Eastern Health Pathology

Site

Box Hill Hospital Laboratory

Accreditation No.

2971

Site No.

2964

Date of Accreditation

17 Aug 1990

Address

Level 4, Building B, 8 Arnold Street
Box Hill, VIC 3128
Australia

easternhealth.org.au/services/pathology

Contact

Ms Janet Steele P: +61 (03) 98953565

Availability

Services available to external clients

Supervision

GX (General)

Scope of Accreditation

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

24 Jul 2024

Last Activity Date

02 Jul 2021

Service Product Determinant
Microbiology - Bacteriology - Detection of pathogenic bacteria Aspirates; Blood; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Ear swabs; Eye swabs; Fluids; General swabs; Genital swabs; Nasal swabs; Respiratory specimens; Sputum; Throat swabs; Tissues; Wound swabs Antibiotic susceptibility; Cultured pathogens identification; Leucocytes (white blood cells, WBC); Pathogenic identification and antibiotic susceptibility
Faeces Antibiotic susceptibility; Bacteria; Cultured pathogens identification; Pathogenic identification and antibiotic susceptibility
Urine Antibiotic susceptibility; Bacteria; Blood; Cultured pathogens identification; Glucose; Haemoglobin (Hb); Leucocytes (white blood cells, WBC); Nitrite; Pathogenic identification and antibiotic susceptibility; Proteins; pH

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

24 Jul 2024

Last Activity Date

02 Jul 2021

Service Product Determinant
Anatomical pathology - Cytopathology - Non-gynaecological cytological investigations of body fluids, exudates, washings and brushings from non-squamous mucosal sites for the detection of malignancy Other body fluids; Sputum; Urine; Washings or brushings from other sites Cytological examination; Review and reporting of cytology samples
Anatomical pathology - Cytopathology - Non-gynaecological cytological investigations of nipple discharge or smears from squamous mucosal sites for the detection of cancerous or precancerous changes Skin smears Cytological examination; Review and reporting of cytology samples
Anatomical pathology - Cytopathology - Non-gynaecological cytological investigations on samples obtained via fine needle aspiration biopsy Fine needle aspirates (FNA) Cytological examination; Review and reporting of fine needle aspiration samples
Anatomical pathology - Tissue pathology - Examination of biopsy material Formalin fixed tissue; Fresh tissue; Smears Review and reporting of biopsy material to identify or exclude morphological abnormalities
Anatomical pathology - Tissue pathology - Gene probes using paraffin in-situ hybridisation techniques (chromogenic/silver) Formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue sections Detection of nucleic acid targets - Various
Anatomical pathology - Tissue pathology - Immediate frozen section diagnosis Fresh tissue Intra-operative consultation and examination of biopsy material
Anatomical pathology - Tissue pathology - Immunohistochemical (immunofluorescence) investigation Formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue sections Detection of antigenic targets - Various
Anatomical pathology - Tissue pathology - Immunohistochemical investigation Fixed cytological smears; Formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue sections Detection of antigenic targets - Various

