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Recent changes for ADAMTS-13 ACTIVITY ASSAY
Please note recent change in test code to ATS13A (and ATS13AU for urgent requests) 16.10.23.
Attached form to accompany all ADAMTS-13 activity requests.
Non CMBS test
Recent changes for ADENOVIRUS SEROLOGY
Collect convalescent bleed 14 days after acute sample
Retesting is not required within 7 days.
Recent changes for AMINO METHYL PROPANOIC ACID RECEPTOR ANTIBODY
Recent changes for AMYLOID A
Recent changes for ANTI CARDIOLIPIN ANTIBODIES
Recent changes for ANTI DOUBLE STRANDED DNA ANTIBODIES
Recent changes for ANTI ENA ANTIBODIES
Recent changes for ANTI GANGLIOSIDE ANTIBODIES
Neat CSF samples for GM1 antibodies may be accepted. This must be sent together with a serum sample.
Serum samples ONLY. CSF testing is not available.
Recent changes for ANTI GLIADIN ANTIBODIES
Recent changes for ANTI LIVER KIDNEY MICROSOMAL ANTIBODIES
Recent changes for ANTI MITOCHONDRIAL ANTIBODIES
Recent changes for ANTI NEUTROPHIL CYTOPLASMIC ANTIBODIES
Recent changes for ANTI NUCLEAR ANTIBODIES
Recent changes for ANTI PARIETAL CELL ANTIBODIES
Recent changes for ANTI PHOSPHOLIPASE A2 RECEPTOR ANTIBODIES
Recent changes for ANTI SKIN ANTIBODIES - ELISA PANEL
Recent changes for ANTI SMOOTH MUSCLE ANTIBODIES
Recent changes for ANTI TISSUE TRANSGLUTAMINASE ANTIBODIES
Recent changes for BCR ABL TRANSLOCATION GENE REARRANGEMENT
Please collect via butterflies instead of a vacutainer as there is a possible backflow of the liquid inside the PAXgene if vacutainer is used. Samples can be collected at any time.(Monday-Sunday).
Please ensure that blood for molecular testing for BCRABL is collected in a separate dedicated sterile tube. Molecular specimens must NOT be put through any analysers. If unsure please call the Genetics and Molecular Pathology laboratory.
Tube handling must be minimized to prevent contamination.
Please collect an additional 9mL EDTA whole blood sample. Register as "spare" and send to GMP.
Folloing instructions are only for EDTA collections:
For EDTA tubes collections between Friday 2:30pm and Sunday 12pm must be avoided.
EDTA specimens collected after 12pm on Sundays must be stored at room temperature.
EDTA specimens more than 24 hours old cannot be tested and a recollection will be requested. Sample in Paxgene tube is viable for 3 days at room temparature.
For EDTA collections that occur externally to the Clayton site, please ensure that specimens reach the Clayton laboratory by 3pm if collected on Fridays.
PAXgene collections: collect via butterflies instead of a vacutainer due to the possible backflow of liquid inside the PAXgene if a vacutainer is used.
Collections for BCR ABL testing must be collected in a separate dedicated sterile tube and must NOT be put through any analysers.
If using a PAXgene tube also collect an additional 9mL EDTA whole blood sample. If PAXgene tubes are not available then collect 1 x 9mL EDTA tube.
Test must be performed within 48 hours of specimen collection. Do not collect blood for this test on days preceding public holidays. Collections on Fridays must arrive at the Clayton laboratory by 2pm and samples collected after this or on a Saturday will not be accepted.
Test requests for rare translocations are referred to SA Pathology and these samples must be accompanied by a completed referral form, link below:
Recent changes for BCR ABL TYROSINE KINASE DOMAIN MUTATION ANALYSIS
Samples must be collected in a separate dedicated sterile tube and must NOT be put through any analysers.
Sample processing must be commenced within 48 hours of specimen collection. Do not collect blood or bone marrow for this test on days preceding public holidays. Collections on Fridays must arrive at the Clayton laboratory by 2pm and samples collected after this or on a Saturday will not be accepted.
Samples must be accompained by a completed referral form, link below:
Recent changes for BIOTINIDASE
Note this test is for BIOTINIDASE not BIOTIN and requires by Chemical Pathologist - please call 9594 4551 for approval.
At least 2 filled blood spot circles.
EDTA whole blood may be used to fill the Guthrie card spots as an alternative collection.
Biotinidase CANNOT share a Guthrie card. Collect separate cards for Acylcarnitine or Amino Acids if required.
Note this test is not for BIOTIN. Biotinidase and Biotin are two different tests. Biotinidase is a Send-away test.
