Diagnostic Services Pty Ltd

Site

Mersey Division Laboratory – North West Pathology

Accreditation No.

11690

Site No.

11683

Date of Accreditation

08 Oct 1997

Address

Ground Floor, Mersey Community Hospital, Torquay Road
Latrobe, TAS 7307
Australia

northwestpathology.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

06 Apr 2022

Last Activity Date

06 Dec 2019

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Analysis of drugs for toxicological (non-legal) purposes and ingested or absorbed toxic chemicals Plasma Alcohol
Chemical pathology - Detection and/or quantitation of drugs for therapeutic monitoring Serum Digoxin; Gentamicin (cidomycin, septopal, genticyn, garamycin); Paracetamol (acetaminophen); Salicylate
Chemical pathology - Determination of hormones and hormone binding proteins (other than thyroid function tests) Serum Procalcitonin
Chemical pathology - Further investigation of cardiac function Blood Troponin
Urine Myoglobin
Chemical pathology - Further investigation of lipid profiles for diagnosis of types III and IV hyperlipidaemia Serum HDL - Quantitation
Chemical pathology - Investigation and determination of hepatic, cardiac, bone, skeletal muscle and other profiles and metabolic studies Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Glucose; Protein - Total
Serum Alanine aminotransferase; Albumin; Alkaline phosphatase; Amylase; Bicarbonate; Bilirubin - Any fractions; Bilirubin - Total; C-reactive protein (CRP); Calcium - Total; Chloride; Cholesterol - Total; Creatine kinase; Creatinine; Glucose; Lactate; Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH); Lipase; Magnesium; Phosphate; Potassium; Protein - Total; Sodium; Triglycerides; Urate; Urea; γ-Glutamyltransferase
Urine Creatinine; Potassium; Protein - Total; Sodium
Haematology - Examination of blood films by special staining Blood Malaria
Haematology - Full blood examination Blood 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
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 Direct antiglobulin test (DAT, direct Coombs 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 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
Direct antiglobulin test (DAT, direct Coombs test); Other blood group antibodies; Rh
Immunohaematology - Issue and release of blood and blood product for transfusion Blood Issue and release of blood and blood products for transfusion
Immunopathology - Quantitative and/or qualitative investigation of proteins Plasma; Serum Cryoglobulins
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 Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) - Quantitative total
Infertility and pregnancy tests including assisted reproductive technology - Semen analysis (other than post vasectomy) Semen Morphology; Motility; Sperm number; Viscosity; Vitality
Microbiology - Bacteriology - Detection of pathogenic bacteria Blood; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); General swabs; Genital swabs; Sputum; Urine Bacteria; Pathogenic microorganisms
Bacteria; Casts; Crystals; Epithelial cells; Erythrocytes (red blood cells, RBC); Leucocytes (white blood cells, WBC)
Urine Bilirubin; Blood; Glucose; Ketones; Proteins; Specific gravity; Urobilinogen; pH
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

06 Apr 2022

Last Activity Date

06 Dec 2019

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of blood gases and other measurements (performed on the same specimen) Blood Calcium - Ionised; Chloride; Creatinine; Glucose; Lactate; Partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2); Partial pressure of oxygen (PO2); Potassium; Sodium; pH

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