Record each amount on the intake and output (I&O) sheet. Throat swab culture is done to detect the presence of organisms in the throat that could cause infection. Label the specimen cup with the patient’s identifying information, complete a laboratory request form requesting an HCG test and send both to the lab. Expanded cost-per-Medicare beneficiary due to repeated specimen collections and unnecessary treatment. Clean the top of both culture bottles with betadine solution or alcohol swab. Record the amount, consistency, and color of the sputum collected, as well as the time and date in the nursing notes. Record the ending date and time on the collection container and on the laboratory requisition. Serum - Gel OR Broncheolar Lavage (BAL) Minimum Volume 2 - 3 mL Comments. Quality & Professional Issues Test . The amount and kinds of waste in the urine make it lighter or darker. Explain to the patient that this kind of urine collection involves first voiding approximately one half of the urine into the toilet, urinal, or bedpan, then collecting a portion of midstream urine in a sterile container, and allowing the rest to be pass into the toilet. Secure a band-aid or some gauze over the puncture site. All collection tubes need to be processed within 6 hours of collection. It is the most common form of fecal occult blood test (FOBT) in use today. Using a plastic pipette, remove 1 mL of plasma and transfer to a plastic polypropylene aliquot tube and label with patient's name and a second patient identifier (e.g., date of birth, medical record number). Pour the urine into the sterile container. Remove and discard your gloves and wash your hands thoroughly. joint fluid, Fluorescent Treponemal Antibodies (see >> Syphilis Antibodies), FMAIN (see >> Neonatal Alloimmune Neutropenia Screen (NAIN; FMAIN)), FMAIT (see >> Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia Screen (NAIT, FMAIT)), FMH Estimation (see >> Feto-Maternal Haemorrhage Estimation), FMR-1 Premutation (see >> Fragile X Nucleic Acid Detection), Foetal Hb (see >> Thalassaemia/Haemoglobinopathy Screen), Folic Acid (see >> Red Cell Folate (RCF)), Free B-HCG (see >> Maternal Serum Screening - 1ST TRIMESTER), Fresh Tissue- Microscopy & Culture (M/C/S) (see >> Tissue - Microscopy & Culture (M/C/S)), Friedreich's Ataxia gene sequencing (FXN), Friedreich's Ataxia triplet repeat test (HTT), FSHD (see >> Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy type 1), Full LFT (see >> Full Liver Function Tests (Full LFT) - includes AST), Full Liver Function Tests (Full LFT) - includes AST, Functional test for Interferon-gamma & Interferon-alpha Autoantibodies, GAD Antibodies (GAD Ab) (see >> Diabetes Antibodies), Galactomannan (see >> Aspergillus Antigen Test (Galactomannan)), Galactose-1-phosphate (see >> GALACTOSAEMIA SCREEN), Ganglioside GC Antibody (see >> Anti GQ1b Antibodies), Gastric Intrinsic Factor Antibodies (IFA) (see >> Intrinsic Factor Antibodies (IFA)), Gastric Parietal Cell Antibodies (see >> Parietal Cell Antibodies), GAUCHER MONITORING (see >> Chitotriosidase (Gaucher Disease Monitoring)), GBS Screen (see >> Antenatal Streptococcus agalactiae (GBS) Screen), GCMS Drug Confirmation (see >> Drug Screen (Qualitative), Urine), Gene analysis for Thalassaemia/Haemoglobinopathy (see >> Thalassaemia/Haemoglobinopathy Genotype), Genotyping (Red cell / paternal genotype / maternal genotype / amniotic fluid genotype / fetal genotype) (see >> Red Cell Genotype (DNA analysis of blood group genes)), GFR - paediatric (see >> Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) - paediatric), GGT (see >> Gamma Glutamyl Transferase (GGT)), GLC Profile (see >> Urine Steroid Profile), Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) - paediatric, Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT) - PAEDIATRIC, Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT) with Insulin - ADULT, Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT) with Insulin - PAEDIATRIC, Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (see >> G6PD Assay female+male), GLUT1 (see >> SLC2A1 Gene Test (Glucose Transporter Deficiency), Glycosaminoglycan (Mucopolysaccharide) Electrophoresis profile - Urine, GM1 Anitbody (see >> Anti GM1 Antibodies), Gonococcal compliment