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 Recent changes for Allergen to Fish Mix

Recent changes for Allergen to Fish Mix
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
18th January 2021
Alternative names

Fish Mix allergy

Fish Mix allergy, Allergen to Seafood Mix, Seafood Mix allergy


 Recent changes for Allergen to Formaldehyde

Recent changes for Allergen to Formaldehyde
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
26th February 2021
Request Group

058

MPS


 Recent changes for Allergy to Cashew

Recent changes for Allergy to Cashew
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
12th January 2021
Request Group

003

008


 Recent changes for Allergy to Lamb

Recent changes for Allergy to Lamb
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
18th February 2021
Request Group

LAM

124


 Recent changes for Allergy to Pawpaw

Recent changes for Allergy to Pawpaw
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
18th January 2021
Alternative names

Pawpaw allergen

Pawpaw allergen, Allergy to Papaya, Papaya allergen


 Recent changes for Aspergillus PCR (Sendaway Test)

Recent changes for Aspergillus PCR (Sendaway Test)
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
23rd December 2020
Registration Instructions

Sputum specimens are not suitable for testing. Please consult microbiologist.


 Recent changes for Autopsy - Adult Hospital (Non Coronial)

Recent changes for Autopsy - Adult Hospital (Non Coronial)
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
30th April 2021
Request Group

Mortuary

AX

MBS rebatable

No

No

Registration Instructions

Request for a hospital autopsy/post mortem requires completion of a Northern Health Request for Non-Coronial Autopsy Form by the requesting Doctor. A printable version of the autopsy form is available via Prompt. An appropriately completed autopsy request form plus a copy of the death certificate must be provided to the Northern Pathology- Mortuary before an autopsy will be considered.
Registration of bodies and autopsies into Ultra is performed by Pathology staff.

Collection & Request Instructions

Autopsy / Post Mortem Service

Mortuary Technician Hours:             7:00 am – 4:00 pm

Mortuary Telephone:                          62684

 

A Post Mortem will not be performed unless the Post Mortem Request Form, death certificate and a clinical summary have been completed. These documents must accompany the patient history to the mortuary.

Consent for Autopsy

Alfred Health Guidelines on requirements for consent to autopsy are available through Prompt. Please consult these guidelines to ensure appropriate processes are followed.  

In summary: A post-mortem examination CANNOT be performed if:

a) the death is a reportable death to the Coroner. The Coroner must be notified via telephone ( 1300 309 519 all hours) of a reportable death and a deposition completed;

OR

b) the medical practitioner has reason to believe that the deceased person had not expressed a wish for, or consented to, or had expressed an objection to, a post-mortem examination of his body;

AND

c) the senior available next of kin refuses to consent to a post-mortem.

In case (b) / (c), only the Coroner can authorise a post-mortem.

Request for Post Mortem

Requests for Post Mortem examination are covered by the Victorian Human Tissue Act and require that appropriate consent be sought before any Post Mortem examination can be carried out in the hospital. The Act empowers a designated officer for a hospital to authorise Post Mortem examinations.

At the Alfred Hospital the designated officer for the purpose of authorising a Post Mortem is an Anatomical Pathologist or the Director of Medical Services

Prior to authorising a Post Mortem examination the designated officer must be satisfied that either the senior available next of kin had agreed verbally to the Post Mortem examination or that the patient had consented to such an examination at admission to hospital. The designated officer will not authorise a Post Mortem examination if they have reason to believe that the deceased had at any time expressed an objection to a Post Mortem examination of their body.

The requirements of the Human Tissue Act 1982 will be satisfied if the “Non-Coronial Request for Post Mortem” form is completed by medical staff involved in the care of the deceased patient. These forms can be downloaded from the intranet through the deceased persons resource portal  or via the link below.

 

Autopsy / Post Mortem Service

Mortuary Technician Hours:             8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Mortuary Telephone:                         84052019

 

A Post Mortem will not be performed unless the Post Mortem Request Form, death certificate and a clinical summary have been completed. These documents must accompany the patient history to the mortuary.

Consent for Autopsy

Northern Health Guidelines on requirements for consent to autopsy are available through Prompt. Please consult these guidelines to ensure appropriate processes are followed.  

In summary: A post-mortem examination CANNOT be performed if:

a) the death is a reportable death to the Coroner. The Coroner must be notified via telephone ( 1300 309 519 all hours) of a reportable death and a deposition completed;

OR

b) the medical practitioner has reason to believe that the deceased person had not expressed a wish for, or consented to, or had expressed an objection to, a post-mortem examination of his body;

AND

c) the senior available next of kin refuses to consent to a post-mortem.

