Infectious Mononucleosis Screen

Test Method
Immunochromatography (ICT)
Specimen Required
Blood (EDTA), Blood (Gel Tube), Blood (Whole), Plasma (EDTA), Serum
Spec Type Min
500uL
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
Same Day / Next Day
Reference Ranges
neg
Related Tests
see Epstein-Barr virus testing procedures
Contact
Test performed by RMH Haematology (9342 7402)

Influenza A Virus by RT-PCR(see Respiratory 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
Reference Ranges
3-45 Ct
Contact
9342 9628

Influenza A Virus Typing

Test Method
Real-time PCR and/or 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
2 x Weekly
Reference Ranges
3-45 Ct
Related Tests
Typing specific PCR for influenza A positive samples from respiratory PCR
Contact
9342 9628

Influenza 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
Reference Ranges
3-45 Ct
Contact
9342 9628

Influenza virus Serology A and B

Test Method
CFT Total Ab
Specimen Required
Blood (Gel Tube), Blood (Whole), Plasma, Serum
Spec Type Min
300ul
When Tested
2x Weekly
Reference Ranges
titre <10 neg,
titre 10 low pos,
titre 20 low pos,
titre 40 low pos,
titre 80 pos
Units of Measurement
TITRE
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Iron

Test Method
Chemical reaction - Iron reduction.
Specimen Required
Blood (Gel Tube), Blood (Lithium Heparin), Blood (Whole), Plasma, Plasma (Lithium Heparin), Serum
Spec Type Min
Serum 500uL
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
Male: 10.0 – 30.0 umol/L. Female: 9.0 – 27.0 umol/L.
Units of Measurement
umol/L.
Contact
Test performed by RMH Biochemistry (9342 7360)