Ebola virus PCR

Test Method
Real-time TaqMan 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
Billing Advice
Non-rebatable
Contact
9342 9628

EBV EBNA (IgG)

Test Method
early antigen IgG (IF), nuclear antigen IgG (EBNA)EIA, viral capsid antigen IgG (VCA), viral capsid antigen IgM (VCA) EIA
Specimen Required
Blood (ACD), Blood (EDTA), Blood (Lithium Heparin), Blood (Sodium Citrate), Blood (Whole), Plasma, Plasma (EDTA), Plasma (Lithium Heparin), Plasma (Sodium Citrate), Serum
Spec Type Min
200 uL
When Tested
2 x Weekly
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

EBV VCA (IgG, IgM)

Test Method
VCA IgG, VCA IgM
Specimen Required
Blood (ACD), Blood (EDTA), Blood (Lithium Heparin), Blood (Sodium Citrate), Blood (Whole), Plasma, Plasma (EDTA), Plasma (Lithium Heparin), Plasma (Sodium Citrate), Serum
Spec Type Min
200uL
When Tested
2x Weekly
Reference Ranges
10-750 U/mL assay range
Cut Off Lower
20 U/mL
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Echinococcus granulosis (hydatid) Serology

Test Method
Total antibodies (IHA)
Specimen Required
Blood (Gel Tube), Blood (Whole), Plasma, Serum
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
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
Reference Ranges
3-45 Ct
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Entamoeba histolytica Serology

Test Method
EIA IgG
Specimen Required
Blood (Gel Tube), Blood (Sodium Citrate), Blood (Whole), Plasma, Plasma (Sodium Citrate), Serum
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
Faeces, Swab, Virus Isolate
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
Related Tests
Poliovirus Intratypic Differentiation and Vaccine Derived Poliovirus, Poliovirus Sequencing, Enterovirus Detection, Enterovirus Typing
Billing Advice
N/A
Contact
9342 9607

Enterovirus PCR

Test Method
Real-time TaqMan 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
Paired with Parechovirus PCR
Billing Advice
Non-rebatable
Contact
9342 9628

Epstein-Barr virus PCR

Test Method
Real-time TaqMan 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 or DNA Copies/mL
Billing Advice
Non-rebatable
Contact
9342 9628

Epstein-Barr virus Quantitation

Test Method
Real-time TaqMan 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
DNA Copies/mL
Billing Advice
Non-rebatable
Contact
9342 9628

Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)

Test Method
Sedimentation
Specimen Required
Blood (EDTA)
Spec Type Min
4.5mL
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
Test performed by RMH Haematology (9342 7402)

Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate

Test Method
MDRP Equation
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
>60
Related Tests
Urea & Electrolytes
Contact
Test performed by RMH Biochemistry (9342 7360)

Estradiol

Test Method
Competitive binding immunoenzymatic assay.
Specimen Required
Blood (Gel Tube), Blood (Whole), Plasma, Serum
Spec Type Min
500uL
When Tested
2 x Weekly
Turnaround Time
7 days
Reference Ranges
Male: <200. Female: Foll: <420, Mid Cy: 300-1500, Lut: 200-1000, Post m/pausal: <175
Units of Measurement
pmol/L.
Contact
Test performed by RMH Biochemistry (9342 7360)

Eye, ear, nose or throat Culture

Test Method
Bacterial Culture & microscopy
Specimen Required
Swab
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
Related Tests
n/a
Billing Advice
Medicare rebatable
Contact
9342 9670