NSW Health Pathology

Site

NSW Health Pathology St George Hospital Laboratory

Accreditation No.

2206

Site No.

2568

Date of Accreditation

08 Mar 1989

Address

Clinical Services Building, 30 Gray Street
Kogarah, NSW 2217
Australia

pathology.health.nsw.gov.au

Contact

Mrs Ivy Fong P: +61 (02) 93829106

Availability

Services available to external clients

Supervision

GX (General)

Scope of Accreditation

Ambulatory Care Unit

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

17 Feb 2024

Last Activity Date

10 Feb 2022

Service Product Determinant
Haematology - Haemostasis related analysis (including special coagulation testing and platelet function tests) Blood International normalised ratio (INR)
Anatomical Pathology

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

17 Feb 2024

Last Activity Date

10 Feb 2022

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 Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Other body fluids; Urine; Washings or brushings from other sites Cytological examination; 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; Review and reporting of fine needle aspiration samples
Anatomical pathology - Tissue pathology - Examination of biopsy material Formalin fixed tissue; Fresh tissue; Smears 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 (immunofluorescence) investigation Fixed cytological smears; Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissues; Fresh tissue Detection of antigenic targets - Various
Anatomical pathology - Tissue pathology - Mortuary facilities Body; Body parts Assessment - Level 2 mortuary
Anatomical pathology - Tissue pathology - Non-coronial autopsy services Body; Body parts Autopsy service and reporting
Anticoagulant Clinic

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

17 Feb 2024

Last Activity Date

10 Feb 2022

Service Product Determinant
Haematology - Haemostasis related analysis (including special coagulation testing and platelet function tests) Blood International normalised ratio (INR)
Cardiac Catheter Laboratory

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

17 Feb 2024

Last Activity Date

10 Feb 2022

Service Product Determinant
Haematology - Haemostasis related analysis (including special coagulation testing and platelet function tests) Blood International normalised ratio (INR)
CDS Resource Laboratory

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

17 Feb 2024

Last Activity Date

10 Feb 2022

Service Product Determinant
Microbiology - Bacteriology - Detection of pathogenic bacteria Bacterial isolates Pathogenic identification and antibiotic susceptibility
Antibiotic susceptibility
Pathogenic identification and antibiotic susceptibility
Microbiology - Mycology - Detection, isolation and identification of yeasts and fungal elements Isolates Yeast susceptibility
Chemistry

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

17 Feb 2024

Last Activity Date

10 Feb 2022

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Analysis of drugs for toxicological (non-legal) purposes and ingested or absorbed toxic chemicals Plasma Ethanol
Urine Amphetamines; Barbiturates; Benzodiazepines; Cannabis; Cocaine; Opiates
Chemical pathology - Detection and/or quantitation of drugs for therapeutic monitoring Serum Carbamazepine; Gentamicin (cidomycin, septopal, genticyn, garamycin); Lithium; Paracetamol (acetaminophen); Phenobarbitone; Phenytoin (dilantin); Salicylate; Theophylline; Vancomycin
Digoxin
Paracetamol (acetaminophen); Valproate (valproic acid, epilim); Vancomycin
Chemical pathology - Detection and/or quantitation of tumour markers Plasma; Serum CA125 antigen (CA125); CA15-3 antigen (CA15-3); CA19-9 antigen (CA19-9); Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA); Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG); Prostate specific antigen (PSA); Prostate specific antigen (PSA) - Free; α-Fetoprotein (AFP)
Chemical pathology - Detection of faecal occult blood Faeces Blood
Chemical pathology - Determination of hormones and hormone binding proteins (other than thyroid function tests) Plasma Parathyroid hormone (PTH)
Chemical pathology - Diagnosis and management of diabetes mellitus Blood Glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c)
Chemical pathology - Further investigation of cardiac function Plasma; Serum Creatine kinase MB (CKMB)
Serum Troponin T
Chemical pathology - Further investigation of lipid profiles for diagnosis of types III and IV hyperlipidaemia Plasma; Serum HDL - Quantitation
Chemical pathology - Further investigation of renal and/or hepatic function Plasma; Serum; Urine Urate; Uric acid
Chemical pathology - Investigation and determination of hepatic, cardiac, bone, skeletal muscle and other profiles and metabolic studies Ascitic fluid; Drainage fluid; Pleural fluid Amylase; Chloride; Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH); Lipase; Potassium; Sodium
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Glucose; Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH); Protein - Total
Faeces; Serum; Urine Osmolality
Plasma Ammonia
Plasma; Serum Alanine aminotransferase; Albumin; Alkaline phosphatase; Amylase; Aspartate aminotransferase; Bicarbonate; C-reactive protein (CRP); Calcium - Total; Carbon dioxide (CO2); Chloride; Cholesterol - LDL; Cholesterol - Total; Creatinine; Glucose; Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH); Lipase; Magnesium; Phosphate; Potassium; Protein - Total; Sodium; Triglycerides; Urea; γ-Glutamyltransferase
Bilirubin - Any fractions; Bilirubin - Total; Creatine kinase
Urine Calcium - Total; Chloride; Creatinine; Glucose; Magnesium; Phosphate; Potassium; Protein - Total; Sodium; Urate; Urea
Chemical pathology - Investigation for folate deficiency Plasma; Serum Folate
Chemical pathology - Iron studies Plasma; Serum Iron; Transferrin
Serum Ferritin
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of blood gases and other measurements (performed on the same specimen) Blood Base excess; Bicarbonate; Calcium - Ionised; Carboxyhaemoglobin; Chloride; Creatinine; Glucose; Haemoglobin (Hb); Lactate; Methaemoglobin (MetHb); Oxyhaemoglobin; Partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2); Partial pressure of oxygen (PO2); Potassium; Reduced haemoglobin; Sodium
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of vitamins Plasma; Serum Cobalamin (vitamin B12)
Chemical pathology - Tests for thyroid function Serum Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH); Thyroxine (T4) - Free
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
Delivery suite

