Test Index

General Screens Click here to see the different general screens that we offer.

Profiles This page covers profiles for antenatal screens, cancer markers, hepatitis and many more.

Individual Test Index - Kindly click the relevant alphabet below to view our list of individual tests.

 
A B C D E
F G H I J
K L M N O
P Q R S T
U V W X Y
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Note: Referred tests are marked with an asterisk (*) throughout this section. Kindly call Client Services to obtain the latest information on their availability, specimen requirements, pricing and testing schedule.


  "A" test index

Note: Referred tests are marked with an astericks (*)

Test Specimen Requirements
Abscess Swab
Micro & culture includes gram stain and culture for Aerobic & Anaerobic organisms
Swab collected into gel transport medium
Acetylcholinesterase Receptor Ab* 10 mL GEL (yellow)
Acetylsalicylic Acid (aspirin)* 10 mL GEL (yellow)
Activated Protein C Resistance
Factor V Leiden
2 x 4 mL SODIUM CITRATE (blue). Double spin, separate plasma and freeze
Adrenocorticotrophic Hormone (A.C.T.H) 2 x 4 mL EDTA (purple)
Adenovirus antibodies* 10 mL GEL (yellow)
A.F.B
ZN stain & culture for TB
(price is for each specimen)

Zn stain only

Mycobacterium culture identification

Mycobacterium sensitivity (first line drugs)
Streptomycin
Ethamtutol
Rifampicin
Isoniazid

collect fresh sputum or early morning urine, on three (3) consecutive days, OR pleural fluid, CSF, swabs, etc.

As above

Performed from culture

Performed from culture
AFP (Alpha Feto Protein) 10 mL GEL (yellow)
AIDS (HIV) Confirmation
HIV I/II Antibodies WESTERN BLOT METHOD
Fresh sample, single request. 10 mL GEL (yellow)
AIDS Screen
(HIV I/II Ag/Ab)
10 mL GEL (yellow)
Albumin
Serum
10 mL GEL (yellow)
Alcohol
Blood
4 mL FLUORIDE OXALATE (grey)
Aldosterone*
Serum
10 mL GEL (yellow)
ALP (Alkaline Phosphatase) 10 mL GEL (yellow)
Alkaline Phosphatase Isoenzymes*
(Fractionation)
10 mL GEL (yellow), separate serum and freeze
Alkaline Phosphatase Stain 4 mL EDTA (purple) / Bone
Allergy Testing (RAST)
Single Allergen*
Total IgE

10 mL GEL (yellow)
10 mL GEL (yellow)
Mixed Allergens*
Example:
For more information regarding the availability of other mixes, please call customer service.
The availability of allergen will depend on the current availability of reagent
Dust / Mite mix consisting of:*
House Dust (Greer), Derm. Pteronyssinus, Derm. Farinae and Cockroach
10 mL GEL (yellow)
Mould Mix consisting of:*
Penicillium notatum, Cladosporum herbarum, Aspergillus fumigatus and Alternaria tenuis
10 mL GEL (yellow)
Animal Mix consisting of:*
Cat dander, Horse dander, dog dander and Derm. Pteronyssinus
10 mL GEL (yellow)
Staple Food Mix consisting of:*
Egg White, Milk, Rice, Wheat, Peanut and Soya Bean
10 mL GEL (yellow)
Seafood Mix consisting of:*
Cod Fish, Shrimp, Blue Mussel, Tuna and Salmon
10 mL GEL (yellow)
Nut Mix consisting of:*
Peanut, Hazel Nut, Brazil Nut, Almond and Coconut
10 mL GEL (yellow)
Cereal Mix consisting of:*
Wheat, Rice, Sesame seed, Buckwheat and Soybean
10 mL GEL (yellow)
Alpha-1-Antitrypsin 10 mL GEL (yellow)
ALT (Alanine Aminotransferase) (SGPT) 10 mL GEL (yellow)
Aluminium* 10ml K2EDTA Royal Blue Cap, separate plasma into special 5 mL tube (refer to Specimen Reception)
Amino Acid Chromatography*
Plasma
Urine

10 mL GEL (yellow), separate plasma and freeze
50 mL Random urine, freeze aliquots
Aminophylline (Theophylline) 10 mL GEL (yellow)
Amiodarone (Cordarone X)* 10 mL GEL (yellow)
Amitryptyline (Tryptanol)* 10 mL GEL (yellow)
Amphetamines (Drug Screen) 50 mL Random Urine
Amphetamines confirmation* 50 mL Random Urine
Amylase
Serum
Urine

10 mL GEL (yellow)
24 hr urine collection with no additive
ANCA
Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic Ab
5-10 mL GEL (yellow)
Androstenedione* 10 mL GEL (yellow)
ANF (Anti Nuclear Factor) 10 mL GEL (yellow)
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme* 10 mL GEL (yellow)
Antibody Identification 10 mL Plain (red)+ 4ml EDTA (purple)
Antibody Screen, Group & Rh (D) 10 mL Plain (red)+ 4ml EDTA (purple)
Antibody Screen only 10 mL Plain (red)+ 4ml EDTA (purple)
Anti-Diuretic Hormone (ADH)* 2 x 4ml ETDA (purple)
Anti-Thrombin III 2 x 4 mL SODIUM CITRATE (blue). Double spin, separate plasma and freeze
Apolipoprotein A 10 mL GEL (yellow)
Apolipoprotein B 10 mL GEL (yellow)
A.P.T.T. / P.T.T.K.
Heparin monitoring
4 mL SODIUM CITRATE (blue).
Arsenic*
Blood
Urine

10 mL K2EDTA Royal Blue Cap,
24 hr urine collection in acid washed bottle or random urine.
Ascitic Fluid
Chemistry
Fluid collected aseptically into sterile container
Aspirate
Micro & culture includes cell count, gram stain and culture for aerobic and anaerobic organisms
Fluid collected aseptically into sterile container
ASOT (anti streptolysin titre) 10 mL GEL (yellow)
Aspergillus antibody*
Serology / precipitins
10 mL GEL (yellow)
AST (Aspartate Amino Transferase) 10 mL GEL (yellow)
Aspirin (salicylate)* 10 mL GEL (yellow)
Aventyl (Nortriptyline)* 10 mL GEL (yellow).Sample time: pre-dose



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"B" test index

Note: Referred tests are marked with an astericks (*)

Test Specimen Requirements
Bacterial antigens
Streptococcus B
Haemophilus influenzae B
Streptococcus pneumoniae
N. Meningitidis (A, C, Y, W135)
N. Meningitidis (B1) / E.coli (K1)

CSF or urine
Sample collected aseptically into sterile container
Barbiturates (Drug Screen) 50 mL Random Urine
Basement Membrane Antibody*
Pemphigoid Antibody
5-10 mL GEL (yellow)
Bence-Jones Protein*
Urine electrophoresis
50 mL Random Urine
Benzodiazepine
Serum
Urine

10 mL GEL (yellow)
50 mL Random Urine
Beta-2 Microglobulin 10 mL GEL (yellow)
Beta HCG (B-HCG)
Qualitative (urine)
Qualitative (serum)
Quantitative (serum)

