Adenovirus PCR

Test Method
Real-time TaqMan PCR(amended from conventional to real-time PCR)
Specimen Required
Aspirate, Biopsy, Blood (ACD), Blood (EDTA), Blood (Gel Tube), Blood (Whole), Bone Marrow, Bowel Contents, Brushings, Cerebrospinal Fluid, Culture Isolate, Faeces, Fluid, Lavage, Milk, Non-human specimen, Nucleic Acid Extract, Other, Paraffin embedded tissue, Plasma, Plasma (ACD), Plasma (EDTA), Saliva, Scraping, Semen, Serum, Sputum, Swab, Tissue, Urine, Virus Isolate, Washings
Spec Type Min
200uL
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
3-45 Ct
Units of Measurement
Ct
Related Tests
Respiratory Virus PCR
Billing Advice
Non-rebatable
Contact
9342 9628

Adenovirus Serology

Test Method
IgG EIA, IgA EIA
Specimen Required
Blood (EDTA), Blood (Gel Tube), Blood (Lithium Heparin), Blood (Sodium Citrate), Blood (Whole), Plasma, Plasma (EDTA), Plasma (Lithium Heparin), Plasma (Sodium Citrate), Serum
Spec Type Min
100uL
When Tested
Weekly
Turnaround Time
up to 7 days
Reference Ranges
Lower cutoff; std value x factor (batch specific)
Upper cutoff; std value x factor (batch specific)
Units of Measurement
Optical density
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Alanine aminotransferase (ALT)

Test Method
Chemical reaction
Specimen Required
Blood (Gel Tube), Blood (Whole), Plasma, Serum
Spec Type Min
Serum 500uL
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
<50 U/L
Units of Measurement
U/L
Related Tests
Liver Function Tests
Contact
Test performed by RMH Biochemistry (9342 7360)

Albumin

Test Method
Chemical reaction
Specimen Required
Blood (Gel Tube), Blood (Whole), Plasma, Serum
Spec Type Min
500uL
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
35-52 gm/L
Units of Measurement
gm/L
Related Tests
Liver Function Tests
Contact
Test performed by RMH Biochemistry (9342 7360)

Alkaline phosphatase (ALP)

Test Method
Chemical reaction
Specimen Required
Blood (Gel Tube), Blood (Whole), Plasma, Serum
Spec Type Min
Serum 500uL
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
Male 0-2y: 25-95, 2-24y: 25-250, >24y: 25-95. Female 0-2y: 25-95, 2-19y: 25-250, >19y: 25-95
Units of Measurement
U/L
Related Tests
Liver Function Tests
Contact
Test performed by RMH Biochemistry (9342 7360)

Alpha Fetoprotein (AFP)

Test Method
Luminescent Immunoassay
Specimen Required
Blood (Gel Tube), Blood (Whole), Plasma, Serum
Spec Type Min
500uL
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
<7 ug/L
Units of Measurement
ug/L
Contact
Test performed by RMH Biochemistry (9342 7360)

Alphavirus PCR

Test Method
Conventional PCR
Specimen Required
Aspirate, Biopsy, Blood (ACD), Blood (EDTA), Blood (Gel Tube), Blood (Whole), Bone Marrow, Bowel Contents, Brushings, Cerebrospinal Fluid, Culture Isolate, Faeces, Fluid, Lavage, Milk, Non-human specimen, Nucleic Acid Extract, Other, Paraffin embedded tissue, Plasma, Plasma (ACD), Plasma (EDTA), Saliva, Scraping, Semen, Serum, Sputum, Swab, Tissue, Urine, Virus Isolate, Washings
Spec Type Min
200uL
When Tested
On request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
n/a
Related Tests
Chikungunya virus, Ross River virus, Barmah Forest virus, Sindbis virus
Billing Advice
Non-rebatable
Contact
9342 9628

Alphavirus PCR genotyping

Test Method
Conventional PCR/Sequencing/Analysis
Specimen Required
Aspirate, Biopsy, Blood (ACD), Blood (EDTA), Blood (Gel Tube), Blood (Whole), Bone Marrow, Bowel Contents, Brushings, Cerebrospinal Fluid, Culture Isolate, Faeces, Fluid, Lavage, Milk, Non-human specimen, Nucleic Acid Extract, Other, Paraffin embedded tissue, Plasma, Plasma (ACD), Plasma (EDTA), Saliva, Scraping, Semen, Serum, Sputum, Swab, Tissue, Urine, Virus Isolate, Washings
Spec Type Min
200uL
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
5 Days
Reference Ranges
n/a
Related Tests
Secondary sequencing of primary PCR Product
Contact
9342 9628

Amylase (Pancreatic)

Specimen Required
Blood (Gel Tube), Blood (Whole), Plasma, Serum
Spec Type Min
500uL
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
5 - 90 U/L. 10-65% of total amylase.
Units of Measurement
U/L.
Contact
Test performed by RMH Biochemistry (9342 7360)

Amylase (Total)

Test Method
Chemical reaction
Specimen Required
Blood (Gel Tube), Blood (Whole), Plasma, Serum
Spec Type Min
500uL
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
30-125 U/L.
Units of Measurement
U/L
Contact
Test performed by RMH Biochemistry (9342 7360)

Anti-gastric parietal cell antibodies (APA)