In case (b) / (c), only the Coroner can authorise a post-mortem.

Request for Post Mortem

Requests for Post Mortem examination are covered by the Victorian Human Tissue Act and require that appropriate consent be sought before any Post Mortem examination can be carried out in the hospital. The Act empowers a designated officer for a hospital to authorise Post Mortem examinations.

At the Northern Hospital the designated officer for the purpose of authorising a Post Mortem is an Anatomical Pathologist or the Director of Medical Services

Prior to authorising a Post Mortem examination the designated officer must be satisfied that either the senior available next of kin had agreed verbally to the Post Mortem examination or that the patient had consented to such an examination at admission to hospital. The designated officer will not authorise a Post Mortem examination if they have reason to believe that the deceased had at any time expressed an objection to a Post Mortem examination of their body.

The requirements of the Human Tissue Act 1982 will be satisfied if the “Non-Coronial Request for Post Mortem” form is completed by medical staff involved in the care of the deceased patient. These forms can be downloaded from the intranet through the deceased persons resource portal  or via the link below.

 

Transport Instructions between sites and/or laboratories

Deceased patients from Caulfield or Sandringham hospitals requiring a non-coronial autopsy will require transfer to the Alfred Mortuary. Contact the Alfred Mortuary on 907 62684 to arrange transport of the body via a funeral transfer provider. Transport costs are covered by Alfred Health.

 

Deceased patients from Northern hospital requiring a non-coronial autopsy will require transfer to the Alfred Mortuary. Contact the Alfred Mortuary on 907 62684 to arrange transport of the body via a funeral transfer provider. Transport costs are covered by Alfred Health.

 

Notes

Request for Non-Coronial Autopsy Form

Notes for Professionals About Post Mortem  - Information Sheet

Infomation for Families About Post Mortems - Information Sheet

 

 


 Recent changes for Bordetella pertussis PCR (Sendaway Test)

Recent changes for Bordetella pertussis PCR (Sendaway Test)
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
13th April 2021
Request Group

BPR

RVM


 Recent changes for CA 19-9 (fluid) (Sendaway Test)

Recent changes for CA 19-9 (fluid) (Sendaway Test)
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
6th April 2021
Assay name

CA19-9 (fluid) (Sendaway Test)

CA 19-9 (fluid) (Sendaway Test)

Minimum/Paediatric Volume


 Recent changes for Catheter Tip Culture

Recent changes for Catheter Tip Culture
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
17th November 2020
Alternative names

Intravenous catheter tip culture

Intravenous catheter tip culture, Permacath


 Recent changes for Chlamydia trachomatis &/or Neisseria gonorrhoeae PCR (Sendaway Test)

Recent changes for Chlamydia trachomatis &/or Neisseria gonorrhoeae PCR (Sendaway Test)
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
22nd April 2021
Collection & Request Instructions

This test is available on the following specimens:            

  1. Urine (10 - 20 mL of first pass urine)
  2. Endocervical swabs
  3. Vaginal swabs  
  4. Eye swabs
  5. Rectal swabs
  6. Urethral swabs
  7. Throat swabs

Swab specimens must be collected using the Cobas PCR female swab .Sample packet which is available from Central Specimen Processing in Pathology or by ordering through the Pathology website.

For N. gonorrhoeae investigation from eye or throat swabs, culture is recommended. A gel swab is essential for this test. Indicate gonorrhoea culture is required on the request form.

 

 

This test is available on the following specimens:            

  1. Urine (10 - 20 mL of first pass urine of any urine sample during the day)
  2. Endocervical swabs
  3. Vaginal swabs  
  4. Eye swabs
  5. Rectal swabs
  6. Urethral swabs
  7. Throat swabs

Swab specimens must be collected using the Cobas PCR female swab .Sample packet which is available from Central Specimen Processing in Pathology or by ordering through the Pathology website.

For N. gonorrhoeae investigation from eye or throat swabs, culture is recommended. A gel swab is essential for this test. Indicate gonorrhoea culture is required on the request form.

 

 


 Recent changes for Chromogranin A (Sendaway Test)

Recent changes for Chromogranin A (Sendaway Test)
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
13th January 2021
Collection & Request Instructions

Fast for > 8 hours pre procedure

Fast for > 8 hours pre procedure
Collect on Ice


 Recent changes for Chromosome Analysis (Sendaway Test)

Recent changes for Chromosome Analysis (Sendaway Test)
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
25th January 2021
Registration Instructions

1 x EDTA & 1 x LH or Salivary Kit

  • Karyotype/Chromosomes/G-banded Karyotype = 1 x 6mL LH

 

  • Microarray/MA/Molecular Karyotype/Mol Karyotype = 1 x 4mL EDTA

  • Salivary Kit may be obtained from pathology.

