Pathology Queensland

Site

Cairns Laboratory

Accreditation No.

2639

Site No.

3053

Date of Accreditation

21 Dec 1990

Address

Cairns Hospital, Level 2, Block E, 165 - 171 The Esplanade
Cairns, QLD 4870
Australia

health.qld.gov.au

Contact

Mr Mark Porton P: +61 0409269347

Availability

Services available to external clients

Supervision

GY (General)

Scope of Accreditation

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

31 Oct 2022

Last Activity Date

16 Dec 2020

Service Product Determinant
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 - Immediate frozen section diagnosis Fresh tissue Intra-operative consultation and examination of biopsy material
Anatomical pathology - Tissue pathology - Immunohistochemical investigationReporting only Formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue sections Detection of antigenic targets - Various
Anatomical pathology - Tissue pathology - Mortuary facilities Body; Body parts Assessment - Level 2 mortuary
Chemical pathology - Analysis of drugs for toxicological (non-legal) purposes and ingested or absorbed toxic chemicals Plasma Snake venom detection
Plasma; Serum Ethanol
Chemical pathology - Detection and/or quantitation of drugs for therapeutic monitoring Plasma; Serum Carbamazepine; Digoxin; Gentamicin (cidomycin, septopal, genticyn, garamycin); Lithium; Paracetamol (acetaminophen); Phenytoin (dilantin); Salicylate; Theophylline; Tobramycin; Valproate (valproic acid, epilim); Vancomycin
Methotrexate
Chemical pathology - Detection and/or quantitation of tumour markers Ascitic fluid; Pleural fluid Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)
Plasma; Serum Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)
Chemical pathology - Diagnosis and management of diabetes mellitus Blood Glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c)
Chemical pathology - Further investigation of cardiac function Ascitic fluid; Pleural fluid B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP)
Blood B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP); Troponin I
Plasma Troponin
B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP)
Chemical pathology - Further investigation of lipid profiles for diagnosis of types III and IV hyperlipidaemia Plasma; Serum HDL - Quantitation
Chemical pathology - Haem related pigments and precursors (excluding porphyria) Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Bilirubin; Oxyhaemoglobin; Xanthochromia
Plasma; Serum Haptoglobins
Chemical pathology - Investigation and determination of hepatic, cardiac, bone, skeletal muscle and other profiles and metabolic studies Ascitic fluid; Pleural fluid Alanine aminotransferase; Albumin; Alkaline phosphatase; Aspartate aminotransferase; Bilirubin - Total; Calcium - Total; Chloride; Cholesterol - Total; Glucose; Lactate; Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH); Lipase; Magnesium; Potassium; Protein - Total; Sodium; Triglycerides; γ-Glutamyltransferase
Blood Creatinine
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Microprotein
Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH)
Peritoneal dialysis fluid Calcium - Total; Chloride; Cholesterol - Total; Creatinine; Glucose; Lipase; Magnesium; Potassium; Sodium; Triglycerides; Urea
Plasma; Serum Alanine aminotransferase; Albumin; Alkaline phosphatase; Aspartate aminotransferase; Bicarbonate; Bilirubin - Any fractions; Bilirubin - Total; C-reactive protein (CRP); Calcium - Total; Chloride; Cholesterol - Total; Creatine kinase; Creatinine; Glucose; Lactate; Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH); Lipase; Magnesium; Phosphate; Potassium; Protein - Total; Sodium; Triglycerides; Urate; Urea; γ-Glutamyltransferase
Plasma; Serum; Urine Osmolality
Pleural fluid pH
Urine Microalbumin
Chemical pathology - Investigation of porphyria Urine Porphobilinogen (PBG)
Chemical pathology - Iron studies Plasma; Serum Ferritin
Iron; Transferrin
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of blood gases and other measurements (performed on the same specimen) Blood Bicarbonate; Calcium - Ionised; Chloride; Glucose; Haematocrit (packed cell volume, PCV); Haemoglobin (Hb); Lactate; Partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2); Partial pressure of oxygen (PO2); Potassium; Sodium; Urea nitrogen; pH
Bicarbonate; Calcium; Carboxyhaemoglobin; Chloride; Glucose; Haemoglobin (Hb); Lactate; Methaemoglobin (MetHb); Neonatal bilirubin (n-bili); Oxyhaemoglobin; Partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2); Partial pressure of oxygen (PO2); Potassium; Sodium; pH
Chemical pathology - Tests for thyroid function Plasma; Serum Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH); Thyroxine (T4) - Free
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 cell antigens
Haematology - Full blood examination Blood Differential number; Morphology
Reticulocytes
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 index or indices
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Differential number; Morphology
Haematology - Haemostasis related analysis (including special coagulation testing and platelet function tests) Blood International normalised ratio (INR); Prothrombin time (PT)
Plasma Platelet function (PFA)
Echis test
APTT heparin neutralisation; Activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT); D-dimer; Fibrinogen; Fibrinogen degradation products; International normalised ratio (INR); Mixing studies - APTT; Prothrombin time (PT); Prothrombin time (PT) mixing studies
Haematology - Limited blood examination Blood Erythrocyte (RBC) sedimentation rate (ESR)
Immunohaematology - Blood group antibody detection Blood Other blood group systems; Rh phenotypes
