Diagnostic Services Pty Ltd

Site

North West Pathology

Accreditation No.

2241

Site No.

2234

Date of Accreditation

18 Oct 1987

Address

North West Medical Centre, 21 Brickport Road
Burnie, TAS 7320
Australia

northwestpath.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

29 May 2023

Last Activity Date

23 Jun 2020

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

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

29 May 2023

Last Activity Date

23 Jun 2020

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Analysis of drugs for toxicological (non-legal) purposes and ingested or absorbed toxic chemicals Serum Alcohol
Chemical pathology - Detection and/or quantitation of drugs for therapeutic monitoring Serum Carbamazepine; Digoxin; Gentamicin (cidomycin, septopal, genticyn, garamycin); Lithium; Paracetamol (acetaminophen); Phenytoin (dilantin); Salicylate; Theophylline; Valproate (valproic acid, epilim); Vancomycin
Chemical pathology - Detection and/or quantitation of tumour markers Serum Prostate specific antigen (PSA); Prostate specific antigen (PSA) fractions and derived index
Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG); Prostate specific antigen (PSA)
Chemical pathology - Determination of hormones and hormone binding proteins (other than thyroid function tests) Serum Cortisol; Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH); Luteinising hormone (LH); Oestradiol; Procalcitonin; Progesterone
Chemical pathology - Diagnosis and management of diabetes mellitus Blood Glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c)
Chemical pathology - Further investigation of cardiac function Blood; Plasma; Serum B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP); 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); Serum; Urine 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; Cholinesterase; Creatine kinase; Creatinine; Glucose; HDL - Quantitation; Lactate; Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH); Lipase; Magnesium; Osmolality; Phosphate; Potassium; Protein - Total; Sodium; Triglycerides; Urate; Urea; γ-Glutamyltransferase
Chemical pathology - Investigation for folate deficiency Serum Folate
Chemical pathology - Iron studies Blood; Plasma; Serum Ferritin; Iron; Total iron-binding capacity (TIBC); Transferrin
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of vitamins Serum 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 Rheumatoid factor
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 Serum Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) - Quantitative total

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

29 May 2023

Last Activity Date

23 Jun 2020

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Diagnosis and management of diabetes mellitus Blood Glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c)

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

29 May 2023

Last Activity Date

23 Jun 2020

Service Product Determinant
Haematology - Bone marrow examination Bone marrow Examination of aspirated material
Haematology - Diagnosis of thalassemia Blood Examination of haemoglobin H (HbH)
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); Von Willebrand factor (vWF) antigen - Quantitation
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

29 May 2023

Last Activity Date

23 Jun 2020

Service Product Determinant
Immunohaematology - Blood group antibody detection Blood Rh phenotypes
Immunohaematology - Blood grouping Blood ABO; RhD
Immunohaematology - Determination of compatibility of blood donor units Blood Group checks of patient and donor
Immunohaematology - Identification and quantitation of blood group antibodies Blood Antibody elution; Red blood cell phenotyping
Immunohaematology - Investigation of blood transfusion reactions Blood; Blood products; Plasma Antibodies; Contamination - Microbiological; Direct antiglobulin test (DAT, direct Coombs test); Examination for blood group antibodies; Group checks of patient and donor; Identification of detected antibodies
Immunohaematology - Storage and distribution of blood and blood components Blood products Issue and release of blood and blood products for transfusion

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

29 May 2023

Last Activity Date

23 Jun 2020

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

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

29 May 2023

Last Activity Date

23 Jun 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; Sputum; Throat swabs; Urine Crystals; Epithelial cells; Erythrocytes (red blood cells, RBC); Leucocytes (white blood cells, WBC); Pathogenic microorganisms
Faeces Clostridiodes difficile; Clostridioides difficile toxin
Microbiology - Environmental investigations and/or infection control Dialysis waters Bacterial growth - Sterility
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Detection, characterisation and/or quantitation of microbial nucleic acids (viruses) Faeces Norovirus
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)
Respiratory specimens Influenza A virus; Influenza B virus; Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
Microbiology - Serology of infection - Microbial antibody and/or antigen detection and/or quantitation Faeces Norovirus antigen
Urine Legionella pneumophila antigen; Streptococcus pneumoniae

ISO 15189 (2012)

Legal

Medicare expiry date

29 May 2023

Last Activity Date

23 Jun 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; Cannabis metabolites; Cocaine metabolites; Opiates
Medico legal drug testing AS/NZS 4308, section 2 Specimen collection, storage, handling and dispatch Urine Creatinine; Temperature; pH

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