Pathology Queensland

Site

Princess Alexandra Laboratory

Accreditation No.

2639

Site No.

2325

Date of Accreditation

10 Mar 1988

Address

Level 1, Building 15, 199 Ipswich Road
Woolloongabba, QLD 4102
Australia

health.qld.gov.au

Contact

Mr Tony Sunner P: +61 0412191371

Availability

Services available to external clients

Supervision

GY (General)

Scope of Accreditation

Princess Alexandra Laboratory

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

01 Jul 2025

Last Activity Date

25 Mar 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 Other body fluids; Sputum; 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 investigation Fixed cytological smears; Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissues Detection of antigenic targets - Various
Detection of antigenic targets - Various
Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissues; Frozen sections of 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
Chemical pathology - Analysis of drugs for toxicological (non-legal) purposes and ingested or absorbed toxic chemicals Plasma; Serum Ethanol; Paracetamol (acetaminophen)
Urine Amphetamines; Benzodiazepines; Cannabis; Cocaine; Methadone; Opiates
Buprenorphine
Chemical pathology - Detection and/or quantitation of drugs for therapeutic monitoring Plasma; Serum Methotrexate
Carbamazepine; Digoxin; Gentamicin (cidomycin, septopal, genticyn, garamycin); Phenytoin (dilantin); Salicylate; Theophylline; Tobramycin; Valproate (valproic acid, epilim); Vancomycin
Serum Lithium
Chemical pathology - Detection and/or quantitation of tumour markers Ascitic fluid; Pleural fluid Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA); Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)
Plasma; Serum Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)
Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA); α-Fetoprotein (AFP)
Chemical pathology - Determination of hormones and hormone binding proteins (other than thyroid function tests) Plasma; Serum Cortisol
Parathyroid hormone (PTH)
Chemical pathology - Diagnosis and management of diabetes mellitus Blood Glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c)
Chemical pathology - Further investigation of cardiac function Blood Troponin I
Plasma B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP)
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 Serum Haptoglobins
Chemical pathology - Haem related pigments and precursors (excluding porphyria) Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Urine Bilirubin
Plasma Haemoglobin (Hb)
Plasma; Serum Myoglobin
Urine Myoglobin
Chemical pathology - Investigation and determination of hepatic, cardiac, bone, skeletal muscle and other profiles and metabolic studies Ascitic fluid; Pleural fluid Alanine aminotransferase; Albumin; Alkaline phosphatase; Aspartate aminotransferase; Bilirubin - Total; Calcium - Total; Chloride; Cholesterol - Total; Glucose; Lactate; Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH); Lipase; Magnesium; Potassium; Protein - Total; Sodium; Triglycerides; γ-Glutamyltransferase
Blood Anion gap; Calcium - Ionised; Chloride; Creatinine; Glucose; Potassium; Sodium; Total carbon dioxide (TCO2); Urea
Creatinine
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Glucose; Lactate; Protein - Total
Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH)
Peritoneal dialysis fluid Calcium - Total; Chloride; Creatinine; Glucose; Magnesium; Potassium; Sodium; Urea
Plasma Ammonia; Lactate
Plasma; Serum Alanine aminotransferase; Albumin; Alkaline phosphatase; Amylase; Aspartate aminotransferase; Bicarbonate; Bilirubin - Any fractions; Bilirubin - Total; C-reactive protein (CRP); Calcium - Total; Chloride; Cholesterol - Total; Creatine kinase; Creatinine; Glucose; Lactate; Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH); Lipase; Magnesium; Phosphate; Potassium; Protein - Total; Sodium; Triglycerides; Urate; Urea; γ-Glutamyltransferase
Plasma; Serum; Urine Osmolality
Pleural fluid pH
Serum Indocyanine green clearance
Urine Ammonia; Bicarbonate
Albumin; Amylase; Calcium - Total; Chloride; Creatinine; Glucose; Magnesium; Phosphate; Potassium; Protein - Total; Sodium; Urate; Urea
Chemical pathology - Investigation for folate deficiency Serum Folate
Chemical pathology - Investigation of porphyria Urine Porphobilinogen (PBG)
Chemical pathology - Iron studies Plasma; 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; Glucose; Haemoglobin (Hb); Lactate; Methaemoglobin (MetHb); Oxygen saturation (sO2); Oxyhaemoglobin; Partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2); Partial pressure of oxygen (PO2); Potassium; Sodium; p50; pH
Base excess; Bicarbonate; Calcium - Ionised; Glucose; Haematocrit (packed cell volume, PCV); Haemoglobin (Hb); Lactate; Oxygen saturation (sO2); Partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2); Partial pressure of oxygen (PO2); Potassium; Sodium; Total carbon dioxide (TCO2); pH
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of vitamins Plasma; Serum Cobalamin (vitamin B12)
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; Histological examination
Haematology - Examination of blood films by special staining Blood Malaria
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
Blood; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Differential number; Morphology
Haematology - Haemostasis related analysis (including special coagulation testing and platelet function tests) Blood Platelet function (PFA)
Plasma Thrombin time (TT)
APTT heparin neutralisation; Activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT)
Anti-Xa - Rivaroxaban; Anti-thrombin III; D-dimer; Factor IX; Factor VIII; Fibrinogen; Heparin assay; Heparin induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) - Confirmatory; Heparin induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia (HITT); International normalised ratio (INR); Lupus anticoagulant; Mixing studies - APTT; Prothrombin time (PT); Reptilase time
