Melbourne Pathology Pty Ltd

Site

Central Laboratory

Accreditation No.

2133

Site No.

2126

Date of Accreditation

08 Dec 1986

Address

103 Victoria Parade
Collingwood, VIC 3066
Australia

mps.com.au

Contact

Ms Robyn Woodburn P: +61 (03) 92877716

Availability

Services available to external clients

Supervision

GX (General)

Scope of Accreditation

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

11 Jan 2022

Last Activity Date

02 Mar 2021

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Analysis of drugs for toxicological (non-legal) purposes and ingested or absorbed toxic chemicals Plasma Ethanol
Chemical pathology - Detection and/or quantitation of drugs for therapeutic monitoring Serum Carbamazepine; Digoxin; Lithium; Phenytoin (dilantin); Valproate (valproic acid, epilim)
Chemical pathology - Detection and/or quantitation of tumour markers Serum CA125 antigen (CA125); CA15-3 antigen (CA15-3); CA19-9 antigen (CA19-9); Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA); Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG); Prostate specific antigen (PSA) fractions and derived index; Thyroglobulin; α-Fetoprotein (AFP); β2-Microglobulin (B2M)
Chemical pathology - Determination of hormones and hormone binding proteins (other than thyroid function tests) Saliva Cortisol
Serum C-peptide; Cortisol; Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS); Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH); Insulin; Luteinising hormone (LH); Oestradiol; Progesterone; Prolactin; Sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG); Testosterone
Anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH)
Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH); Parathyroid hormone (PTH)
Chemical pathology - Further investigation of cardiac function Serum Troponin T
Chemical pathology - Further investigation of renal and/or hepatic function Serum Caeruloplasmin; α1-Antitrypsin
Urine Uric acid
Chemical pathology - Haem related pigments and precursors (excluding porphyria) Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Xanthochromia
Serum Haptoglobins
Chemical pathology - Investigation and determination of hepatic, cardiac, bone, skeletal muscle and other profiles and metabolic studies Ascitic fluid; Cyst fluid; Drainage fluid; Pleural fluid Albumin; Amylase; Bilirubin - Total; Calcium - Total; Chloride; Cholesterol - Total; Creatinine; Glucose; Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH); Lipase; Magnesium; Phosphate; Potassium; Protein - Total; Sodium; Triglycerides; Urate; Urea
Ascitic fluid; Drainage fluid; Faeces; Pleural fluid pH
Osmolality
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Glucose; Protein - Total
Faeces Chloride; Potassium; Sodium
Plasma; Serum Alanine aminotransferase; Albumin; Alkaline phosphatase; Ammonia; Amylase; Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE); Aspartate aminotransferase; Bicarbonate; Bilirubin - Any fractions; Bilirubin - Total; C-reactive protein (CRP); Calcium - Total; Chloride; Cholesterol - HDL; Cholesterol - LDL; Cholesterol - Total; Creatine kinase; Creatinine; Glucose; Lactate; Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH); Lipase; Magnesium; Phosphate; Potassium; Protein - Total; Sodium; Triglycerides; Urea; Uric acid; γ-Glutamyltransferase
Serum; Urine Osmolality
Urine Calcium - Total; Chloride; Creatinine; Glucose; Magnesium; Microalbumin; Phosphate; Potassium; Protein - Total; Sodium; Urea
Chemical pathology - Investigation for folate deficiency Serum Folate
Chemical pathology - Investigation of Helicobacter pylori colonisation or eradication Breath C14
Chemical pathology - Iron studies Serum Ferritin; Iron; Transferrin
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of precursor and intermediary metabolites Serum Homocysteine
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of vitamins Serum Holotranscobalamin (active vitamin B12)
Vitamin D
Cobalamin (vitamin B12)
Chemical pathology - Tests for thyroid function Serum Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH); Thyroxine (T4) - Free; Triiodothyronine (T3) - Free
Immunopathology - Quantitation of complement proteins Serum Complement components C3 and C4
Immunopathology - Quantitative and/or qualitative investigation of proteins Serum Protein classes
Urine Protein classes
Infertility and pregnancy tests including assisted reproductive technology - Diagnosis of pregnancy Serum Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

