Pathology Queensland

Site

Gold Coast University Hospital Laboratory

Accreditation No.

2639

Site No.

5277

Date of Accreditation

30 May 1995

Address

Level 2, Block E, Gold Coast University 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

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

30 Jun 2022

Last Activity Date

11 Aug 2020

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 tissue sections 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 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 - Detection and/or quantitation of tumour markers Ascitic fluid; Pleural fluid Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)
Plasma; Serum Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)
Chemical pathology - Further investigation of cardiac function Ascitic fluid; Pleural fluid B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP)
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) Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH)
Glucose; Lactate; Protein - Total
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 Creatinine; Troponin
Calcium; 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 - 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; Morphology
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
Reticulocytes
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Morphology
Haematology - Haemostasis related analysis (including special coagulation testing and platelet function tests) Plasma Heparin induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia (HITT)
Activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT); Anti-Xa activity; D-dimer; Factor VIII; Fibrinogen; Heparin assay; International normalised ratio (INR); Mixing studies - APTT; Prothrombin time (PT); Thrombin time (TT)
Echis test
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 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
Other blood group antibodies; Rh
Immunohaematology - Investigation of blood transfusion reactions Blood products Antibodies; Contamination - Microbiological
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
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 Assessment of lymphoid cell populations; Assessment of myeloid cell populations
CD34
Immunopathology - Procedures related to the collection, processing, storage and issue of human haemopoietic progenitor cellsProduct received from Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service Cancer and Blood Disorders - Adult Apheresis Unit Haemopoietic progenitor cells Processing; Storage (includes freezing/thawing)
Infertility and pregnancy tests including assisted reproductive technology - Diagnosis of pregnancy Serum; Urine Detection of 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 of pathogenic bacteria Aspirates; Blood Bacteria; Pathogenic microorganisms
Blood; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Fluids; General swabs; Operative specimens; Respiratory specimens; Tissues; Urine Antibiotic susceptibility; Bacteria; Pathogenic microorganisms
Bacteria; Pathogenic identification; Pathogenic microorganisms
Bacteria; Casts; Crystals; Epithelial cells; Erythrocytes (red blood cells, RBC); Leucocytes (white blood cells, WBC)
Bacteria; Pathogenic identification; Pathogenic microorganisms
Bacteria; Pathogenic microorganisms
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Urine Streptococcus pneumoniae antigen
Faeces Clostridioides difficile toxin
Synovial fluid Crystals
Urine Legionella antigen
Microbiology - Environmental investigations and/or infection control Air; Environmental swabs; Spore strips/capsules Bacterial growth - Sterility
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)
Blood transfusion bags; 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)
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
Nasal swabs; Nasopharyngeal swabs; Oropharyngeal swabs Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
Nasopharyngeal swabs Influenza A virus; Influenza B virus; Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
Adenovirus; Human metapneumovirus; Influenza A virus; Influenza B virus; Parainfluenza virus type 1/2/3/4; Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV); Rhinovirus
Nasopharyngeal swabs; Oropharyngeal swabs Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
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 - 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
Fungi identification; Yeasts identification
Fungi identification; Yeasts identification
Yeast susceptibility
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

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

30 Jun 2022

Last Activity Date

11 Aug 2020

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

30 Jun 2022

Last Activity Date

11 Aug 2020

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

30 Jun 2022

Last Activity Date

11 Aug 2020

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

30 Jun 2022

Last Activity Date

11 Aug 2020

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

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