Queensland Health - Forensic and Scientific Services

Site

Forensic and Scientific Services

Accreditation No.

41

Site No.

13096

Date of Accreditation

26 Feb 1998

Address

Liaison Unit, 39 Kessels Road
Coopers Plains, QLD 4108
Australia

health.qld.gov.au/qhcss/qhss/

Contact

Ms Helen Gregg P: +61 1800000377

Availability

Services available to external clients

Supervision

GX (General)

Scope of Accreditation

Forensic and Scientific Services

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

26 Feb 2022

Last Activity Date

08 Dec 2020

Service Product Determinant
Clinical governance - Level 2 - Designated person assessment Not applicable Not applicable
Leptospirosis Laboratory

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

26 Feb 2022

Last Activity Date

08 Dec 2020

Service Product Determinant
Microbiology - Bacteriology - Detection of pathogenic bacteria Blood Leptospira spp.
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Detection, characterisation and/or quantitation of microbial nucleic acids (bacteria) Serum Leptospira spp.
Microbiology - Serology of infection - Microbial typing Serum Leptospiral agglutination test
Microbiology

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

26 Feb 2022

Last Activity Date

08 Dec 2020

Service Product Determinant
Microbiology - Bacteriology - Detection of pathogenic bacteria Aspirates; Bacterial isolates; Blood; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Faeces; Fluids; Sputum; Synovial fluid; Tissues Pathogenic identification and antibiotic susceptibility
Aspirates; Bacterial isolates; Blood; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Faeces; Fluids; Sputum; Synovial fluid; Tissues; Vomitus Pathogenic identification
Microbiology - Bacteriology - Public health investigation and/or monitoring of outbreaks of infection Blood; Body fluids; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Faeces; Isolates; Sputum; Tissues; Vomitus Detection and characterisation of bacteria (including identification and typing)
Detection and characterisation of bacteria (including identification and typing)
Molecular Microbiology

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

26 Feb 2022

Last Activity Date

08 Dec 2020

Service Product Determinant
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Bioinformatic analysis DNA sequences Primary analysis - Conversion of instrument file to FASTQ or FASTA file; Secondary analysis - Alignment and variant calling; Tertiary analysis - Data annotation and interpretation
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Detection, characterisation and/or quantitation of microbial nucleic acids (bacteria) Bacterial isolates; Blood; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Faeces; Fluids; Sputum; Tissues; Vomitus Pathogenic identification and typing
Faeces Pathogenic identification and typing
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Microbial DNA and/or RNA extraction Isolates Viable DNA for sequencing
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Microbial DNA and/or RNA sequencing Extracted DNA DNA sequence analysis
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Microbial genotyping Blood; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Faeces; Fluids; Isolates; Tissues; Vomitus Other microbes
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Microbial genotyping by whole genome sequencing studies Isolates Other microbes
Nasopharyngeal swabs; Oropharyngeal swabs; Swabs; Throat swabs Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2, COVID)
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Public health investigation and/or monitoring Faeces Detection and characterisation of organisms (including identification and typing)
Virology