11 Jan 2022

Last Activity Date

02 Mar 2021

Service Product Determinant
Cytogenetics - Detection of defined, unbalanced chromosomal abnormalities Blood; Other tissues - Non-malignant Pathogenic copy number changes; Variations of unknown significance
Cytogenetics - Detection of defined, unbalanced chromosomal abnormalities by in-situ hybridisation techniques Blood; Tissues Constitutional genetic abnormalities
Cytogenetics - Karyotype detection of balanced and/or unbalanced chromosome abnormalities Blood; Chorionic villus tissue; Other tissues - Non-malignant; Products of conception (POC) Cytogenetic analysis and reporting

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

11 Jan 2022

Last Activity Date

02 Mar 2021

Service Product Determinant
Anatomical pathology - Cytopathology - Cervical cytological investigation for abnormalities, precancerous or cancerous changes or conditions Cervical smear; Liquid based cytology specimens from cervix Review and reporting of cervical cytological material
Anatomical pathology - Cytopathology - Gynaecological (non-cervical) cytological investigation for abnormalities, precancerous or cancerous changes or conditions Vaginal smears; Vault smears; Vulval smears Review and reporting of gynaecological (non-cervical tissue) cytological samples
Anatomical pathology - Cytopathology - Non-gynaecological cytological investigations of body fluids, exudates, washings and brushings from non-squamous mucosal sites for the detection of malignancy Aspirates; Bronchial lavage; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Ocular specimens; Other body fluids; Sputum; Urine; Washings or brushings from other sites 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 Anus smears; Lip smears; Mouth smears; Nipple discharge; Nose smears; Skin smears Cytological examination
Anatomical pathology - Cytopathology - Non-gynaecological cytological investigations on samples obtained via fine needle aspiration biopsy Fine needle aspirates (FNA) Review and reporting of fine needle aspiration samples
Anatomical pathology - Cytopathology - Testing for the National Cervical Screening Program Liquid based cytology specimens from cervix; Liquid based cytology specimens from vaginal vault Human papilloma virus (HPV); Cytological examination; Review and reporting of cervical cytological material

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

11 Jan 2022

Last Activity Date

02 Mar 2021

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Diagnosis and management of diabetes mellitus Blood Glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c)
Haematology - Diagnosis of thalassemia Blood Haemoglobin A (HbA) - Quantitation; Haemoglobin A2 (HbA2) - Quantitation; Haemoglobin F (HbF) - Quantitation
Haematology - Examination of blood films by special staining Bone marrow Iron
Haematology - Foetal haemoglobin in maternal circulation Blood Detection and quantitation of foetal red cell antigens
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); Morphology; 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) Blood Platelet function (PFA)
Plasma Activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT); Activated protein C (APC) resistance; Anti-Xa activity; Anti-thrombin III; D-dimer; Factor IX; Factor VIII; Factor XI; Factor XII; Fibrinogen; International normalised ratio (INR); Lupus anticoagulant; Protein C and protein S; Prothrombin time (PT)
Haematology - Investigation of haemolysis Blood Cold agglutinins; Hereditary spherocytosis; Paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria (PNH) screen
Haematology - Limited blood examination Blood Erythrocyte (RBC) sedimentation rate (ESR)
Immunopathology - Characterisation of leucocyte surface antigens (including immunophenotyping) Blood Assessment of lymphoid cell populations
Blood; Bone marrow; Disaggregated tissues specimen; Fresh tissue; Serous fluid Leukaemia screen; Lymphoma screen
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Detection, characterisation and/or quantitation of microbial nucleic acids (protozoan parasites) Blood Plasmodium falciparum; Plasmodium knowlesi; Plasmodium malariae; Plasmodium ovale; Plasmodium vivax
Microbiology - Parasitology - Detection of ova, cysts and parasites Blood Malaria
Microbiology - Serology of infection - Microbial antibody and/or antigen detection and/or quantitation Blood Infectious mononucleosis

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

11 Jan 2022

Last Activity Date

02 Mar 2021

Service Product Determinant
Anatomical pathology - Tissue pathology - Examination of biopsy material Formalin fixed tissue; Fresh tissue 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 (FFPE) tissues 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 investigation Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissues Detection of antigenic targets - Various