Both tests require approval by Chemical Pathologist/Registrar - please call 9594 4551.
Please fill at least 2 blood spot circles on the Guthrie card.
Biotinidase CANNOT share a Guthrie card with any other tests. If acylcarnitine or Amino Acids are also requested, collect separate cards.
Recent changes for BK VIRUS PCR
Other specimen type: 0.5 mL CSF or Brain tissue.
Blood samples requires a dedicated blood tube
BKV PCR is performed in-house on PPT plasma only
All other specimen types are referred to VIDRL under send-away procedure 'BKDNA1'
JC PCR is also referred to VIDRL under send-away code 'BKDNA1'
Recent changes for C1 ESTERASE INHIBITOR
Recent changes for C1Q
Recent changes for CH50
Recent changes for CHROMOSOME STUDIES - AMNIOTIC FLUID
Recent changes for CHROMOSOME STUDIES - CHORIONIC VILLUS (CVS)
Recent changes for CHROMOSOME STUDIES - TISSUE NON MALIGNANT
Recent changes for CJD TESTING
Specimen requirements for gene testing are listed under PRION PROTEIN GENE testing.
Obtain a National Dementia Diagnostics Laboratory (NDDL)
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Specimen Data Sheet form and CJD tube from Microbiology Clayton.
A miminum volume of 2.5ml is required.
CSF must be clear and colourless and NOT spun
Recent changes for CMV PCR
Collect blood in a PPT tube (in separate sterile tube) for adults and in an EDTA paediatric tube for neonates, Urine, Saliva Swab (under tongue), Eye Swab, Amniotic Fluid. 200ul of CSF(neat sample preferred as supernatant fluid is less sensitive).
Collect blood in a dedicated PPT tube for adults and in an EDTA paediatric tube for neonates
200ul of CSF(neat sample preferred as supernatant fluid is less sensitive).
Collect Saliva Swab under tongue
Recent changes for COELIAC DISEASE SCREEN
Recent changes for COMPLEMENT FACTOR H
Recent changes for COMPLEMENT FACTOR I
Recent changes for CYTOGENETICS - TISSUE NON MALIGNANT (CONSTITUTIONAL)
Recent changes for FAECES FOR FAT GLOBULES AND/OR FATTY ACID CRYSTALS
Recent changes for Foetus PM
A deceased foetus is taken to the cool room in the mortuary.
Paperwork required is:
1) Notification of Death
2) SIGNED Death Certificate.
3) Request for non-Coronial Post Mortem Examination form
4) Referral for Post Mortem form
Recent changes for GALACTOMANNAN
Recent changes for HLA-B27
Recent changes for IGD
Recent changes for INTRINSIC FACTOR ANTIBODIES
Recent changes for JC PCR
Recent changes for KARYOTYPE - TISSUE/PRODUCTS OF CONCEPTION (POC)
Recent changes for METHYLMALONIC ACID (SERUM)
Please phone Chemical Pathology Registrar on (03) 9594 4551 for test request approval.
Recent changes for Miscellaneous molecular
Recent changes for MOLECULAR KARYOTYPE (Blood/ Saliva)
Recent changes for MYCOPLASMA PNEUMONIAE PCR
Recent changes for NEUROMYELITIS OPTICA AUTOANTIBODY
Recent changes for NEUROMYELITIS OPTICA AUTOANTIBODY (CSF)
Recent changes for NIPAH VIRUS
Recent changes for NMDA RECEPTOR ANTIBODY
Recent changes for QUAD TEST
Slip must state LNMP, H X, DOWNS NTD, DIABETES, RACE
Ist Trimester Testing: 11 - 13 weeks (13 weeks + 6 days cutoff)
2nd Trimester Testing: 14 - 20 weeks (20 + 6 days cutoff).
15 - 17 weeks preferred
NOTE: If only PE Biochemistry is requested then refer to pre-eclampsia in the handbook. QUAD will not need to be registered in this instance.
Recent changes for RABIES SEROLOGY
Recent changes for sFlt-1/PLGF ratio
Recent changes for THALASSAEMIA GENE ANALYSIS
Recent changes for TRYPTASE
Recent changes for VIRAL HAEMORRHAGIC FEVER PCR
Please contact the Clinical Microbiologist BEFORE obtaining or requesting specimens for any test from patients suspected of or known to have a viral haemorrhagic fever such as Ebola virus or others
Recent changes for VOLTAGE GATED CALCIUM ANTIBODIES
Recent changes for VOLTAGE GATED POTASSIUM ANTIBODIES