1 x LH or Salivary Kit

  • Karyotype/Chromosomes/G-banded Karyotype = 1 x 6mL LH

  • Salivary Kit may be obtained from pathology.

25th January 2021
Preferred Container Type

EDTA 4 mL
Salivary Kit

EDTA 4 mL
Salivary Kit
Lithium Heparin (without Gel)


 Recent changes for Clozapine

Recent changes for Clozapine
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
6th January 2021
Registration Instructions

Testing performed on Wednesdays and or Fridays at the Alfred.

Collection & Request Instructions

Testing performed on Wednesdays and or Fridays.

Frequency

Weekly

Twice weekly

6th January 2021
Collection & Request Instructions

Testing performed on Wednesdays and or Fridays.

External Transport Instructions

Testing performed on Wednesdays and or Fridays.

6th January 2021
External Transport Instructions

Testing performed on Wednesdays and or Fridays.


 Recent changes for CMV Viral Load (Sendaway Test)

Recent changes for CMV Viral Load (Sendaway Test)
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
17th November 2020
Request Group

CML

CVA

Collection & Request Instructions

A separate unopened EDTA blood tube is required.

Collect in the morning to allow for the lengthy preparation that must occur on the same day. Specimen must be less than 24 hours old.

A maximum of  1 CMV viral load test per sample type will be performed on any patient in a one week period.

Requests for urgent or more frequent testing must be approved by the Microbiology Unit Head.

A separate unopened EDTA blood tube is required.

Collect in the morning to allow for the lengthy preparation that must occur on the same day. Specimen must be less than 24 hours old.

A maximum of  1 CMV viral load test per sample type will be performed on any patient in a one week period.

Testing  performed on Roche Ampliprep/ Taqman – LoD 137 IU/ml.

Requests for urgent or more frequent testing must be approved by the Microbiology Unit Head.

External Laboratory

V.I.D.R.L.

The Alfred Pathology Service (APS)


 Recent changes for Cold Agglutinins

Recent changes for Cold Agglutinins
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
21st December 2020
Registration Instructions

Register as CAG.

Samples MUST be received at 37oC for processing.

Register as CAT.

Samples MUST be received at 37oC for processing.

21st December 2020
Request Group

CAG

CAT


 Recent changes for Copper; Tissue (Sendaway Test)

Recent changes for Copper; Tissue (Sendaway Test)
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
29th March 2021
Registration Instructions

Specimen stable for 10 days if refrigerated.


 Recent changes for CRE Screen

Recent changes for CRE Screen
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
12th March 2021
Volume (Adults)

Minimum/Paediatric Volume

Optional Specimen Type

Sputum
Urine Catheter

Sputum
Urine Catheter
Faeces

Optional Container Type

Plain 70mL pot

Plain 70mL pot
Faecal (Brown Top) Container


 Recent changes for CSF Microscopy & Culture

Recent changes for CSF Microscopy & Culture
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
1st April 2021
Request Group

CSF

CSF, CSC


 Recent changes for Cytology - Body Cavity Effusions/Fluids (Sendaway Test)

Recent changes for Cytology - Body Cavity Effusions/Fluids (Sendaway Test)
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
26th November 2020
Alternative names

Ascitic Fluid for Cytology, Pleural Fluid for Cytology, Pleural Fluid for cell differential, Pericardial Fluid for Cytology, Peritoneal Fluid for Cytology

Ascitic Fluid for Cytology, Pleural Fluid for Cytology, Pericardial Fluid for Cytology, Peritoneal Fluid for Cytology


 Recent changes for Dermatophyte Fungal Culture (Sendaway Test)

Recent changes for Dermatophyte Fungal Culture (Sendaway Test)
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
26th March 2021
Alternative names

Skin scrapings for fungal culture, nail clippings for fungal culture, hair for fungal culture

Skin scrapings for fungal culture, Nail clippings for fungal culture, Hair for fungal culture

Preferred Container Type

Plain 70mL pot

Plain 70mL pot
Special:Agar Plates for Dermatophyte Culture

26th March 2021
Collection & Request Instructions

Fungal culture must be specifically requested.

Fungal culture must be specifically requested.

Do not treat affected area prior to scraping. Firmly scrape the lesion at the advancing border.

Implant the scrapings into the surface of the special agar plates (supplied by laboratory) or collect in a sterile pot.