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

17 Feb 2024

Last Activity Date

10 Feb 2022

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of blood gases and other measurements (performed on the same specimen) Blood Lactate; Partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2); Partial pressure of oxygen (PO2); pH
Diabetes Education Centre

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

17 Feb 2024

Last Activity Date

10 Feb 2022

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

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

17 Feb 2024

Last Activity Date

10 Feb 2022

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of blood gases and other measurements (performed on the same specimen) Blood Base excess; Bicarbonate; Calcium - Ionised; Carboxyhaemoglobin; Chloride; Creatinine; Glucose; Haemoglobin (Hb); Lactate; Methaemoglobin (MetHb); Oxygen saturation (sO2); Oxyhaemoglobin; Partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2); Partial pressure of oxygen (PO2); Potassium; Reduced haemoglobin; Sodium; pH
Haematology - Haemostasis related analysis (including special coagulation testing and platelet function tests) Blood International normalised ratio (INR)
Haematology

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

17 Feb 2024

Last Activity Date

10 Feb 2022

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
Bone marrow Heinz bodies; Iron
Haematology - Foetal haemoglobin in maternal circulation Blood Presence of foetal red blood cells
Haematology - Full blood examination Blood 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
Morphology
Haematology - Haemostasis related analysis (including special coagulation testing and platelet function tests) Blood International normalised ratio (INR)
Platelet aggregation
Platelet function (PFA)
Plasma Platelet factor 3 (PF3) availability
Factor XIII
Activated protein C (APC) resistance; Anti-Xa - Dabigatran; Circulating coagulation factor inhibitors; Danaparoid sodium; Factor II; Factor IX; Factor V; Factor VII; Factor VIII; Factor X; Factor XI; Factor XII; Lupus anticoagulant
Activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT); Anti-Xa - Apixaban; Anti-Xa - Dabigatran; Anti-Xa - Fondaparinux; Anti-Xa - Orgaran; Anti-Xa - Rivaroxaban; Anti-Xa activity; Anti-Xa activity - Clexane - Low molecular weight heparin; Anti-Xa activity - Unfractionated heparin; D-dimer; Fibrinogen; International normalised ratio (INR); Prothrombin time (PT); Thrombin time (TT)
Serum Heparin induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia (HITT)
Immunoglobulin G (IgG) platelet surface antibodies; Platelet specific antibodies
Haematology - Investigation of haemolysis Blood Paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria (PNH) screen
Urine Haemosiderin
Haematology - Limited blood examination Blood Erythrocyte (RBC) sedimentation rate (ESR)
Immunopathology - Characterisation of leucocyte surface antigens (including immunophenotyping) Blood CD34
CD34
Blood; Bone marrow; Fresh tissue CD10; CD103; CD117; CD11b; CD11c; CD123; CD13; CD138; CD14; CD15; CD157; CD16; CD19; CD1a; CD2; CD20; CD200; CD22; CD23; CD235a; CD24; CD25; CD27; CD3; CD30; CD33; CD34; CD38; CD4; CD45; CD5; CD56; CD57; CD59; CD61; CD64; CD7; CD71; CD79a; CD79b; CD8; FMC7; Fluorescein-labelled proaerolysin (FLAER); HLA-DR antigen; Immunoglobulin M (IgM); Kappa light chains; Lambda light chains; Leukaemia screen; MPO; Myeloma screen; Natural killer (NK) cells; Paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria (PNH) surface markers; T-cell receptor aβ (TCRab); T-cell receptor γδ (TCRgd); Terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase (TdT)
CD10; CD103; CD117; CD11b; CD11c; CD123; CD13; CD138; CD14; CD15; CD157; CD16; CD19; CD1a; CD2; CD20; CD200; CD22; CD23; CD235a; CD24; CD25; CD27; CD3; CD30; CD33; CD34; CD38; CD4; CD45; CD5; CD56; CD57; CD59; CD61; CD64; CD7; CD71; CD79a; CD79b; CD8; FMC7; Fluorescein-labelled proaerolysin (FLAER); HLA-DR antigen; Immunoglobulin M (IgM); Kappa light chains; Lambda light chains; Leukaemia screen; MPO; Myeloma screen; Natural killer (NK) cells; Paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria (PNH) surface markers; T-cell receptor aβ (TCRab); T-cell receptor γδ (TCRgd); Terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase (TdT)
Fresh tissue Viable cell count
Viable cell count
Immunopathology - Procedures related to the collection, processing, storage and issue of human haemopoietic progenitor cells Haemopoietic progenitor cells Enumeration of CD34+ cells; Total leucocyte number
Enumeration of CD34+ cells; Total leucocyte number
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
Intensive Care Unit

