Eye, ear, nose or throat Culture

Test Method
Bacterial Culture & microscopy
Specimen Required
Swab, provide smears for Gram stain of eye and ear sites
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

Faecal Bacterial and Parasite PCR

Test Method
RT-PCR
Specimen Required
Faeces, bowel tissue.
Spec Type Min
2mL
When Tested
Weekly
Turnaround Time
Up to 10 days
Reference Ranges
n/a
Units of Measurement
CT
Related Tests
Faecal Culture, Faecal Microscopy
Contact
9342 9670

Faecal Microscopy

Test Method
Microscopy
Specimen Required
Faeces
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
1-3 Days
Billing Advice
Medciare Rebateable
Contact
9342 9670

Faecal parasites

Test Method
Faecal parasite examination by microscopy
Specimen Required
Fresh or preserved faeces
Spec Type Min
n/a
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
3-5 days
Normal Ranges
n/a
Reference Ranges
n/a
Cut Off Lower
n/a
Units of Measurement
n/a
Related Tests
see parasite detection (enteric)
Billing Advice
Medicare rebatable
Contact
9342 9670

FBE (full blood examination)

Test Method
Volume Scatter and Conductivity
Specimen Required
Blood (EDTA)
Spec Type Min
4.5mL
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
Same Day / Next Day
Reference Ranges
see Hb platelets
MCH
MCHC
MCV
RCC
RDW
differential
Related Tests
Wcc, Rcc, Hb, PCV, MCV, MCH, MCHC. Platelet count, Differential
Contact
Test performed by RMH Haematology (9342 7402)

Ferritin

Test Method
Immunoassay
Specimen Required
Serum or plasma (Li-heparin).
Spec Type Min
Serum 500uL
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
Male: 30-284 ng/mL. Female: 10-186 ng/mL
Units of Measurement
ng/mL
Related Tests
Iron studies
Contact
Test performed by RMH Biochemistry (9342 7360)

Filariasis (Microfilaria detection in blood)

Test Method
Stained thick and thin films
Specimen Required
Blood (EDTA) and/or Thick/Thin films
When Tested
On request
Turnaround Time
Same Day / Next Day
Reference Ranges
neg
Contact
9342 9644

Flavivirus PCR

Test Method
Conventional PCR
Specimen Required
CSF, serum (clotted blood), Urine
Spec Type Min
200uL
When Tested
On request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
n/a
Related Tests
MVE, Dengue, Kunjin, WNV, YFV
Billing Advice
Non-rebatable
Contact
9342 9628

Folate (Serum)

Test Method
Luminescent Immunoassay. Competitive binder receptor assay.
Specimen Required
Serum or plasma (Li-heparin) or red cells (EDTA).
Spec Type Min
Serum 500uL
When Tested
2 x Weekly
Turnaround Time
7 days
Reference Ranges
Serum/plasma: >4.5 nmol/L. RCF: >355nmol/L.
Units of Measurement
nmol/L
Contact
Test performed by RMH Biochemistry (9342 7360)

Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)

Test Method
Luminescent Immunoassay Sequential two-step immunoenzymatic assay.
Specimen Required
Serum
Spec Type Min
500uL
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
M: 1-19. F: Fol: 4-9, Mid-C: 5-25, Lut: 2-5, Post menopausal: 17-114.
Units of Measurement
MIU/mL
Contact
Test performed by RMH Biochemistry (9342 7360)

Free Thyroxine (Free T4)

Test Method
Luminescent Immunoassay
Specimen Required
Serum or Plasma (Li-heparin)
Spec Type Min
Serum 500uL
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
7.0 - 19.0 pmol/L.
Units of Measurement
pmol/L.
Related Tests
Thyroid Function Tests
Contact
Test performed by RMH Biochemistry (9342 7360)

Fungal Microscopy & Culture

Test Method
Microscopy and Culture
Specimen Required
Skin scrapings, nail clippings.
Spec Type Min
n/a
When Tested
On request
Turnaround Time
up to 5 weeks
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

Fungal Susceptibility Testing

Test Method
colourmetric microdilution method based on CLSI M27A guidelines
Specimen Required
Yeast and Fungi isolates.
Spec Type Min
n/a
When Tested
On request
Turnaround Time
72 hours
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

G6PD (Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase (Red Cell)) Screening

Test Method
Dye Reduction test
Specimen Required
Blood (EDTA)
Spec Type Min
4.5mL
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
Same Day / Next Day
Normal Ranges
<50 min
Reference Ranges
5-55 min
Contact
Test performed by RMH Haematology (9342 7402)

Gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT)

Test Method
Chemical reaction, Rate 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
Male: <50 U/L. Female: <40 U/L.
Units of Measurement
U/L
Related Tests
Liver Function Tests
Contact
Test performed by RMH Biochemistry (9342 7360)

Genital Culture

Test Method
Bacterial culture
Specimen Required
Endocervical, urethral pharyngeal or rectal swabs, provide smears for Gram Stain of urethral or endocervical sites.
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

Glucose

Test Method
Chemical reaction. Oxygen rate method.
Specimen Required
Serum or plasma
Spec Type Min
Serum 500uL
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
same day / next day
Reference Ranges
Fasting: 3.3 – 6.0 mmol/L. Random: 3.3 – 7.8 mmol/L
Units of Measurement
mmol/L
Contact
Test performed by RMH Biochemistry (9342 7360)

Gonorrhoea Culture

Test Method
Bacterial culture
Specimen Required
Endocervical, urethral pharyngeal or rectal swabs, Provide smears for Gram Stain of urethral or endocervical sites.
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

Gonorrhoea PCR (Neisseria gonorrhoea)

Test Method
Real Time PCR
Specimen Required
Urine, endocervical, urethral, pharyngeal or rectal swabs.
Spec Type Min
500ul
When Tested
Batched test
Turnaround Time
1-2 days
Normal Ranges
n/a
Reference Ranges
Ct <40
Billing Advice
Medicare rebatable
Contact
9342 9628

Guanarito 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

Haemoglobin (single estimation)

Test Method
See FBE
Specimen Required
Blood (EDTA)
Spec Type Min
4.5mL
When Tested
On Request
Turnaround Time
Same Day / Next Day
Normal Ranges
Adult Male 130 – 180 g/L, Adult Female 115 – 165 g/L
Reference Ranges
135-180g/L
Related Tests
HCT MCHC
Contact
Test performed by RMH Haematology (9342 7402)

Hantavirus PCR

Test Method
Conventional PCR
Specimen Required
Blood (ACD or EDTA), respiratory specimens, CSF, urine, tissue.
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

Hantavirus Serology – IgG

Test Method
IgG IF
Specimen Required
Serum, Plasma, EDTA , Citrate
Spec Type Min
100ul
When Tested
On request
Reference Ranges
IgG (IF)
: neg <100
: pos >100
Units of Measurement
Titre
Contact
9342 9647 / 9342 9648