Do not send blades to the laboratory.

26th March 2021
Alternative names

Skin scrapings for fungal culture, nail clippings for fungal culture, hair for fungal culture

26th March 2021
Assay name

Fungal Culture (Sendaway Test)

Dermatophyte Fungal Culture (Sendaway Test)


 Recent changes for Enteropathogenic E. coli (Sendaway Test)

Recent changes for Enteropathogenic E. coli (Sendaway Test)
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
15th April 2021
Alternative names

Shiga toxin


 Recent changes for Enterotoxigenic E. coli (Sendaway Test)

Recent changes for Enterotoxigenic E. coli (Sendaway Test)
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
15th April 2021
Alternative names

Shiga toxin


 Recent changes for ESR

Recent changes for ESR
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
26th March 2021
Optional Container Type

EDTA

9th December 2020
Registration Instructions

ESR testing will be restricted to a maximum frequency of once every three days.


 Recent changes for Ethanol

Recent changes for Ethanol
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
22nd March 2021
Collection & Request Instructions

Test can not be performed as an add on.


 Recent changes for Factor V Leiden

Recent changes for Factor V Leiden
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
15th December 2020
Assay name

Factor V Leiden (sendaway)

Factor V Leiden

Request Group

SMH

FVV

External Laboratory

Melbourne Health Shared Pathology Service

10th December 2020
Assay name

Factor V Leiden

Factor V Leiden (sendaway)

Request Group

FVV

SMH

External Laboratory

Melbourne Health Shared Pathology Service

9th December 2020
Assay name

Factor V Leiden (Sendaway Test)

Factor V Leiden

Request Group

SMH

FVV

Processing Instructions

Do Not Centrifuge
Store at 4'C

Do Not Centrifuge
Store at Room Temperature

External Laboratory

Melbourne Health Shared Pathology Service

External Transport Instructions

Send at 4'C with Ice Pack

Frequency

Monthly

Weekly


 Recent changes for Familial Mediterranean Fever (Sendaway Test)

Recent changes for Familial Mediterranean Fever (Sendaway Test)
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
11th February 2021
Registration Instructions

Test costs $300 to perform and is not Medicare rebatable.

Test costs $300 to perform and is not Medicare rebatable. The attached patient consent form must be completed for testing to proceed.


 Recent changes for Fluid Cell Count and Culture

Recent changes for Fluid Cell Count and Culture
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
4th December 2020
Registration Instructions

Code FC if blood culture bottles collected. Pleural fluid: if cell differential is requested code CYT.

During work hours please send to microbiology to be split for biochemistry, cytology and other further testing. 

Code FC if blood culture bottles collected.

During work hours please send to microbiology to be split for biochemistry, cytology and other further testing. 


 Recent changes for Folate; Serum

Recent changes for Folate; Serum
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
23rd March 2021
Alternative names

Folic Acid; Red Cell Folate

Folic Acid; Red Cell Folate, RCF


 Recent changes for Fungal MCS

Recent changes for Fungal MCS
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
26th March 2021
Volume (Adults)

Minimum/Paediatric Volume

Transport Instructions between sites and/or laboratories

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 Recent changes for Galactomannan (BAL) (Sendaway Test)

Recent changes for Galactomannan (BAL) (Sendaway Test)
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
7th January 2021
Processing Instructions

Store at 4'C

Store at -20'C

External Transport Instructions

Send at ambient temperature

Send Frozen on Dry Ice


 Recent changes for Galactomannan Serology (Sendaway Test)

Recent changes for Galactomannan Serology (Sendaway Test)
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
7th January 2021
Laboratory

Pathology Service

Microbiology

Request Group

SSA

AGA

Processing Instructions

Centrifuge
Store at 4'C

Centrifuge
Store at -20'C

External Laboratory

Sth Aust Pathology

V.I.D.R.L.

Frequency

Weekly


 Recent changes for Galactomannan Serum (Sendaway Test)

Recent changes for Galactomannan Serum (Sendaway Test)
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
7th January 2021
Request Group

SSA

AGA

Processing Instructions

Centrifuge
Store at -20'C

External Laboratory

Sth Aust Pathology

V.I.D.R.L.

External Transport Instructions

Send at 4'C with Ice Pack

Send Frozen on Dry Ice


 Recent changes for Gonorrhoea Culture - non genital

Recent changes for Gonorrhoea Culture - non genital
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
15th April 2021
Alternative names

Neisseria gonorrhoeae culture

Neisseria gonorrhoeae culture, STI / STD culture

15th April 2021
Request Group

THR C, EYE C

GSC

MBS rebatable

No

No

Registration Instructions

Rectal, anal, throat and eye swabs

Collection & Request Instructions

Throat or eye swabs are taken if clinically indicated. Indicate gonorrhoea culture is required on the request slip.

