NSW Health Pathology

Site

NSW Health Pathology Concord Hospital Laboratory

Accreditation No.

2114

Site No.

2107

Date of Accreditation

13 Sep 1985

Address

2 Hospital Road
Concord, NSW 2137
Australia

cs.nsw.gov.au

Contact

Ms Wafa Jeha P: +61 (02) 98285082

Availability

Services available to external clients

Supervision

GX (General)

Scope of Accreditation

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

24 Jan 2024

Last Activity Date

07 Jun 2021

Service Product Determinant
Anatomical pathology - Cytopathology - Non-gynaecological cytological investigations of body fluids, exudates, washings and brushings from non-squamous mucosal sites for the detection of malignancy Aspirates; Bronchial lavage; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Ocular specimens; Other body fluids; Sputum; Tumour tissue; Urine; Vitreous specimens; Washings or brushings from other sites Cytological examination; Immediate imprint cytology diagnosis; Rapid onsite evaluation (ROSE); Review and reporting of cytology samples
Anatomical pathology - Cytopathology - Non-gynaecological cytological investigations on samples obtained via fine needle aspiration biopsy Fine needle aspirates (FNA) Cytological examination; Immediate imprint cytology diagnosis; Rapid onsite evaluation (ROSE); Review and reporting of fine needle aspiration samples
Anatomical pathology - Tissue pathology - Examination of biopsy material Brain - Whole; Brain tissue; Formalin fixed tissue; Fresh tissue; Muscle; Nerve biopsy; Smears; Spinal cord Review and reporting of biopsy material to identify or exclude morphological abnormalities
Anatomical pathology - Tissue pathology - Examination of biopsy material by electron microscopy Fluids; Formalin fixed tissue; Fresh tissue; Gluteraldehyde tissue; Leucocyte (leukocyte) buffy coat; Nasal brushings; Platelets; Smears Review and reporting of biopsy material to identify or exclude ultra-structural morphological abnormalities; Structured reporting
Anatomical pathology - Tissue pathology - Gene probes using paraffin fluorescence in-situ hybridisation (FISH) Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissues Detection of nucleic acid targets - Various
Anatomical pathology - Tissue pathology - Immediate frozen section diagnosis Fresh tissue; Sentinel node; Smears; Tissue imprint Immediate imprint cytology diagnosis; Intra-operative consultation and examination of biopsy material; Rapid onsite evaluation (ROSE)
Anatomical pathology - Tissue pathology - Immunohistochemical investigation Fixed cytological smears; Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissues; Fresh tissue; Frozen sections of fresh tissue Detection of antigenic targets - Various

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Investigation and determination of hepatic, cardiac, bone, skeletal muscle and other profiles and metabolic studies Blood Calcium - Ionised; Creatinine; Glucose; Potassium; Sodium; Total carbon dioxide (TCO2); Urea
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of blood gases and other measurements (performed on the same specimen) Blood Base excess; Bicarbonate; Lactate; Oxygen saturation (sO2); Partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2); Partial pressure of oxygen (PO2); Total carbon dioxide (TCO2); pH
Haematology - Full blood examination Blood Haematocrit (packed cell volume, PCV); Haemoglobin (Hb)

