Pathology Specimen Handbook

Recent changes for all departments


 Recent changes for ADAMTS-13 ACTIVITY ASSAY

Recent changes for ADAMTS-13 ACTIVITY ASSAY
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
24th January 2024Collection & Request Instructions

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.

https://handbook.monashpathology.org/downloads/haem/FOR-HE-147.pdf

Non CMBS test

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.

https://monashpathology.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/FOR-HE-147.pdf

Non CMBS test

 Recent changes for ADENOVIRUS SEROLOGY

Recent changes for ADENOVIRUS SEROLOGY
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
19th December 2023Volume (Adults)5 mL0 mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volume1 mL0 mL
Preferred Specimen TypeBloodTest Not Available
Preferred Container TypeSerum - Gel tube - Contains Clot ActivatorTest Not Available
Collection & Request Instructions

Collect convalescent bleed 14 days after acute sample

 

Retesting is not required within 7 days.

FrequencyWeeklyNot applicable

 Recent changes for AMINO METHYL PROPANOIC ACID RECEPTOR ANTIBODY

Recent changes for AMINO METHYL PROPANOIC ACID RECEPTOR ANTIBODY
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
10th November 2023LaboratoryBiochemistryImmunology

 Recent changes for AMYLOID A

Recent changes for AMYLOID A
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10th November 2023LaboratoryBiochemistryImmunology

 Recent changes for ANTI CARDIOLIPIN ANTIBODIES

Recent changes for ANTI CARDIOLIPIN ANTIBODIES
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
12th October 2023Request GroupACAIGG2ACAIGG2 and ACAIGM2
12th October 2023Request GroupACAIGGACAIGG2

 Recent changes for ANTI DOUBLE STRANDED DNA ANTIBODIES

Recent changes for ANTI DOUBLE STRANDED DNA ANTIBODIES
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
12th October 2023Request GroupDNABDNAB2

 Recent changes for ANTI ENA ANTIBODIES

Recent changes for ANTI ENA ANTIBODIES
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
1st November 2023Request GroupENAABENAAB2

 Recent changes for ANTI GANGLIOSIDE ANTIBODIES

Recent changes for ANTI GANGLIOSIDE ANTIBODIES
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
12th October 2023Optional Container TypeCSF Polypropylene Tube
10th October 2023Optional Specimen TypeCerebro Spinal Fluid (CSF)
Collection & Request Instructions

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 GLIADIN ANTIBODIES
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
12th October 2023Request GroupGLIAD2GLIAD3

 Recent changes for ANTI LIVER KIDNEY MICROSOMAL ANTIBODIES

Recent changes for ANTI LIVER KIDNEY MICROSOMAL ANTIBODIES
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
1st November 2023Request GroupLKMABLKMAB2

 Recent changes for ANTI MITOCHONDRIAL ANTIBODIES

Recent changes for ANTI MITOCHONDRIAL ANTIBODIES
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
1st November 2023Request GroupMABMAB2

 Recent changes for ANTI NEUTROPHIL CYTOPLASMIC ANTIBODIES

Recent changes for ANTI NEUTROPHIL CYTOPLASMIC ANTIBODIES
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
1st November 2023Request GroupANCAANCA2

 Recent changes for ANTI NUCLEAR ANTIBODIES

Recent changes for ANTI NUCLEAR ANTIBODIES
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
1st November 2023Request GroupANAANA2

 Recent changes for ANTI PARIETAL CELL ANTIBODIES

Recent changes for ANTI PARIETAL CELL ANTIBODIES
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
12th October 2023Request GroupAGPCPCAB

 Recent changes for ANTI PHOSPHOLIPASE A2 RECEPTOR ANTIBODIES

Recent changes for ANTI PHOSPHOLIPASE A2 RECEPTOR ANTIBODIES
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
1st November 2023Request GroupPLA2RPLA2AB

 Recent changes for ANTI SKIN ANTIBODIES - ELISA PANEL

Recent changes for ANTI SKIN ANTIBODIES - ELISA PANEL
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
28th December 2023Alternative namesDermatology Profile ELISA
Volume (Adults)5 mL1 mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volume0.80 mL0.5 mL

 Recent changes for ANTI SMOOTH MUSCLE ANTIBODIES

Recent changes for ANTI SMOOTH MUSCLE ANTIBODIES
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
1st November 2023Request GroupSMABSMAB2

 Recent changes for ANTI TISSUE TRANSGLUTAMINASE ANTIBODIES

Recent changes for ANTI TISSUE TRANSGLUTAMINASE ANTIBODIES
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
12th October 2023Request GroupTGAB2TGAB3

 Recent changes for BCR ABL TRANSLOCATION GENE REARRANGEMENT

Recent changes for BCR ABL TRANSLOCATION GENE REARRANGEMENT
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
28th December 2023Collection & Request Instructions

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. 

