Rabies virus genus PCR

Test Method
Conventional PCR
Specimen Required
CSF, nuchal punch biopsy (hair follicles from nape of neck), saliva, blood (ACD or EDTA).
Reference Ranges
n/a
Contact
9342 9628

Random Distribution Width (RDW)

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
11.5 – 14.5%
Reference Ranges
11.5-14.5%
Contact
Test performed by RMH Haematology (9342 7402)

Red Cell Count

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 Male: 4.0 – 6.0 x 10^12/L, Adult Female: 3.5 – 5.5 x 10^12/L
Reference Ranges
4.0-6.0 x 1012/L
Contact
Test performed by RMH Haematology (9342 7402)

Respiratory Syncytial virus PCR

Test Method
Real-time TaqMan PCR
Specimen Required
Any respiratory sample
Spec Type Min
200uL
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Related Tests
see Respiratory virus PCR
Billing Advice
Non-rebatable
Contact
9342 9628

Respiratory Syncytial virus Serology

Test Method
CFT Total Ab
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood)
Spec Type Min
300ul
When Tested
2x Weekly
Reference Ranges
neg <10
equiv = 10
low pos >10
pos ³40
Units of Measurement
TITRE
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Rheumatoid Factor (qualitative & quantitative)

Test Method
Latex test
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood)
Spec Type Min
500uL
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
Same Day / Next Day
Reference Ranges
neg
Contact
Test performed by RMH Haematology (9342 7402)

Rickettsia IFA Igm/IgG Tsutsugamushi gp

Test Method
IFA for IgG and IgM
Specimen Required
Serum
When Tested
Weekly
Reference Ranges
titre neg <64
titre low pos 64, 128
titre pos ³256
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Rift Valley fever virus PCR

Test Method
Real-time TaqMan PCR
Specimen Required
Blood (ACD or EDTA), NTS, Swab
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

Ross River virus Serology

Test Method
IgG, IgM EIA
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood)
Spec Type Min
200ul
When Tested
2x weekly
Turnaround Time
Up to 4 days
Reference Ranges
cutoff value = cutoff control mean x calibration factor (batch specific)
neg pos >cutoff
equiv +/- 10% cutoff
Units of Measurement
Optical density
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Rubella virus PCR

Test Method
Real-time TaqMan PCR
Specimen Required
Blood (ACD or EDTA), swab, NTS, amniotic fluid
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

Rubella virus Serology IgG

Test Method
IgG
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood)
When Tested
3x Weekly
Reference Ranges
Beckman Access screeening assay IgG <10 IU/ml = neg, 10-15 IU/ml = equiv, 15-25 IU/ml = low pos³, > 25 IU/ml = pos
Units of Measurement
IU/mL
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Rubella virus Serology IgM

Test Method
IgM
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood)
When Tested
3x Weekly
Reference Ranges
Beckman Access screeening assay IgM, <10 AU/ml = neg, >10 AU/ml pos
Units of Measurement
AU/mL
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Rubella virus Serology IgM (Supplementary)

Test Method
IgM
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood)
When Tested
3x Weekly
Reference Ranges
Not detected <0.1, Equiv >= 0.1 <0.2, Pos >= 0.2
Units of Measurement
Optical Density
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648