SA Pathology

Site

Flinders Medical Centre Site

Accreditation No.

2348

Site No.

2320

Date of Accreditation

10 Mar 1988

Address

Level 6, Flinders Drive, Flinders Medical Centre
Bedford Park, SA 5042
Australia

sapathology.sa.gov.au

Contact

Mr Jason Graefling P: +61 (08) 82223137

Availability

Services available to external clients

Supervision

GY (General)

Scope of Accreditation

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

03 Jul 2024

Last Activity Date

16 Nov 2020

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Detection and/or quantitation of drugs for therapeutic monitoring Plasma; Serum Carbamazepine; Digoxin; Ethanol; Gentamicin (cidomycin, septopal, genticyn, garamycin); Lithium; Paracetamol (acetaminophen); Phenytoin (dilantin); Salicylate; Tacrolimus; Valproate (valproic acid, epilim); Vancomycin
Chemical pathology - Determination of hormones and hormone binding proteins (other than thyroid function tests) Plasma; Serum Cortisol; Parathyroid hormone (PTH)
Chemical pathology - Further investigation of cardiac function Plasma; Serum Creatine kinase MB (CKMB); N-Terminal-pro b-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP); Troponin
Chemical pathology - Further investigation of lipid profiles for diagnosis of types III and IV hyperlipidaemia Plasma; Serum HDL - Quantitation
Chemical pathology - Investigation and determination of hepatic, cardiac, bone, skeletal muscle and other profiles and metabolic studies Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Glucose; Lactate; Protein - Total
Plasma; Serum Alanine aminotransferase; Albumin; Alkaline phosphatase; Ammonia; Amylase; 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
Urine Albumin; Calcium - Total; Chloride; Creatinine; Magnesium; Phosphate; Potassium; Protein - Total; Sodium; Urate; Urea
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 - Ionised; Carboxyhaemoglobin; Chloride; Glucose; Haemoglobin (Hb); Lactate; Methaemoglobin (MetHb); Oxyhaemoglobin; Partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2); Partial pressure of oxygen (PO2); Potassium; Sodium; pH
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of precursor and intermediary metabolites Plasma; Serum Acetoacetate; β-Hydroxybutyrate
Chemical pathology - Tests for thyroid function Plasma; Serum Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH); Thyroxine (T4) - Free
Serum Triiodothyronine (T3) - 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
Haematology - Examination of blood films by special staining Blood Malaria
Iron
Urine Haemosiderin
Haematology - Foetal haemoglobin in maternal circulation Blood Presence of foetal red blood 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); Mean platelet volume (MPV); Platelet count; Red blood cell distribution width (RDW); Red blood cell index or indices; Reticulocytes
Morphology
Fluids Erythrocyte count (red blood cell count, RBCC); Leucocyte count (white blood cell count, WBCC)
Haematology - Haemostasis related analysis (including special coagulation testing and platelet function tests) Plasma Activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT); Anti-Xa activity; Anti-Xa activity - Low molecular weight heparin; Anti-Xa activity - Unfractionated heparin; Apixaban - Anti-Xa; D-dimer; Dabigatran; Factor II; Factor IX; Factor V; Factor VII; Factor VIII; Factor X; Factor XI; Factor XII; Fibrinogen; International normalised ratio (INR); Rivaroxaban - Anti-Xa
Haematology - Limited blood examination Blood Erythrocyte (RBC) sedimentation rate (ESR)
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 - Molecular biology - Detection, characterisation and/or quantitation of microbial nucleic acids (viruses) Respiratory specimens Influenza A virus; Influenza B virus; Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
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

03 Jul 2024

Last Activity Date

16 Nov 2020

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Diagnosis and management of diabetes mellitus Blood Glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c)

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

03 Jul 2024

Last Activity Date

16 Nov 2020

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Further investigation of cardiac function Blood Troponin
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of blood gases and other measurements (performed on the same specimen) Blood Calcium - Ionised; 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

03 Jul 2024

Last Activity Date

16 Nov 2020

Service Product Determinant
Haematology - Haemostasis related analysis (including special coagulation testing and platelet function tests) Blood International normalised ratio (INR)