Tube handling must be minimized to prevent contamination.

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:

https://www.sapathology.sa.gov.au/testcatfiles/PUB-0556.pdf

 

 

28th December 2023Assay nameBCRABLBCR ABL TRANSLOCATION GENE REARRANGEMENT
Alternative namesBCR-ABL, t(9:22), Philadelphia translocation, quantitative BCR-ABL, p210, p190, BCR, BCR-ABL-PCR.BCR ABL, t(9:22), Philadelphia translocation, quantitative BCR ABL, p210, p190, BCR, BCR ABL PCR, qualitative BCR ABL

 Recent changes for BCR ABL TYROSINE KINASE DOMAIN MUTATION ANALYSIS

Recent changes for BCR ABL TYROSINE KINASE DOMAIN MUTATION ANALYSIS
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
28th December 2023Collection & Request Instructions

Samples must be collected in a separate dedicated sterile tube and must NOT be put through any analysers.

Tube handling must be minimized to prevent contamination.

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:

https://www.sapathology.sa.gov.au/testcatfiles/PUB-0556.pdf

 Recent changes for BIOTINIDASE

Recent changes for BIOTINIDASE
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
24th November 2023Volume (Adults)null mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volumenull mL
Collection & Request Instructions

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. 

EDTA whole blood may be used to fill the Guthrie card spots as an alternative collection.

Biotinidase CANNOT share a Guthrie card with any other tests. If acylcarnitine or Amino Acids are also requested,  collect separate cards. 

24th November 2023Volume (Adults)null mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volumenull mL
24th November 2023Volume (Adults)null mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volumenull mL

 Recent changes for BK VIRUS PCR

Recent changes for BK VIRUS PCR
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
24th November 2023Assay namePOLYOMAVIRUS PCRBK VIRUS PCR
Alternative namesBK VIRUS PCR, JC VIRUS PCRPolyomavirus PCR
Request GroupBKDNA1BKPCR
Optional Specimen TypeCerebro Spinal Fluid (CSF)
Urine
Tissue - Fresh
Optional Container TypeCSF Sterile Tubes
Sterile Container
Collection & Request Instructions

Other specimen type: 0.5 mL CSF or Brain tissue.

Blood samples requires a dedicated blood tube

Retesting is not required within 7 days.

 

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'

Retesting is not required within 7 days.

 

FrequencyWeeklyMon-Fri

 Recent changes for C1 ESTERASE INHIBITOR

Recent changes for C1 ESTERASE INHIBITOR
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
6th November 2023LaboratoryBiochemistryImmunology

 Recent changes for C1Q

Recent changes for C1Q
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
10th November 2023LaboratoryBiochemistryImmunology

 Recent changes for CH50

Recent changes for CH50
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
10th November 2023LaboratoryBiochemistryImmunology

 Recent changes for CHROMOSOME STUDIES - AMNIOTIC FLUID

Recent changes for CHROMOSOME STUDIES - AMNIOTIC FLUID
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
10th January 2024Alternative namesKARYOTYPE - AMNIOTIC FLUID, KARYOTYPE - LIQUOR, CHROMOSOME STUDIES - LIQUOR, MICROARRAY, MOLECULAR KARYOTYPE, CMA - AMNIO, FISHKARYOTYPE - AMNIOTIC FLUID, KARYOTYPE - LIQUOR, CHROMOSOME STUDIES - LIQUOR, MICROARRAY (Cytogenetics), MOLECULAR KARYOTYPE, CMA - AMNIO, FISH
Minimum/Paediatric Volumenull mL

 Recent changes for CHROMOSOME STUDIES - CHORIONIC VILLUS (CVS)