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

11 Jan 2022

Last Activity Date

02 Mar 2021

Service Product Determinant
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 elution; Red blood cell phenotyping
Immunohaematology - Investigation of blood transfusion reactions Blood products Antibodies
Immunohaematology - Issue and release of blood and blood product for transfusion Blood; Blood products; 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; Blood products; Cryoprecipitate; Fresh frozen plasma (FFP) Issue and release of blood and blood products for transfusion

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

11 Jan 2022

Last Activity Date

02 Mar 2021

Service Product Determinant
Immunopathology - Detection and/or quantitation and/or characterisation of autoantibodies Serum Anti-deamidated gliadin antibodies; Anti-endomysial antibodies (EMA); Anti-extractable nuclear antigen antibodies (ENA); Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA); Anti-nuclear antibodies (ANA); Anti-thyroglobulin antibodies (Tg); Anti-thyroid peroxidase antibodies (TPO); Anti-tissue transglutaminase antibodies (tTG)
Rheumatoid factor
Anti-myeloperoxidase antibodies (MPO); Anti-proteinase 3 antibodies (PR3)
Anti-cardiolipin antibodies (ACA); Anti-β2-glycoprotein-I antibodies
Immunopathology - Detection of immunoglobulin E specific antibodies (to potential drug allergens) Serum Penicilloyl G; Penicilloyl V
Immunopathology - Detection of immunoglobulin E specific antibodies (to potential epidermal and animal protein allergens) Serum Cat epithelium; Dog dander
Immunopathology - Detection of immunoglobulin E specific antibodies (to potential food [egg and fowl] allergens) Serum Egg; Egg white; Egg yolk
Immunopathology - Detection of immunoglobulin E specific antibodies (to potential food [fish, shellfish and molluscs] allergens) Serum Seafood mix; Shrimp
Immunopathology - Detection of immunoglobulin E specific antibodies (to potential food [milk] allergens) Serum Milk
Immunopathology - Detection of immunoglobulin E specific antibodies (to potential food [miscellaneous] allergens) Serum Omega-5-gliadin; Staple food mix; Yeasts
Immunopathology - Detection of immunoglobulin E specific antibodies (to potential food [seeds, legumes and nuts] allergens) Serum Cereal mix; Nut panel; Peanut; Rye; Sesame seed; Soy bean; Wheat
Immunopathology - Detection of immunoglobulin E specific antibodies (to potential grass pollen allergens) Serum Bermuda grass; Grass mix; Rye grass
Immunopathology - Detection of immunoglobulin E specific antibodies (to potential microorganism allergens) Serum Alternaria alternata; Aspergillus fumigatus; Candida albicans; Pityrosporum orbiculare (Malassezia furfur); Staphylococcus enterotoxins; Trichophyton rubrum
Immunopathology - Detection of immunoglobulin E specific antibodies (to potential mite allergens) Serum Dermatophagoides farinae house dust mite; Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus house dust mite
Immunopathology - Detection of immunoglobulin E specific antibodies (to potential occupational allergens) Serum Latex; Mould mix
Immunopathology - Detection of immunoglobulin E specific antibodies (to potential tree pollen allergens) Serum Tree mix
Immunopathology - Detection of immunoglobulin E specific antibodies (to potential venom allergens) Serum Honey bee venom
Immunopathology - Detection of immunoglobulin E specific antibodies (to potential weed pollen allergens) Serum Weed mix
Immunopathology - Quantitative and/or qualitative investigation of proteins Faeces Calprotectin
Immunopathology - Quantitative investigations of immunoglobulins and immunoglobulins subclasses Serum Total immunoglobulin E
Immunopathology - Single HLA antigen typing Blood HLA-B27
Molecular genetics - Assay for defined mutation or polymorphism (including pharmacogenetic testing) - Targeted genes Blood BCR-ABL gene rearrangement
Factor V Leiden; Haemochromatosis; Prothrombin variant

