NSW Health Pathology

Site

NSW Health Pathology Wollongong Hospital Laboratory

Accreditation No.

2810

Site No.

2803

Date of Accreditation

05 Feb 1990

Address

Level 5 Block C, 348 Crown Street
Wollongong, NSW 2500
Australia

pathology.health.nsw.gov.au

Contact

Mrs Ivy Fong P: +61 (02) 42225406

Availability

Services available to external clients

Supervision

GY (General)

Scope of Accreditation

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

11 Nov 2023

Last Activity Date

30 Nov 2020

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; Sputum; Tumour tissue; 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 Review and reporting of biopsy material to identify or exclude morphological abnormalities
Anatomical pathology - Tissue pathology - Immediate frozen section diagnosis Fresh tissue; Sentinel node; Smears; Tissue imprint Intra-operative consultation and examination of biopsy material
Anatomical pathology - Tissue pathology - Immunohistochemical investigation Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissues; Fresh tissue; Frozen sections of fresh tissue Detection of antigenic targets - Various

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

11 Nov 2023

Last Activity Date

30 Nov 2020

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Analysis of drugs for toxicological (non-legal) purposes and ingested or absorbed toxic chemicals Plasma; Serum Ethanol
Plasma; Serum; Swabs; Urine Snake venom detection
Urine Amphetamines; Barbiturates; Benzodiazepines; Cannabis; Cocaine; Opiates
Chemical pathology - Detection and/or quantitation of drugs for therapeutic monitoring Blood Cyclosporin; Tacrolimus
Plasma; Serum Carbamazepine; Digoxin; Gentamicin (cidomycin, septopal, genticyn, garamycin); Lithium; Paracetamol (acetaminophen); Phenytoin (dilantin); Salicylate; Valproate (valproic acid, epilim); Vancomycin
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)
Renin
Plasma; Serum Cortisol
Procalcitonin
Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1, somatomedin C)
Chemical pathology - Diagnosis and management of diabetes mellitus Blood Glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c)
Chemical pathology - Dynamic tests Sweat Sweat chloride
Sweat conductivity
Chemical pathology - Further investigation of cardiac function Plasma; Serum Troponin T
Serum N-Terminal-pro b-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP)
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
Haptoglobins
Chemical pathology - Haem related pigments and precursors (excluding porphyria) Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Xanthochromia
Plasma; Serum Myoglobin
Chemical pathology - Investigation and determination of hepatic, cardiac, bone, skeletal muscle and other profiles and metabolic studies Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Glucose; Protein - Total
Other body fluids Bilirubin - Any fractions; Bilirubin - Total
Plasma Ammonia
Plasma; Serum Lipase; Triglycerides
Alanine aminotransferase; Albumin; Alkaline phosphatase; Aspartate aminotransferase; Bicarbonate; Bilirubin - Total; C-reactive protein (CRP); Chloride; Cholesterol - LDL; Creatinine; Glucose; Potassium; Protein - Total; Sodium; Urea; γ-Glutamyltransferase
Bilirubin - Any fractions; Bilirubin - Total; Cholesterol - Total; Creatine kinase; Ferritin; Triglycerides
Plasma; Serum; Urine Calcium - Total; Chloride; Creatinine; Glucose; Magnesium; Phosphate; Potassium; Protein - Total; Sodium; Urate
Osmolality
Pleural fluid Albumin; Cholesterol - LDL; Glucose; Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH); Protein - Total; Triglycerides
Serum Amylase; Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH)
Chemical pathology - Investigation for folate deficiency Blood Red blood cell folate
Plasma; Serum Folate
Chemical pathology - Iron studies Serum Ferritin; Iron; Transferrin
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of blood gases and other measurements (performed on the same specimen) Blood Anion gap; 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
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of vitamins Plasma; 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
Immunopathology - Quantitative and/or qualitative investigation of proteins Plasma Cryofibrinogen
Serum Cryoglobulins
Serum; Urine Albumin; Characterisation of paraproteins; Detection and amount of paraproteins; Protein classes; α1-Globulin; α2-Globulin; β-Globulin; γ-Globulin
Immunopathology - Quantitative investigations of immunoglobulins and immunoglobulins subclasses Serum Total immunoglobulin A; Total immunoglobulin G; Total immunoglobulin M
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

11 Nov 2023

Last Activity Date

30 Nov 2020

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

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

11 Nov 2023

Last Activity Date

30 Nov 2020

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of blood gases and other measurements (performed on the same specimen) Blood Anion gap; 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