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

03 Jul 2024

Last Activity Date

16 Nov 2020

Service Product Determinant
Haematology - Foetal haemoglobin in maternal circulation Blood Feto-maternal haemorrhage (FMH) estimation
Haematology - Limited blood examination Serum Viscosity
Immunopathology - Characterisation of leucocyte surface antigens (including immunophenotyping) Blood; Bone marrow; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Fresh tissue; Lavage; Serous fluid CD10; CD103; CD117; CD11b; CD11c; CD13; CD138; CD14; CD15; CD16; CD19; CD1a; CD2; CD20; CD200; CD22; CD23; CD25; CD26; CD3; CD30; CD33; CD34; CD36; CD38; CD4; CD43; CD45; CD5; CD56; CD57; CD64; CD65; CD7; CD79a; CD79b; CD8; CD81; CD99; FMC7; HLA-DR antigen; Haemoglobin F (HbF); Kappa light chains; Lambda light chains; Myeloperoxidase; T-cell receptor aβ (TCRab); T-cell receptor γδ (TCRgd); Terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase (TdT)
Immunopathology - Detection and/or quantitation and/or characterisation of autoantibodies Other body fluids; Plasma; Serum Anti-liver-kidney microsomes antibodies (LKM); Anti-mitochondrial antibodies (AMA, AMA M1, AMA M2); Anti-parietal cell antibodies; Anti-skin basement membrane antibodies; Anti-smooth muscle antibodies (SMA)
Plasma; Serum Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA); Anti-nuclear antibodies (ANA)
Anti-proteinase 3 antibodies (PR3)
Anti-extractable nuclear antigen antibodies (ENA)
Anti-adrenal cortex antibodies; Anti-ovarian antibodies (AOA); Anti-skeletal muscle antibodies; Anti-testis antibodies
Anti-myeloperoxidase antibodies (MPO)
Anti-gliadin antibodies (AGA); Anti-tissue transglutaminase antibodies (tTG)
Serum Anti-double stranded DNA antibodies (dsDNA)
Immunopathology - Quantitation of complement proteins Plasma; Serum C3 nephritic factor
Microbiology - Serology of infection - Microbial antibody and/or antigen detection and/or quantitation Plasma; Serum Corynebacterium diphtheriae; Streptococcus pneumoniae IgG antibody; Tetanus IgG antibody; Anti-toxoid IgG
Serum Candida spp.; Farmer's lung precipitins

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

03 Jul 2024

Last Activity Date

16 Nov 2020

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Further investigation of cardiac function Blood Troponin

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

03 Jul 2024

Last Activity Date

16 Nov 2020

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of blood gases and other measurements (performed on the same specimen) Blood Calcium - Ionised; 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

03 Jul 2024

Last Activity Date

16 Nov 2020

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of blood gases and other measurements (performed on the same specimen) Blood Calcium - Ionised; 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

03 Jul 2024

Last Activity Date

16 Nov 2020

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of blood gases and other measurements (performed on the same specimen) Blood Calcium - Ionised; 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

03 Jul 2024

Last Activity Date

16 Nov 2020

Service Product Determinant
Microbiology - Bacteriology - Detection and identification of crystalline material Synovial fluid Crystal detection and identification
Microbiology - Bacteriology - Detection of pathogenic bacteria Aspirates; Biopsy specimens; Blood; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Fluids; Gastric biopsy; General swabs; Genital swabs; Nasal swabs; Pus; Rectal swabs; Respiratory specimens; Sputum; Synovial fluid; Tissues; Urine Bacteria; Pathogenic microorganisms
Aspirates; Biopsy specimens; Blood; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Fluids; General swabs; Genital swabs; Pus; Respiratory specimens; Sputum; Synovial fluid; Tissues; Urine Bacteria; Epithelial cells; Erythrocytes (red blood cells, RBC); Leucocytes (white blood cells, WBC)
Bacterial isolates Antibiotic susceptibility
Bacteria; Pathogenic identification; Pathogenic microorganisms
Bacteria; Pathogenic identification; Pathogenic microorganisms
Antibiotic susceptibility
Bacteria; Pathogenic identification; Pathogenic microorganisms
Biopsy specimens Helicobacter pylori
Blood; Fluids Bacteria; Pathogenic microorganisms
Gastric biopsy Urease
Urine Bacteria; Casts; Crystals; Epithelial cells; Erythrocytes (red blood cells, RBC); Leucocytes (white blood cells, WBC)
Bilirubin; Blood; Glucose; Ketones; Leucocyte esterase; Nitrite; Proteins; Urobilinogen; pH
Microbiology - Bacteriology - Detection of pathogenic bacteria for epidemiological infection control surveillance Axilla swabs; Nasal swabs Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
Faeces; Rectal swabs Vancomycin resistant Enterococci (VRE)
Rectal swabs Carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)
Microbiology - Environmental investigations and/or infection control Blood transfusion bags; Environmental swabs; Gastrointestinal endoscopes; Vascular catheter tips Bacterial organism identification - Acinetobacter; Bacterial organism identification - Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA); Bacterial organism identification - Vancomycin resistant Enterococcus (VRE)
Bacterial organism identification - Acinetobacter; Bacterial organism identification - Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA); Bacterial organism identification - Vancomycin resistant Enterococcus (VRE)
Bacterial growth - Sterility
Bacterial organism identification - Acinetobacter; 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 (viruses) Nasal aspirates/washes; Nasopharyngeal and throat swab; Nasopharyngeal swabs Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
Nasal aspirates/washes; Nasopharyngeal swabs Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
Microbiology - Mycobacteriology - Detection and identification of mycobacteria Isolates Mycobacteria identification; Other pathogenic bacteria to genus level or species level
Other body fluids; Respiratory specimens; Sputum; Tissues Mycobacteria detection