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

26 Feb 2022

Last Activity Date

08 Dec 2020

Service Product Determinant
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Detection, characterisation and/or quantitation of microbial nucleic acids (bacteria) Bacterial isolates; Blood; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Dry swabs; General swabs; Tissues Orientia tsutsugamushi virus (scrub typhus)
Bacterial isolates; Blood; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Dry swabs; Tissues Rickettsia genus-specific
Bacterial isolates; Blood; Dry swabs; Tissues Rickettsia genus-specific; Spotted fever/typhus group
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Detection, characterisation and/or quantitation of microbial nucleic acids (viruses) Aspirates; Bronchial washings; Cell culture; Faeces; Nasal swabs; Nasopharyngeal and throat swab; Nasopharyngeal aspirate; Nasopharyngeal swabs; Sputum; Throat swabsbronchial Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2, COVID)
Blood; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Dry swabs; Isolates; Serum; Tissues; Urine Nipah virus
Hendra virus
Hendra virus
Henipah group
Blood; Dry swabs; Urine Ebola virus
Blood; Isolates; Serum; Tissues Coxiella burnetii (Q-fever)
Blood; Serum Arenavirus group
Blood; Serum; Tissues Coxiella burnetii (Q-fever)
Bronchoalveolar lavage; Faeces; Respiratory specimens; Sputum Human coronavirus MERS ORF1a gene; Human coronavirus MERS UpE gene
Bronchoalveolar lavage; Faeces; Respiratory specimens; Sputum; Tissues Coronavirus Pan
Cell culture; Faeces; Nasal swabs; Nasopharyngeal and throat swab; Nasopharyngeal aspirate; Nasopharyngeal swabs; Sputum; Throat swabs Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2, COVID)
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Dry swabs Enterovirus group
Enterovirus 71
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Dry swabs; Faeces; Isolates Enterovirus D68
Enterovirus; Enterovirus 71
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Dry swabs; Isolates; Serum; Tissues; Urine Rubella virus
Measles virus
Mumps virus
Rubella virus
Mumps virus
Measles virus; Measles virus - Vaccine strain
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Faeces; Isolates; Serum; Tissues; Vomitus Mamastrovirus type 1; Mamastrovirus type 6
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Isolates; Saliva; Serum; Tissues Australian bat lyssavirus (ABLV); Australian bat lyssavirus (ABLV) - Yellow belly strain
Lyssavirus group
Rabies virus
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Isolates; Serum Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Isolates; Serum; Tissues Dengue virus 3
Ross River virus
Kunjin virus
Dengue virus 2 - Thai strain
Zika virus - African strain; Zika virus - Pacific strain E gene
Flavivirus group
Chikungunya virus - Mauritius strain
Dengue virus 1
Mayaro virus
Rotavirus
West Nile virus
Dengue virus - Universal
Yellow fever virus
Dengue virus 2
Murray Valley encephalitis virus
Alphavirus
Kokobera virus
Dengue virus​​​​
Dengue virus 4
Zika virus - Pacific strain NS1 gene
Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV)
Rift Valley fever virus
Filovirus group
Dry swabs; Faeces Adenovirus
Dry swabs; Isolates; Tissues Orthopox virus group
Parapox virus
Orthopox virus group
Parapox virus
Molluscum contagiosum virus
Dry swabs; Tissues Varicella zoster virus (VZV)
Varicella zoster virus (VZV)
Faeces Sapovirus
Reovirus
Aichivirus
Astrovirus; Rotavirus
Faeces; Serum Hepatitis E virus (HEV)
Hantavirus
Puumula virus (PUUV)
Hantaan/Seoul virus
Hepatitis A virus (HAV)
Hepatitis A virus (HAV)
Hepatitis E virus (HEV)
Faeces; Vomitus Norovirus G1; Norovirus G2
Isolates; Serum Marburg virus
Alfuy virus (ALFV)
Isolates; Serum; Tissues Barmah forest virus
Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHF)
Ross River virus E gene
Rift Valley fever virus
Nasopharyngeal aspirate; Respiratory specimens Influenza A virus H1; Influenza A virus H5
Nasopharyngeal aspirate; Respiratory specimens; Sputum Influenza A virus H3
Influenza A virus H5; Influenza B virus
Nasopharyngeal swabs; Respiratory specimens; Sputum Influenza A virus H1 - 2009 pandemic strain
Influenza A virus H7 - 2013 China strain; Influenza A virus H7N9 - 2013 China strain; Influenza A virus N9 - 2013 China strain; Influenza B virus - Victoria lineage; Influenza B virus - Yamagata lineage
Microbiology - Serology of infection - Microbial antibody and/or antigen detection and/or quantitation Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Flavivirus IgM
Serum Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2, COVID) IgG antibody; Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2, COVID) IgM antibody
Alphavirus IgG antibody; Alphavirus IgM antibody; Australian bat lyssavirus (ABLV); Flavivirus; Hendra virus; Zika virus IgM antibody
Australian bat lyssavirus (ABLV); Hantavirus; Hendra virus; Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus; Orientia tsutsugamushi virus (scrub typhus); Rickettsia australis; Rickettsia typhi
Flavivirus screen; Hepatitis E virus (HEV); Rabies virus
Tissues; Viral culture cells Australian bat lyssavirus (ABLV)
Microbiology - Serology of infection - Microbial typing Swabs Influenza virus typing
Microbiology - Virology - Detection of pathogenic viruses Aspirates; General swabs; Respiratory swabs and/or washings; Serum; Tissues Pathogenic identification of unknown viruses
Blood; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); General swabs; Serum; Synovial fluid; Tissues; Urine Alphavirus
Flavivirus

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