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

24 Jan 2024

Last Activity Date

07 Jun 2021

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Analysis of calculus Calculi Calcium; Carbonate; Cysteine; Magnesium; Oxalate; Phosphate; Uric acid
Chemical pathology - Analysis of drugs for toxicological (non-legal) purposes and ingested or absorbed toxic chemicals Serum Ethanol
Urine Benzodiazepines; Cannabinoids; Cocaine; Ethylglucuronide (ETG); Methadone; Opiates; Sympathomimetic amines
Chemical pathology - Detection and/or quantitation of drugs for therapeutic monitoring Plasma; Serum Amikacin; Carbamazepine; Cyclosporin; Gentamicin (cidomycin, septopal, genticyn, garamycin); Lithium; Methotrexate; Paracetamol (acetaminophen); Phenytoin (dilantin); Valproate (valproic acid, epilim); Vancomycin
Digoxin
Chemical pathology - Detection and/or quantitation of tumour markers Faeces Blood
Plasma; Serum β2-Microglobulin (B2M)
Serum Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)
Prostate specific antigen (PSA); Prostate specific antigen (PSA) fractions and derived index
CA125 antigen (CA125); CA15-3 antigen (CA15-3); Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA); α-Fetoprotein (AFP)
Chemical pathology - Determination of hormones and hormone binding proteins (other than thyroid function tests) Plasma; Serum Cortisol; Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH); Luteinising hormone (LH); Oestradiol; Parathyroid hormone (PTH); Prolactin; Sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG); Testosterone
Serum Procalcitonin
Chemical pathology - Diagnosis and management of diabetes mellitus Blood Glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c)
Plasma; Serum Blood glucose
Chemical pathology - Further investigation of cardiac function Plasma; Serum Creatine kinase MB (CKMB); N-Terminal-pro b-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP); Troponin T
Chemical pathology - Further investigation of renal and/or hepatic function Plasma; Serum Prealbumin
Urine Uric acid
Chemical pathology - Haem related pigments and precursors (excluding porphyria) Serum Haptoglobins
Chemical pathology - Investigation and determination of hepatic, cardiac, bone, skeletal muscle and other profiles and metabolic studies Ascitic fluid; Drainage fluid Albumin; Cholesterol - Total; Glucose; Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH); Protein - Total; Triglycerides
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Glucose; Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH); Protein - Total
Plasma; Serum Cholesterol - LDL; Cholesterol - Total; HDL - Quantitation; Triglycerides
Alanine aminotransferase; Albumin; Alkaline phosphatase; Amylase; Aspartate aminotransferase; Bicarbonate; Bilirubin - Any fractions; C-reactive protein (CRP); Calcium - Total; Chloride; Creatine kinase; Creatinine; Glucose; Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH); Lipase; Magnesium; Phosphate; Potassium; Protein - Total; Sodium; Urea; Uric acid; γ-Glutamyltransferase
Pleural fluid Albumin; Amylase; Bilirubin - Total; Cholesterol - Total; Glucose; Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH); Lipase; Protein - Total; Triglycerides; Uric acid
Serum Carbohydrate deficient transferrin
Serum; Urine Osmolality
Urine Calcium - Total; Chloride; Creatinine; Microalbumin; Phosphate; Potassium; Protein - Total; Sodium; Urea
Chemical pathology - Investigation for folate deficiency Serum Folate
Chemical pathology - Iron studies Serum Ferritin; Iron; Transferrin
Chemical pathology - Markers of bone metabolism Plasma; Serum Procollagen type 1 N-terminal propeptide (P1NP); β-Crosslaps
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of blood gases and other measurements (performed on the same specimen) Blood Base excess; Calcium - Ionised; Carboxyhaemoglobin; Deoxyhaemoglobin (HHb); Glucose; Haemoglobin (Hb); Lactate; Methaemoglobin (MetHb); Oxygen saturation (sO2); Oxyhaemoglobin; Partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2); Partial pressure of oxygen (PO2); Potassium; Sodium; pH