Recent changes for CHROMOSOME STUDIES - CHORIONIC VILLUS (CVS)
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
10th January 2024Alternative namesKARYOTYPE - CHORIONIC VILLUS (CVS), MICROARRAY, MOLECULAR KARYOTYPE, CMA - CVS, FISHKARYOTYPE - CHORIONIC VILLUS (CVS), MICROARRAY (Cytogenetics), MOLECULAR KARYOTYPE, CMA - CVS, FISH
Volume (Adults)null mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volumenull mL

 Recent changes for CHROMOSOME STUDIES - TISSUE NON MALIGNANT

Recent changes for CHROMOSOME STUDIES - TISSUE NON MALIGNANT
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
10th January 2024Alternative namesKARYOTYPE, CHROMOSOME STUDIES, MICROARRAY, MOLECULAR KARYOTYPEKARYOTYPE, CHROMOSOME STUDIES, MICROARRAY (Cytogenetics), MOLECULAR KARYOTYPE
Volume (Adults)null mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volumenull mL

 Recent changes for CJD TESTING

Recent changes for CJD TESTING
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
21st November 2023Preferred Container TypeCSF Sterile TubesCJD testing
8th November 2023Volume (Adults)2 mL2.5 mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volume2 mL2.5 mL
Collection & Request Instructions

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

 

Specimen requirements for gene testing are listed under PRION PROTEIN GENE testing.

1st November 2023Assay name14-3-3 PROTEIN CSF TESTCJD TESTING
Alternative namesCJD, PRION PROTEIN, Creutzfeldt Jacob Disease, Tau Protein TestCJD, PRION PROTEIN, Creutzfeldt Jacob Disease, Tau Protein Test, RT QuIC ASSAY

 Recent changes for CMV PCR

Recent changes for CMV PCR
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
12th December 2023Preferred Container TypePPT
EDTA Whole Blood
PPT
EDTA Whole Blood
Sterile Yellow Top Container
Collection & Request Instructions

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

FrequencyDailyMon-Fri

 Recent changes for COELIAC DISEASE SCREEN

Recent changes for COELIAC DISEASE SCREEN
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
12th October 2023Request GroupTGAB2 and GLIAD2TGAB3 and GLIAD3

 Recent changes for COMPLEMENT FACTOR H

Recent changes for COMPLEMENT FACTOR H
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
10th November 2023LaboratoryBiochemistryImmunology

 Recent changes for COMPLEMENT FACTOR I

Recent changes for COMPLEMENT FACTOR I
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
10th November 2023LaboratoryBiochemistryImmunology

 Recent changes for CYTOGENETICS - TISSUE NON MALIGNANT (CONSTITUTIONAL)

Recent changes for CYTOGENETICS - TISSUE NON MALIGNANT (CONSTITUTIONAL)
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
10th January 2024Alternative namesKARYOTYPE, CHROMOSOME STUDIES - TISSUE, TISSUE CULTURE, MOLECULAR KARYOTYPE, MICROARRAYKARYOTYPE, CHROMOSOME STUDIES - TISSUE, TISSUE CULTURE, MOLECULAR KARYOTYPE, MICROARRAY (Cytogenetics)
Volume (Adults)null mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volumenull mL

 Recent changes for FAECES FOR FAT GLOBULES AND/OR FATTY ACID CRYSTALS

Recent changes for FAECES FOR FAT GLOBULES AND/OR FATTY ACID CRYSTALS
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
8th February 2024Volume (Adults)null mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volumenull mL
Preferred Specimen TypeFaecesSpecimen not required
Preferred Container TypeFaeces potTest Not Available
Collection & Request Instructions

Random specimen

FrequencyOn requestNot applicable

 Recent changes for Foetus PM

Recent changes for Foetus PM
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
29th November 2023Volume (Adults)null mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volumenull mL
Collection & Request Instructions

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 GALACTOMANNAN
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
22nd November 2023FrequencyWeeklyTuesday
Friday

 Recent changes for HLA-B27

Recent changes for HLA-B27
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
14th February 2024Assay nameB27HLA-B27
Request GroupB27SAIB27

 Recent changes for IGD

Recent changes for IGD
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
10th November 2023LaboratoryBiochemistryImmunology