50 mL early morning urine
10 mL GEL (yellow)
10 mL GEL (yellow)
Bile pigments 50 mL Random Urine
Bilirubin
Adult (Total)
Direct (Conjugated)
Paediatric / Neonatal (Total & / or direct)
Urine

10 mL GEL (yellow), (included in LFT)
10 mL GEL (yellow)
Microtainer - Heel prick (wrap in foil)
50 mL Random Urine
Blood bank charge per unit of whole blood or packed cells  
Blood component - FFP  
Blood component - Platelets  
Blood Culture
Aerobic & / or anaerobic
5-10 mL BLOOD, Inoculated aseptically into each of two bottles
Blood Film 4mL EDTA (purple)
Blood Group 4mL EDTA (purple)
Blood Group & Antibodies 4mL EDTA (purple) + 10ml PLAIN (red)
Blood Group & Hold serum for possible XM (KIV) 4mL EDTA (purple) + 10mL PLAIN (red)
BNP (B Type Natriuretic Peptide) 10 mL GEL (yellow)
Bone Marrow Processing includes MGG, Iron, H&E aspiration and / or trephine
Bone Marrow Examination aspirate
Bone Marrow Examination trephine biospy
Bromide* 10ml LITHIUM HEPARIN (green)
Brucella Antibodies 10 mL GEL (yellow)
BUSE (ECU)
electrolytes, creatinine, urea
10 mL GEL (yellow)



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"C" test index

Note: Referred tests are marked with an astericks (*)

Test Specimen Requirements
C1 / Esterase Inhibitor* 10 mL GEL (yellow)
C3 (Complement 3) 10 mL GEL (yellow)
C4 (Complement 4) 10 mL GEL (yellow)
Ca 125 10 mL GEL (yellow)
Ca 15.3 10 mL GEL (yellow)
Ca 19.9 10 mL GEL (yellow)
Cadmium (Cd)*
Blood
Urine

K2EDTA Royal Blue Cap
24 hr urine collection in acid washed bottle or spot urine
Caeruloplasmin (Copper Oxide)* 10 mL GEL (yellow)
Caffeine* 5-10 mL LITHIUM HEPARIN (green)
Calciferol (Vitamin D)* in-house test 10 mL GEL (yellow)
Calcitonin* 2 x 10 mL GEL (yellow)
Calcium (Ca++)
Serum
Urine

10 mL GEL (yellow). Collect without use of tourniquet
24 hr urine collection aliquot must be acidified before analysis
Calculi (kidney stone)*  
Cannabinoid (Urine) Random urine sample
Carbamezapine (Tegretol) 10 mL GEL (yellow). Sample Time :Pre-Dose. State time / date of last dose & time / date of collection
CEA (Carcinogenic Embryonic Antigen) 10 mL GEL (yellow)
Carcinoid Syndrome (5 HIAA)* 24hr urine collection over 10 mL HCl
Cardiolipin Antibody (IgG, IgM) 10 mL GEL (yellow)
CD4, CD8 cells (for monitoring HIV patients)* 4ml EDTA (purple) sent to PPUM (BY APPT. ONLY)
Chicken Pox (Varicella / Herpes Zoster)
IgG
IgM

10 mL GEL (yellow)
10 mL GEL (yellow)
Chlamydia Antibodies
IgG
IgM

10 mL GEL (yellow)
10 mL GEL (yellow)
Chlamydia + Gonococcal PCR
Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
Either 1st void urine or DRY swab (urethral or cervical swab or eye swab)
Chloride
Serum
Urine

10 mL GEL (yellow)
24 hr urine collection with no additive
Cholesterol (Total) 10ml GEL (yellow). Patient should fast for 10 -12 hours
Cholinesterase*
Red Cell
Serum

10 mL LITHIUM HEPARIN (green)
10 mL GEL (yellow)
Chromium (Cr)*
Red Cell
Urine

10 mL K2EDTA royal blue.
24 hr urine collection into acid washed bottle or spot urine.
Chromosome Analysis*-(sent to Australia) Amniotic fluid in sterile container or 10 mL LITHIUM HEPARIN for blood chromosome, collected as close as possible to Wednesday morning. Please phone lab to arrange. Keep at room temperature.
Citrate* (Urine) 24 hr urine collection without additive.
CK (creatine kinase, CPK)
Total
10 mL GEL (yellow)
CK-MB
Isoenzymes (fractionation)
10 mL GEL (yellow)
Clobazam (Frisium)* 10 mL GEL (yellow)
Clonazepam (Rivotril)* 10 mL GEL (yellow)
Clostridium difficile (toxin)* Faecal specimen
CMV (Cytomegalovirus) Antibody
IgG
IgM

10 mL GEL (yellow), May need convalescent specimen
10 mL GEL (yellow), May need convalescent specimen
Cocaine (Drug Screen) 50 mL Random Urine
Codeine* 50 mL Random Urine
Cold Agglutinins 4 mL EDTA (purple) + 10 mL PLAIN (red)
Must be kept warm. Do not refrigerate.
Coombs Test (Antiglobulin test)
Direct Antiglobulin
Indirect (Abs)

4mL EDTA (purple)
10 mL PLAIN (red)
Copper (Cu)*
Red Cell / Plasma
Urine

10 mL K2EDTA Royal Blue Cap
24 hr urine collection into acid washed bottle.
Cortisol
Serum
Urine

10 mL GEL (yellow)
24 hr urine collection
C-Peptide(C Terminal of insulin) 10 mL GEL (yellow), separate serum and freeze. Please have patient attend centre for collection.
Creatinine
Serum
Urine

10 mL GEL (yellow)
24 hr urine collection (no preservative)
Creatinine clearance 10 mL GEL (yellow)
24 hr urine collection (no preservative)
Crossmatch Procedure (includes first unit)
Blood Ab screen for donor / patient
By Agreement Only
10 mL PLAIN (red)+4mL EDTA (purple)
Crossmatch Each subsequent unit
CRP(C-Reactive protein - high sensitive CRP) 10 mL GEL (yellow)
Cryptococcal Antigen
(Cryptococcal neoformans)
10 mL GEL (yellow) or CSF
Cryptosporidium Stain Fresh faecal specimen
CSF
Chemistry (protein + glucose)
Micro & Chemistry (protein + glucose)
Micro & Chemistry including cell count, gramstain, india ink stain and culture

Specimen collected aseptically into sterile container
Specimen collected aseptically into sterile container
Specimen collected aseptically into sterile container
Cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies (anti-CCP) 10 mL GEL (yellow)
Cyclosporin 4 mL EDTA (purple). State time / date of last dose & time / date of collection.
Cystine* 50 mL Random Urine. Refrigerate.
 
