Vaginal Culture and Microscopy

Test Method
Culture and Microscopy
Specimen Required
Vaginal swab. Provide smear for Gram Stain.
Spec Type Min
n/a
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
24-48 hrs
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

Varicella Zoster Genotyping

Test Method
Conventional PCR/DNA Sequencing
Specimen Required
VZV Positive sample for drug resistance genotyping
Spec Type Min
200uL
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
7 days
Reference Ranges
3-45 Ct
Billing Advice
Medicare non-rebateable
Contact
9342 9628

Varicella zoster virus Serology

Test Method
EIA IgG, EIA IgM
Specimen Required
Serum, CSF, 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

Varicella zoster virus Serology

Test Method
EIA IgG, EIA IgM
Specimen Required
CSF
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

Vitamin B12

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
130 – 675 pmol/L.
Units of Measurement
pmol/L.
Contact
9342 9640

Vitamin D

Test Method
Luminescent Immunoassay.
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood) or plasma (Li-heparin).
When Tested
weekly.
Turnaround Time
4 days.
Reference Ranges
Deficient: <25 nmol/L Replete: 55-108 nmol/L.
Units of Measurement
nmol/L
Contact
9342 9640

VZ Vaccine PCR

Test Method
Real Time & Conventional PCR
Specimen Required
Any VZV positive material
Spec Type Min
200uL
When Tested
Weekly
Turnaround Time
Weekly
Billing Advice
Medicare rebatable
Contact
93429628