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

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

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 alexanderi; Leptospira alstonii; Leptospira biflexa; Leptospira borgpetersenii; Leptospira broomi; Leptospira fainei; Leptospira idonii; Leptospira inadai; Leptospira interrogans; Leptospira kirschneri; Leptospira kmetyi; Leptospira leptonema illini; Leptospira licerasiae; Leptospira meyeri; Leptospira noguchii; Leptospira santarosai; Leptospira terpstrae; Leptospira turneriella parva; Leptospira vanthielii; Leptospira weilii; Leptospira wolbachii; Leptospira wolffii; Leptospira yanagawae
Microbiology - Serology of infection - Microbial typing Serum Leptospiral agglutination test

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)

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); Faeces; Fluids; Sputum; Tissues; Vomitus Pathogenic identification and typing
Faeces Pathogenic identification and typing
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Microbial genotyping Blood; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Faeces; Fluids; Isolates; Tissues; Vomitus Other microbes
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Public health investigation and/or monitoring Faeces Detection and characterisation of organisms (including identification and typing)

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 Corynebacterium spp. toxin
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)
Blood; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Dry swabs; Isolates; Serum; Tissues; Urine Nipah virus
Hendra virus
Henipah group
Hendra virus
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)
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 Measles virus
Mumps virus
Mumps virus
Rubella virus
Measles virus; Measles virus - Vaccine strain
Rubella virus
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Faeces; Isolates; Serum; Tissues; Vomitus Mamastrovirus type 1; Mamastrovirus type 6
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Isolates; Saliva; Serum; Tissues Lyssavirus group
Rabies virus
Australian bat lyssavirus (ABLV); Australian bat lyssavirus - Yellow belly strain
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Isolates; Serum Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Isolates; Serum; Tissues Chikungunya virus - Mauritius strain
Mayaro virus
Yellow fever virus
Dengue virus 2 - Thai strain
Dengue virus 1
Zika virus - African strain; Zika virus - Pacific strain E gene
Kunjin virus
Rotavirus
Flavivirus group
Dengue virus 3
West Nile virus
Ross River virus
Dengue virus 2
Dengue virus - Universal
Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV)
Kokobera virus
Rift Valley fever virus
Alphavirus
Murray Valley encephalitis virus
Filovirus group
Dengue virus​​​​
Dengue virus 4
Zika virus - Pacific strain NS1 gene
Dry swabs; Faeces Adenovirus
Dry swabs; Isolates; Tissues Molluscum contagiosum virus
Orthopox virus group
Parapox virus
Parapox virus
Orthopox virus group
Dry swabs; Tissues Varicella zoster virus (VZV)
Varicella zoster virus (VZV)
Faeces Sapovirus
Astrovirus; Rotavirus
Reovirus
Aichivirus
Faeces; Serum Hepatitis A virus (HAV)
Hepatitis E virus (HEV)
Hantavirus
Hantaan/Seoul virus
Puumula virus (PUUV)
Hepatitis E virus (HEV)
Hepatitis A virus (HAV)
Faeces; Vomitus Norovirus G1; Norovirus G2
Isolates; Serum Alfuy virus (ALFV)
Marburg virus
Isolates; Serum; Tissues Ross River virus E gene
Barmah forest virus
Rift Valley fever virus
Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHF)
Nasopharyngeal aspirate; Respiratory specimens Influenza A virus H1; Influenza A virus H5
Nasopharyngeal aspirate; Respiratory specimens; Sputum Influenza A virus H5; Influenza B virus
Influenza A virus H3
Nasopharyngeal swabs; Respiratory specimens; Sputum 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
Influenza A virus H1 - 2009 pandemic strain
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) IgG antibody; Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) 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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