G6PD (Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase (Red Cell)) Screening

Test Method
Dye Reduction test
Specimen Required
Blood (EDTA)
Spec Type Min
4.5mL
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
Same Day / Next Day
Normal Ranges
<50 min
Reference Ranges
5-55 min
Contact
Test performed by RMH Haematology (9342 7402)

Gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT)

Test Method
Chemical reaction, Rate reaction
Specimen Required
Serum or plasma (Li-heparin). Serum is preferred.
Spec Type Min
Serum 500uL
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
Male: <50 U/L. Female: <40 U/L.
Units of Measurement
U/L
Related Tests
Liver Function Tests
Contact
Test performed by RMH Biochemistry (9342 7360)

Genital Culture

Test Method
Bacterial culture
Specimen Required
Endocervical, urethral pharyngeal or rectal swabs, provide smears for Gram Stain of urethral or endocervical 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
Related Tests
n/a
Billing Advice
Medicare rebatable
Contact
9342 9670

Glucose

Test Method
Chemical reaction. Oxygen rate method.
Specimen Required
Serum or plasma
Spec Type Min
Serum 500uL
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
Fasting: 3.3 – 6.0 mmol/L. Random: 3.3 – 7.8 mmol/L
Units of Measurement
mmol/L
Contact
Test performed by RMH Biochemistry (9342 7360)

Gonorrhoea Culture

Test Method
Bacterial culture
Specimen Required
Endocervical, urethral pharyngeal or rectal swabs, Provide smears for Gram Stain of urethral or endocervical 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
Related Tests
n/a
Billing Advice
Medicare rebatable
Contact
9342 9670

Gonorrhoea PCR (Neisseria gonorrhoea)

Test Method
Real Time PCR
Specimen Required
Urine, endocervical, urethral, pharyngeal or rectal swabs.
Spec Type Min
500ul
When Tested
Batched test
Turnaround Time
1-2 days
Normal Ranges
n/a
Reference Ranges
Ct <40
Billing Advice
Medicare rebatable
Contact
9342 9628

Guanarito virus PCR

Test Method
RT-PCR
Specimen Required
Blood(ACD or EDTA), plasma, serum, CSF, urine.
Spec Type Min
200uL
When Tested
On request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
n/a
Contact
9342 9628