fixation test (GCFT), Group B Streptococcal Antenatal Screening (see >> Antenatal Streptococcus agalactiae (GBS) Screen), GTT - ADULT (see >> Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT) - PAEDIATRIC), GTT - PAEDIATRIC (see >> Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT) - PAEDIATRIC), GTT and Insulin studies (see >> Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT) with Insulin - ADULT), GTT with Insulin - ADULT (see >> Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT) with Insulin - ADULT), GTT with Insulin - PAEDIATRIC (see >> Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT) with Insulin - PAEDIATRIC), H. influenza (type b) antibodies (see >> HIB (H. influenza type b) Antibodies), H1N1 (Swine Flu) (see >> Respiratory Virus Nucleic Acid Detection (Flu A, B, Parainfluenza 1,2,3; Human metapneumovirus; RSV)), H1N1 Influenza A (see >> Respiratory Virus Nucleic Acid Detection (Flu A, B, Parainfluenza 1,2,3; Human metapneumovirus; RSV)), H63D and C282Y Gene Mutation (see >> Haemochromotosis Gene Mutation / Haemochromotosis Screen), Haematocrit (see >> FBC (Full Blood Count, including differential)), Haemochromatosis Screen (see >> Haemochromotosis Gene Mutation / Haemochromotosis Screen), Haemochromotosis Gene Mutation / Haemochromotosis Screen, Haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) - (HPLC to Royal Melbourne Hospital), Haemoglobin DNA (see >> Thalassaemia/Haemoglobinopathy Genotype), Haemoglobin F (HbF) (see >> Thalassaemia/Haemoglobinopathy Screen), Haemoglobinopathy (see >> Thalassaemia/Haemoglobinopathy Screen), Haemophilia A Gene Test (see >> Factor VIII Genotype), Haemophilia B Gene Test (see >> Factor IX Gentoype), Haemophilus influenza (type b) antibodies (see >> HIB (H. influenza type b) Antibodies), Haemopoietic Colony Forming Cells (see >> JMML Colony Culture), Haemosiderin (see >> Haemosiderin, Urine), HATTS (Heparin Associated Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia Syndrome) Screen (see >> HITS (Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia Syndrome) Screen), HAV Antibodies (see >> Hepatitis A serology), HAV Serology (see >> Hepatitis A serology), Hb (Haemoglobin) Electrophoresis (see >> Thalassaemia/Haemoglobinopathy Screen), Hb DNA analysis (see >> Thalassaemia/Haemoglobinopathy Genotype), Hb Electrophoresis (see >> Thalassaemia/Haemoglobinopathy Screen), Hb sickle solubility (see >> Thalassaemia/Haemoglobinopathy Screen), Hb Solubility (see >> Thalassaemia/Haemoglobinopathy Screen), Hb Stability (see >> Unstable Haemoglobin Screen), HCV antibodies (see >> Hepatitis C Antibody), HCV RNA Qualitative (see >> Hepatitis C PCR), HCV Viral Load (see >> Hepatitis C Viral Load +/- Genotype), Heat Elution of Cord/Baby Red Blood Cells, Heat Stability Test (see >> Unstable Haemoglobin Screen), Helicobacter pylori antigen screen in faeces, Heparin Associated Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia Syndrome (HATTS) Screen (see >> HITS (Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia Syndrome) Screen), Heparin Induced Platelets Antibody (see >> HITS (Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia Syndrome) Screen), Hepatitis B NAT Testing (see >> Blood Borne Virus NAT Screen), Hepatitis B NAT Testing (see >> Hepatitis B (Viral Load)), Hepatitis B NAT Testing (see >> Hepatitis B PCR), Hepatitis B Nucleic Acid Detection (see >> Hepatitis B (Viral Load)), Hepatitis B Nucleic Acid Detection (see >> Hepatitis B PCR), Hepatitis B Nucleic Acid Detection Viral Load (see >> Hepatitis B (Viral Load)), Hepatitis C NAT (see >> Blood Borne Virus NAT Screen), Hepatitis C NAT (see >> Hepatitis C Viral Load +/- Genotype), Hepatitis C Nucleic Acid Detection Genotyping (see >> Hepatitis C Viral Load +/- Genotype), Hepatitis D (see >> Hepatitis D Serology), Herpes Simplex Virus Nucleic Acid Detection (see >> HSV (Herpes Simplex Virus) PCR), HFE gene (see >> Haemochromotosis Gene Mutation / Haemochromotosis Screen), HH6 Serology (see >> Human Herpes Virus 6 (HHV-6) Serology), HHV-6 PCR Blood (see >> Human Herpes Virus 6 Nucleic Acid Detection - Blood), HHV-6 PCR Faeces (see >> Human Herpes Virus 6 (HHV-6) Nucleic Acid Detection , Faeces), HHV-6 Serology (see >> Human Herpes Virus 6 (HHV-6) Serology), High Vaginal Swab (see >> Culture Genital Swab incl Microscopy), Histamine and 1-Methyl-Histamine - Whole Blood, Histone Antibodies (see >> Anti Histone Antibodies), HITS (Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia Syndrome) Screen, HLA Antibodies – Specificity identification, HLA Cytotoxic Antibodies (see >> HLA Antibodies - Screen Only), HLA Tissue Typing - disease association_ adverse drug reaction susceptibility (miscellaneous), HLA Tissue Typing – HLA-A 31:01 HLA-B 15:02 (Carbamazepine (Tegretol), Lamotrigine, Phenytoin hypersensitivity), HLA Tissue Typing – HLA-B 51 (Behcet’s disease), HLA Tissue Typing – HLA-B 57:01 (Abacavir hypersensitivity), HLA Tissue Typing – HLA-B 58:01 (Allopurinol hypersensitivity), HLA Tissue Typing - HLA-DQ (Coeliac Genetic Susceptibility), HLA Tissue Typing – HLA-DQB1 06:02 (Narcolepsy Susceptibility), HLA Tissue Typing Class I and Class II (see >> HLA Tissue Typing), HLA-B51 (see >> HLA Tissue Typing – HLA-B 51 (Behcet’s disease)), HLA-B58 (see >> HLA Tissue Typing – HLA-B 58:01 (Allopurinol hypersensitivity)), HLA-DRB1-0407 (see >> HLA Tissue Typing - disease association_ adverse drug reaction susceptibility (miscellaneous)), HPV (Human Papillomavirus) Cervical Screening Test, HPV SEROLOGY (see >> Human Papilloma Virus Genotyping by PCR), HSB (see >> Lymphocyte Subsets - Immunology Includes CD3, CD4, CD8, CD19, NK, High Sens B Cells, HLADR & Naive T), HSB Cells (see >> Lymphocyte Subsets - Immunology Includes CD3, CD4, CD8, CD19, NK, High Sens B Cells, HLADR & Naive T), HSV Serology (see >> Herpes Simplex Antibodies IgG & IgM), HSV Type Specific Serology (see >> Herpes Simplex Type Specific Antibodies), Human Herpes Virus 6 (HHV-6) Nucleic Acid Detection , Faeces, Human Herpes Virus 6 Nucleic Acid Detection - Blood, Human Metapneumovirus Nucleic Acid Detection, Human T Lymphocyte Virus 1 and 2 (see >> HTLV 1 & 2 Antibodies), Huntington Disease Triplet repeat test (HTT), HVA (see >> Pterins & Neurotransmitters - CSF), Hydroxy Methoxy Mandelic Acid (HMMA) (see >> HMMA (Also VMA)), IA-2 Antibodies (see >> Diabetes Antibodies), IBL (see >> Bacterial screening - multiresistant organisms by culture), IgG (see >> Immunoglobulins (includes IgG,IgA & IgM)). Blood in the urine colors it; if the amount of blood in the urine is great, the urine will be red. Instruct the patient to urinate, flush down the urine down the toilet when he gets up in the morning. According to the FDA, 10 to 20 percent of pregnant women may not detect their pregnancy by testing on what they believe to be the first day of their first missed period. Zephiran, a soap solution, or three antiseptic towelettes, Three cotton balls (to use with zephiran or soap solution). Lessen transport time and maintain an appropriate environment between collection of specimens and delivery to the laboratory. Label the bottle with patient identifying information, the date, and time the collection begins and ends. Before you begin, describe the procedure to him. All blood specimens must be identified with the patient's full name (first and last), date of birth, collection date, and test(s) requested. Remind the patient not to take samples from the toilet bowl water. This specimen shows the total amounts of wastes the kidneys are eliminating and the amount of each. For many urine chemistry procedures the specimen of choice is 24-hour urine. The collection should end exactly 24 hours after it began, by having the patient empty his or her bladder, or catheter bag, and adding this specimen to the collection container. If you don’t get an adequate sample on the first try, have him continue to cough until you’re able to collect a minimum of 15 ml. If the patient has trouble bringing up secretions, however, have him breathe into the nebulizer and try again. B. TRIG : Patient Preparation: 1. However, nurses should not only possess the right knowledge, but as well as the skill and understanding in performing necessary procedures in accordance with the organization’s protocols, policies, and guidelines. Close the slots and put the name of the patient and the date on the test kit. The specimen vial must have the patient name or unique identifier that matches the test request form. Advise the patient to use the test the first time she urinate