Cytology
PAP Smearo Please use spatula with cytobrush, label & fix slide.
SurePath Pap test Please use SurePath collection kit
Hormone - Vaginal wall scrape Please provide clinical history.
Aspirate, CSF, Fluid, Sputum, Urine. Please provide clinical history and collection site.
Breast, Prostatic secretions  
Buccal smear - nuclear sexing  
Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy If collection required phone laboratory for appointment.
HPV test by PCR Either SurePath or ThinPrep vial
SurePath plus HPV by PCR SurePath collection kit



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"D" test index

Note: Referred tests are marked with an astericks (*)

Test Specimen Requirements
DAA
Dengue Ag & Ab
FBE
Dengue NS1
Dengue IgG & IgM
4ml EDTA ( purple).
10ml GEL (yellow).
 
D-Dimer (FDP) 4 mL SODIUM CITRATE (blue)
DDT / Dieldrin, etc*
(Organochlorine Pesticides)
10 mL LITHIUM HEPARIN (green). Please provide work / clinical details
Dengue Fever (Antibodies)
IgG & IgM Antibodies
Dengue Fever Antigen (NS1) – Rapid Test
Dengue Fever antigen (N2$)

NS1 Ag
FBE
 
10 mL GEL (yellow).
10 mL GEL (yellow).
 
10ml GEL ( yellow).
4 ml EDTA ( purple).
DPD (Deoxypyridinoline - D)
Part of osteoporosis screen
50 mL first am urine sample, freeze aliquot
Desipramine (Pertofran)* 10 mL GEL (yellow). State time / date of last dose & time / date of collection.
DHEAS (Dehydroepiondosterone Sulphate) 10 mL GEL (yellow).
Diabetes Insipidus Screen
Urine electrolytes
Urine osmolality
Serum electrolytes
Serum osmolality

Fast 12 hours. Collect spot urine for osmolality Na+, K+.

10 mL GEL (yellow)
10 mL GEL (yellow)
Diazepam (Valium)* 10 mL GEL (yellow). State time / date of last dose & time / date of collection.
DIC Screen (Disseminated Intravascular Coagultn)
Includes COP, Fibrinogen and D-Dimer
4 mL CITRATE (blue)
Digoxin (Lanoxin) 10 mL GEL (yellow). Sample Time: > 6 hrs post dose. State time / date of last dose & time / date of collection.
Dilantin (Phenytoin) 10 mL GEL (yellow). Sample Time: Pre-Dose. State time / date of last dose & time / date of collection.
Diptheria Serology* 10 mL GEL (yellow).
Direct Antiglobulin Test (Coombs) 2.5 / 4 mL EDTA (purple), include drug history if known.
Disopyramide (Rhythmodan)* 10 mL GEL (yellow). Sample Time: Pre-Dose
ds DNA antibody 10 mL GEL (yellow).
DNase B (ASOT) Antibodies* 10 mL GEL (yellow).
Doxepin (Sinequan)* 10 mL GEL (yellow). State time / date of last dose & time / date of collection.
Down Syndrome Screen refer to Triple Test OR Double Test in Profiles section
 
Drug of Abuse (Screen)
Alcohol 50 mL Random Urine.
Amphetamines 50 mL Random Urine.
Barbiturates (Drug Screen) 50 mL Random Urine.
Benzodiazepines
Serum
Urine
10 mL GEL (yellow)
50 mL Random Urine.
Cocaine (Drug Screen) 50 mL Random Urine.
Codeine* 50 mL Random Urine.
Cannabinoids 50 mL Random Urine.
Opiates 50 mL Random Urine.
Opiates & Cannabinoids 50 mL Random Urine.
Propoxyphene 50 mL Random Urine.
Urine Drug Confirmation (GCMS)* 50 mL Random Urine.



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"E" test index

Note: Referred tests are marked with an astericks (*)

Test Specimen Requirements
E2 (Oestradiol / Estradiol) 10 mL GEL (yellow).
Ear swab
Micro & culture
Swab collected onto gel transport medium.
EBV (Epstein Bar Virus) Antibodies
IgG VCA only
(requested for suspect infectious mononucleosis)
10 mL GEL (yellow), May need convalescent specimen
EBV (Epstein Bar Virus) Antibodies
IgM VCA only
(requested for suspect infectious mononucleosis)
10 mL GEL (yellow), May need convalescent specimen
EBV VCA IgA (NPC Screen)
(requested when suspect nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC))
10 mL GEL (yellow).
EBV EA IgA (NPC Marker)
(requested when suspected nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC))
10 mL GEL (yellow).
E.N.A (Extractable Nuclear Antigen)
Includes antibody to RNP, Sm, Ro (SSA), La (SSB), Scl 70
10 mL GEL (yellow).
Entamoeba histolytica Antibody* 10 mL GEL (yellow).
Endomysial Antibody*
(Coeliac Screen)
10 mL GEL (yellow).
Environmental (settle plate / swab) Culture  
Eosinophil Smear  
Epilim (Valproate) 10 mL GEL (yellow). Sample Time: Pre-Dose. State time / date of last dose & time / date of collection.
Erythropoietin* 10 mL GEL (yellow).
ESR (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate) 4mL EDTA (purple)
Esterase Inhibitor* 10 mL GEL (yellow).
Estradiol (Oestradiol / E2) 10 mL GEL (yellow).
Ethanol (EtOH) (Alcohol) - Blood 4 mL FLUORIDE OXALATE (grey)
Ethosuximide (Zarontin)*
 
10 mL GEL (yellow). Sample Time: Pre-Dose. State time / date of last dose & time / date of collection.
Eye swab
Micro & culture
Swab collected onto gel transport medium



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"F" test index

Note: Referred tests are marked with an astericks (*)

Test Specimen Requirements
Factor Assays (Coagulation)
VIII (Factor 8) 2 x 4 mL Sodium Citrate (blue).
Double spin. Separate plasma and freeze.
IX (Christmas Factor) 2 x 4 mL Sodium Citrate (blue)
Double spin.
Von Willebrands Factor (vWF)* 2 x 4 mL Sodium Citrate (blue)
Double spin.
Factor V Leiden 2 x 4 mL Sodium Citrate (blue)
Double spin.
Faecal Occult Blood - Immunological method
by anti human Hb antibody
3 consecutive days, random stool specimens
Faecal Occult Blood - Chemical test only 3 consecutive days, random stool specimens
Faecal Viral Studies
Rotavirus antigen
Random stool specimens. Must be fresh
Faeces Concentration Microscopy
and examination for ova, cysts and parasites.
Random stool specimens. Must be fresh
Faeces Direct Microscopy
Direct microscopy for ova, cysts and parasites
Random stool specimens. Must be fresh
Faeces Culture
Micro & culture includes wet film and culture for salmonella, shigella and campylobacter
Random stool specimens. Must be fresh
Faeces examination for cryptosporidium Random stool specimens. Must be fresh
FDP (Fibrin Degradation Products, D-dimer) 4 mL Sodium Citrate (blue)
FEME
Urine 10 mL mid-stream urine
Faeces Random stool specimens. Must be fresh
Ascitic and Other Fluids Fluid collected aseptically
Joint Fluid (including crystals) Fluid collected aseptically
Skin, nail etc.for fungi Skin, Hair, Nail clippings
Ferritin 10 mL GEL (yellow).
Fibrinogen 4 mL Sodium Citrate (blue)
Flunitrazepam (Rohypnol)* 50 mL Random Urine.
Flurazepam* 10 mL GEL (yellow).
Fluroxatine (Prozac)* 10 mL GEL (yellow).
Fetal Haemoglobin
Kleihauer Test
4 mL EDTA (purple). Blood taken from mother.
Folate (Folic Acid)
Serum
Red Cell

10 mL GEL (yellow).
4ml EDTA (purple)
Food Handlers Screen
Salmonella, Shigella and Vibrio Cholera
Fresh Faeces sample
Free Cortisol (Urine) 24 hr urine collection no preservative
FT3 (Free Tri-Iodo Thyronine) 10 mL GEL (yellow).
FT4 (Free Thyroxine) 10 mL GEL (yellow).
Fresh Frozen Plasma Preparation  
Fructosamine* 10 mL GEL (yellow), provide clinical notes
FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone) 10 mL GEL (yellow).
Fungal Examination
Skin Scrapings - micro & culture
Skin, Hair, Nail clippings.



