Magnesium

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
0.62 – 1.03 mmol/L.
Units of Measurement
mmol/L.
Contact
Test performed by RMH Biochemistry (9342 7360)

Malaria for confirmation

Test Method
Microscopy
Specimen Required
Blood (EDTA), Slide, Smear
Spec Type Min
4.5mL
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
Same Day / Next Day
Reference Ranges
neg
Related Tests
Malaria ICT, Malarial PCR
Contact
9342 9644

Malaria PCR

Test Method
TaqMan Real Time PCR assay
Specimen Required
Aspirate, Biopsy, Blood (EDTA), Cerebrospinal Fluid, Fluid, Plasma, Swab, Tissue, Serum
Spec Type Min
200ul
When Tested
on request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
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
Non-rebatable
Contact
9342 9670

Malarial examination

Test Method
Microscopy
Specimen Required
Blood (EDTA), Slide, Smear
Spec Type Min
4.5mL
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
Same Day / Next Day
Reference Ranges
neg
Related Tests
Malaria PCR, Malaria ICT
Contact
9342 9644

Malarial immuno-chromatography test (ICT)

Test Method
Immunochromatography
Specimen Required
Blood (EDTA), Slide, Smear
Spec Type Min
4.5mL
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
Same Day / Next Day
Reference Ranges
neg
Contact
9342 9644

Marburg haemorrhagic fever 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
Contact
9342 9628

Mean Corpuscular Haemoglobin (MCH)

Test Method
See FBE
Specimen Required
Blood (EDTA)
Spec Type Min
4.5mL
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
Same Day / Next Day
Normal Ranges
Adult 27 – 32 pg
Reference Ranges
27-32 pg
Contact
Test performed by RMH Haematology (9342 7402)

Mean Corpuscular Haemoglobin Concentration (MCHC)

Test Method
See FBE
Specimen Required
Blood (EDTA)
Spec Type Min
4.5mL
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
Same Day / Next Day
Normal Ranges
Adult 310 – 360 g/L
Reference Ranges
310-360g/L
Contact
Test performed by RMH Haematology (9342 7402)

Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV)

Test Method
See FBE
Specimen Required
Blood (EDTA)
Spec Type Min
4.5mL
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
Same Day / Next Day
Normal Ranges
Adult 76 – 96 fL
Reference Ranges
76-96 gl
Contact
Test performed by RMH Haematology (9342 7402)

Measles IgG Avidity

Test Method
EIA
Specimen Required
Blood (EDTA), Blood (Lithium Heparin), Blood (Whole), Plasma, Plasma (EDTA), Plasma (Lithium Heparin), Plasma (Sodium Citrate), Serum
Spec Type Min
200 uL
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
Same Day / Next Day
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Measles virus Genotyping

Test Method
Conventional PCR/Sequencing/Analysis
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
7 Days
Reference Ranges
n/a
Contact
9342 9628

Measles virus Genotyping A (Vaccine Strain)

Test Method
Real-time TaqMan PCR/Conventional PCR, sequencing, analysis
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
7 Days
Reference Ranges
3-45 Ct
Contact
9342 9628

Measles 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
Billing Advice
Non-rebatable
Contact
9342 9628

Measles virus Serology (IgG, IgM)

Test Method
IgG IgM EIA
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, Cereberospinal Fluid
When Tested
3x Weekly and on request for urgent tests
Reference Ranges
negative <0.1, equiv 0.1 - 0.199, pos >= 0.2, Liaison neg <0.9, 0.9 <= Equiv 1,1, pos >1.1
Units of Measurement
Optical density
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Microsporidium detection

Test Method
Modified trichrome stain
Specimen Required
Faeces, Sputum, Swab, Tissue, Urine
Spec Type Min
n/a
When Tested
On request
Turnaround Time
3 day
Normal Ranges
n/a
Reference Ranges
n/a
Cut Off Lower
n/a
Units of Measurement
n/a
Related Tests
FMCS, FM1
Billing Advice
Medicare rebatable
Contact
9342 9670

Molluscum contagiosum 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
Billing Advice
Non-rebatable
Contact
9342 9628

Monkey Pox 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
Billing Advice
Non-rebatable
Contact
9342 9628

Mumps 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
Billing Advice
Non-rebatable
Contact
9342 9628

Mumps virus Serology

Test Method
IgG,IgM EIA
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
When Tested
2x Weekly
Reference Ranges
cutoff control value = 0.100
equiv = 0.1-0.2
low pos = 0.2-0.399
pos ³0.400
Units of Measurement
Optical density
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Murray Valley encephalitis virus (MVE) PCR

Test Method
Conventional PCR, real-time 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
7 Days
Reference Ranges
3-45 Ct
Contact
9342 9628

Murray Valley encephalitis virus Serology

Test Method
EIA blocking assay, Total Ab
Specimen Required
Blood (Gel Tube), Blood (Whole), Cerebrospinal Fluid, Serum
When Tested
1-2x Weekly
Reference Ranges
pos >50% inhibition
neg <50% inhibition
equiv = 45-55% inhibition
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Mycobacterial culture, detection, identification +/- susceptibility testing of primary specimens

Test Method
Culture on solid media and in broth culture
Specimen Required
Aspirate, Biopsy, Blood (Whole), Bone Marrow, Cerebrospinal Fluid, Faeces, Fluid, Lavage, Sputum, Swab, Tissue, Urine, Washings
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
Up to 12 weeks, dependant on growth characteristics
Related Tests
See text (MRL section) for further details
Billing Advice
Medicare rebatable
Contact
9342 9617

Mycobacterial identification and sensitivity testing on a referred pure isolate

Test Method
Identification- Phenotypic & molecular depending on isolate identification. Various culture methods for drug susceptibility testing
Specimen Required
Culture Isolate
When Tested
Daily
Turnaround Time
Dependant on growth on subculture
Normal Ranges
n/a
Reference Ranges
n/a
Cut Off Lower
n/a
Units of Measurement
n/a
Related Tests
See text (MRL section) for further details
Billing Advice
Reference function, not billed.
Contact
9342 9617

Mycobacterium leprae DNA by PCR

Test Method
Real-time PCR
Specimen Required
Biopsy, Other, Paraffin embedded tissue, Swab, Tissue
When Tested
On request
Reference Ranges
Ct <40
Cut Off Lower
Ct value
Units of Measurement
Ct
Contact
9342 9617