Cryptosporidium detection

Test Method
Modified Acid Fast Staining-Culture and Microscopy
Specimen Required
Faeces.
Spec Type Min
n/a
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
1-3 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

Cysticercosis (Taenia solium) Serology

Test Method
IgG EIA
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood), plasma
When Tested
1x weekly
Reference Ranges
cutoff value = cutoff control mean
neg < cutoff
pos > cutoff
Units of Measurement
Optical Density
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Genotyping for drug resistance

Test Method
Conventional PCR/Sequencing/Analysis
Specimen Required
CMV positive sample
Spec Type Min
200uL
When Tested
On request
Turnaround Time
7 days
Reference Ranges
£32 Ct
Billing Advice
Non-rebatable
Contact
9342 9628

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Quantitation

Test Method
Real-time TaqMan PCR
Specimen Required
Plasma, serum, blood (ACD or EDTA as anticoagulant)
Spec Type Min
200uL
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
3-45 Ct
Cut Off Lower
<400 copies per ml can be detected but will be reported without specific quantity
Units of Measurement
DNA Copies/mL
Billing Advice
Non-rebatable
Contact
9342 9628

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) sequencing

Test Method
Conventional PCR/Sequencing/Analysis
Specimen Required
Plasma, serum, blood (ACD or EDTA).
Reference Ranges
£32 Ct
Contact
9342 9628

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Serology (Liaison)

Test Method
IgG, IgM, IgG Avidity index
Specimen Required
Serum or plasma (EDTA, citrste or heparin)
When Tested
Weekly
Reference Ranges
<0.150 = low avidity
0.150 - 0.250 = moderate avidity
³0.250 = high avidity
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Dengue virus Serology

Test Method
IgG & IgM EIA, NS1 Ag EIA
Specimen Required
Serum, Plasma
Spec Type Min
100 ul
When Tested
3x Weekly
Reference Ranges
IgG & IgM
cutoff value = cutoff control mean x calibration factor (batch specific)
neg < cutoff
pos > cutoff
equiv +/- 10% of cutoff
NS1Ag
cutoff value = cutoff control mean
neg < cutoff
pos > cutoff
equiv +/- 10% of cutoff
Units of Measurement
Optical density
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Differential Leucocyte Count (adult)

Test Method
See FBE
Specimen Required
Blood (EDTA)
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
Same Day / Next Day
Normal Ranges
"Neutrophilis 2.0 – 7.5 x 10^9/L, Lymphocytes 1.5 – 4.0 x 10^9/L, Monocytes 0.2 – 0.8 x 10^9/L, Eosinophilis 0.04 – 0.4 x 10^9/L, Basophilis 0.01 – 0.1 x 10^9/L"
Reference Ranges
N 2.0-7.5 -
E 0.04-0.40 -
B 0.0-0.1 -
M 0.2-0.8 -
L 1.5-4.0 -
Contact
9342 9644

Ebola virus PCR

Test Method
Real-time TaqMan PCR
Specimen Required
Blood (ACD or EDTA), respiratory swab, urine, saliva.
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

EBV Novagnost VCA IgG, VCA IgM, EBNA IgG

Test Method
VCA IgG, VCA IgM, EBNA IgG
Specimen Required
Serum or Plasma
When Tested
2x Weekly
Reference Ranges
cutoff absorbance value 0.150 < cut off < 1.30
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Echinococcus granulosis (hydatid) Serology

Test Method
Total antibodies (IHA)
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood)
Spec Type Min
100ul
When Tested
1x weekly
Reference Ranges
titre <16 = neg
titre ³32 = pos
Units of Measurement
Titre
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Echovirus PCR (see Enterovirus genotyping)

Test Method
Real-time TaqMan PCR
Specimen Required
CSF, faeces, rectal swab, NTS, vesicle swab, conjuntival swab, blood
Reference Ranges
3-45 Ct
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Entamoeba histolytica Serology

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

Enterovirus Isolation

Test Method
Enterovirus (poliovirus) isolation by cell culture. Confirmatory testing by RT-PCR.
Specimen Required
Cases of acute flaccid paralysis: two faecal specimens collected more than 24 hours apart and within 14 days of onset of paralysis. Other clinical specimens and non-clinical samples as requested.
Spec Type Min
Two grams faeces from cases of acute flaccid paralysis.
When Tested
Daily
Turnaround Time
14 Days
Normal Ranges
N/A
Reference Ranges
N/A
Cut Off Lower
N/A
Units of Measurement
N/A
Billing Advice
N/A
Contact
9342 9607

Enterovirus PCR

Test Method
Real-time TaqMan PCR
Specimen Required
CSF, NTS, swab, faeces, blood (ACD or EDTA)
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

Epstein-Barr virus PCR

Test Method
Real-time TaqMan PCR
Specimen Required
CSF, blood (EDTA or ACD), saliva, respiratory swabs
Spec Type Min
200uL
When Tested
On request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
3-45 Ct
Units of Measurement
Ct or DNA Copies/mL
Billing Advice
Non-rebatable
Contact
9342 9628

Epstein-Barr virus Quantitation

Test Method
Real-time TaqMan PCR
Specimen Required
Blood (EDTA or ACD), plasma
Spec Type Min
200uL
When Tested
On request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
3-45 Ct
Units of Measurement
DNA Copies/mL
Billing Advice
Non-rebatable
Contact
9342 9628

Epstein-Barr virus Serology (EBV)

Test Method
early antigen IgG (IF), nuclear antigen IgG (EBNA)EIA, viral capsid antigen IgG (VCA), viral capsid antigen IgM (VCA) EIA
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood), Plasma
When Tested
Weekly
Reference Ranges
VCA IgG & NA IgG & VCA IgM
cutoff value = cutoff mean value
neg < cutoff x 0.85
pos >cutoff x 1.15
cutoff x 0.85 < equiv < cutoff x 1.15
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)

Test Method
Sedimentation
Specimen Required
Blood (EDTA) or vacu-tec tube
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
Same Day / Next Day
Normal Ranges
"Male:<10 mm, Female: 20 mm in first hour"
Reference Ranges
0-10mm
Contact
9342 9644

Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate

Test Method
MDRP Equation
Specimen Required
Serum (Clotted Blood) or Plasma (Li-heparin)
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
>60
Contact
9342 9640

Estradiol

Test Method
Competitive binding immunoenzymatic assay.
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood).
When Tested
On request.
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
Male: <200. Female: Foll: <420, Mid Cy: 300-1500, Lut: 200-1000, Post m/pausal: <175
Units of Measurement
pmol/L.
Contact
9342 9640

Eye, ear, nose or throat Culture

Test Method
Bacterial Culture & microscopy
Specimen Required
Swab, provide smears for Gram stain of eye and ear sites
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