NSW Health Pathology

Site

NSW Health Pathology Wagga Wagga Hospital Laboratory

Accreditation No.

3031

Site No.

3024

Date of Accreditation

26 Nov 1990

Address

260-280 Edward Street
Wagga Wagga, NSW 2650
Australia

Contact

Mr Anthony Flaskas P: +61 (02) 69336712

Availability

Services available to external clients

Supervision

GY (General)

Scope of Accreditation

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

25 Nov 2024

Last Activity Date

16 Feb 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 Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Other body fluids Cytological examination
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 Review and reporting of biopsy material to identify or exclude morphological abnormalities
Anatomical pathology - Tissue pathology - Immediate frozen section diagnosis Fresh tissue Intra-operative consultation and examination of biopsy material
Anatomical pathology - Tissue pathology - Immunohistochemical investigation Formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue sections Detection of antigenic targets - Various
Chemical pathology - Detection and/or quantitation of drugs for therapeutic monitoring Plasma; Serum Carbamazepine; Digoxin; Ethanol; Gentamicin (cidomycin, septopal, genticyn, garamycin); Paracetamol (acetaminophen); Phenytoin (dilantin); Salicylate; Valproate (valproic acid, epilim); Vancomycin
Serum Lithium
Chemical pathology - Detection and/or quantitation of tumour markers Faeces Blood
Serum Prostate specific antigen (PSA)
Chemical pathology - Determination of hormones and hormone binding proteins (other than thyroid function tests) Serum Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH); Luteinising hormone (LH); Oestradiol; Parathyroid hormone (PTH); Progesterone; ProlactinPTH to be technically assessed at next RES 31 Oct 2022.
Chemical pathology - Diagnosis and management of diabetes mellitus Blood Glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c)
Chemical pathology - Further investigation of cardiac function Plasma N-Terminal-pro b-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP)
Plasma; Serum Troponin I
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 Uric acid
Chemical pathology - Investigation and determination of hepatic, cardiac, bone, skeletal muscle and other profiles and metabolic studies Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Glucose
Plasma; Serum Alanine aminotransferase; Albumin; Alkaline phosphatase; Ammonia; Amylase; Aspartate aminotransferase; Bicarbonate; Bilirubin - Any fractions; Bilirubin - Total; C-reactive protein (CRP); Calcium - Total; Chloride; Cholesterol - Total; Creatine kinase; Creatinine; Glucose; Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH); Lipase; Magnesium; Phosphate; Potassium; Protein - Total; Sodium; Triglycerides; Urea; γ-Glutamyltransferase
Plasma; Urine Osmolality
Urine Albumin; Calcium - Total; Chloride; Creatinine; Glucose; Magnesium; Osmolality; Phosphate; Potassium; Protein - Total; Sodium; Urea; Uric acid
Chemical pathology - Investigation for folate deficiency Plasma; Serum Folate
Chemical pathology - Iron studies Plasma; Serum Ferritin; Iron; Transferrin
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of blood gases and other measurements (performed on the same specimen) Blood Calcium - Ionised; Glucose; Lactate; Partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2); Partial pressure of oxygen (PO2); Potassium; Sodium; pH
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
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 Morphology
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); Anti-Xa activity - Low molecular weight heparin; D-dimer; Fibrinogen; Prothrombin time (PT); Thrombin time (TT)
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 Direct antiglobulin test (DAT, direct Coombs test); Examination for blood group antibodies; Group checks of patient and donor; Identification of detected antibodies
Direct antiglobulin test (DAT, direct Coombs test)
Immunohaematology - Identification and quantitation of blood group antibodies Blood Antibody titration
Antibody elution; Other blood group antibodies; Red blood cell phenotyping; Rh
Immunohaematology - Investigation of blood transfusion reactions Blood products 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
Infertility and pregnancy tests including assisted reproductive technology - Diagnosis or follow up of threatened abortion and/or diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy Plasma; Serum Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) - Quantitative total
Microbiology - Bacteriology - Detection of pathogenic bacteria Aspirates; Blood; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Cervical swabs; Ear swabs; Eye swabs; Faeces; Nasal swabs; Sputum; Synovial fluid; Throat swabs; Urethra; Urine; Vaginal swabs; Wound swabs Bacteria; Pathogenic microorganisms
Bacteria; Pathogenic identification; Pathogenic microorganisms
Antibiotic susceptibility; Bacteria; Pathogenic microorganisms
Bacteria; Pathogenic identification; Pathogenic microorganisms
Aspirates; Blood; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Cervical swabs; Ear swabs; Eye swabs; Nasal swabs; Sputum; Synovial fluid; Throat swabs; Urethra; Urine; Vaginal swabs; Wound swabs Bacteria; Casts; Crystals; Epithelial cells; Erythrocytes (red blood cells, RBC); Leucocytes (white blood cells, WBC)
Blood Bacteria; Pathogenic microorganisms
Faeces Clostridioides difficile toxin
Urine Blood; Glucose; Haemoglobin (Hb); Ketones; Leucocytes (white blood cells, WBC); Nitrite; Proteins; pH
Microbiology - Environmental investigations and/or infection control Gastrointestinal endoscopes; Vascular catheter tips Bacterial organism identification - Vancomycin resistant Enterococcus (VRE)
Bacterial growth - Sterility
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Detection, characterisation and/or quantitation of microbial nucleic acids (bacteria) Blood culture; Fluids; Nasal swabs Staphylococcus aureus; Staphylococcus spp.; MecA gene; MecC gene; Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
Faeces Campylobacter coli; Campylobacter jejuni; Clostridiodes difficile; Clostridium difficile toxin B; Escherichia coli - Enteroinvasive (EIEC); Salmonella spp.; Shigella spp.; Shiga toxin
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)
Nasal swabs; Nasopharyngeal swabs; Throat swabs Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
Nasopharyngeal aspirate; Throat swabs Influenza A virus; Influenza B virus; Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
Nasopharyngeal swabs Influenza A virus; Influenza B virus; Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
Nasopharyngeal swabs; Oropharyngeal swabs Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
Microbiology - Mycobacteriology - Detection and identification of mycobacteria Respiratory specimens Mycobacteria identification
Microbiology - Mycology - Detection, isolation and identification of yeasts and fungal elements Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Fluids; Respiratory swabs; Tissues; Wound swabs Fungi identification; Yeasts identification
Fungi identification; Yeasts identification
Fungi identification; Yeasts identification
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Serum Cryptococcus antigen
Microbiology - Parasitology - Detection of ova, cysts and parasites Blood Malaria
Faeces Cysts; Ova; Parasites
Microbiology - Serology of infection - Microbial antibody and/or antigen detection and/or quantitation Plasma Infectious mononucleosis
Serum 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); Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV); Rubella IgG antibody
Microbiology - Virology - Detection of pathogenic viruses Faeces Adenovirus; Norovirus type 1/2; Rotavirus; Antigenic detection; Pathogenic identification of unknown viruses

