When Tested
Daily
Reference Ranges
TPPA; non reactive, minimally reactive or reactive or indeterminate
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648