after waking up. A sample of mucus and secretions from the back of the throat is collected on a cotton-tipped applicator and applied to a slide or a special cup that allows infections to grow. A blood culture is being done to determine which specific organism or bacteria is causing the problem and how best to combat it. Using the sterile collection container provided, instruct the patient to take three deep breaths, then force a deep cough and expectorate into a sterile screw-top container. Apply the tourniquet to allow the veins to fill with blood and become more visible. Timed Urine Specimens (2-Hour, 4-Hour, 24-Hour). Collect ample amount of sample by using appropriate collection devices such as sterile, leak-proof specimen containers. Sterile syringe (20 cc) and three needles (usually 20 gauge), Two blood culture bottles (one for anaerobic and one for aerobic specimens). A sputum specimen is obtained for culture to identify the microorganism responsible for lung infections; identify cancer cells shed by lung tumors; or aid in the diagnosis and management of occupational lung diseases. Specimen collection and processing procedures Proper specimen collection and handling is an integral part of obtaining a valid and timely laboratory test result. Wanting to reach a bigger audience in teaching, he is now a writer and contributor for Nurseslabs since 2012 while working part-time as a nurse instructor. Instruct the patient to drink adequate fluids during the collection period. Supplies and equipment required for a blood culture are: The test requires little preparation for the patient. If the patient cannot cough up a specimen, the respiratory therapist can use sputum induction techniques such as heated aerosol (nebulization), followed in some instances by postural drainage and percussion. The additional intake will further increase sputum production overnight and assure that you’ll get a good sample. Our ultimate goal is to help address the nursing shortage by inspiring aspiring nurses that a career in nursing is an excellent choice, guiding students to become RNs, and for the working nurse – helping them achieve success in their careers! A sputum specimen is a sample of material expelled from the respiratory passages taken for laboratory analysis to determine the presence of pathogens. Completed requisition is to be placed in the outside pocket. Specimen Collection, Handling and Transport Page 6 of 6 All specimens transported via courier must be transported in sealed biohazard, leak-proof, puncture resistant container tightly closed before transportation. Midstream “clean-catch” urine collection is the most common method of obtaining urine specimens from adults, particularly men. Check expiration date before inoculating collection device. Bedpan should be provided when the patient is ready. The supplies and equipment required to obtain a sample for throat culture are: 10. Note: Irregular periods or miscalculations of when a period is due can affect the test. Test results are a direct reflection of specimen integrity. Stools specimen are often tested for blood. And knowing the proper way of gathering specimen is necessary for self-protection and to prevent the spread of disease. The test is relatively simple for the patient and involves a simple blood draw. Urine normally doesn’t have a very strong smell. COMPLETION OF TEST REQUEST FORM: The test request form must contain the patient name (and/or unique identifier), patient date of birth, date of specimen collection, source of specimen, and submitting facility name and address at a minimum. Supplies and equipment required to collect a stool specimen are: Clean bedpan and cover (an extra bedpan or urinal if the patient must void), Plastic bag for transport of container with specimen to laboratory. A sample of urine collected at any time of the day. ), Immunoglobulin Heavy Chain Gene Rearrangement Studies, Immunophenotyping / MRD by Flow Cytometry, Immunophenotyping / MRD by Flow Cytometry (Peter MacCallum), Indirect Coombs Test (see >> Indirect Antiglobulin Test), Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy Genetic test (PLA2G6 gene sequencing), Infectious Mononucleosis Test (see >> IM (Infectious Mononucleosis) Screen), Infliximab Antibodies (see >> Infliximab Level (and Anti TNFa Ab)), Influenza - Virology (see >> Respiratory Virus Nucleic Acid Detection (Flu A, B, Parainfluenza 1,2,3; Human metapneumovirus; RSV)), Influenza A and B (see >> Respiratory Virus Nucleic Acid Detection (Flu A, B, Parainfluenza 1,2,3; Human metapneumovirus; RSV)), Inherited Cancer Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Panel, Insulin Like growth factors (see >> IGF1), Interleukin 2 receptor - soluble (soluble CD25) (see >> Soluble CD25 (Soluble IL-2 Receptor)), Interleukin 28B (see >> Hepatitis C Treatment IL28B Mutation), Inversion 16 (see >> CBF beta-MY11(Inv 16) mutation), Isoagglutinins (see >> Isohaemagglutinins - Requires Immunopathologist Approval), Isohaemagglutinins - Requires Immunopathologist Approval, Isopropanol Stability test (see >> Unstable Haemoglobin Screen), IUD for Actinomyces Culture (see >> Culture Actinomyces - IUD), Jumper Ant RAST (see >> RAST to Jumper Ant IgE), Kaletra (see >> Lopinavir (LOP) - Kaletra), Karyotype Molecular (see >> Microarray (Molecular Karyotype)), Keppra Level (see >> Levetiracetam level), Kleihauer (see >> Feto-Maternal Haemorrhage Estimation), LA (see >> Lupus Anticoagulant / Lupus Inhibitor Screen - LA), LAC (see >> Lupus Anticoagulant / Lupus Inhibitor Screen - LA), LAD Testing (see >> Leucocyte Adhesion Deficiency Testing (CD11b/CD18)), Legionella Urinary Antigen Screen (see >> Legionella Urine Antigen), Leucocyte Adhesion Deficiency Testing (CD11b/CD18), Leucocyte Count (see >> FBC (Full Blood Count, including differential)), LFT (see >> Liver Function Tests (LFT) - excludes AST), LFT - Full (see >> Full Liver Function Tests (Full LFT) - includes AST), LGV Serology (see >> Lymphogranuloma venerium (LGV)), LI (see >> Lupus Anticoagulant / Lupus Inhibitor Screen - LA), Liver Cytosol Antibodies (see >> Anti Liver Cytosol 1), Liver Function Tests - Full (Full LFT) - includes AST (see >> Full Liver Function Tests (Full LFT) - includes AST), Liver Function Tests (LFT) - excludes AST, Lupus Anticoagulant / Lupus Inhibitor Screen - LA, Lupus Inhibitor (see >> Lupus Anticoagulant / Lupus Inhibitor Screen - LA), Lymphocyte Cell Surface Markers (see >> Lymphocyte Subsets - Immunology Includes CD3, CD4, CD8, CD19, NK, High Sens B Cells, HLADR & Naive T), Lymphocyte Proliferation - PHA (see >> Lymphocyte Function Tests), Lymphocyte Proliferation / Stimulation - Candida (see >> Separated Lymphocyte Stimulation - Candida), Lymphocyte Proliferation / Stimulation - Tetanus (see >> Separated Lymphocyte Stimulation - Tetanus), Lymphocyte Subsets - Immunology Includes CD3, CD4, CD8, CD19, NK, High Sens B Cells, HLADR & Naive T, Lymphocyte Subsets- Stem Cell Products Only, Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus (LCMV), Lynch syndrome genetic test (MLH1, MSH2, MSH6 gene sequencing), MAG IgM - Anti-Myelin associated glycoprotein antibodies, Malaria RDT (see >> Malarial Parasite Detection), Malarial Rapid Detection and Microscopy ( thick and thin) (see >> Malarial Parasite Detection), Malignant Hyperthermia (MH) Genetic Testing, including DNA extraction, Maltase (tissue) (see >> Disaccharidases, Maltase, Sucrase, Lactase and Isomaltase), Mannose Binding Lectin (see >> Complement Function (Classical, Alternative, MBL)), Maternal Blood Group & Antibody Screen at delivery, Maternal Serum Screening - Second Trimester, MBL (see >> Complement Function (Classical, Alternative, MBL)), MCH Class II Deficiency Test (see >> Lymphocyte Subsets - Immunology Includes CD3, CD4, CD8, CD19, NK, High Sens B Cells, HLADR & Naive T), MCS CSF (see >> Culture CSF including microscopy), MECP2 - Mutation analysis of the MECP2 gene ( Rett syndrome), Melioidosis Serology (Berkolderia pseudomallei), Meningitis/Encephalitis Nucleic Acid Detection, MERS-Coronavirus (see >> Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)), MERS-CoV (see >> Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)), Metabolic Test - Miscellaneous not otherwise listed in EPIC, Metadrenaline Plasma (see >> Metanephrine, Plasma), Methotrexate FLUID (see >> Methotrexate, CSF), Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase mutation analysis (see >> MTHFR), MHC-II Expression (see >> Lymphocyte Subsets - Immunology Includes CD3, CD4, CD8, CD19, NK, High