 Recent changes for INTRINSIC FACTOR ANTIBODIES

Recent changes for INTRINSIC FACTOR ANTIBODIES
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
12th October 2023Request GroupIFABIFAB2

 Recent changes for JC PCR

Recent changes for JC PCR
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
17th January 2024Alternative namesPolyomavirus PCRPolyomavirus PCR JCV PCR

 Recent changes for KARYOTYPE - TISSUE/PRODUCTS OF CONCEPTION (POC)

Recent changes for KARYOTYPE - TISSUE/PRODUCTS OF CONCEPTION (POC)
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
10th January 2024Alternative namesMICROARRAY, MOLECULAR KARYOTYPEMICROARRAY (Cytogenetics), MOLECULAR KARYOTYPE
Volume (Adults)null mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volumenull mL

 Recent changes for METHYLMALONIC ACID (SERUM)

Recent changes for METHYLMALONIC ACID (SERUM)
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
12th January 2024Collection & Request InstructionsCollect specimens on ice
Collection & Request Instructions

Please phone Chemical Pathology Registrar on (03) 9594 4551 for test request approval.

 Recent changes for Miscellaneous molecular

Recent changes for Miscellaneous molecular
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
12th January 2024Alternative namesDNA store, DNA extraction and store.DNA store, DNA extraction and store, DNA storage

 Recent changes for MOLECULAR KARYOTYPE (Blood/ Saliva)

Recent changes for MOLECULAR KARYOTYPE (Blood/ Saliva)
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
10th January 2024Alternative namesMICROARRAY(Cytogenetics), ARRAY(Blood/Saliva), SNP MICROARRAY(Blood/Saliva), MOLECULAR KARYOTYPE, CMA, PARENTAL/FAMILY SEGREGATION STUDIESMICROARRAY (Cytogenetics), ARRAY(Blood/Saliva), SNP MICROARRAY(Blood/Saliva), MOLECULAR KARYOTYPE, CMA, PARENTAL/FAMILY SEGREGATION STUDIES
10th January 2024Alternative namesMICROARRAY(Cytogenetics, Blood/Saliva), ARRAY(Blood/Saliva), SNP MICROARRAY(Cytogenetics, Blood/Saliva), MOLECULAR KARYOTYPE, CMA, PARENTAL/FAMILY SEGREGATION STUDIESMICROARRAY(Cytogenetics), ARRAY(Blood/Saliva), SNP MICROARRAY(Blood/Saliva), MOLECULAR KARYOTYPE, CMA, PARENTAL/FAMILY SEGREGATION STUDIES
10th January 2024Alternative namesMICROARRAY(Blood/Saliva), ARRAY(Blood/Saliva), SNP MICROARRAY(Blood/Saliva), MOLECULAR KARYOTYPE, CMA, PARENTAL/FAMILY SEGREGATION STUDIESMICROARRAY(Cytogenetics, Blood/Saliva), ARRAY(Blood/Saliva), SNP MICROARRAY(Cytogenetics, Blood/Saliva), MOLECULAR KARYOTYPE, CMA, PARENTAL/FAMILY SEGREGATION STUDIES

 Recent changes for MYCOPLASMA PNEUMONIAE PCR

Recent changes for MYCOPLASMA PNEUMONIAE PCR
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
18th October 2023Volume (Adults)null mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volumenull mL
Preferred Specimen TypeNasopharyngeal flocked swab
Nasopharyngeal Aspirate (NPA)
Bronchoalveolar Lavage
Bronchial Washings
Bronchoalveolar Lavage
Bronchial Washings
Sputum
Preferred Container TypeFlocked swab with UTMSterile Yellow Top Container

 Recent changes for NEUROMYELITIS OPTICA AUTOANTIBODY

Recent changes for NEUROMYELITIS OPTICA AUTOANTIBODY
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
10th November 2023LaboratoryBiochemistryImmunology

 Recent changes for NEUROMYELITIS OPTICA AUTOANTIBODY (CSF)

Recent changes for NEUROMYELITIS OPTICA AUTOANTIBODY (CSF)
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
10th November 2023LaboratoryBiochemistryImmunology

 Recent changes for NIPAH VIRUS

Recent changes for NIPAH VIRUS
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
12th October 2023Volume (Adults)null mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volumenull mL

 Recent changes for NMDA RECEPTOR ANTIBODY

Recent changes for NMDA RECEPTOR ANTIBODY
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
10th November 2023LaboratoryBiochemistryImmunology

 Recent changes for QUAD TEST

Recent changes for QUAD TEST
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
29th December 2023Minimum/Paediatric Volumenull mL
Collection & Request Instructions

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.