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"G" test index

Note: Referred tests are marked with an astericks (*)

Test Specimen Requirements
G6PD (Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase) 4mL EDTA (purple) or Filter Paper
Galatosemia Screen (for neonates)*
Guthrie-Phenylalanine for PKU
Use Guthrie card - available from lab. Instructions for collection are on the card.
Gamma Globulins
Immunoglobulins A, G & M
10 mL GEL (yellow).
Gastric Parietal Cell Antibody* 10 mL GEL (yellow).
Gastrin* 10 mL GEL (yellow). Fasting required.
Genital Swab
Gram Stain and / or wet film for Trichomonas
Swab collected onto gel transport medium
Genital Swab
Micro & culture includes wet film, gram stain and culture for aerobic and anaerobic organisms including GC.
Swab collected onto gel transport medium. Do not refrigerate.
Gentamicin levels
Pre dose (trough)
Post dose (peak)
Single specimen

10 mL GEL (yellow). Pre-Dose. Note time taken.
10 mL GEL (yellow). Post-Dose. To be taken:
- 30 minute after bolus I.V. injection, 15 minutes after completion of I.V. infusion, 60 minutes after I.M. injection. State frequency and dose - 8, 12 or 24 hourly
GGT (Gamma-Glutamyl Transferase) 10 mL GEL (yellow).
Glandular Fever (I.M) Screen 10 mL GEL (yellow).
Gliadin Antibodies (IgG / IgA)*
Coeliac Disease Screen
10 mL GEL (yellow).
Glomerular Basement Membrane Antibodies* 5-10ml GEL (yellow)
Glucose
Fasting specimen
Random specimen (Note time of collection)
2 hrs post prandial

4 mL FLUORIDE OXALATE (grey)
4 mL FLUORIDE OXALATE (grey)
4 mL FLUORIDE OXALATE (grey)
Glucose Screen (Gestational Diabetes Screen) Glucose test 1 hr post 50g loading dose of glucose. Patient is not required to fast. Please indicate if any variation in dose eg: 75g.
Glucose Tolerance Test (75g load)
2 specimens - Fasting and 2 hour.
Patient must fast overnight, an appointment is necessary. Please indicate if any variation on standard 2 hour test.
Glucose Tolerance Test (Prolonged)
6 specimens - Fasting, 1hr, 2hr, 3hr, 4hr and 5hr
2 mL FLUORIDE OXALATE (grey)
Group and Hold (KIV)
Includes - ABO, Rh (D) & Antibodies
4 mL EDTA (purple) + 10 mL PLAIN (red). Please indicate date / time of operation
Growth Hormone 10 mL GEL (yellow), separate serum and freeze immediately.
Gonococcal + Chlamydia PCR
Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Either 1st void urine or DRY swab (urethral or cervical swab or eye swab)



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"H" test index

Note: Referred tests are marked with an astericks (*)

Test Specimen Requirements
Haemoglobin 4mL EDTA (purple)
Hb Analysis - for thalassaemia 4 ml EDTA (purple)
Haemoglobin A1C (HbA1C)
Glycosylated Hb
4mL EDTA (purple)
Haemochromatosis Gene Studies (HFE Gene)* 4 ml EDTA (purple)
Hair or Nail Analysis For Trace Metals*
(Arsenic and Mercury)
10 mg Hair or Nail (1/2 MSU jar)
Hams Test (sucrose lysis screen) 8 mL LITHIUM HEPARIN (green)
Haptoglobin* 10 mL GEL (yellow).
HCG (Pregnancy Test)
Urine
Serum (Qualitative)
Serum (Quantitative)

Random urine sample.
10 mL GEL (yellow).
10 mL GEL (yellow).
HDL Cholesterol 10 mL GEL (yellow).
Heinz Bodies 4mL EDTA (purple)
Helicobacter Antibody
(Helicobacter pylori) IgG (Quantitative)
10 mL GEL (yellow).
Helicobacter Urea Breath Test (UBT) Special Collection Kit. Available from Laboratory
Helicobacter Stool Antigen Test* Fresh Faecal Specimen
 
Hepatitis
Hepatitis A
IgG Antibody (HAV IgG)
IgM Antibody (HAV IgM)

10 mL GEL (yellow).
10 mL GEL (yellow).
Hepatitis B Serology
Hep Bs Antigen (HBsAg)
Hep Bs Antibody (HBsAb)
Hep Bc Total Antibody
Hep Bc IgM Antibody
Hep Be Antigen
Hep Be Antibody
Hep B DNA (quantitative assay by PCR)

10 mL GEL (yellow).
10 mL GEL (yellow).
10 mL GEL (yellow).
10 mL GEL (yellow).
10 mL GEL (yellow).
10 mL GEL (yellow).
4mL EDTA, separate plasma and freeze immediately
Hepatitis C Serology
Hep C Antibody
10 mL GEL (yellow).
Hepatitis C PCR
Qualitative detection of HCV RNA
Quantitative detection of HCV RNA
HCV Genotype
 
4mL EDTA, separate plasma and freeze immediately.
4mL EDTA, separate plasma and freeze immediately
4mL EDTA, separate plasma and freeze immediately
Hepatitis D Antibodies*
Total Antibody
10 mL GEL (yellow).
Hepatitis E Antibodies*
Total Antibody
10 mL GEL (yellow).
Herpes Simplex Virus (Direct Ag test by PCR)
HSV 1 Antigen and/or HSV 2 Antigen differentiation
Swab collected from lesion - dry swab.
Herpes Simplex Serology
Type 1 (IgG)
Type 2 (IgG)
Type 1and 2 IgM

10 mL GEL (yellow), May need convalescent specimen
Herpes Zoster / Varicella Antibodies
IgG Antibody
IgM Antibody

10 mL GEL (yellow), May need convalescent specimen
5 H.I.A.A (Hydroxy-Indole-Acetic-Acid)* 24 hr urine collection with acid (HCl) added
 
Histopathology
Small Specimen
Appendex, Endometrial curettings, Fallopian tubes (price is inclusive for both sides) , Gallbladder, Vas deferens (price is inclusive for both sides), Lymph nodes, Skin biopsies, Prostatic Biopsies (Needle or TRUS-Guided), Single Ovary, Single Tonsil, Cervical Punch or colposcopic biopsies, Gastrointestinal or Tract biopsies.

