T cells counts

Test Method
Flow cytometry
Specimen Required
Blood (EDTA)
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
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
Billing Advice
Non-rebatable
Contact
9342 9628

Testosterone

Test Method
Luminescent Immunoassay
Specimen Required
Blood (Gel Tube), Blood (Whole), Plasma, Serum
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
Blood (Gel Tube), Blood (Whole), Plasma, 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
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
Billing Advice
Non-rebatable
Contact
9342 9628

Toxoplasma 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

Toxoplasma Serology

Test Method
IgG, IgM, IF Total Ab, IF IgM
Specimen Required
Blood (Gel Tube), Blood (Whole), Plasma, Serum
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
Blood (Gel Tube), Blood (Lithium Heparin), Blood (Whole), Plasma, Plasma (Lithium Heparin), Serum
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 PCR (Syphilis PCR)

Test Method
TaqMan real time PCR
Specimen Required
Aspirate, Biopsy, Cerebrospinal Fluid, Fluid, Plasma, Swab, Tissue, Serum
When Tested
On Request
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
Swab, Urine
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
Blood (Gel Tube), Blood (Whole), Plasma, Serum
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)