Brucella Serology

Test Method
IgG EIA, IgM EIA
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood), Plasma, EDTA, heparin or citrate plasma
When Tested
Weekly
Reference Ranges
cutoff value = cutoff control mean
IgG & IgM
neg pos > cutoff
equiv + 10% cutoff
equiv - 20% cutoff
Units of Measurement
OD
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

C-reactive protein (CRPL3)

Test Method
Chemical Reaction
Specimen Required
Serum or plasma (Li-heparin)
Spec Type Min
Serum 500uL
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
Same Day / Next Day
Reference Ranges
< 10 mg/L
Units of Measurement
mg/L
Contact
Test performed by RMH Biochemistry (9342 7360)

Calcium

Test Method
Chemical reaction
Specimen Required
Serum or plasma (Li-heparin).
Spec Type Min
Serum 500uL
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
2.00 – 2.63 mmol/L (Corrected Calcium: 2.00 - 2.63 mmol/L).
Units of Measurement
mmol/L
Related Tests
Albumin & Phosphate.
Contact
Test performed by RMH Biochemistry (9342 7360)

Calcium (Corrected)

Test Method
Chemical reaction
Specimen Required
Serum or plasma (Li-heparin).
Spec Type Min
Serum 500uL
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
2.00 - 2.63 mmol/L.
Units of Measurement
mmol/L.
Contact
Test performed by RMH Biochemistry (9342 7360)

Chikungunya

Test Method
IgG IFA, IgM IFA (IgG EIA Research only)
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood)
When Tested
1x Weekly
Reference Ranges
titre < 10 neg;
titre > 10 pos
IgM - cross reactivity may occur with Rubella
Units of Measurement
Titre
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Chikungunya Virus PCR (see Alphavirus)

Test Method
Real-Time 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
3-45 Ct
Related Tests
Alphavirus PCR
Billing Advice
Non-rebatable
Contact
9342 9628

Chlamydia Group Antigen

Test Method
IgG EIA
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood)
When Tested
On Request
Reference Ranges
cutoff value = 0.154 x (pos control mean - neg control mean) + neg control
neg < cutoff
pos > cutoff
low pos = (cutoff + 0.03) up to low pos control OD
Units of Measurement
Optical density
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Chlamydia pneumoniae PCR

Test Method
Real-time TaqMan PCR
Specimen Required
Any respiratory sample – data eg. sputum
Spec Type Min
200uL
When Tested
On request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
3-45 Ct
Units of Measurement
Ct
Related Tests
Paired with C.Psittaci testing
Billing Advice
Non-rebatable
Contact
9342 9628

Chlamydia psittaci PCR

Test Method
Real-time TaqMan PCR
Specimen Required
Any respiratory sample – data eg. sputum
Spec Type Min
200uL
When Tested
On request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
3-45 Ct
Units of Measurement
Ct
Related Tests
paired with C.Pneumoniae testing
Billing Advice
Non-rebatable
Contact
9342 9628

Chlamydia trachomatis PCR

Test Method
Real-Time PCR
Specimen Required
Urine, endocervical, urethral, pharyngeal, eye or rectal swabs.
Spec Type Min
1 ml
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Normal Ranges
n/a
Reference Ranges
Ct <40
Cut Off Lower
Units of Measurement
Cycle threshold (Ct-value)
Related Tests
Neisseria gonorrhoeae PCR (duplex assay)
Billing Advice
n/a
Contact
9342 9670

Chlamydia trachomatis Serology

Test Method
IgG, IgA EIA
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood)
When Tested
1x Weekly
Reference Ranges
cutoff value = mean neg control x 2
neg pos > cutoff
equiv +/- 10% cutoff
Units of Measurement
Optical density
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Chlamydophila (Chlamydia) pneumoniae Serology

Test Method
IgG IFA
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood)
When Tested
On Request
Reference Ranges
titre <256 neg
titre = 256 equiv
titre >256 low pos
titre ³ 512 pos
Units of Measurement
Titre
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Chlamydophila (Chlamydia) psittaci Serology

Test Method
IgG IFA
Specimen Required
Serum (clotted blood)
When Tested
On Request
Reference Ranges
titre < 64 neg
titre 64 low pos
titre >64 pos
Units of Measurement
Titre
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648

Chloride (Cl)

Test Method
Ion exchange with selective chloride electrode.
Specimen Required
Serum or plasma (Li-heparin).
Spec Type Min
Serum 500uL
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
101 – 111 mmol/L
Units of Measurement
mmol/L
Related Tests
U & E.
Contact
Test performed by RMH Biochemistry (9342 7360)

Cholesterol (Total)

Test Method
Chemical reaction
Specimen Required
Serum or plasma (Li-heparin).
Spec Type Min
Serum 500uL
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
2.9 - 5.4 mmol/L.
Units of Measurement
mmol/L
Related Tests
Lipids
Contact
Test performed by RMH Biochemistry (9342 7360)

Cholesterol (Total: HDL Ratio)

Test Method
Chemical reaction
Specimen Required
Serum or plasma (Li-heparin).
Spec Type Min
Serum 500uL
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
<4.5.
Contact
Test performed by RMH Biochemistry (9342 7360)

Clostridium difficile cytotoxin

Test Method
C.Diff Quick Check Complete test card
Specimen Required
Faeces (no preservative).
Spec Type Min
n/a
When Tested
On request
Turnaround Time
1-2 days
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

Coronavirus PCR

Test Method
Real-time TaqMan PCR
Specimen Required
Any respiratory specimen
Spec Type Min
200uL
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
3-45 Ct
Units of Measurement
Ct
Related Tests
see Respiratory virus PCR
Billing Advice
Non-rebatable
Contact
9342 9628

Coronavirus real-time PCR

Test Method
real-time PCR
Specimen Required
All respiratory samples
Reference Ranges
3-45 Ct
Contact
9342 9628

Cowpox 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

Creatine Kinase (CKL)

Test Method
Chemical reaction
Specimen Required
Serum or plasma (Li-heparin). Serum is preferred.
Spec Type Min
Serum 500uL
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
15 – 140 mmol/L
Units of Measurement
U/L
Contact
Test performed by RMH Biochemistry (9342 7360)

Creatinine

Test Method
Chemical reaction
Specimen Required
Serum, Plasma (Li-heparin), Urine
Spec Type Min
Serum 500uL
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
Serum: 0.02 - 0.12 mmol/L Urine: 6 - 18 mmol/L
Units of Measurement
mmol/L
Related Tests
U & E
Contact
Test performed by RMH Biochemistry (9342 7360)

Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever virus PCR

Test Method
Conventional PCR
Specimen Required
Blood (ACD or EDTA), respiratory swabs
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