Diagnostic Services Pty Ltd

Site

Hobart Pathology

Accreditation No.

2270

Site No.

2263

Date of Accreditation

30 Nov 1987

Address

2-4 Kirksway Place
Hobart, TAS 7000
Australia

hobartpath.com.au

Contact

Mr Leigh Murfett P: +61 (03) 63343636

Availability

Services available to external clients

Supervision

GX (General)

Scope of Accreditation

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

19 Jul 2023

Last Activity Date

09 Nov 2020

Service Product Determinant
Anatomical pathology - Cytopathology - Cervical cytological investigation for abnormalities, precancerous or cancerous changes or conditions Liquid based cytology specimens from cervix Human papilloma virus cytological examination; Cytological examination; Review and reporting of cervical cytological material
Anatomical pathology - Cytopathology - Gynaecological (non-cervical) cytological investigation for abnormalities, precancerous or cancerous changes or conditions Vaginal tissue Cytological examination; Review and reporting of gynaecological (non-cervical tissue) cytological 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 - Cytopathology - Testing for the National Cervical Screening Program Liquid based cytology specimens from cervix; Liquid based cytology specimens from vaginal vault Human papilloma virus (HPV); Cytological examination; Review and reporting of cervical cytological material
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 - Gene probes using paraffin in-situ hybridisation techniques (chromogenic/silver) Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissues Detection of nucleic acid targets - Various
Anatomical pathology - Tissue pathology - Immediate frozen section diagnosis Fresh tissue; Tissue imprint Intra-operative consultation and examination of biopsy material
Anatomical pathology - Tissue pathology - Immunohistochemical investigation Fixed cytological smears; Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissues Detection of antigenic targets - Various

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

19 Jul 2023

Last Activity Date

09 Nov 2020

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Analysis of drugs for toxicological (non-legal) purposes and ingested or absorbed toxic chemicals Plasma; Urine Alcohol
Chemical pathology - Detection and/or quantitation of drugs for therapeutic monitoring Serum Gentamicin (cidomycin, septopal, genticyn, garamycin)
Carbamazepine; Cyclosporin; Digoxin; Lithium; Paracetamol (acetaminophen); Phenytoin (dilantin); Salicylate; Tacrolimus; Theophylline; Valproate (valproic acid, epilim); Vancomycin
Chemical pathology - Detection and/or quantitation of tumour markers Serum CA125 antigen (CA125); Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA); Prostate specific antigen (PSA); Prostate specific antigen (PSA) fractions and derived index
Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)
Chemical pathology - Detection of faecal occult blood Faeces Blood
Chemical pathology - Determination of hormones and hormone binding proteins (other than thyroid function tests) Serum Cortisol; Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS); Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH); Insulin; Luteinising hormone (LH); Oestradiol; Parathyroid hormone (PTH); Procalcitonin; Progesterone; Prolactin; Sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG); Testosterone; α-Fetoprotein (AFP)
Chemical pathology - Diagnosis and management of diabetes mellitus Blood Glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c)
Chemical pathology - Further investigation of cardiac function Serum N-Terminal-pro b-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP); Troponin T
Chemical pathology - Further investigation of renal and/or hepatic function Serum Haptoglobins
Chemical pathology - Investigation and determination of hepatic, cardiac, bone, skeletal muscle and other profiles and metabolic studies Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Glucose; 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 - LDL; Cholesterol - Total; Creatine kinase; Creatinine; Glucose; HDL - Quantitation; Lactate; Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH); Lipase; Magnesium; Phosphate; Potassium; Protein - Total; Sodium; Triglycerides; Urate; Urea; γ-Glutamyltransferase
Serum; Urine Osmolality
Urine Chloride; Potassium; Sodium
Albumin; Ammonia; Calcium - Total; Creatinine; Magnesium; Phosphate; Protein - Total; Urate; Urea
Chemical pathology - Investigation for folate deficiency Serum Folate
Chemical pathology - Iron studies Serum Ferritin; Iron; Transferrin
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of blood gases and other measurements (performed on the same specimen) Blood Calcium; Lactate; Partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2); Partial pressure of oxygen (PO2); Potassium; Sodium; pH
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of vitamin B markers Serum Holotranscobalamin (active vitamin B12)
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of vitamins Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D
Cobalamin (vitamin B12)
Chemical pathology - Tests for thyroid function Serum Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH); Thyroxine (T4) - Free; Triiodothyronine (T3) - Free
Immunopathology - Detection and/or quantitation and/or characterisation of autoantibodies Serum Anti-gliadin antibodies (AGA); Anti-thyroid peroxidase antibodies (TPO); Anti-tissue transglutaminase antibodies (tTG)
Rheumatoid factor
Anti-nuclear antibodies (ANA)
Immunopathology - Quantitation of complement proteins Serum Complement components C3 and C4
Immunopathology - Quantitative and/or qualitative investigation of proteins Faeces Calprotectin
Immunopathology - Quantitative investigations of immunoglobulins and immunoglobulins subclasses Serum Total immunoglobulin A; Total immunoglobulin E; Total immunoglobulin G; Total immunoglobulin M
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 Serum; Urine Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) - Quantitative total