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

03 Jul 2024

Last Activity Date

16 Nov 2020

Service Product Determinant
Molecular genetics - Assay for defined mutation or polymorphism (including pharmacogenetic testing) - Targeted genes Blood Blood borne tumours; Huntington's disease; Solid tumours; Torsional dystonia (TOR1A) common mutation screen
Molecular genetics - Bioinformatic analysis DNA sequences; RNA sequences Secondary analysis - Alignment and variant calling; Tertiary analysis - Data annotation and interpretation
Molecular genetics - DNA sequencing Blood Sequenced DNA by Sanger sequencing
Molecular genetics - Genetic testing for chimerism and mosaic gene variants (cancer and somatic mosaicism) - Targeted genes Aspirates; Blood; Bone marrow; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Fluids; Formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue sections; Tissues Blood borne tumours; Solid tumours
Molecular genetics - Genetic testing for chimerism and mosaic gene variants (cancer and somatic mosaicism) - Targeted panels for non-inherited (somatic) DNA/RNA changes Formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue sections Indels; Single nucleotide variants (SNVs)
Molecular genetics - Genetic testing for chimerism and mosaic gene variants (cancer and somatic mosaicism) - Whole exome sequencing for non-inherited (somatic) DNA/RNA changes Blood Fusion genes; Indels; Novel isoforms; Single nucleotide variants (SNVs)
Molecular genetics - Heterozygous loci determinations Blood; Saliva Nucleic acid analysis for specific variants
Molecular genetics - Investigation of constitutional genetic variants - Diagnostic testing - Targeted panels for inherited (germline) DNA/RNA changes Blood Copy number variation (CNV); Indels; Single nucleotide variants (SNVs)
Molecular genetics - Investigation of constitutional genetic variants - Diagnostic testing - Whole exome sequencing studies for inherited (germline) DNA/RNA changes Blood Copy number variation (CNV); Indels; Single nucleotide variants (SNVs)
Molecular genetics - Predictive genetic testing - Targeted genes Blood Breast cancer; Huntington's disease; Mitochondrial disorders - Mito, MELAS, MERRF, mtDNA, POLG, Alpers, Leigh disease (LHON), NARP, Kearns-Sayre, MIRAS, CPEO; Nance-Horan syndrome (NHS); Ophthalmic disease
Molecular genetics - Predictive genetic testing - Targeted panels for inherited (germline) DNA/RNA changes Blood; Muscle Breast cancer; Mitochondrial disorders - Mito, MELAS, MERRF, mtDNA, POLG, Alpers, Leigh disease (LHON), NARP, Kearns-Sayre, MIRAS, CPEO; Nance-Horan syndrome (NHS); Ophthalmic disease
Molecular genetics - Prenatal genetic testing (excluding non-invasive prenatal [genetic] screening) Amniotic fluid; Chorionic villus Huntington's disease; Huntington's disease prenatal chromosome exclusion test
Molecular genetics - Screening for an unknown mutation - Targeted genes Blood; Muscle; Nerve biopsy; Urinary sediment Mitochondrial disorders - Mito, MELAS, MERRF, mtDNA, POLG, Alpers, Leigh disease (LHON), NARP, Kearns-Sayre, MIRAS, CPEO; Nance-Horan syndrome (NHS); Ophthalmic disease

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

03 Jul 2024

Last Activity Date

16 Nov 2020

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of blood gases and other measurements (performed on the same specimen) Blood Bilirubin - Total; Calcium - Ionised; 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

03 Jul 2024

Last Activity Date

16 Nov 2020

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 Anus smears; Lip smears; Mouth smears; Nipple discharge; Nose smears; 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 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 investigation Formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue sections Detection of antigenic targets - Various
Anatomical pathology - Tissue pathology - Mortuary facilities Body; Body parts Assessment - Level 1 mortuary
Infertility and pregnancy tests including assisted reproductive technology - Semen analysis (other than post vasectomy) Semen Motility; Sperm number; Volume

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

03 Jul 2024

Last Activity Date

16 Nov 2020

Service Product Determinant
Haematology - Haemostasis related analysis (including special coagulation testing and platelet function tests) Blood Thromboelastography - EXTEM, INTEM, FIBTEM, APTEM, HEPTEM
Haematology - Investigation of haemolysis Blood; Plasma Cold agglutinins
Immunohaematology - Blood group antibody detection Blood; Plasma Other blood group systems; Rh phenotypes
Immunohaematology - Blood grouping Blood ABO; RhD
Immunohaematology - Determination of compatibility of blood donor units Blood Examination for blood group antibodies; Group checks of patient and donor; Identification of detected antibodies
Direct antiglobulin test (DAT, direct Coombs test)
Immunohaematology - Identification and quantitation of blood group antibodies Blood Antibody absorption
Blood; Plasma Other blood group antibodies; Rh
Red blood cell phenotyping
Antibody titration
Antibody elution
Immunohaematology - Investigation of blood transfusion reactions Blood products Antibodies
Immunohaematology - Issue and release of blood and blood product for transfusion Blood Issue and release of blood and blood products for transfusion
Immunohaematology - Storage and distribution of blood and blood components Blood Issue and release of blood and blood products for transfusion

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