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of precursor and intermediary metabolites Urine Citrate
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of vitamins Serum Holotranscobalamin (active vitamin B12)
Cobalamin (vitamin B12)
1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D; 25-Hydroxyvitamin D
Chemical pathology - Tests for thyroid function Plasma; Serum Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH); Thyroxine (T4) - Free; Triiodothyronine (T3) - Free
Haematology - Bone marrow examination Bone marrow Examination of aspirated material
Haematology - Examination of blood films by special staining Blood Iron
Malaria
Blood; Bone marrow; Urine Haemosiderin; Iron
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); Platelet count; Red blood cell index or indices; Reticulocytes
Morphology
Haematology - Haemostasis related analysis (including special coagulation testing and platelet function tests) Blood Activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT); Activated protein C (APC) resistance; Anti-Xa activity; Anti-Xa activity - Clexane - Low molecular weight heparin; Anti-Xa activity - Fragmin - Low molecular weight heparin; Anti-Xa activity - Heparin activity; Anti-Xa activity - Unfractionated heparin; Anti-thrombin III; Apixaban - Anti-Xa; D-dimer; Dabigatran; Echis test; Factor II; Factor IX; Factor V; Factor VII; Factor VIII; Factor X; Factor XI; Factor XII; Fibrinogen; Heparin induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia (HITT); Lupus anticoagulant; Mixing studies - APTT; Protein C and protein S; Prothrombin time (PT); Prothrombin time (PT) mixing studies; Rivaroxaban - Anti-Xa; Thrombin time (TT); Tinzaparin anti-XA assays; Von Willebrand factor (vWF) antigen - Quantitation
Haematology - Investigation of haemolysis Blood Cold agglutinins
Haematology - Limited blood examination Blood Erythrocyte (RBC) sedimentation rate (ESR)
Immunohaematology - Blood group antibody detection Blood; Plasma Duffy system; Kell system; M and N factors; Other blood group systems; Rh phenotypes
Kell system; Rh phenotypes
Immunohaematology - Blood grouping Blood; Plasma ABO; RhD
Immunohaematology - Determination of compatibility of blood donor units Blood; Plasma Direct antiglobulin test (DAT, direct Coombs test); Group checks of patient and donor
Immunohaematology - Identification and quantitation of blood group antibodies Blood; Plasma Antibody absorption; Antibody titration; Red blood cell phenotyping
Immunohaematology - Investigation of blood transfusion reactions Blood products 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 - 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
Immunopathology - Characterisation of leucocyte surface antigens (including immunophenotyping) Aspirates; Blood; Bone marrow; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Disaggregated tissues specimen; Fresh tissue; Lavage; Serous fluid CD10; CD103; CD117; CD11b; CD11c; CD123; CD13; CD138; CD14; CD15; CD16; CD19; CD1a; CD2; CD20; CD200; CD22; CD23; CD235a; CD25; CD27; CD28; CD3; CD30; CD33; CD34; CD38; CD4; CD45; CD5; CD57; CD61; CD64; CD7; CD71; CD79a; CD8; FMC7; HLA-DR1; Immunoglobulin D (IgD); Immunoglobulin M (IgM); Kappa light chains; Lambda light chains; Myeloperoxidase; T-cell receptor aβ (TCRab); Terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase (TdT)
Immunopathology - Procedures related to the collection, processing, storage and issue of human haemopoietic progenitor cells Blood Enumeration of CD34+ cells
Infertility and pregnancy tests including assisted reproductive technology - Diagnosis of pregnancy Serum Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)
Microbiology - Parasitology - Detection of ova, cysts and parasites Blood Malaria
Microbiology - Serology of infection - Microbial antibody and/or antigen detection and/or quantitation Blood Infectious mononucleosis