ISO 15189 (2012)

Legal

Medicare expiry date

19 Jul 2023

Last Activity Date

09 Nov 2020

Service Product Determinant
Medico legal drug testing AS/NZS 4308, appendix A On-site screening procedure - Testing performed at permanent fixed sites Urine Amphetamine type substances; Benzodiazepines; Cannabis metabolites; Cocaine metabolites; Opiates

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

19 Jul 2023

Last Activity Date

09 Nov 2020

Service Product Determinant
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
Haematology - Foetal haemoglobin in maternal circulation Blood Detection and quantitation of foetal red cell antigens; Presence of foetal red blood cells
Haematology - Full blood examination Blood Erythrocyte count (red blood cell count, RBCC); Haematocrit (packed cell volume, PCV); Haemoglobin (Hb); Leucocyte count (white blood cell count, WBCC); Morphology; Platelet count; Red blood cell index or indices; Reticulocytes
Haematology - Haemostasis related analysis (including special coagulation testing and platelet function tests) Plasma Activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT); D-dimer; Fibrinogen; International normalised ratio (INR); Lupus anticoagulant
Anti-Xa activity
Haematology - Investigation of haemolysis Blood Direct antiglobulin test (DAT, direct Coombs test)
Cold agglutinins
Urine Haemosiderin
Haematology - Limited blood examination Blood Erythrocyte (RBC) sedimentation rate (ESR)
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Detection, characterisation and/or quantitation of microbial nucleic acids (protozoan parasites) Blood Plasmodium falciparum; Plasmodium knowlesi; Plasmodium malariae; Plasmodium ovale curtisi; Plasmodium ovale wallikeri; Plasmodium ovale; Plasmodium vivax
Microbiology - Parasitology - Detection of ova, cysts and parasites Blood Malaria
Microbiology - Serology of infection - Microbial antibody and/or antigen detection and/or quantitation Plasma Infectious mononucleosis

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

19 Jul 2023

Last Activity Date

09 Nov 2020

Service Product Determinant
Immunohaematology - Blood group antibody detection Blood Duffy system; Kell system; M and N factors; 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); Group checks of patient and donor
Immunohaematology - Identification and quantitation of blood group antibodies Blood Red blood cell phenotyping
Antibody elution
Immunohaematology - Issue and release of blood and blood product for transfusion Blood; Blood products; 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