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

24 Jul 2024

Last Activity Date

02 Jul 2021

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Analysis of calculus Renal calculi Ammonium; Calcium; Carbonate; Cystine; Magnesium; Oxalate; Phosphate; Uric acid
Chemical pathology - Analysis of drugs for toxicological (non-legal) purposes and ingested or absorbed toxic chemicals Blood Snake venom detection
Plasma; Serum Ethanol
Urine Amphetamines; Barbiturates; Benzodiazepines; Cannabis; Cocaine; Methadone; Opiates
Chemical pathology - Detection and/or quantitation of drugs for therapeutic monitoring Blood; Plasma; Serum Carbamazepine; Gentamicin (cidomycin, septopal, genticyn, garamycin); Lithium; Paracetamol (acetaminophen); Phenytoin (dilantin); Salicylate; Tacrolimus; Theophylline; Valproate (valproic acid, epilim); Vancomycin
Digoxin
Chemical pathology - Detection and/or quantitation of tumour markers Ascitic fluid; Peritoneal dialysis fluid; Pleural fluid CA19-9 antigen (CA19-9); Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA)
Plasma; Serum CA125 antigen (CA125); CA15-3 antigen (CA15-3); CA19-9 antigen (CA19-9); Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA); Prostate specific antigen (PSA); Thyroglobulin; α-Fetoprotein (AFP)
β2-Microglobulin (B2M)
Chemical pathology - Determination of hormones and hormone binding proteins (other than thyroid function tests) Plasma; Serum Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)
C-peptide; Cortisol; Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH); Insulin; Luteinising hormone (LH); Oestradiol; Parathyroid hormone (PTH); Progesterone; Prolactin; Sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG); Testosterone
Chemical pathology - Diagnosis and management of diabetes mellitus Blood Glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c)
Chemical pathology - Further investigation of cardiac function Plasma; Serum N-Terminal-pro b-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP); Troponin T
Chemical pathology - Further investigation of lipid profiles for diagnosis of types III and IV hyperlipidaemia Plasma; Serum HDL - Quantitation
Chemical pathology - Further investigation of renal and/or hepatic function Plasma; Serum Haptoglobins
Chemical pathology - Haem related pigments and precursors (excluding porphyria) Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Xanthochromia
Chemical pathology - Investigation and determination of hepatic, cardiac, bone, skeletal muscle and other profiles and metabolic studies Ascitic fluid Amylase
Ascitic fluid; Peritoneal dialysis fluid; Pleural fluid Albumin; Cholesterol - Total; Creatinine; Glucose; Lactate; Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH); Lipase; Potassium; Protein - Total; Sodium; Triglycerides; Urate; Urea
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Glucose; Protein - Total
Plasma; Serum Ammonia
Alanine aminotransferase; Albumin; Alkaline phosphatase; Amylase; Aspartate aminotransferase; Bicarbonate; Bilirubin - Any fractions; Bilirubin - Total; C-reactive protein (CRP); Calcium - Total; Chloride; Cholesterol - Total; Creatine kinase; Creatinine; Glucose; High sensitivity C-reactive protein (CRP); Lactate; Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH); Lipase; Magnesium; Phosphate; Potassium; Protein - Total; Sodium; Triglycerides; Urate; Urea; γ-Glutamyltransferase
Plasma; Serum; Urine Osmolality
Urine Albumin; Calcium - Total; Chloride; Creatinine; Magnesium; Phosphate; Potassium; Protein - Total; Sodium; Urate; Urea
Chemical pathology - Investigation for folate deficiency Blood; Plasma; Serum Folate
Chemical pathology - Iron studies Plasma; Serum Ferritin; Iron; Transferrin
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of blood gases and other measurements (performed on the same specimen) Blood Calcium; Carboxyhaemoglobin; Chloride; Deoxyhaemoglobin (HHb); Glucose; Haemoglobin (Hb); Lactate; Methaemoglobin (MetHb); Oxyhaemoglobin; Partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2); Partial pressure of oxygen (PO2); Potassium; Sodium; pH
Pleural fluid pH
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of precursor and intermediary metabolites Plasma Amino acids
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of vitamins Plasma; Serum Cobalamin (vitamin B12); Holotranscobalamin (active vitamin B12); Vitamin D
Chemical pathology - Tests for thyroid function Plasma; Serum Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH); Triiodothyronine (T3) - Free
Thyroxine (T4) - Free
Immunopathology - Detection and/or quantitation and/or characterisation of autoantibodies Plasma; Serum Rheumatoid factor
Serum Anti-thyroglobulin antibodies (Tg); Anti-thyroid peroxidase antibodies (TPO)
Immunopathology - Quantitation of complement proteins Plasma; Serum Complement components C3 and C4
Immunopathology - Quantitative and/or qualitative investigation of proteins Serum Detection and quantitation of free kappa and free lambda light chains
Immunopathology - Quantitative investigations of immunoglobulins and immunoglobulins subclasses Plasma; Serum Total immunoglobulin A; Total immunoglobulin E; Total immunoglobulin G; Total immunoglobulin M
Infertility and pregnancy tests including assisted reproductive technology - Diagnosis of pregnancy Plasma; Serum Detection of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

24 Jul 2024

Last Activity Date

02 Jul 2021

Service Product Determinant
Immunopathology - Characterisation of leucocyte surface antigens (including immunophenotyping) Blood CD19; CD3; CD4; CD45; CD56; CD8
CD3; CD4; CD45; CD56; CD8
CD14; CD16; CD235a; CD33; CD45; CD59; CD66abce; Fluorescein-labelled proaerolysin (FLAER)
Blood; Bone marrow; Fresh tissue CD10; CD11c; CD16; CD19; CD20; CD200; CD22; CD23; CD25; CD3; CD4; CD5; CD56; CD7; CD79b; CD8; FMC7; Kappa light chains; Lambda light chains
CD10; CD117; CD11b; CD13; CD138; CD14; CD15; CD19; CD1a; CD2; CD20; CD22; CD235a; CD3; CD33; CD34; CD38; CD4; CD41; CD45; CD56; CD7; CD79αcy; CD8; HLA-DR antigen; Myeloperoxidase; Terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase (TdT)
Blood; Disaggregated tissues specimen Assessment of lymphoid cell populations; Assessment of myeloid cell populations; CD138; CD38; CD4; CD8; Plasma cell; Total leucocyte number; Total lymphocycte number