NOTE: If there are additional biopsies/specimens from different sites an additional charge will be imposed for each additional specimen.
Container with 10% buffered formalin are available from the laboratory on request. Specimen must be accompanied with appropriate and relevant clinical data.
Medium Specimen
Prostatic Chips (TURP)
Simple Mastectomy
Uterus (without tubes and ovaries)
Container with 10% buffered formalin are available from the laboratory on request. Specimen must be accompanied with appropriate and relevant clinical data.
Large Specimen
Cervical Cone biopsies, Large/small intestine, Gastrectomy, Mastectomy including axillary lymph nodes, Uterus with tubes and ovaries
Container with 10% buffered formalin are available from the laboratory on request. Specimen must be accompanied with appropriate and relevant clinical data.
Large Complex Cases
CONTACT THE LABORATORY FOR SPECIFIC CHARGES:
E.g.
  1. Wertheim's hysterectomy with pelvic nodes examination: Uterus and pelvic nodes.
  2. THBSO with examination of entire cervix in cases of cervical dysplasia.
Container with 10% buffered formalin are available from the laboratory on request. Specimen must be accompanied with appropriate and relevant clinical data.
Second Opinion (Prepared slide) Local opinion and overseas opinion available - Price may vary
Immunohistochemistry Tissue tumour Panels/ markers/ Tissue tumour Panels/ markers/
Lymphoma Panel Panel
Soft tissue tumour Panel  
Tumour of unknown origin  
Mediastinal tumour  
Germ cell tumour Panel  
Lung Tumour  
Liver Tumour  
Breast Panel  
Special Stains Please contact laboratory for further details
HIV Confirmation (I/II)
Western blot assay
10 mL GEL (yellow). Provide full patient details.
HIV Screen (AIDS)
(HIV I/II Ag/Ab)
10 mL GEL (yellow). Provide full patient details.
HIV-1 RNA viral load
Quantitative measurement of HIV-1 RNA
2 x 4mL EDTA, separate plasma and freeze immediately.
HLA - B27* 10mL LITHIUM HEPARIN (green). DO NOT SPIN. Call for appointment first.
Homocysteine 10ml GEL (yellow) or 4ml EDTA (purple). Separate serum ASAP.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) by PCR Either SurePath or ThinPrep vial
Hydatid Serology* 10 mL GEL (yellow).
Hydroxy-Corticosteroids* 24 hr urine collection with no additive.
17-Hydroxyprogesterone* 10 mL GEL (yellow), separate serum and freeze. Must be collected between 8.00 am and 10.00 am.
HTLV (1 & 2)
Human T-Cell Lymphotropic Virus 1&2 Antibodies
10ml GEL (yellow)



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"I" test index

Note: Referred tests are marked with an astericks (*)

Test Specimen Requirements
IGF1 (Insulin like Growth Factor 1) 10 mL GEL (yellow).
IM (Infectious Mononucleosis)
Paul Bunnell, Monospot
10 mL GEL (yellow).
Imipramine (Tofranil)* 10 mL GEL (yellow).
Immunoglobulins (individual)
IgA
IgE (total IgE)
IgG
IgM

10 mL GEL (yellow).
10 mL GEL (yellow).
10 mL GEL (yellow).
10 mL GEL (yellow).
Immunoglobulins
IgG, IgM and IgA
10 mL GEL (yellow).
Influenza A & B antibody* 10 mL GEL (yellow).
Influenza A viral Ag rapid Request for Special Collection Kit

Influenza AB PCR

Flue A (including H1N1 & H3N2

Request for Special Collection Kit
INR (International Normalised Ratio)
on warfarin therapy
4mL Sodium Citrate (blue)
Insulin level 10ml GEL (yellow). Specify fasting or random (fasting is preferred - together with glucose). Separate serum and freeze
Intercellular Antibody (Pemphigus)* 5-10 mL GEL (yellow)
Intrinsic Factor Antibody* 5-10 mL GEL (yellow)
Intra-uterine device (IUD)
Micro & culture
 
IPTH (Intact Parathyroid Hormone ) 4 mL EDTA (purple) tube. Separate plasma and cells ASAP.
Iron (Fe)
Serum
10 mL GEL (yellow). Morning specimen preferred.
Isoenzymes*
Alkaline phosphatase
10 mL GEL (yellow), separate serum & freeze.
IV Catheter (intravenous catheter)
Micro & culture
 



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"J" test index

Note: Referred tests are marked with an astericks (*)

Test Specimen Requirements
Joint Fluid
Chemistry (protein + glucose)
Microscopy includes cell count, crystals and gram stain
microscopy includes cell count, crystals, culture.

Fluid collected aseptically into sterile container.
Fluid collected aseptically into sterile container.
Fluid collected aseptically into sterile container.



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"K" test index

Note: Referred tests are marked with an astericks (*)

Test Specimen Requirements
Ketones (Acetones) 20 mL Random Urine.
17-Ketosteroids* 24hr urine collection with no additive.
Kleihauer Tests (For Fetal Cells) 4mL EDTA (purple). Maternal Blood.



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"L" test index

Note: Referred tests are marked with an astericks (*)

Test Specimen Requirements
Largactil (Chlorpromazine)* 10 mL GEL (yellow).
LDH (Lactate Dehydrogenase) 10 mL GEL (yellow).
Lead (Pb)*
Red Cell
Urine

4mL K2EDTA Royal blue cap
24 hr urine collection in acid washed bottle or spot urine
Legionella Antibodies*
Total Ab
10 mL GEL (yellow).
Leptospirosis
IgM
10 mL GEL (yellow), May need convalescent specimen
LH (Luteinizing Hormone) 10 mL GEL (yellow).
Librium (Chlordiazeposide)* 10 mL GEL (yellow). State time / date of last dose & time / date of collection.
Lipase 10 mL GEL (yellow)
Lipoprotein Electrophoresis*
Alpha
Pre Beta
Beta
10 mL GEL (yellow).
Lithium* 10 mL GEL (yellow). Sample Time: Pre-Dose. State time / date of last dose & time / date of collection.
Lupus Anticoagulant Factor
APTT, KCT & dRVVT
2 x 4ml SODIUM CITRATE (blue). Double spin, separate plasma & freeze
Lupus Screen (ANF)
Anti-nuclear factor
10 mL GEL (yellow).
Lyme Disease*
IgG and IgM
10 mL GEL (yellow).
Lymphocyte Surface Markers (LSM)* 4 mL EDTA (purple). Performed by PPUM. (BY APPT. ONLY)
LKM Autoantibodies (Liver, Kidney, Muscle)* 10 mL GEL (yellow).
Lp (a) (Lipoprotein a) 10 mL GEL (yellow).



