Bacterial Blood Culture

Test Method
Automated Bactec System
Specimen Required
8-10 ml aseptically collected blood in ’Bactec plus’ aerobic & anaerobic bottles
Reference Ranges
n/a
Contact
9342 9670

Barmah Forest virus Serology (BFV)

Test Method
IgG, IgM EIA
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood)
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
Serum (clotted blood) or plasma (Li-heparin).
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
9342 9640

Bilirubin (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
1.7 - 430 umol/L (0.1-25.2 mg/dL)
Units of Measurement
umol/L.
Related Tests
Liver Function Tests.
Contact
9342 9640

BK Polyoma Virus PCR

Test Method
Altona Real Star Kit
Specimen Required
Serum, Urine, Plasma, CSF, Biopsy, Tissue
Spec Type Min
500uL
When Tested
Twice Weekly
Turnaround Time
7 days
Reference Ranges
LLOQ 700 copies/mL
Cut Off Lower
LLOQ 700 copies/mL
Units of Measurement
copies/mL
Contact
9342 9615

Blood group (ABO, RhD)

Test Method
Manual file or tube agglutiunation method
Specimen Required
Blood (EDTA)
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
A, B, AB, O pos/neg
aut-D
Contact
9342 9644

Bordetella pertussis PCR

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

Brucella Serology

Test Method
IgG EIA, IgM EIA
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood), Plasma, EDTA, heparin or citrate plasma
When Tested
Weekly
Reference Ranges
cutoff value = cutoff control mean
IgG & IgM
neg pos > cutoff
equiv + 10% cutoff
equiv - 20% cutoff
Units of Measurement
OD
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648