Lactate dehydrogenase (LD)

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
185 – 505 U/L.
Units of Measurement
U/L.
Contact
Test performed by RMH Biochemistry (9342 7360)

Lactic acid (lactate)

Test Method
Chemical reaction
Specimen Required
Blood (Sodium Fluoride), Plasma (Sodium Fluoride)
Spec Type Min
500uL
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
0.4 – 2.2 mmol/L.
Units of Measurement
mmol/L
Contact
Test performed by RMH Biochemistry (9342 7360)

Lassa virus PCR

Test Method
RT-PCR, 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
Contact
9342 9628

LDL Cholesterol

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
< 3.5 mmol/L.
Units of Measurement
mmol/L.
Contact
Test performed by RMH Biochemistry (9342 7360)

Legionella Culture

Test Method
Culture
Specimen Required
Aspirate, Biopsy, Brushings, Culture Isolate, Fluid, Lavage, Sputum, Tissue, Washings
Spec Type Min
n/a
When Tested
On request
Turnaround Time
3-10 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
Non-rebatable
Contact
9342 9670

Legionella PCR

Test Method
TaqMan Real Time PCR
Specimen Required
Aspirate, Biopsy, Cerebrospinal Fluid, Fluid, Lavage, Plasma, Sputum, Swab, Tissue, Washings, Serum
Spec Type Min
200ul
When Tested
3X weekly
Turnaround Time
3days
Normal Ranges
n/a
Reference Ranges
n/a
Cut Off Lower
ct-value >39
Units of Measurement
Ct-value
Related Tests
n/a
Billing Advice
Non-rebatable
Contact
9342 9670

Legionella Serology (screen)

Test Method
IF Total
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
2x Weekly. A supplementary test to enable strain differentiation is done as required
Reference Ranges
titre <100 neg
titre : >100 pos titre
Units of Measurement
TITRE
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Legionella urinary antigen detection

Test Method
EIA, Immunochromatography assay. Fluorescence immunoassay
Specimen Required
Urine
Spec Type Min
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day
Normal Ranges
n/a
Reference Ranges
Abs ratio >3
Cut Off Lower
EIA : 3.0 absorbance ratio
Units of Measurement
EIA: Absorbance ratio
Related Tests
n/a
Billing Advice
Non-rebatable
Contact
9342 9670

Leishmania infantum IgG

Specimen Required
Blood (Whole), Plasma, Plasma (Lithium Heparin), Plasma (Sodium Citrate), Serum
Spec Type Min
10uL
When Tested
1 x Weekly
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Units of Measurement
Optical Density
Related Tests
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Leishmania spp (donovani) Serology

Test Method
IHA Total Antibody
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

Leptospira PCR

Test Method
TaqMan Real Time PCR assay
Specimen Required
Blood (Gel Tube), Blood (Whole), Plasma, Serum, Urine
Spec Type Min
200ul
When Tested
Weekly
Turnaround Time
7 days
Normal Ranges
n/a
Reference Ranges
n/a
Cut Off Lower
>39 ct-value
Units of Measurement
Ct-value
Related Tests
n/a
Billing Advice
n/a
Contact
9342 9670

Lutenizing Hormone (LH)

Test Method
Luminescent Immunoassay.
Specimen Required
Blood (Gel Tube), Blood (Whole), Plasma, Serum
Spec Type Min
500uL
When Tested
2 x Weekly
Turnaround Time
7 days
Reference Ranges
M:1-9 mIU/mL F: Foll: 2-11 mIU/mL Mid-cycle: 19-103 mIU/mL Lut: 1-13 mIU/mL Post menopausal: 11-59 mIU/mL
Units of Measurement
mIU/mL
Contact
Test performed by RMH Biochemistry (9342 7360)

Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) 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
Reference Ranges
n/a
Contact
9342 9628

Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) PCR

Test Method
Taqman Real time PCR assay
Specimen Required
Nucleic Acid Extract, Swab, Urine
Spec Type Min
10ul positive DNA extract
When Tested
Weekly
Turnaround Time
Weekly
Normal Ranges
n/a
Reference Ranges
n/a
Cut Off Lower
>/=39
Units of Measurement
cycle threshhold (CT)
Related Tests
CHlamydia trachomaticx genotyping by PCR / sequencing
Billing Advice
Medicare rebatable
Contact
9342 9670