Immunohaematology - Blood grouping Blood ABO; RhD
ABO; RhD
Immunohaematology - Determination of compatibility of blood donor units Blood; Cord 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 elution
Blood; Cord blood Other blood group antibodies; Rh
Red blood cell phenotyping
Immunohaematology - Investigation of blood transfusion reactions Blood products Antibodies; Contamination - Microbiological
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 products Issue and release of blood and blood products for transfusion
Immunopathology - Quantitative and/or qualitative investigation of proteins Plasma; Serum Cryoglobulins
Infertility and pregnancy tests including assisted reproductive technology - Diagnosis of pregnancy Plasma Detection of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)
Plasma; Urine Detection of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)
Infertility and pregnancy tests including assisted reproductive technology - Diagnosis or follow up of threatened abortion and/or diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy Plasma; Serum Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) - Quantitative total
Microbiology - Bacteriology - Detection and identification of crystalline material Synovial fluid Crystal detection and identification
Microbiology - Bacteriology - Detection of pathogenic bacteria Blood Bacteria; Pathogenic microorganisms
Blood; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Fluids; General swabs; Operative specimens; Respiratory specimens; Synovial fluid; Tissues; Urine Antibiotic susceptibility; Bacteria; Pathogenic microorganisms
Bacteria; Pathogenic microorganisms
Bacteria; Pathogenic identification; Pathogenic microorganisms
Blood; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Fluids; General swabs; Respiratory specimens; Synovial fluid; Tissues; Urine Bacteria; Pathogenic identification; Pathogenic microorganisms
Bacteria; Pathogenic identification; Pathogenic microorganisms
Bacteria; Casts; Crystals; Epithelial cells; Erythrocytes (red blood cells, RBC); Leucocytes (white blood cells, WBC)
Faeces Clostridioides difficile toxin; Clostridium difficile glutamate dehydrogenase
Serum; Urine Legionella antigen; Streptococcus pneumoniae antigen
Microbiology - Environmental investigations and/or infection control Blood transfusion bags; Gastrointestinal endoscopes; Vascular catheter tips Bacterial growth - Sterility
Dialysis waters Bacterial growth - Sterility
Environmental swabs Bacterial organism identification - Acinetobacter; Bacterial organism identification - Carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE); Bacterial organism identification - Extended spectrum β-lactamases (ESBL); 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) Dry swabs; Urine Chlamydia trachomatis; Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Detection, characterisation and/or quantitation of microbial nucleic acids (mycobacteria) Bronchial washings; Sputum Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Detection, characterisation and/or quantitation of microbial nucleic acids (viruses) Aspirates; Bronchial washings; Lavage; Nasal swabs; Nasopharyngeal aspirate; Nasopharyngeal swabs; Oropharyngeal swabs; Washings Adenovirus; Human metapneumovirus; Influenza A virus; Influenza B virus; Parainfluenza virus type 1/2/3/4; Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV); Rhinovirus
Dry swabs Influenza A virus; Influenza B virus; Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) A/B
Nasal swabs; Nasopharyngeal swabs Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
Influenza A virus; Influenza B virus; Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV); Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
Nasal swabs; Nasopharyngeal swabs; Oropharyngeal swabs Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
Nasopharyngeal swabs Adenovirus; Human metapneumovirus; Influenza A virus; Influenza B virus; Parainfluenza virus type 1/2/3/4; Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV); Rhinovirus
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Surveillance programme for the detection of microbial nucleic acids (viruses) in accordance with Commonwealth and/or State Health protocols Saliva Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
Microbiology - Mycobacteriology - Detection and identification of mycobacteria Respiratory specimens; Sputum Mycobacteria detection
Microbiology - Mycology - Detection of dermatophytes and other fungi causing cutaneous disease Hair; Nails; Skin scrapings Dermatophyte identification
Dermatophyte identification
Microbiology - Mycology - Detection, isolation and identification of yeasts and fungal elements Aspirates; Blood; Bronchial washings; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Fluids; Genital swabs; Sputum; Tissues Fungi identification; Yeasts identification
Blood; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Fluids; General swabs; Operative specimens; Respiratory specimens; Tissues Yeast susceptibility; Yeasts identification
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Plasma; Serum Cryptococcus antigen
Microbiology - Parasitology - Detection of ova, cysts and parasites Blood Malaria
Faeces Cysts; Ova; Parasites
Microbiology - Serology of infection - Microbial antibody and/or antigen detection and/or quantitation Blood; Plasma; Serum Infectious mononucleosis
Serum Dengue virus​​​​
Syphilis Treponema pallidum antibody
Syphilis Treponema pallidum antibody
Hepatitis A virus (HAV); Hepatitis B virus (HBV); Hepatitis C virus (HCV); Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV); Rubella IgG antibody; Syphilis Treponema pallidum antibody
Dengue virus NS1 antigen

