Vaginal Culture and Microscopy

Test Method
Culture and Microscopy
Specimen Required
Intra-Uterine Device, Swab
Spec Type Min
n/a
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
24-48 hrs
Normal Ranges
n/a
Reference Ranges
n/a
Cut Off Lower
n/a
Units of Measurement
n/a
Related Tests
n/a
Billing Advice
Medicare rebatable
Contact
9342 9670

Varicella Zoster Genotyping

Test Method
Conventional PCR/DNA Sequencing
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
Billing Advice
Medicare non-rebateable
Contact
9342 9628

Varicella zoster 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
Reference Ranges
3-45 Ct
Contact
9342 9628

Varicella zoster virus Serology (IgG, IgM)

Test Method
EIA IgG, EIA IgM
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
2x Weekly
Units of Measurement
Optical density
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Viral Gastroentiritis Panel

Test Method
Real Time RT-PCR
Specimen Required
Bowel Contents, Faeces, Vomit
When Tested
Weekly
Contact
9342 9678

Vitamin B12

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
130 – 675 pmol/L
Units of Measurement
pmol/L
Contact
Test performed by RMH Biochemistry (9342 7360)

Vitamin D

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
Deficient: <25 nmol/L Replete: 55-108 nmol/L
Units of Measurement
nmol/L
Contact
Test performed by RMH Biochemistry (9342 7360)

VZ Vaccine PCR

Test Method
Real Time & 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
Weekly
Turnaround Time
Weekly
Billing Advice
Medicare rebatable
Contact
93429628