Pathology Specimen Handbook

Recent changes for all departments


 Recent changes for ACID FAST BACILLI

Recent changes for ACID FAST BACILLI
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
25th September 2018Volume (Adults)null mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volumenull mL
Preferred Specimen TypeSputum
Urine
Sputum
Urine
Bronchial Washings
Bronchoalveolar Lavage
Optional Specimen TypeFluid
Bronchoalveolar Lavage
Bronchial Washings
Bronchial Brushings
Tissue - Fresh
Fluid
Bone Marrow
Bronchial Brushings
Tissue - Fresh

 Recent changes for ALPHA THALASSAEMIA GENE ANALYSIS

Recent changes for ALPHA THALASSAEMIA GENE ANALYSIS
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
13th November 2018Volume (Adults)4 mL2 mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volume0.5 mL

 Recent changes for CSF (CEREBRAL SPINAL FLUID) FOR MICROSCOPY & CULTURE

Recent changes for CSF (CEREBRAL SPINAL FLUID) FOR MICROSCOPY & CULTURE
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
15th January 2019Minimum/Paediatric Volumenull mL
Collection & Request Instructions

Collect 2-3ml into a set of sterile tubes. Please specify if require: AFB's, viral culture, PCR for HSV, Enterovirus, varicella, CMV, cell count on all three tubes (eg SAH), syphilis serology (send a serum sample as well if syphilis suspected)

Use a CSF set of three tubes .

For Adults collect 1mL into Tube 1 and 2 and 3mL into tube 3

Please specify if require: AFB's, viral culture, PCR for HSV, Enterovirus, varicella, CMV, cell count on all three tubes (eg SAH), syphilis serology (send a serum sample as well if syphilis suspected)

15th January 2019Volume (Adults)3 mL5 mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volumenull mL
Collection & Request InstructionsCollect 2-3ml into a set of sterile tubes. Please specify if require: AFB's, viral culture, PCR for HSV, Enterovirus, varicella, CMV, cell count on all three tubes (eg SAH), syphilis serology (send a serum sample as well if syphilis suspected)

Collect 2-3ml into a set of sterile tubes. Please specify if require: AFB's, viral culture, PCR for HSV, Enterovirus, varicella, CMV, cell count on all three tubes (eg SAH), syphilis serology (send a serum sample as well if syphilis suspected)

 Recent changes for CYTOLOGY FINE NEEDLE ASPIRATE

Recent changes for CYTOLOGY FINE NEEDLE ASPIRATE
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
14th December 2018Volume (Adults)null mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volumenull mL

 Recent changes for CYTOLOGY SPUTUM

Recent changes for CYTOLOGY SPUTUM
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
15th November 2018Volume (Adults)null mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volumenull mL
15th November 2018Request GroupSPUTC,SPUTC2,SPUTC3SPUTC,SPUTC3
Volume (Adults)null mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volumenull mL

 Recent changes for CYTOLOGY URINE

Recent changes for CYTOLOGY URINE
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
15th November 2018Volume (Adults)null mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volumenull mL
15th November 2018Request GroupURINE,URINE2,URINE3URINE,URINE3
Volume (Adults)null mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volumenull mL

 Recent changes for DNA - SMN-NAIP DNA CHROMOSOME 5 EXON 7 AND 8

Recent changes for DNA - SMN-NAIP DNA CHROMOSOME 5 EXON 7 AND 8
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
26th September 2018Minimum/Paediatric Volumenull mL
Preferred Specimen TypeBloodrefer to collection instructions
Preferred Container TypeEDTA Whole Bloodrefer to collection instructions

 Recent changes for HAEMOPHILIA A DNA TESTING

Recent changes for HAEMOPHILIA A DNA TESTING
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
13th November 2018Volume (Adults)4 mL2 mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volumenull mL

 Recent changes for HAEMOPHILIA B DNA TESTING

Recent changes for HAEMOPHILIA B DNA TESTING
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
13th November 2018Volume (Adults)4 mL2 mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volumenull mL

 Recent changes for LYSO SM509

Recent changes for LYSO SM509
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
6th February 2019Preferred Container TypeSerum - Gel tube - Contains Clot ActivatorEDTA Plasma

 Recent changes for MUSCLE BIOPSY

Recent changes for MUSCLE BIOPSY
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
1st March 2019Alternative namesNERVE BIOPSY
Volume (Adults)null mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volumenull mL

 Recent changes for PARATHYROID HORMONE RELATED PEPTIDE

Recent changes for PARATHYROID HORMONE RELATED PEPTIDE
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
9th January 2019Preferred Specimen Typerefer to collection instructionsBlood
Collection & Request InstructionsFill tube to line
Collection & Request Instructions

Collect on ice

2 x 4 mL special tubes (EDTA + Aprotinin + Leupeptin) available from Special Chemistry on request.

Not suitable as a pre registration request.

 Recent changes for PNEUMOVAX IG RESPONSE

Recent changes for PNEUMOVAX IG RESPONSE
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
24th January 2019Volume (Adults)null mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volumenull mL
FrequencyDaily

 Recent changes for SELENIUM

Recent changes for SELENIUM
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
21st January 2019Optional Container TypeHeparin Plasma (Gel)

 Recent changes for SWABS FOR MICROSCOPY & CULTURE

Recent changes for SWABS FOR MICROSCOPY & CULTURE
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
19th November 2018Alternative namesMicroscopy and culture, Wound swab, SWAB, EAR SWAB, NOSE SWAB, NASAL SWAB, SKIN SWAB, PUS SWAB, HVS, VAG SWAB, MOUTH SWAB, LVS, GBS, Group B Strep GBS Screen, Streptococcus agalactiae screenMicroscopy and culture, Wound swab, SWAB, EAR SWAB, NOSE SWAB, NASAL SWAB, SKIN SWAB, PUS SWAB, HVS, VAG SWAB, MOUTH SWAB, LVS, GBS, Group B Strep, GBS Screen, Streptococcus agalactiae screen
Volume (Adults)null mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volumenull mL
19th November 2018Alternative namesMicroscopy and culture, Wound swab, SWAB, EAR SWAB, NOSE SWAB, NASAL SWAB, SKIN SWAB, PUS SWAB, HVS, VAG SWAB, MOUTH SWAB, LVS, GBS, Group B StrepMicroscopy and culture, Wound swab, SWAB, EAR SWAB, NOSE SWAB, NASAL SWAB, SKIN SWAB, PUS SWAB, HVS, VAG SWAB, MOUTH SWAB, LVS, GBS, Group B Strep GBS Screen, Streptococcus agalactiae screen
Volume (Adults)null mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volumenull mL
19th November 2018Alternative namesMicroscopy and culture, Wound swab, SWAB, EAR SWAB, NOSE SWAB, NASAL SWAB, SKIN SWAB, PUS SWAB, HVS, VAG SWAB, MOUTH SWAB, LVSMicroscopy and culture, Wound swab, SWAB, EAR SWAB, NOSE SWAB, NASAL SWAB, SKIN SWAB, PUS SWAB, HVS, VAG SWAB, MOUTH SWAB, LVS, GBS, Group B Strep
Request GroupSWABW,SWABG,SWABE,SWABSSWABW,SWABG,SWABE,SWABS, GBS
Volume (Adults)null mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volumenull mL
Uncontrolled when downloaded or printed.
Date printed: 21st March, 2019 08:32:28