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

11 Jan 2022

Last Activity Date

02 Mar 2021

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Detection and/or quantitation of tumour markers Faeces Blood
Infertility and pregnancy tests including assisted reproductive technology - Investigation of sperm Semen Sperm antibodies
Infertility and pregnancy tests including assisted reproductive technology - Semen analysis (other than post vasectomy) Semen Differential number; Morphology; Motility; Sperm number
Differential number; Morphology; Motility; Sperm number
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 swabs; Nasal swabs; Post-operative wounds; Pus; Rectal swabs; Respiratory specimens; Skin; Sputum; Throat swabs; Tissues; Urethra; Urine; Vaginal swabs; Wound swabs Pathogenic identification and antibiotic susceptibility; Pathogenic microorganisms
Pathogenic identification and antibiotic susceptibility; Pathogenic microorganisms
Blood Pathogenic microorganisms
Faeces Clostridiodes difficile
Pathogenic identification and antibiotic susceptibility; Pathogenic microorganisms
Helicobacter pylori antigen
Pathogenic identification and antibiotic susceptibility; Pathogenic microorganisms
Clostridioides difficile toxin
Urine Bacteria; Casts; Crystals; Epithelial cells; Erythrocytes (red blood cells, RBC); Leucocyte esterase; Leucocytes (white blood cells, WBC); Nitrite; Specific gravity; Urobilinogen
Bacteria; Casts; Crystals; Epithelial cells; Erythrocytes (red blood cells, RBC); Leucocyte esterase; Leucocytes (white blood cells, WBC); Nitrite; Specific gravity; Urobilinogen
Microbiology - Bacteriology - Detection of pathogenic bacteria for epidemiological infection control surveillance Axilla swabs; Faeces; Nasal swabs; Rectal swabs Carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE); Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA); Vancomycin resistant Enterococci (VRE)
Carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE); Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA); Vancomycin resistant Enterococci (VRE)
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Detection, characterisation and/or quantitation of microbial nucleic acids (bacteria) Genital swabs; Liquid based cytology specimens; Rectal swabs; Throat swabs; Tissues; Urine Chlamydia trachomatis; Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Genital swabs; Liquid based cytology specimens; Rectal swabs; Throat swabs; Urine Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Genital swabs; Urine Mycoplasma genitalium; Mycoplasma hominis; Ureaplasma parvum; Ureaplasma urealyticum
Nasopharyngeal aspirate; Nasopharyngeal swabs Bordetella parapertussis; Bordetella pertussis
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Detection, characterisation and/or quantitation of microbial nucleic acids (protozoan parasites) Faeces Blastocystis spp.; Cryptosporidium spp.; Dientamoeba fragilis; Entamoeba histolytica; Giardia lamblia
Genital swabs; Urine Trichomonas vaginalis
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Detection, characterisation and/or quantitation of microbial nucleic acids (viruses) Bronchial washings; Liquid based cytology specimens Human papilloma virus (HPV)
Bronchoalveolar lavage; Nasopharyngeal and throat swab; Nasopharyngeal aspirate; Sputum Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
Mucocutaneous swabs; Skin swabs Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1); Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV2); Varicella zoster virus (VZV)
Nasal swabs; Nasopharyngeal and throat swab; Nasopharyngeal swabs; Throat swabs Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
Nasopharyngeal swabs Adenovirus; Enterovirus; Human metapneumovirus; Influenza A virus; Influenza B virus; Parainfluenza virus type 1/2/3/4; Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) A/B; Rhinovirus
Serum Hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA; Hepatitis C virus (HCV) viral RNA
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 Other body fluids; Respiratory specimens; Sputum; Tissues; Urine Mycobacteria identification
Mycobacteria identification
Microbiology - Mycobacteriology - Tests for cell mediated immunity Blood Latent tuberculosis
Microbiology - Mycology - Detection of dermatophytes and other fungi causing cutaneous disease Nails; Skin; Skin scrapings Dermatophyte identification
Microbiology - Mycology - Detection, isolation and identification of yeasts and fungal elements Bronchial lavage; Bronchial washings; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); General swabs; Nails; Skin scrapings; Sputum; Tissues Fungi identification; Fungi susceptibility; Yeast susceptibility; Yeasts identification
Fungi identification; Fungi susceptibility; Yeast susceptibility; Yeasts identification
Microbiology - Parasitology - Detection of ova, cysts and parasites Faeces Cryptosporidia; Giardia spp.; Cysts; Ova; Parasites
Skin scrapings Scabies; Louse; Mites; Ticks
Microbiology - Serology of infection - Microbial antibody and/or antigen detection and/or quantitation Plasma; Serum Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) IgG antibody; Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) IgM antibody
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) IgG antibody
Serum Rubella IgG antibody
Hepatitis B virus core antibody (anti-HBc) - Total; Hepatitis B virus surface antibody (anti-HBs); Hepatitis B virus surface antigen (HBs Ag); Hepatitis B virus surface antigen (HBs Ag) neutralisation; Hepatitis C virus (HCV); Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) IgG avidity; Cytomegalovirus antibody (anti-CMV) IgG; Cytomegalovirus antibody (anti-CMV) IgM; Epstein-Barr virus nuclear antigen; Epstein-Barr virus viral capsid antigen IgG antibody; Epstein-Barr virus viral capsid antigen IgM antibody; Hepatitis C virus (HCV); Herpes simplex virus type 2 antibody (anti-HSV2) - IgG; Herpes simplex type 1 antibody (anti-HSV1) - IgG; Measles IgG antibody; Measles IgM antibody; Mumps virus IgG antibody; Mycoplasma total antibody; Parvovirus B19 IgG antibody; Parvovirus B19 IgM antibody; Syphilis Treponema pallidum antibody; Toxoplasma spp. IgG antibody; Toxoplasma; Toxoplasma activity index; Varicella zoster virus IgG antibody; Varicella zoster virus IgM antibody
Syphilis Treponema pallidum antibody
Hepatitis A virus (HAV); Hepatitis A virus antibody (anti-HAV) - IgM; Hepatitis B virus core antibody (anti-HBc) - IgM; Hepatitis B virus core antibody (anti-HBc) - Total; Hepatitis B virus envelope antibody (anti-HBe); Hepatitis B virus envelope antigen (HBe Ag); Hepatitis B virus surface antibody (anti-HBs); Hepatitis B virus surface antigen (HBs Ag); Hepatitis C virus antibody (anti-HCV)
Microbiology - Virology - Detection of pathogenic viruses Faeces Norovirus