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

24 Jul 2024

Last Activity Date

02 Jul 2021

Service Product Determinant
Haematology - Assessment of haemolysis or metabolic enzymes (red cell enzyme assays) Blood Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD)
Haematology - Bone marrow examination Bone marrow Examination of aspirated material; Histological examination
Haematology - Examination of blood films by special staining Blood Malaria
Haematology - Foetal haemoglobin in maternal circulation Blood Detection and quantitation of foetal red cells
Haematology - Full blood examination Blood Differential number; Erythrocyte count (red blood cell count, RBCC); Haematocrit (packed cell volume, PCV); Haemoglobin (Hb); Leucocyte count (white blood cell count, WBCC); Platelet count; Red blood cell distribution width (RDW); Red blood cell index or indices; Reticulocytes
Morphology
Haematology - Haemostasis related analysis (including special coagulation testing and platelet function tests) Plasma Platelet function (PFA)
Von Willebrand collagen binding assay
Activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT); Anti-thrombin III; Apixaban - Anti-Xa; D-dimer; Dabigatran; Factor II; Factor IX; Factor V; Factor VII; Factor VIII; Factor X; Factor XI; Factor XII; Fibrinogen; Heparin assay; International normalised ratio (INR); Lupus anticoagulant; Protein C and protein S; Rivaroxaban - Anti-Xa; Thrombin time (TT); Von Willebrand factor (vWF); Von Willebrand factor (vWF) activity - Ristocetin co-factor assay
Haematology - Limited blood examination Blood Erythrocyte (RBC) sedimentation rate (ESR)
Immunohaematology - Blood group antibody detection Blood Other blood group systems
Immunohaematology - Blood grouping Blood ABO; RhD
Immunohaematology - Determination of compatibility of blood donor units Blood Direct antiglobulin test (DAT, direct Coombs test); Examination for blood group antibodies; Group checks of patient and donor; Identification of detected antibodies
Immunohaematology - Identification and quantitation of blood group antibodies Blood Antibody absorption; Antibody elution; Antibody titration; Direct antiglobulin test (DAT, direct Coombs test)
Immunohaematology - Investigation of blood transfusion reactions Blood products Antibodies
Immunohaematology - Issue and release of blood and blood product for transfusion Blood; Cryoprecipitate; Fresh frozen plasma (FFP); Platelets Issue and release of blood and blood products for transfusion
Immunohaematology - Storage and distribution of blood and blood components Blood; Cryoprecipitate; Fresh frozen plasma (FFP); Platelets Issue and release of blood and blood products for transfusion
Microbiology - Parasitology - Detection of ova, cysts and parasites Blood; Plasma Malaria
Microbiology - Serology of infection - Microbial antibody and/or antigen detection and/or quantitation Blood; Plasma Infectious mononucleosis

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

24 Jul 2024

Last Activity Date

02 Jul 2021

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of blood gases and other measurements (performed on the same specimen) Blood Calcium; Carboxyhaemoglobin; Chloride; Deoxyhaemoglobin (HHb); Glucose; Haemoglobin (Hb); Lactate; Methaemoglobin (MetHb); Oxyhaemoglobin; Partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2); Partial pressure of oxygen (PO2); Potassium; Sodium; pH