Echis test
Serum Heparin induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) - Confirmatory
Haematology - Haemostasis related analysis (including special coagulation testing and platelet function tests)Managed by Chem Path Dept Blood International normalised ratio (INR); Prothrombin time (PT)
Haematology - Investigation of haemolysis Urine Haemosiderin
Haematology - Limited blood examination Blood Erythrocyte (RBC) sedimentation rate (ESR)
Immunohaematology - Blood group antibody detection Blood; Plasma 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
Immunohaematology - Identification and quantitation of blood group antibodies Blood; Plasma Antibody elution; Antibody titration; Other blood group antibodies; Red blood cell phenotyping; Rh
Immunohaematology - Investigation of blood transfusion reactions Blood products Antibodies; Contamination - Microbiological
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) Blood; Bone marrow; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Disaggregated tissues specimen; Lavage; Serous fluid Assessment of lymphoid cell populations; Assessment of myeloid cell populations; B-cell; Myeloperoxidase; Terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase (TdT); Total leucocyte number; Total lymphocyte number
Immunopathology - Procedures related to the collection, processing, storage and issue of human haemopoietic progenitor cellsProducts received from 17098-18678 Haemopoietic progenitor cells Clonogenic assays (culture) of harvested bone marrow/peripheral blood progenitor cells/cord blood stem cells; Processing; Storage (includes freezing/thawing); Total leucocyte number
Immunopathology - Quantitative and/or qualitative investigation of proteins Plasma; Serum Cryofibrinogen; Cryoglobulins
Infertility and pregnancy tests including assisted reproductive technology - Diagnosis of pregnancy Urine 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 Plasma; Serum Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) - Quantitative total
Microbiology - Bacteriology - Detection of pathogenic bacteria Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Faeces; Fluids; General swabs; Operative specimens; Respiratory specimens; Tissues; Urine Bacteria; Casts; Crystals; Epithelial cells; Erythrocytes (red blood cells, RBC); Leucocytes (white blood cells, WBC)
Antibiotic susceptibility
Bacteria; Pathogenic microorganisms
Bacteria; Pathogenic identification; Pathogenic microorganisms
Bacteria; Pathogenic identification; Pathogenic microorganisms
Faeces Clostridioides difficile toxin
Synovial fluid Crystals
Urine Albumin; Bilirubin; Blood; Creatinine; Glucose; Ketones; Leucocytes (white blood cells, WBC); Nitrite; Proteins; Specific gravity; Urobilinogen; pH
Legionella antigen; Streptococcus pneumoniae antigen
Microbiology - Bacteriology - Detection of pathogenic bacteriaPerformed and managed by Chemical Pathology Dept. Urine Blood; Glucose; Leucocyte esterase; Nitrite; Proteins; pH
Microbiology - Environmental investigations and/or infection control Air; Environmental swabs; Spore strips Bacterial growth - Sterility
Blood transfusion bags; Gastrointestinal endoscopes; Vascular catheter tips Bacterial growth - Sterility
Bacterial organism identification - Acinetobacter; 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 Van A/B
Bacterial isolates; Rectal swabs CarbaR
Nasopharyngeal swabs Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
Rectal swabs Van A/B
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Detection, characterisation and/or quantitation of microbial nucleic acids (viruses) Nasal swabs; Nasopharyngeal swabs Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2, COVID)
Influenza A virus; Influenza B virus; Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV); Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2, COVID)
Nasal swabs; Nasopharyngeal swabs; Oropharyngeal swabs Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2, COVID)
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; Urine Mycobacteria identification
Microbiology - Mycology - Detection, isolation and identification of yeasts and fungal elements Blood; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Hair; Nails; Skin scrapings; Tissues; Urine Fungi identification; Yeasts identification
Fungi susceptibility; Yeast susceptibility
Fungi identification; Yeasts identification
Fungi identification; Yeasts identification
Serum Cryptococcus antigen
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; Serum Infectious mononucleosis
Plasma; Serum Hepatitis A virus (HAV); Hepatitis B virus (HBV); Hepatitis B virus core antibody (anti-HBc) - Total; Hepatitis B virus envelope antibody (anti-HBe); Hepatitis B virus envelope antigen (HBe Ag); Hepatitis B virus surface antibody (anti-HBs); Hepatitis B virus surface antigen (HBs Ag); Hepatitis C virus (HCV); Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV); Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) p24 antigen; Human immunodeficiency virus type 1/2 (HIV-1/2) 1/2 antibodies; Rubella IgG antibody; Syphilis Treponema pallidum antibody
Serum Syphilis Treponema pallidum antibody
Molecular genetics - Assay for defined mutation or polymorphism (including pharmacogenetic testing) - Targeted genes Blood; Bone marrow; Extracted DNA Blood borne tumours
Blood borne tumours
Blood borne tumours
Blood borne tumours
Blood; Bone marrow; Extracted DNA; Fluids; Tissues IgH gene rearrangement; T-cell gene rearrangement
Blood; Bone marrow; Extracted RNA Blood borne tumours
Blood borne tumours
Blood borne tumours
Blood borne tumours
Day Surgery