Sens B Cells, HLADR & Naive T), Microalbumin (Includes Urine Creatinine), Urine, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), Miscellaneous Genetic Test (see >> Genetic Test Miscellaneous), Mitochondrial Enzyme analysis (see >> Respiratory Chain Enzymes), Mo-1 (see >> Leucocyte Adhesion Deficiency Testing (CD11b/CD18)), MOG Antibodies (see >> Anti MOG (Myelin Oligodendrocyte Glycoprotein)), Monospot (see >> IM (Infectious Mononucleosis) Screen), MRSA (see >> Bacterial screening - multiresistant organisms by culture), MRSA by culture (see >> Bacterial screening - multiresistant organisms by culture), MSST (see >> Maternal Serum Screening - 1ST TRIMESTER), MSST (see >> Maternal Serum Screening - Second Trimester), MSU (see >> Culture Urine including microscopy), Multimers (see >> von Willebrand Factor Multimers), Muscle or Nerve Biopsies for testing by The Victorian Neuromuscular Laboratory Service (VNLS), Muscle Specific Kinase Antibodies (see >> Anti MUSK & LRP4 antibodies), Musk antibodies (see >> Anti MUSK & LRP4 antibodies), Mutation and copy number analysis for BRCA1, BRCA2, STK11, PTEN, CDH1, PALB2, TP53, MUTYH associated polyposis (MYH) gene sequencing, MVE Serology (see >> Murray Valley Encephalitis Serology), Mycobacterium genus (see >> Mycobacterium genus or Atypical Mycobacteria or Pan Mycobacterial Culture), Mycobacterium genus or Atypical Mycobacteria or Pan Mycobacterial Culture, Mycobacterium genus or Atypical Mycobacteria or Pan Mycobacterial PCR, Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Rifampicin Resistance Mutation PCR (GeneXpert), Mycobacterium tuberculosis Microscopy and Culture, Mycobacterium ulcerans detection Nucleic Acid detection, Mycobacterium Ulcerans: Microscopy and Culture, Mycophenolate (see >> Mycophenolic Acid - Austin), Mycophenolate Mofetil (see >> Mycophenolic Acid - Austin), Mycoplasma genitalium Nucleic Acid detection inc Macrolide Resistance, Mycoplasma Pneumoniae Antibodies (see >> Mycoplasma Serology), Mycoplasma pneumoniae Nucleic Acid detection, Myotonic Dystrophy triplet repeat test (DM1), NAIT (see >> Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia Screen (NAIT, FMAIT)), NAT testing for blood borne viruses (see >> Blood Borne Virus NAT Screen), NBT for Neutrophils (see >> Nitroblue Tetrazolium Slide Test - NBT), Neisseria gonorrhoeae Nucleic Acid Detection, Neisseria Meningitidis Nuceic Acid Detection, Neonatal Alloimmune Neutropenia Screen (NAIN; FMAIN), Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia Screen (NAIT, FMAIT), Neonatal Extended Expiry (ASBT) (see >> ASBT), Nerve or Muscle Biopsies for testing by The Victorian Neuromuscular Laboratory Service (VNLS) (see >> Muscle or Nerve Biopsies for testing by The Victorian Neuromuscular Laboratory Service (VNLS)), Neurocysticercosis (see >> Cysticercosis, CSF), Neuromuscular sub-exomic supercapture panel, Neutrophil Antibodies (see >> Anti Neutrophil Antibody), Neutrophil Chemotaxis (see >> Neutrophil Tests - Adelaide), Neutrophil Oxidative Burst and Phagocytosis, Neutrophil Oxidative Metabolism (see >> Neutrophil Oxidative Burst and Phagocytosis), NFT (see >> Neutrophil Oxidative Burst and Phagocytosis), NMDA Receptor Antibodies (see >> Anti NMDA Receptor Antibodies), Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT/NIPA) for RhD, Noradrenaline (see >> Urine Biogenic Amines (24hr)), Norovirus Nucleic Acid Detection - faeces, Novel Coronavirus (seasonal) (see >> Respiratory Virus Nucleic Acid Detection (Flu A, B, Parainfluenza 1,2,3; Human metapneumovirus; RSV)), NPA (see >> Nasopharyngeal Aspirate (NPA) Virology), N-telopeptides (see >> Urine N-telopeptides), OGTT (see >> Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT) - PAEDIATRIC), Oligoclonal Bands - Serum (see >> Protein Electrophoresis - Serum), Oxidative Burst (Neutrophils) (see >> Neutrophil Function Test), Oxidative Phosphorylation (see >> Respiratory Chain Enzymes), Oxphos (see >> Respiratory Chain Enzymes), P1NP (see >> Procollagen type 1 amino-terminal peptide), Pan Mycobacterial Culture (see >> Mycobacterium genus or Atypical Mycobacteria or Pan Mycobacterial Culture), Panbacterial PCR (see >> 16S rRNA Gene Nucleic Acid Detection), Panfungal PCR (see >> 18S rRNA Gene Nucleic Acid Detection), PAPP-A (see >> Maternal Serum Screening - 1ST TRIMESTER), Parainfluenza - Virology (see >> Respiratory Virus Nucleic Acid Detection (Flu A, B, Parainfluenza 1,2,3; Human metapneumovirus; RSV)), Paraprotein - Serum (see >> Protein Electrophoresis - Serum), Paraprotein - Urine (see >> Protein Electrophoresis, Urine), Parathyroid hormone related peptide (PTHrP), Parechovirus Nucleic Acid Detection - CSF, Parechovirus Nucleic Acid Detection - Faeces, Paroxymal Nocturnal Haemoglobinuria Screen (see >> PNH investigation by flow cytometry), PB Colony Culture (see >> JMML Colony Culture), PCV (see >> FBC (Full Blood Count, including differential)), Pemphigoid Antibodies (see >> Anti Skin Basement Membrane Ab), Pemphigus Antibodies (see >> Anti Interstitial Substance of Squamous Epithelium), percept™ Non-Invasive Prenatal Test (NIPT), Peripheral Blood CD34 (Pre harvest counts), Peritoneal Dialysis Fluid (PDF) Microscopy and Culture (see >> Culture Fluids NON CSF including Microscopy), PERT (see >> Pre Eclampsia Ratio test (PERT)), PET (see >> PET - Peritoneal Equilibration Test), PETR (see >> Pre Eclampsia Ratio test (PERT)), PFA (see >> Platelet Function Screening Test (PFA)), PFA 100 (see >> Platelet Function Screening Test (PFA)), PGK Level (see >> Phosphoglycerate Kinase), PGM (see >> Prothrombin Gene Mutation 20210A), Phosphoethanolamine (urine) (see >> Metabolic profile/screen- Urine), Phytanic Acid (see >> Very Long Chain Fatty Acids (VLCFA)), Placental Growth Factor (PLGF) (see >> Pre Eclampsia Ratio test (PERT)), Platelet Antibodies - Investigation of Drug Induced Thrombocytopenia (see >> Platelet Antibodies - Investigation of ITP), Platelet Antibodies - Investigation of ITP, Platelet Antibodies Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia (see >> Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia Screen (NAIT, FMAIT)), Platelet Funtion Test (Aggregometry) (see >> Platelet Aggregometry), Platelets (see >> FBC (Full Blood Count, including differential)), PlGF (see >> Pre Eclampsia Ratio test (PERT)), Plt (see >> FBC (Full Blood Count, including differential)), PML-RARA or RAR (Retinoic acid receptor RT-PCR) Fusion Gene, PML-RARA or RAR (Retinoic acid receptor RT-PCR) Fusion Gene(1), Pneumococcal PCR (see >> Strep pneumoniae Nucleic Acid Detection), Polyomavirus (BK/JC) - Nucleic Acid Detection, Polyomavirus BK Nucleic Acid Detection (see >> Polyomavirus (BK/JC) - Nucleic Acid Detection), Pompe Disease (see >> Tetrasaccharide - Urine (Pompe Disease)), Porphyrin Screen (includes blood urine and faeces, all are assayed for a complete result), Post HSCT Blood Group Assessment (see >> Blood Group (ABO & Rh)), Prader Willi / Angelman syndrome methylation test, Pre Eclampsia markers (see >> Pre Eclampsia Ratio test (PERT)), Predictive testing for familial mutation/copy number variation in BRCA1, BRCA2, STK11, PTEN, CDH1, PALB2, TP53, Pregnanediol Urine (see >> Urine Steroid Profile), Prepare Red Cells (see >> Blood Group & Antibody Screen (Group & Hold) RCH Only), Procollagen type 1 amino-terminal peptide, Prot (see >> Protein / Total Protein (Prot)), Protein CSF (see >> Protein & Glucose, CSF), Prothrombin Genotype (see >> Prothrombin Gene Mutation 20210A), Protoporphyrin (see >> Porphyrins, Urine), Pseudocholinesterase (see >> Cholinesterase), Psittacosis serology (see >> Chlamydia psittaci serology), PTH Related Peptide (see >> Parathyroid hormone related peptide (PTHrP)), PTHrP (see >> Parathyroid hormone related peptide (PTHrP)), Pyridinoline Crosslinks (also known as DPD) (see >> Pyridinoline X links), Pyridoxal 5 phosphate (PLP) (see >> Vitamin B6), Pyrilinks DPD (see >> Pyridinoline X links), Pyruvate Kinase (see >> Red Cell Enzyme Screen), QhCG Blood (see >> hCG (Human chorionic gonadotropin)), QhCG Urine (see >> Quantitative hCG, Urine), Quadruple Test (see >> Maternal Serum Screening - 1ST TRIMESTER), Quantiferon M. Tuberculosis (see >> Quantiferon Gold -QF Gold in tube), Quantitative hCG Blood (see >> hCG (Human chorionic gonadotropin)), Rapid Plasma Reagin (see >> Syphilis Antibodies), RC Enzymes (see >> Respiratory Chain Enzymes), Red Cell Genotype (DNA analysis of blood group genes), Red Cell Membrane Disorder Screening Test (RCMD), Red Cell Nucleic Acid Detection Genotyping (see >> Red Cell