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)

Urea

Test Method
Chemical reaction
Specimen Required
Serum or plasma (Li-heparin).
Spec Type Min
Serum 500uL
When Tested
Daily
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
2.0 – 7.8 mmol/L.
Units of Measurement
mmol/L
Related Tests
UEC1.
Contact
Test performed by RMH Biochemistry (9342 7360)

Uric acid

Test Method
Chemical reaction
Specimen Required
Serum or plasma (Li-heparin).
Spec Type Min
Serum 500uL
When Tested
Daily
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
M: 0.21-0.45 mmol/L F: 0.15-0.40 mmol/L.
Units of Measurement
mmol/L
Contact
Test performed by RMH Biochemistry (9342 7360)

Urinary Micro-Albumin

Test Method
Immunoassay
Specimen Required
Urine
Spec Type Min
500uL
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
see Urinary Albumin:Creatinine ratio
Units of Measurement
mg/L
Related Tests
RCPA Urine
Contact
Test performed by RMH Biochemistry (9342 7360)

Urinary MicroProtein

Test Method
Immunoassay
Specimen Required
Urine
Spec Type Min
500uL
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
see Urinary Protein:Creatinine ratio
Units of Measurement
mg/L
Contact
Test performed by RMH Biochemistry (9342 7360)

Urine Culture

Test Method
Microscopy and culture
Specimen Required
Mid-stream urine.
Spec Type Min
5-10 ml
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
24-48 hours
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

Vaginal Culture and Microscopy

Test Method
Culture and Microscopy
Specimen Required
Vaginal swab. Provide smear for Gram Stain.
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
VZV Positive sample for drug resistance genotyping
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 Serology

Test Method
EIA IgG, EIA IgM
Specimen Required
Serum, CSF, Plasma
When Tested
2x Weekly
Reference Ranges
cutoff control value = 0.100
equiv = 0.1-0.2
low pos = 0.2-0.399
pos ³0.400
Units of Measurement
Optical density
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Varicella zoster virus Serology

Test Method
EIA IgG, EIA IgM
Specimen Required
CSF
When Tested
2x Weekly
Reference Ranges
cutoff control value = 0.100
equiv = 0.1-0.2
low pos = 0.2-0.399
pos ³0.400
Units of Measurement
Optical density
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Vitamin B12

Test Method
Luminescent Immunoassay
Specimen Required
Serum or plasma (Li-heparin)
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
Serum or plasma (Li-heparin)
Spec Type Min
Serum 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
Any VZV positive material
Spec Type Min
200uL
When Tested
Weekly
Turnaround Time
Weekly
Billing Advice
Medicare rebatable
Contact
93429628

Wound culture

Test Method
Culture & microscopy
Specimen Required
Use swabs with Amies/charcoal transport medium. Provide smear for Gram stain.
Spec Type Min
n/a
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
24-48 hours
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

Yatapox virus PCR

Test Method
Real-time TaqMan PCR
Specimen Required
Swab
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

Yeast anti-fungal susceptibility testing

Test Method
CLSI M27A
Specimen Required
24 hour pure yeast culture.
Spec Type Min
n/a
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
3 days
Normal Ranges
n/a
Reference Ranges
n/a
Cut Off Lower
n/a
Units of Measurement
ug/ml
Related Tests
n/a
Billing Advice
Non-rebatable
Contact
9342 9670

Yellow fever virus Serology

Test Method
IF IgM, IgG
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood)
When Tested
Weekly
Reference Ranges
IgG
titre <100 neg
titre = 100 equiv
titre >100 = pos
IgM
titre <10 neg
titre >10 = pos
Units of Measurement
Titre
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Zika Virus Serology IgG

Test Method
IgG EIA
Specimen Required
Serum or Plasma (EDTA or Heparin)
Spec Type Min
100uL
When Tested
2x weekly
Turnaround Time
Up to 4 days
Units of Measurement
Optical density
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Zika Virus Serology IgM

Test Method
IgM EIA
Specimen Required
Serum or Plasma (EDTA or Heparin)
Spec Type Min
100uL
When Tested
2x weekly
Turnaround Time
Up to 4 days
Units of Measurement
Optical density
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648