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

19 Jul 2023

Last Activity Date

09 Nov 2020

Service Product Determinant
Infertility and pregnancy tests including assisted reproductive technology - Semen analysis (other than post vasectomy) Semen Motility; Sperm number; Viscosity; Vitality; Volume
Infertility and pregnancy tests including assisted reproductive technology - Semen analysis for post vasectomy and/or examination of cervical mucus Semen Presence of spermatozoa
Microbiology - Bacteriology - Detection of pathogenic bacteria Aspirates; Blood; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Faeces; General swabs; Genital specimens; Sputum; Throat swabs; Urine Antibiotic susceptibility; Pathogenic microorganisms
Bacterial isolates Pathogenic identification and antibiotic susceptibility
Blood Cultured pathogens identification
Faeces Clostridioides difficile toxin
Helicobacter pylori antigen
Synovial fluid Crystals
Urine Epithelial cells
Casts; Epithelial cells; Erythrocytes (red blood cells, RBC); Leucocytes (white blood cells, WBC); Pathogenic microorganisms
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Legionella antigen
Casts; Erythrocytes (red blood cells, RBC); Leucocytes (white blood cells, WBC); Pathogenic microorganisms
Bilirubin; Glucose; Haemoglobin (Hb); Proteins; Urobilinogen
Microbiology - Environmental investigations and/or infection control Blood transfusion bags; Environmental swabs; Gastrointestinal endoscopes Bacterial growth - Sterility
Environmental swabs 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 (bacteria) Bacterial isolates Vancomycin resistant Enterococci (VRE)
Faeces Clostridium difficile toxin A; Clostridium difficile toxin B
Genital swabs; Nasopharyngeal swabs; Urine Chlamydia trachomatis; Chlamydophila pneumoniae; Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Detection, characterisation and/or quantitation of microbial nucleic acids (viruses) Genital swabs Human papilloma virus (HPV)
Nasopharyngeal and throat swab; Nasopharyngeal swabs Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
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)
Microbiology - Mycobacteriology - Detection and identification of mycobacteria Other body fluids; Sputum; Urine Mycobacteria identification
Microbiology - Mycology - Detection of dermatophytes and other fungi causing cutaneous disease Hair; Nails; Skin scrapings Dermatophyte identification
Microbiology - Parasitology - Detection of ova, cysts and parasites Faeces Giardia spp.; Cysts; Ova; Parasites
Microbiology - Serology of infection - Microbial antibody and/or antigen detection and/or quantitation Serum Cytomegalovirus antibody (anti-CMV) IgG; Cytomegalovirus antibody (anti-CMV) IgM; Epstein-Barr virus IgG antibody; Epstein-Barr virus IgM antibody; Epstein-Barr virus nuclear antigen; Measles virus; Mumps virus; Varicella zoster virus (VZV)
Syphilis Treponema pallidum total antibody
Hepatitis A virus (HAV); Hepatitis A virus antibody (anti-HAV) - IgM; Hepatitis B virus core antibody (anti-HBc) - IgM; Hepatitis B virus core antibody (anti-HBc) - Total; Hepatitis B virus surface antibody (anti-HBs); Hepatitis B virus surface antigen (HBs Ag); Hepatitis B virus surface antigen (HBs Ag) - Confirmatory; Hepatitis C virus antibody (anti-HCV); Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV); Rubella IgG antibody; Rubella IgM antibody; Toxoplasma
Microbiology - Virology - Detection of pathogenic viruses Faeces Adenovirus; Norovirus; Rotavirus

ISO 15189 (2012)

Legal

Medicare expiry date

19 Jul 2023

Last Activity Date

09 Nov 2020

Service Product Determinant
Medico legal drug testing AS/NZS 4308, appendix A On-site screening procedure - Testing performed at client sites Urine Amphetamine type substances; Benzodiazepines; Cannabis metabolites; Cocaine metabolites; Opiates

ISO 15189 (2012)

Legal

Medicare expiry date

19 Jul 2023

Last Activity Date

09 Nov 2020

Service Product Determinant
Medico legal drug testing AS 4760, section 2 Collection, storage, handling and dispatch Oral fluid Handling and dispatch; Sample collection and storage
Medico legal drug testing AS/NZS 4308, appendix A On-site screening procedure Urine Amphetamine type substances; Benzodiazepines; Cannabis metabolites; Cocaine metabolites; Opiates
Medico legal drug testing AS/NZS 4308, section 2 Specimen collection, storage, handling and dispatch Urine Creatinine; Temperature; pH
Medico legal drug testing AS/NZS 4308, section 3 General laboratory requirements Urine General laboratory requirements as described in AS/NZS 4308
Medico legal drug testing AS/NZS 4308, section 4 Laboratory screening procedures Urine Amphetamine type substances; Benzodiazepines; Cannabis metabolites; Cocaine metabolites; Opiates

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