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Recent changes for ALPHA THALASSAEMIA GENE ANALYSIS
Recent changes for BORDETELLA PERTUSSIS CULTURE- This test is no longer performed.
Please send a Nasopharyngeal Flocked swab for Respiratory Multiplex PCR testing
If Bordetella pertussis culture is required please contact the Medical Microbiologist
Please send a Flocked E swab for Respiratory Multiplex testing
Recent changes for BORDETELLA PERTUSSIS IgG SEROLOGY- This test is no longer performed.
Recent changes for BRONCHIAL WASHINGS, LAVAGES & TBNA MICROSCOPY & CULTURE
** This registration includes Fungal culture**
Fugal culture only performed on request ie:
Correct Cerner procedure :RMC1
or Written appropriate clinical notes
Recent changes for CALCIUM (IONISED)
Do not used tourniquet.
Recent changes for CMV PCR
Recent changes for CORTISOL (SALIVARY)
10 mL conical tube (yellow cap) or sterile urine pot (yellow cap) can be used to collect the saliva.
Clean teeth 1 hour before collecting sample (about 10 PM)
Nothing to eat for the next hour, do not wear lipstick.
Between 11 PM and midnight collect sample by the following procedure. Clear throat and swallow, and empty mouth, then commence chewing action on teeth or straw if provided. / open mouth, lift tongue up and breathe in (this helps stimulate saliva production).
Dribble free flowing saliva into the tube provided.
3- 4 mL of saliva is required
Please repeat this for two nights in a row.
Write the date and time of collection on the tube.
Keep sample(s) at home in the refrigerator and bring all together into Pathology the day after sample 2 is collected.
A straw may be given to the patient to chew on to stimulate the flow of saliva.
The mouth should be free of mucus or other material prior to commencing the collection of the saliva.
Preparation before collection
Label the tube with your full name, date of birth, date and time of collection (including PM or AM)
Relax for approximately 1 hour (high activity or excitement can raise your cortisol level)
Do not eat or drink (except water) for 30 minutes
Remove the cap of the tube by pushing it slightly to the side
Do not remove the sponge holder (if it is dislodged, push it back into the tube)
Tip the sponge directly into your mouth. Do not touch the sponge with your fingers.
Very gently chew and roll the sponge in your mouth for 2 minutes.
When finish, hold the saturated sponge with your front teeth and return the sponge directly into the tube holder without touching it.
Close the tube firmly with the cap. Keep the sample in the fridge prior to delivering it to your closest Monash Health Pathology collection centre.
Recent changes for CYTOTOXIC ANTIBODIES
Recent changes for FERRITIN (RED CELL)
Recent changes for FLUCONAZOLE
Record date and time of last dose on request form
Recent changes for FLUIDS FOR MICROSCOPY & CULTURE
Collect additional EDTA tube if cell count required
Fungal Culture performed on request
Recent changes for Foreign Body/Stone Culture
Recent changes for HAEMOPHILIA A DNA TESTING
Recent changes for HAEMOPHILIA B DNA TESTING
Recent changes for HIV 1 VIRAL LOAD
Requires a dedicated blood sample. Collect two tubes
Paediatric Sample : EDTA tube 700ul
Requires a dedicated blood sample. Please collect two tubes.
Recent changes for HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS PCR
Only Tissue or DRY swab can be sent
A swab in UTM/VTM will be rejected by the testing Laboratory
Recent changes for INHIBIN
Recent changes for INHIBIN A
Recent changes for ITRACONAZOLE
Recent changes for NEEDLESTICK SEROLOGY
Recent changes for NGS Targeted DNA Panel (15 Genes)
Recent changes for NGS Targeted RNA Panel
Recent changes for PERITONEAL DIALYSATE (CAPD EFFLUENT) FOR MICROSCOPY & CULTURE
Collect into 2 Sterile blue capped 50ml tubes. Drain part of first bag at onset of peritonitis symptoms into the 2 tubes.
Recent changes for PLASMA HAEMOGLOBIN
Recent changes for POSACONAZOLE
Recent changes for PREGNANCY TEST (URINE)
Recent changes for PREPAIR DNA
Recent changes for QUAD TEST
Recent changes for RENIN
Transport to department at room temperature only or frozen.
* NOT AT 4oC.
Recent changes for sFlt-1/PIGF ratio
Collect on ice.
Recent changes for SULPHONYLUREA SCREEN
Close to hypoglycemic episode. Provide Glucose result, and Insulin + C-Peptide if available. Take sample within 24 hrs of ingestion. Urine is unsuitable.
Recent changes for THEOPHYLLINE
Recent changes for URINE FOR MICROSCOPY & CULTURE
Collect midstream urine (MSU), catheter urine (CSU) clean catch urine (CCU), suprapubic aspirate (SPA), nephrostomy specimen or diagnostic imaging specimen (MCU) into a sterile container. Specify type of collection on request slip. Routine bacterial culture done. Specific request and clinical notes required if other investigations are needed. Please specify if red cell morphology, casts is required.
Retesting is not required within 3 days unless specimen is of better quality or clinical condition has changed.
Collect midstream urine (MSU), catheter urine (CSU) clean catch urine (CCU), suprapubic aspirate (SPA), nephrostomy specimen or diagnostic imaging specimen (MCU) into a sterile container. Specify type of collection on request slip. Routine bacterial culture done. Specific request and clinical notes required if other investigations are needed. Please specify if examination for casts or red cell morphology is required. These samples are to be priotised.
Collect midstream urine (MSU), catheter urine (CSU) clean catch urine (CCU), suprapubic aspirate (SPA), nephrostomy specimen or diagnostic imaging specimen (MCU) into a sterile container. Specify type of collection on request slip. Routine bacterial culture done. Specific request and clinical notes required if other investigations are needed. Please specify if red cell morphology, casts or urinalysis (dipstick) is required.
Recent changes for VORICONAZOLE
Recent changes for ZINC