Test Method
Fluorescence
Specimen Required
Blood (Gel Tube), Blood (Whole), Serum
Spec Type Min
500uL
When Tested
Weekly
Turnaround Time
7 days
Reference Ranges
neg
Contact
Test performed by RMH Haematology (9342 7402)

Anti-mitochondrial antibodies (AMA)

Test Method
Fluorescence
Specimen Required
Blood (Gel Tube), Blood (Whole), Serum
Spec Type Min
500uL
When Tested
Weekly
Turnaround Time
7 days
Reference Ranges
neg
Contact
Test performed by RMH Haematology (9342 7402)

Anti-nuclear antibodies (ANA)

Test Method
Fluorescence
Specimen Required
Blood (Gel Tube), Blood (Whole), Serum
Spec Type Min
500uL
When Tested
Weekly
Turnaround Time
7 days
Reference Ranges
neg
Contact
Test performed by RMH Haematology (9342 7402)

Anti-smooth muscle antibodies (ASMA)

Test Method
Fluorescence
Specimen Required
Blood (Gel Tube), Blood (Whole), Serum
Spec Type Min
500uL
When Tested
Weekly
Turnaround Time
7 days
Reference Ranges
neg
Contact
Test performed by RMH Haematology (9342 7402)

Aspartate aminotransferase (AST)

Test Method
Chemical reaction
Specimen Required
Blood (Gel Tube), Blood (Whole), Plasma, Serum
Spec Type Min
Serum 500uL
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
<40 U/L.
Units of Measurement
U/L
Related Tests
Liver Function Tests
Contact
Test performed by RMH Biochemistry (9342 7360)

Aspergillus Galactomannan

Test Method
EIA
Specimen Required
Blood (Gel Tube), Blood (Whole), Lavage, Serum
Spec Type Min
600uL - Samples must be received frozen
When Tested
2 x Weekly
Turnaround Time
Next Day
Reference Ranges
neg <0.5, equiv 0.5-1, pos >0.5
Units of Measurement
EIA: Absorbance ratio
Contact
9342 9670

Aspergillus PCR

Specimen Required
Lavage, Washings
Spec Type Min
2.5mL
When Tested
Daily
Turnaround Time
3 Days
Contact
9342 9670

Atypical Mycobacterium PCR

Test Method
Conventional in-house PCR - nested, sequence analysis of PCR product
Specimen Required
Aspirate, Biopsy, Bone Marrow, Cerebrospinal Fluid, Faeces, Fluid, Lavage, Paraffin embedded tissue, Sputum, Swab, Tissue, Urine, Washings
When Tested
2x weekly
Turnaround Time
Up to 5 working days
Normal Ranges
n/a
Reference Ranges
Applicable to AFB smear positive specimens
Cut Off Lower
n/a
Units of Measurement
n/a
Billing Advice
Non-rebatable. See billing memos.
Contact
9342 9617

Autoantibodies

Test Method
Fluorescence
Specimen Required
Blood (Gel Tube), Blood (Whole), Serum
Spec Type Min
500uL
When Tested
Weekly
Turnaround Time
7 days
Reference Ranges
neg
Contact
Test performed by RMH Haematology (9342 7402)

Bacterial Blood Culture

Test Method
Automated Bactec System
Specimen Required
Blood (Gel Tube), Blood (Whole)
Spec Type Min
8-10mL
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
5 days
Reference Ranges
n/a
Contact
9342 9670

Barmah Forest virus Serology (BFV)

Test Method
IgG, IgM EIA
Specimen Required
Blood (Gel Tube), Blood (Whole), Plasma, Serum
Spec Type Min
100 uL
When Tested
Weekly
Turnaround Time
Up to 7 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

Bicarbonate (Total CO2)

Test Method
Chemical reaction
Specimen Required
Blood (Gel Tube), Blood (Whole), Plasma, Serum
Spec Type Min
Serum 500uL
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
24.0 – 31.0 mmol/L.
Units of Measurement
mmol/L
Related Tests
U&E
Contact
Test performed by RMH Biochemistry (9342 7360)

Bilirubin (Total)

Test Method
Chemical reaction
Specimen Required
Blood (Gel Tube), Blood (Whole), Plasma, Serum
Spec Type Min
Serum 500uL
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
1.7 - 430 umol/L (0.1-25.2 mg/dL)
Units of Measurement
umol/L.
Related Tests
Liver Function Tests.
Contact
Test performed by RMH Biochemistry (9342 7360)

BK Polyoma Virus PCR

Test Method
Altona Real Star Kit
Specimen Required
Blood (ACD), Blood (EDTA), Cerebrospinal Fluid, Plasma, Plasma (ACD), Plasma (EDTA), Serum, Urine
Spec Type Min
500uL
When Tested
3-4 times/week
Turnaround Time
7 days
Reference Ranges
LLOQ 300 IU/mL
Cut Off Lower
LLOQ 300 IU/mL
Units of Measurement
IU/mL
Contact
9342 9615

Blood group (ABO, RhD)

Test Method
Manual file or tube agglutiunation method
Specimen Required
Blood (EDTA), Blood (Gel Tube), Blood (Whole)
Spec Type Min
2.0mL
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
A, B, AB, O pos/neg
aut-D
Contact
Test performed by RMH Haematology (9342 7402)