 

Rectal, anal, throat, or eye swabs are taken if clinically indicated. Clinical notes MUST Indicate gonorrhoea culture is required on the request slip.

 


 Recent changes for Haemoglobin Electrophoresis (Sendaway Test)

Recent changes for Haemoglobin Electrophoresis (Sendaway Test)
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
1st December 2020
Registration Instructions

Dedicated EDTA specimen required. Do not aliquot.

If the word gene or DNA is used in the request, this is for genetic test. Thalassaemia genetic test is performed in Monash, register as MON.

Dedicated EDTA specimen required. Do not aliquot. Second blood tube to be sent to the core laboratory.

If the word gene or DNA is used in the request, this is for genetic test. Thalassaemia genetic test is performed in Monash, register as MON.

Collection & Request Instructions

Two (2x) collection tubes required


 Recent changes for Helicobacter pylori IgG (Sendaway Test)

Recent changes for Helicobacter pylori IgG (Sendaway Test)
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
27th April 2021
External Transport Instructions

Send at ambient temperature

Send at 4'C with Ice Pack


 Recent changes for Hepatitis C Virus Genotype (Sendaway Test)

Recent changes for Hepatitis C Virus Genotype (Sendaway Test)
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
27th April 2021
External Transport Instructions

Send at ambient temperature

Send at 4'C with Ice Pack


 Recent changes for Hereditary Haemochromatosis Gene (Sendaway Test)

Recent changes for Hereditary Haemochromatosis Gene (Sendaway Test)
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
26th April 2021
Preferred Container Type

EDTA 4 mL

EDTA 10 mL

Optional Container Type

EDTA 10 mL

22nd December 2020
Registration Instructions

Specimen should only be collected Monday through to Thursday.

Collection & Request Instructions

Specimen MUST be delivered to laboratory within <48 hours from collection (Mon - 3pm Fri, excluding public holidays).

Specimen should only be collected Monday through to Thursday. Specimen MUST be delivered to laboratory within <48 hours from collection (Mon - 3pm Fri, excluding public holidays).


 Recent changes for Herpes Simplex Serology (Sendaway Test)

Recent changes for Herpes Simplex Serology (Sendaway Test)
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
26th April 2021
External Transport Instructions

Send at 4'C with Ice Pack


 Recent changes for High Molecular Weight Kininogen Assay

Recent changes for High Molecular Weight Kininogen Assay
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
22nd March 2021
MBS rebatable

No

No

Volume (Adults)

2.7 mL

Registration Instructions

Please refer to Senior Scientist Haematology.

Collection & Request Instructions

To be aliquoted by the Core lab and frozen away in the -80C freezer prior to send away.

Transport Instructions between sites and/or laboratories

Room Temperature

On Ice

Processing Instructions

Centrifuge
Aliquot
Store at -70'C

Processing Instructions

Refer to Senior Scientist Haematology.

External Laboratory

Sydney South West Path (SSWPS) - RPA

Frequency

As Required


 Recent changes for HLA Typing (Sendaway Test)

Recent changes for HLA Typing (Sendaway Test)
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
22nd April 2021
Alternative names

CL1, CL2, class 1, class2, A29, A31, B1502, B21, B5, B15, B51, B5701, B8, Tissue typing, D3, D4, D5, D15, DR15, DR2, DR3, DR4, HLA typing for Sjorgrens, Sjorgrens, DQB1, DRB1 01, DRB1 11, B52

CL1, CL2, class 1, class2, A29, A31, B1502, B21, B5, B15, B51, B5701, B8, Tissue typing, D3, D4, D5, D15, DR15, DR2, DR3, DR4, HLA typing for Sjorgrens, Sjorgrens, DQB1, DRB1 01, DRB1 11, B52, B5801


 Recent changes for Huntington (Sendaway Test)

Recent changes for Huntington (Sendaway Test)
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
14th April 2021
Alternative names

HTT gene mutation


 Recent changes for Hydroxybutyrate (Sendaway Test)

Recent changes for Hydroxybutyrate (Sendaway Test)
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
22nd April 2021
Transport Instructions between sites and/or laboratories

Deliver to lab as soon as possible.