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

31 Oct 2022

Last Activity Date

16 Dec 2020

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

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

31 Oct 2022

Last Activity Date

16 Dec 2020

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of blood gases and other measurements (performed on the same specimen) Blood Bicarbonate; Calcium - Ionised; Chloride; Glucose; Haematocrit (packed cell volume, PCV); Haemoglobin (Hb); Lactate; Partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2); Partial pressure of oxygen (PO2); Potassium; Sodium; Urea nitrogen; pH
Haematology - Haemostasis related analysis (including special coagulation testing and platelet function tests) Blood International normalised ratio (INR); Prothrombin time (PT)

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

31 Oct 2022

Last Activity Date

16 Dec 2020

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of blood gases and other measurements (performed on the same specimen) Blood Bicarbonate; Calcium - Ionised; Chloride; Glucose; Haematocrit (packed cell volume, PCV); Haemoglobin (Hb); Lactate; Partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2); Partial pressure of oxygen (PO2); Potassium; Sodium; Urea nitrogen; pH
Calcium; Carboxyhaemoglobin; Chloride; Glucose; Haemoglobin (Hb); Lactate; Methaemoglobin (MetHb); Oxyhaemoglobin; Partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2); Partial pressure of oxygen (PO2); Potassium; Sodium; pH
Haematology - Haemostasis related analysis (including special coagulation testing and platelet function tests) Blood International normalised ratio (INR); Prothrombin time (PT)

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

31 Oct 2022

Last Activity Date

16 Dec 2020

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

31 Oct 2022

Last Activity Date

16 Dec 2020

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

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

31 Oct 2022

Last Activity Date

16 Dec 2020

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of blood gases and other measurements (performed on the same specimen) Blood Bicarbonate; Calcium - Ionised; Chloride; Glucose; Haematocrit (packed cell volume, PCV); Lactate; Partial pressure of arterial oxygen to partial pressure of alveolar oxygen ratio (PaO2/PAO2); Partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2); Potassium; Sodium; Urea nitrogen; pH

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

31 Oct 2022

Last Activity Date

16 Dec 2020

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

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

31 Oct 2022

Last Activity Date

16 Dec 2020

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

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

31 Oct 2022

Last Activity Date

16 Dec 2020

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

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