Diagnostic Services Pty Ltd

Site

Launceston Pathology

Accreditation No.

2208

Site No.

2201

Date of Accreditation

30 Jun 1987

Address

71 Frederick Street
Launceston, TAS 7250
Australia

launcestonpath.com.au

Contact

Mr Leigh Murfett P: +61 (03) 63343636

Availability

Services available to external clients

Supervision

B (Branch)

Scope of Accreditation

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

28 Jul 2023

Last Activity Date

31 Jan 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; Tissue imprint Intra-operative consultation and examination of biopsy material

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

28 Jul 2023

Last Activity Date

31 Jan 2020

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Detection and/or quantitation of drugs for therapeutic monitoring Serum Gentamicin (cidomycin, septopal, genticyn, garamycin); Lithium
Chemical pathology - Detection and/or quantitation of tumour markers Serum Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)
Chemical pathology - Determination of hormones and hormone binding proteins (other than thyroid function tests) Serum Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH); Luteinising hormone (LH); Oestradiol; Progesterone
Chemical pathology - Further investigation of cardiac function Serum Troponin T
Chemical pathology - Investigation and determination of hepatic, cardiac, bone, skeletal muscle and other profiles and metabolic studies Serum Alanine aminotransferase; Albumin; Alkaline phosphatase; 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 dehydrogenase (LDH); Lipase; Magnesium; Osmolality; Phosphate; Potassium; Protein - Total; Sodium; Triglycerides; Urate; Urea; γ-Glutamyltransferase
Serum; Urine Osmolality
Urine Creatinine; Potassium; Protein - Total; Sodium
Chemical pathology - Iron studies Serum Ferritin; Iron; Transferrin
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of blood gases and other measurements (performed on the same specimen) Blood Calcium; Calcium - Ionised; Partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2); Partial pressure of oxygen (PO2); pH
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 Rheumatoid factor
Infertility and pregnancy tests including assisted reproductive technology - Diagnosis of pregnancy 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 Serum Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) - Quantitative total

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

28 Jul 2023

Last Activity Date

31 Jan 2020

Service Product Determinant
Haematology - Bone marrow examination Bone marrow Examination of aspirated material
Haematology - Examination of blood films by special staining Blood Malaria
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)
Haematology - Investigation of haemolysis Blood Cold agglutinins
Direct antiglobulin test (DAT, direct Coombs test)
Haematology - Limited blood examination Blood Erythrocyte (RBC) sedimentation rate (ESR)
Immunopathology - Quantitative and/or qualitative investigation of proteins Plasma Cryoglobulins
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

28 Jul 2023

Last Activity Date

31 Jan 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); Examination for blood group antibodies; Group checks of patient and donor; Identification of detected antibodies
Immunohaematology - Identification and quantitation of blood group antibodies Blood Red blood cell phenotyping
Immunohaematology - Storage and distribution of blood and blood components Blood; Blood products; Fresh frozen plasma (FFP) Issue and release of blood and blood products for transfusion

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

28 Jul 2023

Last Activity Date

31 Jan 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; Faeces; General swabs; Sputum; Throat swabs; Urine Pathogenic microorganisms
Synovial fluid Crystals
Urine Bilirubin; Glucose; Haemoglobin (Hb); Ketones; Nitrite; Proteins; Specific gravity; Urobilinogen; pH
Casts; Erythrocytes (red blood cells, RBC); Leucocytes (white blood cells, WBC)

ISO 15189 (2012)

Legal

Medicare expiry date

28 Jul 2023

Last Activity Date

31 Jan 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, appendix A On-site screening procedure - Testing performed at client sites Urine Amphetamine type substances; Benzodiazepines; Cannabis metabolites; Cocaine metabolites; Opiates
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
Medico legal drug testing AS/NZS 4308, section 2 Specimen collection, storage, handling and dispatch Urine Colour; Creatinine; Temperature; pH

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