Genotype (DNA analysis of blood group genes)), Red Cell Phenotype (see >> Blood Group & Antibody Screen (Group & Hold) RCH Only), Reproductive Genetic Carrier Screening (For CF, FXS, SMA), Respiratory Burst (Neutrophils) (see >> Neutrophil Function Test), Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) - Virology (see >> Respiratory Virus Nucleic Acid Detection (Flu A, B, Parainfluenza 1,2,3; Human metapneumovirus; RSV)), Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Serology, Respiratory Virus Nucleic Acid Detection (Flu A, B, Parainfluenza 1,2,3; Human metapneumovirus; RSV), Retroviral Disease viral load (see >> HIV Viral Load), Retroviral Disease viral load (see >> HIV Ultra Sensitive Viral Load), Rh Blood group genotype (see >> Red Cell Genotype (DNA analysis of blood group genes)), Ricof (see >> Von Willebrands Disease (VWD) Screen (includes vWF antigen, Collagen Binding Assay (CBA) & Ristocetin Cofactor (RiCoF))), Ristocetin Cofactor (see >> Von Willebrands Disease (VWD) Screen (includes vWF antigen, Collagen Binding Assay (CBA) & Ristocetin Cofactor (RiCoF))), Ritonavir (see >> Lopinavir (LOP) - Kaletra), Roseola infantum (see >> Human Herpes Virus 6 (HHV-6) Serology), Rubeola (see >> Measles Antibodies IgG & IgM), Saccharomyces cerevisiae Antibodies (see >> ASCA - Anti Saccharomyces cerevisiae antibodies), SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Nucleic Acid Detection, SARS-CoV-2 Nucleic Acid Detection (Rapid), SBR (see >> Serum Bilirubin - unconjugated & conjugated (SBR)), sCD25 or IL2R soluble (see >> Soluble CD25 (Soluble IL-2 Receptor)), Separated Lymphocyte Proliferation - anti-CD3, Separated Lymphocyte Stimulation - Candida, Separated Lymphocyte Stimulation - Tetanus, Serum Bilirubin - unconjugated & conjugated (SBR), Serum Oligoclonal Bands (see >> Protein Electrophoresis - Serum), Serum Protein Electrophoresis (see >> Protein Electrophoresis - Serum), sFlt-1 (see >> Pre Eclampsia Ratio test (PERT)), sFlt-1/PlGF ratio (see >> Pre Eclampsia Ratio test (PERT)), SHBG (see >> Sex Hormone Binding Globulin), Sickle Cell Test (see >> Thalassaemia/Haemoglobinopathy Screen), SLA - Soluble Liver Antigen (antibodies to) (see >> Anti SLA (Soluble Liver Antigen)), SLAM Associated Protein (SAP) Expression (see >> SAP), SLC2A1 Gene Test (Glucose Transporter Deficiency, SMA - See either Smooth Muscle Antibody or Spinal Muscular Atrophy, SNP Microarray (see >> Microarray (Molecular Karyotype)), Soluble fms-like tyrosine like 1 (sFlt-1) (see >> Pre Eclampsia Ratio test (PERT)), Specific Gravity (see >> Urine Specific Gravity), Spinal Muscular Atrophy Gene Testing (Deletion Testing), Spinal Muscular Atrophy SMN1 Gene Copy Number Analysis, Spinal Muscular Atrophy SMN2 Gene Copy Number Analysis, Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA) 1,2,3,6,7 triplet repeat testing, Split Bil (see >> Serum Bilirubin - unconjugated & conjugated (SBR)), Split bilirubin (see >> Serum Bilirubin - unconjugated & conjugated (SBR)), Spontaneous Colony Proliferation (see >> JMML Colony Culture), STFR (see >> Soluble Transferrin Receptors), Strep pneumoniae (see >> Pneumococcal Antibodies), Streptococcal Serology (see >> ASOT or ASO), Streptococcus agalactiae (GBS) screen (see >> Antenatal Streptococcus agalactiae (GBS) Screen), Subdural Fluid / Tap - Microscopy & Culture (M/C/S) (see >> Culture CSF including microscopy), Sudden death next generation sequencing (NGS) panel, Sugars Faeces (see >> Reducing Substances, Faeces), Swine flu (see >> Respiratory Virus Nucleic Acid Detection (Flu A, B, Parainfluenza 1,2,3; Human metapneumovirus; RSV)), Syphilis EIA (see >> Syphilis Antibodies), Syphilis PCR (see >> Treponema Pallidum (Syphilis) PCR), T Cell Function (see >> Lymphocyte Function Tests), T Cell Markers / Subsets (see >> Lymphocyte Subsets - Immunology Includes CD3, CD4, CD8, CD19, NK, High Sens B Cells, HLADR & Naive T), T Cell Monitoring (see >> Lymphocyte Subsets - Immunology Includes CD3, CD4, CD8, CD19, NK, High Sens B Cells, HLADR & Naive T), T Cell V Beta repertoire (see >> V Beta Repertoire (for T Cells)), T Cells Naive (see >> Lymphocyte Subsets - Immunology Includes CD3, CD4, CD8, CD19, NK, High Sens B Cells, HLADR & Naive T), T.B. 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