Pathology Queensland

Site

Gold Coast Uni Laboratory

Accreditation No.

2639

Site No.

5277

Date of Accreditation

30 May 1995

Address

Level 2, Block E, Gold Coast Uni Hospital, 1 Hospital Boulevard
Southport, QLD 4215
Australia

health.qld.gov.au

Contact

Ms Lara Keller P: +61 (07) 56876705

Availability

Services available to external clients

Supervision

GY (General)

Scope of Accreditation

Gold Coast Uni Laboratory

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

30 Jun 2025

Last Activity Date

31 May 2021

Service Product Determinant
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 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 investigation Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissues Detection of antigenic targets - Various
Detection of antigenic targets - Various
Anatomical pathology - Tissue pathology - Mortuary facilities Body; Body parts Assessment - Level 2 mortuary
Anatomical pathology - Tissue pathology - Non-coronial autopsy services Body; Body parts Autopsy service and reporting
Chemical pathology - Analysis of drugs for toxicological (non-legal) purposes and ingested or absorbed toxic chemicals Bandages; Blood; Other body fluids; Plasma; Serum; Snake bite site; Swabs; Tissues; Urine Snake venom detection
Chemical pathology - Detection and/or quantitation of drugs for therapeutic monitoring Plasma; Serum Carbamazepine; Digoxin; Ethanol; Gentamicin (cidomycin, septopal, genticyn, garamycin); Paracetamol (acetaminophen); Phenytoin (dilantin); Salicylate; Theophylline; Tobramycin; Valproate (valproic acid, epilim); Vancomycin
Serum Lithium
Chemical pathology - Further investigation of cardiac function Ascitic fluid; Pleural fluid B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP)
Blood; Plasma Troponin I
Plasma B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP)
Plasma; Serum Troponin
Chemical pathology - Further investigation of lipid profiles for diagnosis of types III and IV hyperlipidaemia Plasma; Serum HDL - Quantitation
Chemical pathology - Further investigation of renal and/or hepatic function Serum Haptoglobins
Chemical pathology - Haem related pigments and precursors (excluding porphyria) Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Bilirubin; Haemoglobin (Hb); Oxyhaemoglobin
Plasma Haemoglobin (Hb)
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
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Glucose; Lactate; Protein - Total
Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH)
Other body fluids; Plasma; Serum; Urine Osmolality
Other body fluids; Urine pH
Peritoneal dialysis fluid Calcium - Total; Chloride; Creatinine; Glucose; Magnesium; Potassium; Sodium; Urea
Plasma Ammonia; Lactate
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 dehydrogenase (LDH); Lipase; Magnesium; Phosphate; Potassium; Protein - Total; Sodium; Triglycerides; Urate; Urea; γ-Glutamyltransferase
Pleural fluid pH
Urine Ammonia; Bicarbonate
Albumin; Calcium - Total; Chloride; Creatinine; Glucose; Magnesium; Phosphate; Potassium; Protein - Total; Sodium; Urate; Urea
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 Base excess; Bicarbonate; Calcium - Ionised; Carboxyhaemoglobin; Chloride; Glucose; Haematocrit (packed cell volume, PCV); Haemoglobin (Hb); Lactate; Methaemoglobin (MetHb); Oxygen saturation (sO2); 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; 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
Differential number; Morphology
Reticulocytes
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Morphology
Haematology - Haemostasis related analysis (including special coagulation testing and platelet function tests) Plasma Thrombin time (TT)
Echis test
Anti-Xa activity; D-dimer; Factor VIII; Fibrinogen; Heparin assay; International normalised ratio (INR); Mixing studies - APTT; Prothrombin time (PT)
APTT heparin neutralisation
Heparin induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia (HITT)
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; Cord 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 Other blood group antibodies; Rh
Antibody elution
Red blood cell phenotyping
Cord blood Direct antiglobulin test (DAT, direct Coombs test)
Immunohaematology - Investigation of blood transfusion reactions Blood products Antibodies
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; Blood products; Cryoprecipitate; Fresh frozen plasma (FFP); Platelets Issue and release of blood and blood products for transfusion
Immunopathology - Characterisation of leucocyte surface antigens (including immunophenotyping) Aspirates; Blood; Bone marrow; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Disaggregated tissues specimen; Lavage Assessment of lymphoid cell populations; Assessment of myeloid cell populations; CD10; CD103; CD117; CD11b; CD11c; CD13; CD138; CD14; CD15; CD16; CD19; CD2; CD20; CD200; CD22; CD23; CD235a; CD25; CD3; CD30; CD33; CD34; CD38; CD4; CD45; CD5; CD56; CD64; CD7; CD79a; CD8; FMC7; HLA-DR antigen; Kappa light chains; Lambda light chains; Myeloperoxidase
Blood CD34
Assessment of lymphoid cell populations; Assessment of myeloid cell populations
Immunopathology - Procedures related to the collection, processing, storage and issue of human haemopoietic progenitor cellsProduct received from 19636-22744 Haemopoietic progenitor cells Processing; Storage (includes freezing/thawing)
Infertility and pregnancy tests including assisted reproductive technology - Diagnosis of pregnancy Serum; Urine 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 Aspirates; Blood; Fluids Bacteria; Pathogenic microorganisms
Blood; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Fluids; General swabs; Operative specimens; Respiratory specimens; Tissues; Urine Bacteria; Pathogenic microorganisms
Bacteria; Pathogenic identification; Pathogenic microorganisms
Antibiotic susceptibility; Bacteria; Pathogenic microorganisms
Bacteria; Pathogenic identification; Pathogenic microorganisms
Bacteria; Epithelial cells; Erythrocytes (red blood cells, RBC); Leucocytes (white blood cells, WBC)
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Urine Streptococcus pneumoniae antigen
Faeces Clostridioides difficile toxin
Stem cells Bacteria; Pathogenic microorganisms
Urine Bacteria; Casts; Crystals; Epithelial cells; Erythrocytes (red blood cells, RBC); Leucocytes (white blood cells, WBC); Red blood cell morphology
Legionella antigen
Microbiology - Environmental investigations and/or infection control Air; Environmental swabs; Spore strips Bacterial growth - Sterility
Blood transfusion bags Bacterial growth - Sterility
Blood transfusion bags; Bronchoscopes; 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)
Blood transfusion bags; Bronchoscopes; Gastrointestinal endoscopes; Vascular catheter tips Bacterial growth - Sterility
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
Faeces Norovirus
Nasal swabs; Nasopharyngeal swabs Influenza A virus; Influenza B virus; Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV); Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2, COVID)
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2, COVID)
Nasal swabs; Nasopharyngeal swabs; Oropharyngeal swabs Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2, COVID)
Nasopharyngeal swabs Adenovirus; Human metapneumovirus; Influenza A virus; Influenza B virus; Parainfluenza virus type 1/2/3/4; Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV); Rhinovirus
Influenza A virus; Influenza B virus; Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
Nasopharyngeal swabs; Oropharyngeal swabs Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2, COVID)
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, COVID)
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2, COVID)
Microbiology - Mycology - Detection, isolation and identification of yeasts and fungal elements Blood; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Fluids; General swabs; Operative specimens; Respiratory specimens; Tissues; Urine Fungi identification; Yeasts identification
Yeast susceptibility
Fungi identification; Yeasts identification
Fungi identification; Yeasts identification
Fungi identification; Yeasts identification
Microbiology - Parasitology - Detection of ova, cysts and parasites Blood Malaria
Microbiology - Serology of infection - Microbial antibody and/or antigen detection and/or quantitation Blood; Plasma Infectious mononucleosis
Molecular genetics - Screening for an unknown mutation - Targeted panels for non-inherited (somatic) DNA/RNA changes Blood Quantitative calculation of p210 positive BCR::ABL1 transcripts
Emergency Department