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

11 Nov 2023

Last Activity Date

30 Nov 2020

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; Histological examination
Haematology - Examination of blood films by special staining Blood Malaria
Iron
Haematology - Foetal haemoglobin in maternal circulation Blood Presence of foetal red blood cells
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); Nucleated red blood cells (NRBC); Platelet count; Red blood cell distribution width (RDW); Red blood cell index or indices; Reticulocytes
Haematology - Haemostasis related analysis (including special coagulation testing and platelet function tests) Plasma Platelet function (PFA)
Activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT); Anti-Xa activity; Anti-thrombin III; Apixaban - Anti-Xa; D-dimer; Dabigatran; Factor IX; Factor VIII; Fibrinogen; International normalised ratio (INR); Kaolin clotting time; Lupus anticoagulant; Protein C and protein S; Prothrombin time (PT); Rivaroxaban - Anti-Xa; Thrombin time (TT)
Haematology - Investigation of haemolysis Urine Haemosiderin
Haematology - Limited blood examination Blood Erythrocyte (RBC) sedimentation rate (ESR)
Immunopathology - Characterisation of leucocyte surface antigens (including immunophenotyping) Aspirates; Blood; Bone marrow CD10; CD11c; CD13; CD14; CD15; CD16; CD19; CD1a; CD2; CD20; CD200; CD22; CD23; CD25; CD3; CD30; CD38; CD4; CD45; CD5; CD56; CD57; CD7; CD8; Kappa light chains; Lambda light chains; Myeloperoxidase; Terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase (TdT)
Blood CD16; CD19; CD3; CD34; CD4; CD8
Immunopathology - Detection and/or quantitation and/or characterisation of autoantibodies Serum Anti-myeloperoxidase antibodies (MPO); Anti-proteinase 3 antibodies (PR3)
Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA)
Anti-cardiolipin antibodies (ACA)
Microbiology - Parasitology - Detection of ova, cysts and parasites Blood Malaria
Microbiology - Serology of infection - Microbial antibody and/or antigen detection and/or quantitation Blood; Plasma Infectious mononucleosis

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

11 Nov 2023

Last Activity Date

30 Nov 2020

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of blood gases and other measurements (performed on the same specimen) Blood Anion gap; 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

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

11 Nov 2023

Last Activity Date

30 Nov 2020

Service Product Determinant
Microbiology - Bacteriology - Detection of pathogenic bacteria Bacterial isolates Pathogenic identification and antibiotic susceptibility
Blood Pathogenic microorganisms
Blood; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Faeces; Fluids; Respiratory specimens; Tissues; Urine; Wound swabs Pathogenic identification
Ear swabs; Faeces; Fluids; Genital swabs; Nasal swabs; Nasopharyngeal swabs; Pus; Respiratory specimens; Sputum; Superficial sites; Throat swabs; Tissues; Urine; Wound swabs Streptococcus group B screening; Bacteria; Cultured pathogens identification; Pathogenic microorganisms
Faeces Clostridioides difficile toxin
Urine Streptococcus pneumoniae antigen
Bacteria; Casts; Epithelial cells; Erythrocytes (red blood cells, RBC); Leucocytes (white blood cells, WBC)
Legionella antigen
Microbiology - Bacteriology - Detection of pathogenic bacteria for epidemiological infection control surveillance Axilla swabs; Cervical swabs; Faeces; Groin swabs; Nasal swabs; Perianal swabs; Rectal swabs; Throat swabs; Urine; Vaginal swabs; Wounds Streptococcus group B; Carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE); Extended spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBL); Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA); Vancomycin resistant Enterococci (VRE)
Microbiology - Environmental investigations and/or infection control Blood transfusion bags; Dialysis waters; Environmental swabs; Gastrointestinal endoscopes; Vascular catheter tips 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) Faeces Clostridiodes difficile
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Detection, characterisation and/or quantitation of microbial nucleic acids (viruses) Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Enterovirus
Faeces Norovirus
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 swabs Influenza A virus; Influenza B virus; Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) A/B
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 Blood; Other body fluids; Respiratory specimens; Tissues Mycobacteria detection
Microbiology - Mycobacteriology - Tests for antigen lymphocyte stimulation Blood Mycobacterial antigen lymphocyte stimulation
Microbiology - Mycology - Detection, isolation and identification of yeasts and fungal elements Aspirates; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Hair; Nails; Skin scrapings; Sputum Fungi identification; Yeasts identification
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Serum Cryptococcus antigen
Microbiology - Parasitology - Detection of ova, cysts and parasites Faeces Parasites
Cryptosporidia; Giardia spp.
Microbiology - Serology of infection - Microbial antibody and/or antigen detection and/or quantitation Plasma; Serum Hepatitis B virus surface antibody (anti-HBs); Hepatitis B virus surface antigen (HBs Ag); Hepatitis C virus antibody (anti-HCV); Human immunodeficiency virus type 1/2 (HIV-1/2) 1/2 antibodies; Human immunodeficiency virus type 1/2 (HIV-1/2) antigen
Measles IgG antibody; Mumps virus IgG antibody; Varicella zoster virus IgG antibody
Serum Mycoplasma pneumoniae
Dengue virus​​​​

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

11 Nov 2023

Last Activity Date

30 Nov 2020

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of blood gases and other measurements (performed on the same specimen) Blood Anion gap; Base excess; Bicarbonate; Calcium - Ionised; Carboxyhaemoglobin; Chloride; 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

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

11 Nov 2023

Last Activity Date

30 Nov 2020

Service Product Determinant
Haematology - Investigation of haemolysis Blood; Plasma 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
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 Direct antiglobulin test (DAT, direct Coombs test)
Antibody elution
Blood; Plasma Antibody titration
Antibody absorption
Other blood group antibodies; Red blood cell phenotyping
Immunohaematology - Investigation of blood transfusion reactions Blood; Blood products Antibodies; Contamination - Microbiological
Immunohaematology - Issue and release of blood and blood product for transfusion Blood; 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 products Issue and release of blood and blood products for transfusion

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