T cells counts

Test Method
Flow cytometry
Specimen Required
Blood (EDTA or heparin)
Spec Type Min
4.5mL
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Normal Ranges
CD3 (Total T Cells): 760-2480/uL, CD4 (Helper T Cells): 400-1630/uL, CD8 (Supressor T Cells): 175-900/ul, CD19 (B Cells): 80-560/uL, CD56/16 (NK Cells): 90-500/uL, CD4:CD8 Ratio: 0.8-5.3 (no units)
Reference Ranges
0.8-5.3
Contact
Test performed by RMH Haematology (9342 7402)

Tanapox virus PCR

Test Method
Conventional PCR
Specimen Required
Swab
Spec Type Min
200uL
When Tested
On request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
n/a
Billing Advice
Non-rebatable
Contact
9342 9628

Testosterone

Test Method
Luminescent Immunoassay
Specimen Required
Serum or plasma (Li-heparin).
Spec Type Min
4.5mL
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
M: 6.0-27.0 umol/L F: 0.6-3.0 umol/L.
Units of Measurement
umol/L.
Contact
Test performed by RMH Biochemistry (9342 7360)

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)

Test Method
Luminescent Immunoassay
Specimen Required
Serum
Spec Type Min
500uL
When Tested
2 x Weekly
Turnaround Time
7 days
Reference Ranges
0.3 - 4.1 mIU/mL
Units of Measurement
mIU/mL
Related Tests
Thyroid Function Tests.
Contact
Test performed by RMH Biochemistry (9342 7360)

Toscana virus PCR

Test Method
Conventional PCR
Specimen Required
Blood(ACD or EDTA), Plasma, Serum, CSF
Spec Type Min
200uL
When Tested
On request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
n/a
Billing Advice
Non-rebatable
Contact
9342 9628

Toxoplasma PCR

Test Method
Real-time TaqMan PCR
Specimen Required
CSF, tissue, vitreous 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

Toxoplasma Serology

Test Method
IgG, IgM, IF Total Ab, IF IgM
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood)
When Tested
2x weekly (Confirmatory).
Reference Ranges
Sample cutoff = s/co
CLIA IgM
pos >1.0
neg <7.5IU/ml
equiv = ³7.5 - <10.5IU/ml
IF
neg = no fluorescence, slightly red background
neg = polar bodies fluorescing, remainder of organism no fluorescence
pos = complete fluorescent rings on a slightly red background
Units of Measurement
IgG AU/mL, IgM S/CO
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Transferrin

Test Method
Immunoassay - Immunoturbidometric
Specimen Required
Serum or plasma (Li-heparin).
Spec Type Min
Serum 500uL
When Tested
Daily
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
1.7 – 3.4 g/L
Units of Measurement
g/L
Related Tests
Iron studies
Contact
Test performed by RMH Biochemistry (9342 7360)

Treponema pallidum ELISA IgM Euroimmun

Test Method
ELISA - IgM
Specimen Required
Serum or EDTA, Heparin or Citrate plasma
When Tested
3x Weekly for IgM.
Reference Ranges
EIA IgM; cutoff value = cutoff control mean
pos >cutoff value
neg equiv +/- 10% of cutoff value
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Treponema pallidum ELISA IgM Euroimmun

Test Method
ELISA - IgM
Specimen Required
CSF
When Tested
3x Weekly for IgM.
Reference Ranges
EIA IgM; cutoff value = cutoff control mean
pos >cutoff value
neg equiv +/- 10% of cutoff value
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Treponema pallidum PCR (Syphilis PCR).

Test Method
TaqMan real time PCR
Specimen Required
Lesions swabs, tissue biopsies, CSF.
Reference Ranges
Ct <38
Cut Off Lower
Ct-value>/=38
Units of Measurement
Ct-value
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Trichomonas vaginalis detection by real time PCR

Test Method
Real time PCR
Specimen Required
Urine, vaginal swab, cervical swab.
Spec Type Min
n/a
When Tested
2x Weekly
Turnaround Time
2x Weekly
Normal Ranges
n/a
Reference Ranges
n/a
Cut Off Lower
n/a
Units of Measurement
Cyclic catcher melting temperature (Cyclic CMTA)
Related Tests
n/a
Billing Advice
Medicare rebatable
Contact
9342 9628

Triglycerides

Test Method
Chemical reaction
Specimen Required
Serum or plasma (Li-heparin).
Spec Type Min
500uL
When Tested
Daily
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
0.4 – 1.9 mmol/L
Units of Measurement
mmol/L
Related Tests
Lipids
Contact
Test performed by RMH Biochemistry (9342 7360)