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"M" test index

Note: Referred tests are marked with an astericks (*)

Test Specimen Requirements
Magnesium (Mg)
Serum
Red Cell*
Urine

10 mL GEL (yellow). Do not use tourniquet.
10 mL K2EDTA Royal blue.
Do not use tourniquet.
24 hr urine collection with no additive.
Malarial Parasites 4 mL EDTA (purple)
Malaria Antigen
Plasmodium falciparum & vivax
4 mL EDTA (purple)
Malaria Antibodies*
IgG
IgM

10 mL GEL (yellow).
10 mL GEL (yellow).
Manganese* 10 mL LITHIUM HEPARIN (green).
Measles Serology
IgG antibody
IgM antibody

10 mL GEL (yellow), May need convalescent specimen
10 mL GEL (yellow).
Mellerial (Thioridizine)* 10 mL GEL (yellow).
Mercury (Hg)*
Red Cell
Urine

K2EDTA Royal blue cap
24 hr urine collection in acid washed bottle or spot urine
Metanephrine*
Urine
24 hr urine collection, collected onto 10 mL HCl
Methadone* 10ml GEL (yellow) or 10 ml LITHIUM HEPARIN (green) (Lithium heparin tube preferred)
Methylphenobarbitone (Prominal)* 10 mL GEL (yellow). Sample Time: Pre-Dose. State time / date of last dose & time / date of collection.
Metoprolol (Betaloc, Lopresor)* 10 mL GEL (yellow). Sample Time: Pre-Dose. State time / date of last dose & time / date of collection.
Mexiletine (Mexitil)* 10 mL GEL (yellow). Sample Time: Pre-Dose.
Microalbumin (Albumin / Creatinine Ratio)
or Albumin excretion rate on a timed sample.
First void morning sample. 24 hr urine (no preservative) or timed urine collection - 8 or 24 hr collection. Period must be clearly stated on the request form.
Microfilaria screen (blood film) 4mL EDTA (purple)
Microfilaria Antibodies* 10 mL GEL (yellow).
Microglobulin - (Beta 2) 10 mL GEL (yellow).
Microsomal Antibodies 10 mL GEL (yellow).
Mitochondrial Antibodies 10 mL GEL (yellow).
Mogadon (Nitrazepam)* 10 mL GEL (yellow). State time/date of last dose & time/date of collection.
Monospot (I.M. / Paul Bunnell) 10 mL GEL (yellow).
Mouth Swab
Micro & culture
Swab collected onto gel transport medium.
Mumps Serology*
IgG antibody
IgM antibody

10 mL GEL (yellow), May need convalescent specimen
10 mL GEL (yellow).
Mycoplasma Pneumonia Serology 10 mL GEL (yellow), May need convalescent specimen
Myoglobin* Spot urine, only performed if blood detected in urine.
Mycobacterium tuberculosis IgG
Detection of antibody to TB infection
10 mL GEL (yellow).
Mycobacterium tuberculosis rapid PCR test Sputum, washing, fluids
Mysoline (Primidone)* 10 mL GEL (yellow). Sample Time: Pre-Dose. State time / date of last dose & time / date of collection.



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"N" test index

Note: Referred tests are marked with an astericks (*)

Test Specimen Requirements
Neonatal Bilirubin (NBI) Mini-plain tube or capillary tube collection
Neutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody (ANCA) 10 mL GEL (yellow).
Nickel (Ni)* 50ml Random urine
Nitrazepam (Mogadon)* 10 mL GEL (yellow). State time/date of last dose & time/date of collection.
Nortriptyline (Allergron)* 10ml LITHIUM HEPARIN (green). Sample Time: Pre-Dose. State time / date of last dose & time / date of collection.
Nose Swab (Nasal)
Culture & Sensitivity
Swab collected into gel transport medium.
NPC (EBV IgG VCA) 10ml GEL (yellow)



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"O" test index

Note: Referred tests are marked with an astericks (*)

Test Specimen Requirements
Occult Blood - chemical test only Fresh Faeces sample - collection on 3 consecutive days recommended
Occult Blood - immunological assay As above
Oestradiol (E2)
Estradiol / Estrogen
10 mL GEL (yellow).
Oligoclonal Bands* 10 mL GEL (yellow) + CSF.
Opiates 50ml Random Urine
Organochlorine Pesticides (DDT, Dieldrin)* 10 mL LITHIUM HEPARIN (green). Please provide exposure details.
Organic Acids* 50 mL Random Urine.
Osmolality
Serum
Urine

10 mL GEL (yellow).
50ml Random Urine
Oxalate* 24 hr urine collection into a bottle containing 50ml of 2.4 M HCl
Oxazepam (Serepax)* 10 mL GEL (yellow).



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"P" test index

Note: Referred tests are marked with an astericks (*)

Test Specimen Requirements
PCV (Packed Cell Volume) (Haematocrit) 4 mL EDTA (purple) or capillary tubes.
Pancreatic (Islet Cell) Antibodies* 10 mL GEL (yellow).
Pancreatic Enzymes
Serum amylase
Urine amylase
Lipase

10 mL GEL (yellow).
24 hr plain urine collection
10ml GEL (yellow)
PAP Smear Please use spatula with cytobrush, label and fix slide
Thin Prep Pap Test Please use cervical broom and vial
Paracetamol (panadol)* 10 mL LITHIUM HEPARIN (green).
Parainfluenzae Antibodies* 10 mL GEL (yellow).
(Intact) Parathyroid Hormone (IPTH) 4 ml EDTA (purple)
Parvovirus B19 Serology* 10 mL GEL (yellow).
PAS Stain Bone Marrow Aspirate
Paul Bunnell (I.M./ Monospot) 10 mL GEL (yellow).
Parotid Antibody (Mumps)* 10 mL GEL (yellow).
Paternity Testing (non legal cases)* Price on application. Varies with complexity.
Pemphigus & Pemphigoid (Skin Auto-Antibodies)* 10 mL GEL (yellow).
Penicillin Allergy Assay G or V* 10 mL GEL (yellow).
Perhexiline (Pexid)* 10ml LITHIUM HEPARIN (green) or 4ml EDTA (purple). Whole blood. Collect 4 hours post dose.
Periodic Acid Schiff Stain (PAS) Bone Marrow Aspirate
Peritoneal Fluid
Includes cell count,gram stain and culture for aerobic & anaerobic bacteria
Fluid collected aseptically into sterile container.
Pertofran (Desipramine)* 10ml LITHIUM HEPARIN (green). Sample time: Pre-Dose. State time/date of last dose & time/date of collection.
Pertussis antibodies* 10 mL GEL (yellow), May need convalescent specimen
Phenobarbitone 10 mL GEL (yellow). Sample Time: Pre-Dose. State time / date of last dose & time / date of collection.
Phenotyping (Red Cell) for Rhesus antigens 10 mL PLAIN (red)
Phenotyping (Red Cell)
Other blood group antigens
10 mL PLAIN (red)
Phenylketonuria test for neonates* Use Guthrie card - available from lab. Instructions for collection are on the card.
Phenytoin (Dilantin) 10 mL GEL (yellow). Sample Time: Pre-Dose. State time / date of last dose & time / date of collection.
Phosphate (P04)
Serum
Urine