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

24 Jan 2024

Last Activity Date

07 Jun 2021

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of blood gases and other measurements (performed on the same specimen) Blood Base excess; Calcium - Ionised; Carboxyhaemoglobin; Deoxyhaemoglobin (HHb); Glucose; Haemoglobin (Hb); Lactate; Methaemoglobin (MetHb); Oxygen saturation (sO2); Oxyhaemoglobin; Partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2); Partial pressure of oxygen (PO2); Potassium; Sodium; pH

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

24 Jan 2024

Last Activity Date

07 Jun 2021

Service Product Determinant
Microbiology - Bacteriology - Detection of pathogenic bacteria Bacterial isolates Streptococcus group B screening; Carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE); Extended spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBL); Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA); Vancomycin resistant Enterococci (VRE)
Blood Pathogenic identification and antibiotic susceptibility
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Ear swabs; Eye swabs; Fluids; Genital swabs; Nasopharyngeal swabs; Respiratory specimens; Sputum; Synovial fluid; Tissues; Wound swabs Pathogenic identification and antibiotic susceptibility
Faeces Pathogenic identification and antibiotic susceptibility
Clostridioides difficile toxin
Fat globules
Gastric biopsy Helicobacter pylori
Synovial fluid Crystals
Urine Casts
Pathogenic identification
Pathogenic identification and antibiotic susceptibility
Legionella antigen; Streptococcus pneumoniae antigen
Eosinophils
Microbiology - Environmental investigations and/or infection control Blood transfusion bags; Environmental swabs; Gastrointestinal endoscopes; Vascular catheter tips Detection and characterisation of organisms (including identification and typing); Pathogenic identification and antibiotic susceptibility
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Detection, characterisation and/or quantitation of microbial nucleic acids (bacteria) Faeces Campylobacter spp.; Clostridiodes difficile; Salmonella spp.; Shigella spp.
Clostridiodes difficile
Microbial nucleic acids Microbial identification
Carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE); Vancomycin resistant Enterococci (VRE)
Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
Vancomycin resistant Enterococci (VRE)
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Detection, characterisation and/or quantitation of microbial nucleic acids (fungi) Fungal isolates Fungi identification
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Detection, characterisation and/or quantitation of microbial nucleic acids (mycobacteria) Sputum Mycobacterium rifampicin resistance rpoB; Mycobacteria identification
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Detection, characterisation and/or quantitation of microbial nucleic acids (protozoan parasites) Faeces Cryptosporidium spp.; Dientamoeba fragilis; Entamoeba histolytica; Giardia spp.
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Detection, characterisation and/or quantitation of microbial nucleic acids (viruses) Bronchoalveolar lavage; Endotrachael aspirate; Nasal swabs; Nasopharyngeal aspirate; Nasopharyngeal swabs; Sputum; Throat swabs Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
Bronchoalveolar lavage; Endotrachael aspirate; Nasopharyngeal aspirate; Nasopharyngeal swabs; Sputum; Throat swabs Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
Faeces Norovirus
Nasal aspirates/washes; Nasal swabs; Nasopharyngeal swabs; Throat swabs Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
Nasal swabs; Nasopharyngeal aspirate; Nasopharyngeal swabs; Throat swabs Influenza A virus; Influenza B virus; Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
Nasal swabs; Nasopharyngeal swabs; Throat swabs Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
Microbiology - Mycobacteriology - Detection and identification of mycobacteria Faeces; Other body fluids; Respiratory specimens; Tissues; Urine Mycobacteria detection; Mycobacteria identification
Microbiology - Mycology - Detection, isolation and identification of yeasts and fungal elements Bronchial lavage; Nails; Respiratory specimens; Skin scrapings; Tissues; Wound swabs Fungi identification; Fungi susceptibility; Yeast susceptibility; Yeasts identification
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Serum Cryptococcus antigen
Microbiology - Parasitology - Detection of ova, cysts and parasites Blood; Faeces; Urine Cysts; Ova; Parasites
Cysts; Ova; Parasites
Microbiology - Serology of infection - Microbial antibody and/or antigen detection and/or quantitation Plasma Hepatitis A virus antibody (anti-HAV) - IgM; Hepatitis A virus antibody (anti-HAV) - Total; Hepatitis B virus core antibody (anti-HBc) - Total; Hepatitis B virus surface antibody (anti-HBs); Hepatitis B virus surface antigen (HBs Ag); Hepatitis C virus (HCV); Hepatitis C virus antibody (anti-HCV); Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) p24 antigen; Human immunodeficiency virus type 1/2 (HIV-1/2) 1/2 antibodies
Serum Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) antibody
Microbiology - Virology - Detection of pathogenic viruses Faeces Norovirus
Adenovirus; Rotavirus

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