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

24 Jul 2024

Last Activity Date

02 Jul 2021

Service Product Determinant
Infertility and pregnancy tests including assisted reproductive technology - Semen analysis for post vasectomy and/or examination of cervical mucus Semen Presence of spermatozoa
Microbiology - Bacteriology - Detection of pathogenic bacteria Aspirates; Blood; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Ear swabs; Eye swabs; Fluids; General swabs; Genital specimens; Nasal swabs; Nasopharyngeal swabs; Respiratory specimens; Sputum; Synovial fluid; Throat swabs; Tissues; Wound swabs Bacteria; Blood; Crystals; Cultured pathogens identification; Epithelial cells; Erythrocytes (red blood cells, RBC); Leucocytes (white blood cells, WBC); Pathogenic identification and antibiotic susceptibility
Aspirates; Blood; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Ear swabs; Eye swabs; Fluids; General swabs; Genital swabs; Nasal swabs; Respiratory specimens; Sputum; Throat swabs; Tissues; Wound swabs Antibiotic susceptibility; Cultured pathogens identification; Pathogenic identification and antibiotic susceptibility; Pathogenic microorganisms
Bacterial isolates Pathogenic identification
Blood Bacteria; Pathogenic microorganisms
Faeces Antibiotic susceptibility; Bacteria; Cultured pathogens identification; Pathogenic identification and antibiotic susceptibility
Urine Legionella antigen; Streptococcus pneumoniae antigen
Antibiotic susceptibility; Bacteria; Blood; Cultured pathogens identification; Glucose; Haemoglobin (Hb); Leucocytes (white blood cells, WBC); Nitrite; Pathogenic identification and antibiotic susceptibility; Proteins; pH
Epithelial cells; Erythrocytes (red blood cells, RBC); Leucocytes (white blood cells, WBC)
Microbiology - Bacteriology - Detection of pathogenic bacteria for epidemiological infection control surveillance Wounds Carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE); Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA); Vancomycin resistant Enterococci (VRE)
Microbiology - Environmental investigations and/or infection control Air; Blood transfusion bags; Gastrointestinal endoscopes; Vascular catheter tips Bacterial growth - Sterility; Bacterial organism identification - Acinetobacter; Bacterial organism identification - Legionella spp.; Bacterial organism identification - Carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE); Bacterial organism identification - Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA); Bacterial organism identification - Vancomycin resistant Enterococcus (VRE)
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Detection, characterisation and/or quantitation of microbial nucleic acids (bacteria) Faeces; Genital swabs Chlamydia trachomatis; Clostridiodes difficile; Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Detection, characterisation and/or quantitation of microbial nucleic acids (viruses) Bronchial lavage; Bronchial washings; Nasal swabs; Nasopharyngeal aspirate; Nasopharyngeal swabs; Throat swabs Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
Nasal swabs; Nasopharyngeal swabs Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
Nasal swabs; Nasopharyngeal swabs; Throat swabs Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
Nasopharyngeal aspirate; Nasopharyngeal swabs Influenza A virus; Influenza B virus; Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) A/B
Microbiology - Mycobacteriology - Detection and identification of mycobacteria Respiratory specimens; Sputum Mycobacteria identification
Microbiology - Mycology - Detection of dermatophytes and other fungi causing cutaneous disease Nails; Skin scrapings Dermatophyte identification
Microbiology - Mycology - Detection, isolation and identification of yeasts and fungal elements Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Cryptococcus antigen
Nails; Skin scrapings Fungi identification; Fungi susceptibility
Fungi identification
Nails; Skin scrapings; Sputum Fungi identification
Microbiology - Parasitology - Detection of ova, cysts and parasites Faeces Cryptosporidia; Giardia spp.; Parasites
Microbiology - Serology of infection - Microbial antibody and/or antigen detection and/or quantitation Plasma; Serum Hepatitis B virus core antibody (anti-HBc) - Total
Hepatitis A virus (HAV); Hepatitis A virus antibody (anti-HAV) - IgG; Hepatitis A virus antibody (anti-HAV) - IgM; Hepatitis B virus surface antibody (anti-HBs); Hepatitis B virus surface antigen (HBs Ag); Hepatitis C virus antibody (anti-HCV) - IgG; Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) p24 antigen; Human immunodeficiency virus type 1/2 (HIV-1/2) 1/2 antibodies; Rubella IgG antibody; Toxoplasma
Syphilis Treponema pallidum antibody
Cytomegalovirus (CMV); Epstein-Barr virus​​​​; Hepatitis B virus surface antigen (HBs Ag); Measles virus; Mumps virus; Toxoplasma; Varicella zoster virus (VZV)
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) antibody
Microbiology - Virology - Detection of pathogenic viruses Faeces; Nasopharyngeal swabs Adenovirus; Rotavirus

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

24 Jul 2024

Last Activity Date

02 Jul 2021

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of blood gases and other measurements (performed on the same specimen) Blood Calcium; Carboxyhaemoglobin; Chloride; Deoxyhaemoglobin (HHb); Glucose; Haemoglobin (Hb); Lactate; Methaemoglobin (MetHb); Oxyhaemoglobin; Partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2); Partial pressure of oxygen (PO2); Potassium; Sodium; pH

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

24 Jul 2024

Last Activity Date

02 Jul 2021

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of blood gases and other measurements (performed on the same specimen) Blood Calcium - Ionised; Chloride; Creatinine; Glucose; Haematocrit (packed cell volume, PCV); Haemoglobin (Hb); Lactate; Partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2); Partial pressure of oxygen (PO2); Potassium; Sodium; Total carbon dioxide (TCO2); Urea nitrogen; pH

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