10 mL GEL (yellow).
24 hr urine collection aliquot must be acidified before analysis
Phospholipid Antibody Screen
Cardiolipin antibody
Lupus Anticoagulant

1 x 10 mL GEL (yellow) for Cardiolipin Ab
2 x 4 ml SODIUM CITRATE (blue). Double spin, separate plasma and freeze
Plasminogen* 2 x 4 mL SODIUM CITRATE (blue). Double spin, separate plasma & freeze
Platelet Count 4 mL EDTA (purple)
Platelet Antibodies* 10 ml GEL (yellow) - spin & freeze serum.
4 mL EDTA (purple).
Platelet Concentrate (per pack) 4 ml EDTA (purple), if unknown blood group. By Agreement Only (Code for EACH unit that is requested).
Pleural Fluid
Cell count and gram stain
Cell count and gram stain and bacterial culture.
Chemistry

Fluid collected aseptically into sterile container
Fluid collected aseptically into sterile container
Fluid collected aseptically into sterile container
Pneumocystis carinii examination* Induced sputum, bronchial aspirate, washings or brushings
Porphyrin Screen* 50ml Random Urine
Potassium (K+)
Serum
Urine

10 mL GEL (yellow).
24 hr urine collection with no additive.
Pregnancy Test
Urine
Serum qualitative
Serum quantitative

50 mL Random Urine
10 mL GEL (yellow).
10 mL GEL (yellow).
Procainamide (Promestyl)* 3 x 10 mL GEL (yellow). Pre / Mid & Post-Doses
Primidone (Mysoline)* 10 mL GEL (yellow). Sample Time: Pre-Dose. State time / date of last dose & time / date of collection.
Progesterone (Serum) 10 mL GEL (yellow).
Prolactin 10 mL GEL (yellow).
Protein
Serum
Urine

10 mL GEL (yellow).
24 hr urine collection (no preservative)
Protein C 2 x 4 mL SODIUM CITRATE (blue). Separate plasma and freeze
Protein S 2 x 4 mL SODIUM CITRATE (blue). Separate plasma and freeze
Prothrombin Time (PT/INR) 4 mL SODIUM CITRATE (blue). Fill to line.
PSA - Total (Prostate Specific Antigen) 10 mL GEL (yellow)
PSA - Free and Total Prostate Specific Antigen 10 ml GEL (yellow)
Pseudocholinesterase*
(Suxamethonium / Scoline Sensitivity)
10 mL GEL (yellow). Provide anaesthetic / family history & date of birth.
Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6)* 10 mL LITHIUM HEPARIN (green). Wrap in foil.



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"Q" test index

Note: Referred tests are marked with an astericks (*)

Test Specimen Requirements



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"R" test index

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Test Specimen Requirements
Red Cell Count 4mL EDTA (purple)
Red Cell Morphology (Urine) Mid Stream Urine collection. Must be fresh. Call Lab courier for urgent pickup.
Red Cell Phenotyping
for Rhesus antigens
Other blood group antigens

10 mL PLAIN (red)
10 mL PLAIN (red)
Reducing Substances
Faeces
20g Faeces. Must be fresh.
Renin* 2 x 4 mL EDTA (purple). Separate plasma and freeze immediately.
Reticulin Antibody (Coeliac)* 5-10 mL GEL (yellow)
Reticulin Stain Bone Marrow Trephine
Reticulocytes 4mL EDTA (purple)
Retinol (Vitamin A)* 10ml GEL (yellow) or 10ml LITHIUM HEPARIN (green). Spin and freeze.
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Factor 10 mL GEL (yellow)
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)* 10 mL LITHIUM HEPARIN (green). Wrap in foil.
Rickettsia Serology
Weil-Felix Screen
10 mL GEL (yellow)
Rivotril (Clonazepam)* 10 mL GEL (yellow)
Rohypnol (Flunitrazepam)* 50 mL Random Urine
Rotavirus Antigen Fresh faecal sample.
RPR (VDRL)
Includes titre if positive
10 mL GEL (yellow)
Rubella Antibodies
IgG Antibody
IgM Antibody

10 mL GEL (yellow)
10 mL GEL (yellow)



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"S" test index

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Test Specimen Requirements
Salicylate (Aspirin)* 10 mL GEL (yellow)
Schistosomiasis Serology (Bilharzia)*
FEME only
10 mL GEL (yellow).
Urine or faeces
Scoline Sensitivity (Pseudocholinesterase)* 10ml GEL (yellow). Provide anaesthetic / family history & date of birth
Selenium* 10 mL K2 EDTA Royal blue cap
Semen Analysis
Infertility

Post Vasectomy

Must reach laboratory within 2 hours (state time/date of collection/sample collected in sterile containers)
Must reach laboratory within 2 hours (state time/date of collection/sample collected in sterile containers)
Serepax (Oxazapam)* 10 mL GEL (yellow)
SHBG (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) 10 mL GEL (yellow). Provide clinical details.
Sinequan (Doxepin)* 10 mL GEL (yellow). State time/date of last dose & time/date of collection.
Skin Scrapings
Fungal Culture and microscopy
Skin, hair, nail.
Skin Swab
Micro & culture
Swab collected into gel transport medium.
Smooth Muscle Antibody 10 mL GEL (yellow)
Sodium (Na+)
Serum
Urine

10 mL GEL (yellow)
24 hr urine collection with no additive.
Somatomedin C / IGF-1 10 mL GEL (yellow)
Specific gravity (urine) 50 mL Random Urine
Sperm Antibodies* 10 mL GEL (yellow). Separate serum and freeze ASAP.
Sputum
Cytology
Gram stain & culture
Direct ZN Stain

AFB culture

3 x consecutive morning: specimens in sterile containers.
Specimen in sterile container
3 x consecutive morning: specimens in sterile containers. Note: Please ensure specimens are sputum, not saliva.
3 x consecutive morning: specimens in sterile containers.
Streptococcal Antibody (ASOT) 10 mL GEL (yellow)
Strongyloides Antibody 10 mL GEL (yellow)
Stone Analysis (Renal)*  
Striated Muscle Antibody (Asthenia Gravis)* 10 mL GEL (yellow)
Sucrose Lysis Screen for PNH 10 mL LITHIUM HEPARIN (green).
Suxamethonium Screen (Pseudocholinesterase)* 10ml GEL (yellow). Provide anaesthetic / family history & date of birth.
Synovial fluid
Cells, crystal, gram stain & culture
Chemistry, rheumatoid factor
Cell count, gram stain & crystals

Specimen collected aseptically into sterile container
Specimen collected aseptically into sterile container
Specimen collected aseptically into sterile container
Syphilis Serology
RPR/VDRL
TPHA or specific T. pallidum IgG antibody
Fluorescent Treponema Antibodies (Total)*
Fluorescent Treponema Antibodies (IgM)*

10 mL GEL (yellow)
10 mL GEL (yellow)
10 mL GEL (yellow)
10 mL GEL (yellow)