22nd April 2021
Transport Instructions between sites and/or laboratories

Store at 4C

Processing Instructions

Store at 4'C

22nd April 2021
Processing Instructions

Store at 4'C

22nd April 2021
Transport Instructions between sites and/or laboratories

Room Temperature

Store at 4C

Processing Instructions

Store at 4'C


 Recent changes for Infliximab (Sendaway Test)

Recent changes for Infliximab (Sendaway Test)
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
12th April 2021
MBS rebatable

Yes

No

Registration Instructions

Test cost $105

17th March 2021
Request Group

IFX

LVP

External Laboratory

Dorevitch Pathology

Sydney South West Path (SSWPS) - Liverpool

15th December 2020
Processing Instructions

Infliximab requests should come with a dedicated SST.  Spin and aliquot, store at 4o C prior to transportation.

Infliximab requests should come with a dedicated SST. 

15th December 2020
Processing Instructions

Infliximab requests whould come with a dedicated SST.  Spin and aliquot, store at 4o C prior to transportation.

Infliximab requests should come with a dedicated SST.  Spin and aliquot, store at 4o C prior to transportation.

15th December 2020
Request Group

LVP

IFX

Registration Instructions

It is essential that the request form required by Sydney South West Pathology Service is completed. Download the form via http://www.palms.com.au/clinical/Infliximab_Request_Frm.pdf .

Collection & Request Instructions

Please note, Infliximab levels require a dedicated SST tube - if the patient request includes any other serum tests, another SST will be required.

Processing Instructions

Infliximab requests whould come with a dedicated SST.  Spin and aliquot, store at 4o C prior to transportation.

External Laboratory

Sydney South West Path (SSWPS) - Liverpool

Dorevitch Pathology


 Recent changes for JCV Clinical Trial

Recent changes for JCV Clinical Trial
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
27th April 2021
Registration Instructions

This is Stratify clinical Trial.

Please follow instruction sheet provided with sample.

This is Stratify clinical Trial.

Please follow instruction sheet provided with sample.

Billing - NC

Dr code - Matthew Ligtermoet


 Recent changes for Leptospirosis PCR

Recent changes for Leptospirosis PCR
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
19th April 2021
Transport Instructions between sites and/or laboratories

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 Recent changes for Methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase mutation (Sendaway Test)

Recent changes for Methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase mutation (Sendaway Test)
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
19th February 2021
Collection & Request Instructions

Specimen MUST be delivered to laboratory within &lt;48 hours from collection (Mon - 3pm Fri, excluding public holidays). For identification of carriers of inherited venous thrombophilia. General population screening and routine screening before prescribing oral contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy are not recommended. test should only be requested by a practioner skilled in genetic counselling of thrombophilia. The significance of a polymorphism in an affected individual is uncertain. Test is Methyl Tetrahydrofolate Reductase C677T.

 

 Homozygous mutation may be associated with increased thrombotic risk.

Specimen MUST be delivered to laboratory within <48 hours from collection (Monday - Thursday, excluding public holidays). For identification of carriers of inherited venous thrombophilia. General population screening and routine screening before prescribing oral contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy are not recommended. test should only be requested by a practioner skilled in genetic counselling of thrombophilia. The significance of a polymorphism in an affected individual is uncertain. Test is Methyl Tetrahydrofolate Reductase C677T.

 

 Homozygous mutation may be associated with increased thrombotic risk.


 Recent changes for Mussels Allergen

Recent changes for Mussels Allergen
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
29th March 2021
Transport Instructions between sites and/or laboratories

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 Recent changes for Mycobacteria Culture Report (Sendaway Test)

Recent changes for Mycobacteria Culture Report (Sendaway Test)
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
29th April 2021
Registration Instructions

If multiple specimens are received they need to be registered with separate request numbers


 Recent changes for Mycobacterium tuberculosis PCR (Sendaway Test)

Recent changes for Mycobacterium tuberculosis PCR (Sendaway Test)
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
29th April 2021
Registration Instructions

If multiple specimens are received they need to be registered with separate request numbers.


 Recent changes for Mycobacterium ulcerans PCR (Sendaway Test)

Recent changes for Mycobacterium ulcerans PCR (Sendaway Test)
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
27th April 2021
Registration Instructions

Multiple specimens need to be registered with individual request / episode number.

External Transport Instructions

Send at 4'C with Ice Pack

15th April 2021
Alternative names

Buruli ulcer PCR

Buruli ulcer PCR, Bairnsdale ulcer PCR

15th April 2021
Alternative names

Buruli ulcer PCR


 Recent changes for Mycoplasma genitalium PCR (STI/STD Screen)

Recent changes for Mycoplasma genitalium PCR (STI/STD Screen)
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
29th April 2021
Registration Instructions

This panel is not to be registered if there are other respiratory tests requested such as legionella urinary antigen.

