Search POM Topics

ACT Pathology Tests

Alternatively, below is a searchable list of tests performed at ACT Pathology.

ACT Pathology Tests

wdt_ID Test name Keywords Sample required Transport conditions Additional details Performed at
1 16s RNA PCR and DNA Sequencing on Specimen Only specimens from sterile sites which are culture negative. Please discuss specimen types with the on-call Microbiologist. N/A Referral approved by the on-call Microbiologist on basis of clinical details provided. NSW Pathology (Westmead)
2 5HIAA Serotonin (timed urine); 5-HT; 5-OH Tryptamine; 5-OHT; 5-Hydroxytryptamine; Enteramine; 5-Hydroxyindoleacetate; 5-HIAA; 5-Hydroxyindole Acetic Acid; 24 hr Urine in acid preservative bottle, special diet. RT Weekly. Certain foods should be avoided in the 24 hrs prior to the collection and during the collection - refer to the ACT Pathology Fact Sheet giving details (CS6.004). ACT Pathology
3 Acanthamoeba PCR Corneal scrape in normal saline or contact lens fluid. Cerebrospinal fluid is also able to be tested in suspected meningoencephalitis. Special Conditions: Transport to Microbiology Laboratory ASAP for testing. Referral approved by the on-call Microbiologist on basis of clinical details provided. NSW Pathology (SEALS)
4 Acetylcholine Receptor Abs Anti-Cholinesterase Receptor Antibodies tests for Myasthenia Gravis Serum Frozen Referred Test. Concord Hospital
5 Acid Base Blood Gas Blood Gas Special Conditions: Urgent - Transport to Laboratory ASAP Part of blood gas panel. Can collect Arterial or Venous. See Blood Gas for details. ACT Pathology
6 Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time APTT; PTT; Activated Partial Thrombin Time Citrate Special Conditions: Transport to the laboratory within 2 hours of collection As requested 24 hours a day. APTT is used for monitoring unfractionated heparin and as part of a full coagulation profile. ACT Pathology
7 Activated Protein C Resistance APCR Citrate Special Conditions: Transport to the laboratory within 4 hours of collection. Specimens that are not sent to the main laboratory within 4 hours should be double spun, separated and frozen before transporting. Batched weekly. ACT Pathology
8 ADAMTS 13 ADAMTS 13; TTP 2 x Citrate Special Conditions: Transport to the laboratory within 4 hours of collection. Specimens that are not sent to the main laboratory within 4 hours should be double spun, separated and frozen before transporting. Referred Test. ADAMTS 13 activity and ADAMTS13 antibodies may also be requested. John Hunter Pathology
9 Adenosine Deaminase-Red Cell red cell enzymes EDTA Cold/Cool Referred Test Minimum volume 1 ml EDTA. Blood film reuired. Collect normal control at the same time. Send Monday to Thursday. Children's Hospital, Westmead
10 Adenovirus PCR conjunctivitis Orange top flocked swab in viral transport media, green top viral swab RT Please contact the on-call Microbiologist if testing on other specimen types other than those listed is required. ACT Pathology
Test name Keywords Sample required Transport conditions Additional details Performed at
Subscribe
Notify of

0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Topic Contents
error: Alert: Content is protected !!