 

Non-CMBS 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

 

Non-CMBS test

29th December 2023Minimum/Paediatric Volumenull mL
Collection & Request Instructions

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

 

Non-CMBS 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.

 

Non-CMBS test

 Recent changes for RABIES SEROLOGY

Recent changes for RABIES SEROLOGY
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
30th January 2024Assay nameRABIES (LYSSA VIRUS) SEROLOGYRABIES SEROLOGY
Alternative namesLyssavirus Serology

 Recent changes for sFlt-1/PLGF ratio

Recent changes for sFlt-1/PLGF ratio
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
4th October 2023Minimum/Paediatric Volumenull mL

 Recent changes for THALASSAEMIA GENE ANALYSIS

Recent changes for THALASSAEMIA GENE ANALYSIS
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
8th December 2023Assay nameALPHA THALASSAEMIA GENE ANALYSISTHALASSAEMIA GENE ANALYSIS
8th December 2023Alternative namesDNA THALASSAEMIA, THALASSAEMIA DNA STUDIES, BETA THALASSAEMIA GENE ANALYSIS, ALPHA GENE ANALYSIS, ALPHA THALASSAEMIA GENE ANALYSIS, Hb DNA ANALYSIS, HAEMOGLOBIN DNA ANALYSIS, HAEMOGLOBIN SEQUENCING, HAEMOGLOBINOPATHY DNA TESTDNA THALASSAEMIA, THALASSAEMIA DNA STUDIES, BETA THALASSAEMIA GENE ANALYSIS, ALPHA GENE ANALYSIS, ALPHA THALASSAEMIA GENE ANALYSIS, Hb DNA ANALYSIS, HAEMOGLOBIN DNA ANALYSIS, HAEMOGLOBIN SEQUENCING, HAEMOGLOBINOPATHY DNA TEST, SICKLE CELL GENETIC TEST

 Recent changes for TRYPTASE

Recent changes for TRYPTASE
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
10th November 2023LaboratoryBiochemistryImmunology

 Recent changes for VIRAL HAEMORRHAGIC FEVER PCR

Recent changes for VIRAL HAEMORRHAGIC FEVER PCR
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
20th September 2023Optional Specimen TypeUrine
Preferred Container TypeFlocked swab with UTM
Sterile Yellow Top Container
EDTA Plasma
Flocked swab with UTM
Optional Container TypeEDTA Whole BloodSterile Yellow Top Container
19th September 2023Preferred Container TypeSwab in Viral Transport Media (VTM)Flocked swab with UTM
Sterile Yellow Top Container
19th September 2023Preferred Container TypeeSwab in liquid transport media
Sterile Yellow Top Container
Swab in Viral Transport Media (VTM)
Sterile Yellow Top Container
19th September 2023Assay nameVIRAL HEAMORRAGIC FEVER PCRVIRAL HAEMORRHAGIC FEVER PCR
19th September 2023Assay nameEBOLA VIRUS DETECTIONVIRAL HEAMORRAGIC FEVER PCR
Alternative namesVHF, Ebola Virus, Lassa Fever Virus, Marburg Virus
Request GroupMIS,TSASERVHF
Preferred Specimen TypeBloodSwab
Tissue - Fresh
Urine
Blood
Preferred Container TypeEDTA Whole Blood
ACD Tube
eSwab in liquid transport media
Sterile Yellow Top Container
Optional Container TypeEDTA Whole Blood
Collection & Request InstructionsPlease contact the Clinical Microbiologist BEFORE obtaining or requesting specimens for any test from patients suspected of or known to have Ebola virus or any other viral haemorrhagic fever.

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 CALCIUM ANTIBODIES
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
10th November 2023LaboratoryBiochemistryImmunology

 Recent changes for VOLTAGE GATED POTASSIUM ANTIBODIES

Recent changes for VOLTAGE GATED POTASSIUM ANTIBODIES
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
10th November 2023LaboratoryBiochemistryImmunology
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