Q Fever (Coxiella burneti) Phase 1 Serology

Test Method
CFT Total Ab
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood)
Spec Type Min
100ul
When Tested
2x Weekly
Reference Ranges
Phase 1 CFT - titres
, 10 = neg,
20, 40 = low pos,
80 = pos
Units of Measurement
Titre
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Q Fever (Coxiella burneti) Phase 2 Serology

Test Method
IgG EIA, IgM EIA
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood)
When Tested
2x Weekly, IgM x2 weekly
Reference Ranges
IgG
upper cutoff = Std value x factor (batch specific)
lower cutoff = Std value x factor (batch specific)
IgM
cutoff value mean = cutoff value
neg pos > cutoff value
equiv +/- 10% cutoff value
Units of Measurement
Optical density
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

QuantiFERON ® -TB Gold Plus In-Tube Assay

Test Method
EIA
Specimen Required
1.0 mL aseptically collected fresh blood inoculated into each of the three special collection tubes, then gently inveretd a few times and transported to the lab at RT within 24 hours.
Spec Type Min
exactly 1.0 mL blood per tube.
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
72 hours
Normal Ranges
n/a
Reference Ranges
> 0.35 units
Cut Off Lower
0.35 for antigen
Units of Measurement
IU g-IFN
Related Tests
earlier quantiferon versions, mantoux test.
Billing Advice
Non-rebatable
Contact
9342 9670

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)
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
Same Day / Next Day
Normal Ranges
11.5 – 14.5%
Reference Ranges
11.5-14.5%
Contact
9342 9644

Red Cell Count

Test Method
See FBE
Specimen Required
Blood (EDTA)
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
9342 9644

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

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

Sabia virus PCR

Test Method
RT-PCR
Specimen Required
Blood (ACD or EDTA), plasma, serum, CSF, urine.
Spec Type Min
200uL
When Tested
On request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
n/a
Contact
9342 9628

SARS-associated Coronavirus PCR

Test Method
Real-time TaqMan PCR
Specimen Required
NTS, respiratory samples, faeces, blood
Spec Type Min
200uL
When Tested
On request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
3-45 Ct
Billing Advice
Non-rebatable
Contact
9342 9628

Schistosoma haematobium Microscopy

Test Method
Microscopy
Specimen Required
Terminal urine or semen sample (collected between 10am – 2pm).
Spec Type Min
5-10ml
When Tested
On request
Turnaround Time
same day
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 9678

Schistosoma spp (mansoni) Serology

Test Method
IHA Total Ab
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood)
Spec Type Min
100ul
When Tested
2x weekly
Reference Ranges
neg <80 titre
pos >160 titre
equiv = 80 titre
Units of Measurement
TITRE
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648