C-reactive protein (CRPL3)

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
<10 mg/L.
Units of Measurement
mg/L.
Contact
9342 9640

Calcium

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
2.00 – 2.63 mmol/L (Corrected Calcium: 2.00 - 2.63 mmol/L).
Units of Measurement
mmol/L
Contact
9342 9640

Calcium (Corrected)

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
2.00 - 2.63 mmol/L.
Units of Measurement
mmol/L.
Contact
9342 9640

Chikungunya

Test Method
IgG IFA, IgM IFA (IgG EIA Research only)
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood)
When Tested
1x Weekly
Reference Ranges
titre < 10 neg;
titre > 10 pos
IgM - cross reactivity may occur with Rubella
Units of Measurement
Titre
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Chikungunya Virus PCR (see Alphavirus)

Test Method
Real-Time PCR
Specimen Required
Blood (ACD or EDTA), plasma, serum, CSF.
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

Chlamydia Group Antigen

Test Method
IgG EIA
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood)
When Tested
On Request
Reference Ranges
cutoff value = 0.154 x (pos control mean - neg control mean) + neg control
neg < cutoff
pos > cutoff
low pos = (cutoff + 0.03) up to low pos control OD
Units of Measurement
Optical density
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Chlamydia pneumoniae PCR

Test Method
Real-time TaqMan PCR
Specimen Required
Any respiratory sample – data eg. sputum
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

Chlamydia psittaci PCR

Test Method
Real-time TaqMan PCR
Specimen Required
Any respiratory sample – data eg. sputum
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

Chlamydia trachomatis PCR

Test Method
Real-Time PCR
Specimen Required
Urine, endocervical, urethral, pharyngeal, eye or rectal swabs.
Spec Type Min
1 ml
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Normal Ranges
n/a
Reference Ranges
Ct <40
Cut Off Lower
Units of Measurement
Cycle threshold (Ct-value)
Billing Advice
n/a
Contact
9342 9670

Chlamydia trachomatis Serology

Test Method
IgG, IgA EIA
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood)
When Tested
1x Weekly
Reference Ranges
cutoff value = mean neg control x 2
neg pos > cutoff
equiv +/- 10% cutoff
Units of Measurement
Optical density
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Chlamydophila (Chlamydia) pneumoniae Serology

Test Method
IgG IFA
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood)
When Tested
On Request
Reference Ranges
titre <256 neg
titre = 256 equiv
titre >256 low pos
titre ³ 512 pos
Units of Measurement
Titre
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Chlamydophila (Chlamydia) psittaci Serology

Test Method
IgG IFA
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood)
When Tested
On Request
Reference Ranges
titre < 64 neg
titre 64 low pos
titre >64 pos
Units of Measurement
Titre
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Chloride (Cl)

Test Method
Ion exchange with selective chloride electrode.
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood) or plasma (Li-heparin).
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
101 – 111 mmol/L
Units of Measurement
mmol/L
Contact
9342 9640

Cholesterol (Total)

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
2.9 - 5.4 mmol/L.
Units of Measurement
mmol/L
Contact
9342 9640

Cholesterol (Total: HDL Ratio)

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
<4.5.
Contact
9342 9640

Clostridium difficile cytotoxin

Test Method
C.Diff Quick Check Complete test card
Specimen Required
Faeces (no preservative).
Spec Type Min
n/a
When Tested
On request
Turnaround Time
1-2 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

Coronavirus PCR

Test Method
Real-time TaqMan PCR
Specimen Required
Any respiratory specimen
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

Coronavirus real-time PCR

Test Method
real-time PCR
Specimen Required
All respiratory samples
Reference Ranges
3-45 Ct
Contact
9342 9628

Cowpox 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
Billing Advice
Non-rebatable
Contact
9342 9628

Creatine Kinase (CKL)

Test Method
Chemical reaction
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood) or plasma (Li-heparin). Serum is preferred.
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
15 – 140 mmol/L
Units of Measurement
U/L
Contact
9342 9640

Creatinine

Test Method
Chemical reaction
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood), Plasma (Li-heparin), Urine
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
Serum: 0.02 - 0.12 mmol/L Urine: 6 - 18 mmol/L
Units of Measurement
mmol/L
Contact
9342 9640

Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever virus PCR

Test Method
Conventional PCR
Specimen Required
Blood (ACD or EDTA), respiratory swabs
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

Cryptococcal antigen detection

Test Method
Cryptococcal Antigen lateral flow assay
Specimen Required
CSF, serum (clotted blood).
Spec Type Min
CSF: 100ul, Serum: 100ul
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
n/a
Contact
9342 9670