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

30 Jun 2025

Last Activity Date

31 May 2021

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of blood gases and other measurements (performed on the same specimen) Blood Base excess; Bicarbonate; Bilirubin - Total; Calcium - Ionised; Carboxyhaemoglobin; Chloride; Glucose; Haematocrit (packed cell volume, PCV); Haemoglobin (Hb); Lactate; Methaemoglobin (MetHb); Oxygen saturation (sO2); Oxyhaemoglobin; Partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2); Partial pressure of oxygen (PO2); Potassium; Sodium; pH
Intensive Care Unit

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

30 Jun 2025

Last Activity Date

31 May 2021

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of blood gases and other measurements (performed on the same specimen) Blood Base excess; Bicarbonate; Calcium - Ionised; Carboxyhaemoglobin; Chloride; Creatinine; Glucose; Haematocrit (packed cell volume, PCV); Haemoglobin (Hb); Lactate; Methaemoglobin (MetHb); Oxygen saturation (sO2); Oxyhaemoglobin; Partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2); Partial pressure of oxygen (PO2); Potassium; Sodium; pH
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

30 Jun 2025

Last Activity Date

31 May 2021

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of blood gases and other measurements (performed on the same specimen) Blood Anion gap; Base excess; Bicarbonate; Bilirubin - Total; Calcium - Ionised; Carboxyhaemoglobin; Chloride; Glucose; Haemoglobin (Hb); Lactate; Methaemoglobin (MetHb); Oxygen saturation (sO2); Oxyhaemoglobin; Partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2); Partial pressure of oxygen (PO2); Potassium; Sodium; pH
Operating Theatre

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

30 Jun 2025

Last Activity Date

31 May 2021

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of blood gases and other measurements (performed on the same specimen) Blood Anion gap; Base excess; Bicarbonate; Calcium - Ionised; Carboxyhaemoglobin; Chloride; Deoxyhaemoglobin (HHb); Glucose; Haemoglobin (Hb); Lactate; Methaemoglobin (MetHb); Oxygen saturation (sO2); Oxyhaemoglobin; Partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2); Partial pressure of oxygen (PO2); Potassium; Sodium; pH

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