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

17 Feb 2024

Last Activity Date

10 Feb 2022

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

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

17 Feb 2024

Last Activity Date

10 Feb 2022

Service Product Determinant
Microbiology - Bacteriology - Detection of pathogenic bacteria Aspirates; Ear swabs; Eye swabs; Fluids; General swabs; Genital swabs; Nasal swabs; Superficial sites; Throat swabs; Tissues; Urine; Wound swabs Streptococcus group B screening; Bacteria; Crystals; Pathogenic microorganisms
Bacterial isolates Pathogenic identification and antibiotic susceptibility
Pathogenic identification and antibiotic susceptibility
Blood Bacteria; Pathogenic microorganisms
Bacteria; Pathogenic microorganisms
Fluids; Urine Antigenic detection
Urine Casts; Crystals; Epithelial cells; Erythrocytes (red blood cells, RBC); Leucocytes (white blood cells, WBC)
Epithelial cells; Erythrocytes (red blood cells, RBC); Leucocytes (white blood cells, WBC)
Microbiology - Bacteriology - Detection of pathogenic bacteria for epidemiological infection control surveillance Axilla swabs; Nasal swabs; Rectal swabs Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA); Vancomycin resistant Enterococci (VRE)
Microbiology - Environmental investigations and/or infection control Air; Blood transfusion bags; Dialysis waters; Environmental swabs; Gastrointestinal endoscopes; Vascular catheter tips; Waters Bacterial growth - Sterility; 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 MecA gene; Nuc gene; Vancomycin resistant Enterococci (VRE)
Bacterial isolates; Blood; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Neisseria meningitidis
Blood; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Listeria monocytogenes
Blood; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Pleural fluid Borrelia afzelii; Streptococcus pneumoniae
Bronchoalveolar lavage; Sputum Legionella longbeachae; Legionella pneumophila
Respiratory specimens Bordetella pertussis
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Detection, characterisation and/or quantitation of microbial nucleic acids (fungi) Blood; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Cryptococcus gattii; Cryptococcus neoformans
Skin scrapings Dermatophyte identification
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Detection, characterisation and/or quantitation of microbial nucleic acids (mycobacteria) Respiratory specimens Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Detection, characterisation and/or quantitation of microbial nucleic acids (viruses) Nasal aspirates/washes; Nasal swabs; Nasopharyngeal swabs; Throat swabs Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2, COVID)
Nasal swabs; Nasopharyngeal swabs; Throat swabs Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2, COVID)
Nasopharyngeal aspirate; Nasopharyngeal swabs Influenza A virus; Influenza B virus; Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
Microbiology - Mycobacteriology - Detection and identification of mycobacteria Other body fluids; Respiratory specimens; Sputum Mycobacteria identification
Mycobacteria identification
Microbiology - Mycology - Detection, isolation and identification of yeasts and fungal elements Blood; Skin scrapings; Tissues Fungi identification; Yeasts identification
Operating Theatres

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

17 Feb 2024

Last Activity Date

10 Feb 2022

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of blood gases and other measurements (performed on the same specimen) Blood Base excess; Bicarbonate; Calcium - Ionised; Chloride; Glucose; Haemoglobin (Hb); Lactate; Oxygen saturation (sO2); Partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2); Partial pressure of oxygen (PO2); Potassium; Sodium; pH
Quick Response Unit

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

17 Feb 2024

Last Activity Date

10 Feb 2022

Service Product Determinant
Haematology - Haemostasis related analysis (including special coagulation testing and platelet function tests) Blood International normalised ratio (INR)
Radiology Department

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

17 Feb 2024

Last Activity Date

10 Feb 2022

Service Product Determinant
Haematology - Haemostasis related analysis (including special coagulation testing and platelet function tests) Blood International normalised ratio (INR)
Respiratory ward

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

17 Feb 2024

Last Activity Date

10 Feb 2022

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

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

17 Feb 2024

Last Activity Date

10 Feb 2022

Service Product Determinant
Haematology - Investigation of haemolysis Blood Cold agglutinins
Immunohaematology - Blood group antibody detection Blood; Plasma Duffy system; Kell system; M and N factors; Other blood group systems; 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); 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
Antibody elution
Blood; Plasma Other blood group antibodies; Rh
Cord blood Direct antiglobulin test (DAT, direct Coombs test)
Plasma; Serum Antibody titration
Immunohaematology - Investigation of blood transfusion reactions Blood; 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

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