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

25 Nov 2024

Last Activity Date

16 Feb 2021

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of blood gases and other measurements (performed on the same specimen) Blood Calcium - Ionised; Carboxyhaemoglobin; Chloride; Deoxyhaemoglobin (HHb); Glucose; Haematocrit (packed cell volume, PCV); Haemoglobin (Hb); Lactate; Methaemoglobin (MetHb); Oxyhaemoglobin; Partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2); Partial pressure of oxygen (PO2); Potassium; Sodium; pH

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

25 Nov 2024

Last Activity Date

16 Feb 2021

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

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

25 Nov 2024

Last Activity Date

16 Feb 2021

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

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

25 Nov 2024

Last Activity Date

16 Feb 2021

Service Product Determinant
Haematology - Haemostasis related analysis (including special coagulation testing and platelet function tests) Blood International normalised ratio (INR); Prothrombin time (PT)

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

25 Nov 2024

Last Activity Date

16 Feb 2021

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

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

25 Nov 2024

Last Activity Date

16 Feb 2021

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of blood gases and other measurements (performed on the same specimen) Blood Calcium - Ionised; Carboxyhaemoglobin; Chloride; Deoxyhaemoglobin (HHb); Glucose; Haematocrit (packed cell volume, PCV); Haemoglobin (Hb); Lactate; Methaemoglobin (MetHb); Oxyhaemoglobin; Partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2); Partial pressure of oxygen (PO2); Potassium; Sodium; pH

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

25 Nov 2024

Last Activity Date

16 Feb 2021

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of blood gases and other measurements (performed on the same specimen) Blood Calcium - Ionised; Chloride; Creatinine; Glucose; Haematocrit (packed cell volume, PCV); Lactate; Partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2); Partial pressure of oxygen (PO2); Potassium; Sodium; Total carbon dioxide (TCO2); Urea nitrogen; pH

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