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"T" test index

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Test Specimen Requirements
Tegretol (Carbamezapine) 10 mL GEL (yellow). Sample Time: Pre-Dose. State time / date of last dose & time / date of collection.
Testosterone (Total) 10 mL GEL (yellow). Provide clinical details.
Testosterone (Free)* 10 mL GEL (yellow)
Tetanus Toxoid Ab* 10 mL GEL (yellow)
Thalassaemia (alpha) by PCR (SEA type) 4 mL EDTA ( purple)
Theophylline (Aminophylline) 10 mL GEL (yellow)
Thiamine (Vitamin B1)* 10 mL LITHIUM HEPARIN (green). Wrap in foil.
Throat Swab
Micro & culture
Swab collected onto gel transport medium.
Thioridizine (Melleril)* 10 mL GEL (yellow)
Thyroglobulin 10 mL GEL (yellow)
Thyroid Auto-Antibodies
Thyroid microsomal antibody (MA)
Thyroglobulin antibody (TA)

10 mL GEL (yellow)
10 mL GEL (yellow)
TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) 10 mL GEL (yellow)
T3 (free Tri-ido thyronine) 10 mL GEL (yellow)
T4 (free thryroxine) 10 mL GEL (yellow)
Tocopherol (Vitamin E)* 10 mL LITHIUM HEPARIN (green). Wrap in foil.
Tofranil (Imipramine)* 10 mL GEL (yellow)
Total Bilirubin 10 mL GEL (yellow)
Total Protein 10 mL GEL (yellow)
Toxocara Serology* 10 mL GEL (yellow)
Toxoplasma Serology
IgG Antibody
IgM Antibody

10 mL GEL (yellow)
10 mL GEL (yellow)
TPHA (Syphilis Serology) or specific IgG assay 10 mL GEL (yellow)
Transferrin Includes TIBC 10 mL GEL (yellow). Preferably A.M.
Triglycerides (Lipids) 10 mL GEL (yellow). 10 - 12 hr fast necessary.
Triple Test (Down Syndrome Screen) 10 mL GEL (yellow). Free beta HCG, AFP, UE3 measured at 14-19 weeks. ALL relevant details - LMP, DOB, gestation determination MUST be on the form. Accurate gestation, preferably by ultrasound is essential for correct risk assessment.
Troponin I (Qualitative)
Troponin I (Quantitative)
4ml EDTA (purple)
10ml LITHIUM HEPARIN (green) (Available in our main laboratories: KL and Ipoh only)
Tryptanol (Amitryptiline)* 10 mL GEL (yellow)
TSH Receptor Antibody* 10 mL GEL (yellow)
Tuberculosis rapid PCR test Sputum, washing, fluids
Tumor Markers
CEA 10 mL GEL (yellow)
Ca 125 10 mL GEL (yellow)
Ca 15.3 10 mL GEL (yellow)
Ca 19.9 10 mL GEL (yellow)
PSA 10 mL GEL (yellow)
AFP 10 mL GEL (yellow)
HCG (quantitative) 10 mL GEL (yellow)
NPC Screen (EBV VCA IgA) 10 mL GEL (yellow)
Beta 2 Microglobulin 10ml GEL (yellow)
Typhoid Antibody (Widal Test) 10 mL GEL (yellow)



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"U" test index

Note: Referred tests are marked with an astericks (*)

Test Specimen Requirements
Urea
Serum/Plasma
Urine

10 mL GEL (yellow)
24 hr urine collection with no additive.
Urethral Swabs
Gram stain
Micro, culture, including GC

Swab collected into gel transport media.
Swab collected into gel transport media. Do not refrigerate.
Uric Acid (Urate)
Serum
Urine

10 mL GEL (yellow)
24 hr urine collection, NaOH preservative
Urine Microscopy (FEME) 10ml mid-stream urine
Urine Culture
Cell count, chemistry & culture
Fresh Mid Stream sample. Please state if MSU, catheter urine, clean catch or bag specimen
Urine Benzene / Phenols* 50 mL Random Urine
Urine porphyrins* 50 mL Random Urine



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"V" test index

Note: Referred tests are marked with an astericks (*)

Test Specimen Requirements
Vaginal Swab
Micro, gram stain & wet film.
Micro & culture includes wet film, gram stain and culture for aerobic and anaerobic organisms including Gonococci

Swab collected into gel transport medium.
Swab collected into gel transport medium.
Valium (Diazepam)* 10 mL GEL (yellow). State time/date of last dose & time/date of collection.
Valproate (Epilim) 10 mL GEL (yellow). Sample Time: Pre-Dose. State time / date of last dose & time / date of collection.
Vancomycin
Trough

Peak

10 mL GEL (yellow). Sample Time: Pre-Dose. State time / date of last dose & time / date of collection.
10 mL GEL (yellow). Sample Time: Post Dose. To be taken: minutes after start of 60 minutes infusion or at completion of extended infusion. State frequency of dose.
Varicella (Zoster) Antibody (Chicken Pox)
IgG Antibody
IgM Antibody

10 mL GEL (yellow), May need convalescent specimen
Vibrio cholera
Culture
Random fresh stool specimen.
Vitamin A (Retinol)* 10 ml GEL (yellow) or 10ml LITHIUM HEPARIN (green). Spin and freeze.
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)* 10 mL LITHIUM HEPARIN (green). Wrap in foil.
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)* 10 mL LITHIUM HEPARIN (green). Wrap in foil.
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)* 10 mL LITHIUM HEPARIN (green). Wrap in foil.
Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) 4 mL EDTA (purple) wrap in foil.
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)* 10 mL LITHIUM HEPARIN (green). Separate plasma, wrap in foil to protect from light & freeze immediately.
Vitamin D (Calciferol)* 10 mL GEL (yellow). Separate serum and freeze.
Vitamin E (Tocopherol)* 10 mL GEL (yellow). Separate serum and freeze.
Viral Culture* Faeces, Urine, Swab, CSF etc.
Von Willebrands Factor Assay* 2 x 4 mL SODIUM CITRATE (blue), separate plasma and freeze.



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"W" test index

Note: Referred tests are marked with an astericks (*)

Test Specimen Requirements
Weil-Felix (Rickettsia Ag) 10 mL GEL (yellow).
White Cell Count
Including 5 part differential
4mL EDTA (purple)
White Cell Count only 4mL EDTA (purple)
Whooping Cough (Bordatella pertussis)*
Serology
or by PCR assay

10 mL GEL (yellow).
Swab sample.
Widal Test 10 mL GEL (yellow).
Widal/Weil-Felix Test 10 mL GEL (yellow).
Wound Swab
Micro & culture includes gram stain and culture for aerobic and anaerobic organisms
Swab collected onto gel transport medium.



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"Y" test index

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Test Specimen Requirements



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"Z" test index

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Test Specimen Requirements
Zarontin (Ethosuximide)* 10 mL GEL (yellow). Sample Time: Pre-Dose. State time / date of last dose & time / date of collection.
Zinc Concentration in:*
Serum
Urine

10 ml K2EDTA Royal Blue cap
24 hr urine collection in acid washed bottle.



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