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

11 Jan 2022

Last Activity Date

02 Mar 2021

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Analysis of drugs for toxicological (non-legal) purposes and ingested or absorbed toxic chemicals Urine Ethanol; Methadone

ISO 15189 (2012)

Legal

Medicare expiry date

11 Jan 2022

Last Activity Date

02 Mar 2021

Service Product Determinant
Medico legal drug testing AS/NZS 4308, appendix A On-site screening procedure - Testing performed at client sites Urine Amphetamine type substances; Benzodiazepines; Cannabis metabolites; Cocaine metabolites; Opiates
Medico legal drug testing AS/NZS 4308, section 2 Specimen collection, storage, handling and dispatch Urine Colour; Creatinine; Temperature; pH
Medico legal drug testing AS/NZS 4308, section 3 General laboratory requirements Urine General laboratory requirements as described in AS/NZS 4308
Medico legal drug testing AS/NZS 4308, section 4 Laboratory screening procedures Urine Amphetamine type substances; Benzodiazepines; Cannabis metabolites; Cocaine metabolites; Creatinine; Opiates
Medico legal drug testing AS/NZS 4308, section 5 Laboratory confirmatory procedures Urine 11-nor-δ-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol-9-carboxylic acid; 7-Amino-clonazepam; 7-Amino-flunitrazepam; 7-Amino-nitrazepam; Amphetamines; Benzoylecgonine (ecgonine benzoate); Benzylpiperazine (BZP, 1-benzylpiperazine); Diazepam; Ecgonine methyl ester; Ephedrine; Methadone; Methylamphetamine; Methylenedioxyamphetamine; Methylenedioxymethylamphetamine; Nordiazepam; Oxazepam; Phentermine; Pseudoephedrine (PSE); Temazepam; α-Hydroxyalprazolam

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