Contact the requesting doctor to confirm whether mycoplasma pneumoniae required and the specimen type required to perform the test.


 Recent changes for Myositis Autoantibodies (Sendaway Test)

Recent changes for Myositis Autoantibodies (Sendaway Test)
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
12th February 2021
Alternative names

Anti Myositis antibodies, Anti Mi-2, Mi-2 antibodies, Anti Ku, Ku antibodies, Anti Pm/Scl(75&100), Pm/Scl antibodies, Anti SRP, SRP antibodies, Anti PL7, PL7 antibodies, Anti EJ, EJ antibodies, Anti OJ, OJ antibodies, Anti Ro-52, R0-52 antibodies, TIF1Y(P155)

Anti Myositis antibodies, Anti Mi-2, Mi-2 antibodies, Anti Ku, Ku antibodies, Anti Pm/Scl(75&100), Pm/Scl antibodies, Anti SRP, SRP antibodies, Anti PL7, PL7 antibodies, Anti EJ, EJ antibodies, Anti OJ, OJ antibodies, Anti Ro-52, R0-52 antibodies, TIF1Y(P155), Anti synthetase


 Recent changes for Nucleophosmin (NPM1) Gene Mutation (Sendaway Test)

Recent changes for Nucleophosmin (NPM1) Gene Mutation (Sendaway Test)
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
30th March 2021
Request Group

NPM

MLL


 Recent changes for Pleural Fluid for cell differential

Recent changes for Pleural Fluid for cell differential
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
4th December 2020
Laboratory

Pre-Analytical

Microbiology

4th December 2020
Request Group

TNA

FLD

Registration Instructions

TNA - need to confirm whether cytology is required


 Recent changes for PNH Flow Cytometry (Sendaway Test)

Recent changes for PNH Flow Cytometry (Sendaway Test)
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
22nd December 2020
Registration Instructions

Test may be performed up to 48 hours of collection. If the specimen is collected prior to a public holiday the specimen must be in the laboratory prior to midday.

Specimen should only be collected Monday through to Thursday. Test may be performed up to 48 hours of collection. If the specimen is collected prior to a public holiday the specimen must be in the laboratory prior to midday.

Collection & Request Instructions

Test may be performed up to 48 hours of collection.

Specimen should only be collected Monday through to Thursday.  Test may be performed up to 48 hours of collection.


 Recent changes for Prekallikrein

Recent changes for Prekallikrein
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
22nd March 2021
MBS rebatable

No

No

Registration Instructions

Refer to Senior Scientist Haematology.

Collection & Request Instructions

Specimens cannot be analysed or re- analysed beyond 4 to 6 hours after collection, depending on the test required.

 

 

 

Transport Instructions between sites and/or laboratories

Room Temperature

At 37'C

Processing Instructions

Centrifuge
Aliquot
Store at -70'C

Processing Instructions

Refer to Senior Scientist Haematology.

External Laboratory

Sydney South West Path (SSWPS) - RPA

External Transport Instructions

Send Frozen on Dry Ice

Frequency

As Required


 Recent changes for Prothrombin G20210A Mutation

Recent changes for Prothrombin G20210A Mutation
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
15th December 2020
Assay name

Prothrombin G20210A Mutation (sendaway)

Prothrombin G20210A Mutation

Request Group

SMH

FVV

External Laboratory

Melbourne Health Shared Pathology Service

Notes

1-2 weeks to result.

10th December 2020
Assay name

Prothrombin G20210A Mutation

Prothrombin G20210A Mutation (sendaway)

Request Group

FVV

SMH

External Laboratory

Melbourne Health Shared Pathology Service

9th December 2020
Assay name

Prothrombin G20210A Mutation (Sendaway Test)

Prothrombin G20210A Mutation

Request Group

SMH

FVV

Processing Instructions

Do Not Centrifuge
Store at 4'C

Do Not Centrifuge
Store at Room Temperature

External Laboratory

Melbourne Health Shared Pathology Service

External Transport Instructions

Send at 4'C with Ice Pack

Frequency

Fortnightly

Weekly


 Recent changes for Serum Amyloid A (Sendaway Test)

Recent changes for Serum Amyloid A (Sendaway Test)
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
22nd April 2021
Registration Instructions

This test is not MBS rebatable

/downloads/haem/CHWPatient-Consent-for-Non-Rebateable-Test-Form.pdf

This test is not MBS rebatable. Cost $40.40

Patient Consent Form:

/downloads/haem/CHWPatient-Consent-for-Non-Rebateable-Test-Form.pdf

22nd April 2021
Registration Instructions

This test is not MBS rebatable

This test is not MBS rebatable

/downloads/haem/CHWPatient-Consent-for-Non-Rebateable-Test-Form.pdf


 Recent changes for Skin Scrapings for Fungi (Sendaway Test)

Recent changes for Skin Scrapings for Fungi (Sendaway Test)
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
26th March 2021
Alternative names

Dermatophyte culture, Fungal culture

Dermatophyte fungal culture


 Recent changes for Soluble CD25

Recent changes for Soluble CD25
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
22nd April 2021
Alternative names

Soluble IL-2 Receptor

Soluble IL-2 Receptor, soluble interleukin 2 receptor


 Recent changes for Strongyloides Serology (Sendaway Test)

Recent changes for Strongyloides Serology (Sendaway Test)
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
26th April 2021
External Transport Instructions

Send at 4'C with Ice Pack


 Recent changes for Swab for culture - genital

Recent changes for Swab for culture - genital
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
23rd November 2020
Alternative names

Genital culture, Gonorrhoea culture - genital, vaginal swab culture, penile swab culture, urethral swab culture, anal swab culture

Genital culture, Gonorrhoea culture - genital, vaginal swab culture, penile swab culture, urethral swab culture, anal swab culture, IUD, mirena


 Recent changes for Swab wound - Superfical

Recent changes for Swab wound - Superfical
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
19th February 2021
Alternative names

Superficial wound swab, skin swab, PICC Lines, Catheter tips

Superficial wound swab, skin swab, PICC Lines, Catheter tips, Ulcer


 Recent changes for Syphilis PCR (Sendaway Test)

Recent changes for Syphilis PCR (Sendaway Test)
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
9th December 2020
Alternative names

Treponemal PCR

Treponemal PCR, T. pallidum PCR


 Recent changes for Syphilis Serology

Recent changes for Syphilis Serology
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
12th January 2021
Registration Instructions

Requests received on infants (<12 months) are to be registered as SYC and forwarded to VIDRL for testing.

9th December 2020
Alternative names

RPR, TPHA, Fluorescent Treponemal Antibodies (Serum), TPA, REAGIN, VDRL, Dementia screening, TPPA, FTA ABS

RPR, TPHA, Fluorescent Treponemal Antibodies (Serum), TPA, REAGIN, VDRL, Dementia screening, TPPA, FTA ABS, Treponema pallidum, T. pallidum


 Recent changes for Syphilis serology (Infants)

Recent changes for Syphilis serology (Infants)
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
12th January 2021
Transport Instructions between sites and/or laboratories

Store at 4C


 Recent changes for Thalassaemia Gene Testing

Recent changes for Thalassaemia Gene Testing
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
17th December 2020
Alternative names

Alpha Thalassaemia Gene testing/analysis, Beta Thalassaemia Gene Testing/analysis, Thalassaemia DNA studies, Alpha gene analysis, Haemoglobin (Hb) DNA analysis, Haemoglobin sequencing, Haemoglobinopathy DNA

Alpha Thalassaemia Gene testing/analysis, Beta Thalassaemia Gene Testing/analysis, Thalassaemia DNA studies, Alpha gene analysis, Haemoglobin (Hb) DNA analysis, Haemoglobin sequencing, Haemoglobinopathy DNA, Hb DNA


 Recent changes for Toxoplasma Serology

Recent changes for Toxoplasma Serology
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
30th November 2020
Request Group

TXM

TOX

12th November 2020
Request Group

TOG, TOM

TXM


 Recent changes for TRAPS

Recent changes for TRAPS
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
22nd April 2021
Transport Instructions between sites and/or laboratories

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 Recent changes for Urine Chemistry, Microscopy & Culture

Recent changes for Urine Chemistry, Microscopy & Culture
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
27th April 2021
Alternative names

Urine Culture, MSU

Urine Culture, MSU, Urinary eosinophils

Registration Instructions

Urine from external collection centres needs to be transported to lab at 4O C.

Urine from external collection centres needs to be transported to lab at 4O C.

If urinary eosinophils requested code for UMC.


 Recent changes for Von Willebrand Factor Antigen

Recent changes for Von Willebrand Factor Antigen
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
25th January 2021
Collection & Request Instructions

Retrospective testing within 6 hours
Two (2x) collection tubes required

Retrospective testing within 6 hours
Three (3x) collection tubes required