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

01 Jul 2025

Last Activity Date

25 Mar 2022

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of blood gases and other measurements (performed on the same specimen) Blood Base excess; Bicarbonate; Calcium - Ionised; Glucose; Haematocrit (packed cell volume, PCV); Haemoglobin (Hb); Oxygen saturation (sO2); Partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2); Partial pressure of oxygen (PO2); Potassium; Sodium; Total carbon dioxide (TCO2); pH
Haematology - Haemostasis related analysis (including special coagulation testing and platelet function tests) Blood International normalised ratio (INR); Prothrombin time (PT)
Emergency Department

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

01 Jul 2025

Last Activity Date

25 Mar 2022

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of blood gases and other measurements (performed on the same specimen)2 x RAPIDPoint 500's 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; Sodium; p50; pH
Emergency Department Care PACT nursing home

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

01 Jul 2025

Last Activity Date

25 Mar 2022

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Further investigation of cardiac function Blood Troponin I
Chemical pathology - Investigation and determination of hepatic, cardiac, bone, skeletal muscle and other profiles and metabolic studies Blood Anion gap; Calcium - Ionised; Chloride; 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)Haematocrit (Hct)
Haematology - Haemostasis related analysis (including special coagulation testing and platelet function tests) Blood International normalised ratio (INR); Prothrombin time (PT)
Intensive Care Unit

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

01 Jul 2025

Last Activity Date

25 Mar 2022

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of blood gases and other measurements (performed on the same specimen)3 x RAPIDPoint500's 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; Sodium; p50; pH
Radiology

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

01 Jul 2025

Last Activity Date

25 Mar 2022

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Investigation and determination of hepatic, cardiac, bone, skeletal muscle and other profiles and metabolic studies Blood Creatinine
Respiratory Unit

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

01 Jul 2025

Last Activity Date

25 Mar 2022

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of blood gases and other measurements (performed on the same specimen) Blood Base excess; Bicarbonate; Calcium - Ionised; Haematocrit (packed cell volume, PCV); Haemoglobin (Hb); Oxygen saturation (sO2); Partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2); Partial pressure of oxygen (PO2); Potassium; Sodium; Total carbon dioxide (TCO2); pH
Theatres

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

01 Jul 2025

Last Activity Date

25 Mar 2022

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of blood gases and other measurements (performed on the same specimen)2 x RAPIDPoint 500's 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; Sodium; p50; pH

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