Goulburn Valley Health

Site

Shepparton Laboratory

Accreditation No.

2514

Site No.

2507

Date of Accreditation

28 Oct 1988

Address

2 - 48 Graham Street
Shepparton, VIC 3630
Australia

gvhealth.org.au

Contact

Ms Thu-Anh Pham P: +61 (03) 58323136

Availability

Services available to external clients

Supervision

B (Branch)

Scope of Accreditation

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

15 Mar 2024

Last Activity Date

08 Dec 2020

Service Product Determinant
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
Chemical pathology - Analysis of drugs for toxicological (non-legal) purposes and ingested or absorbed toxic chemicals Plasma Ethanol
Swabs; Urine Snake venom detection
Urine Amphetamines; Barbiturates; Benzodiazepines; Cannabis; Cocaine; Methadone; Methamphetamine; Opiates
Chemical pathology - Detection and/or quantitation of drugs for therapeutic monitoring Plasma; Serum Carbamazepine; Digoxin; 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 Plasma; Serum CA125 antigen (CA125); CA15-3 antigen (CA15-3); Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA); Prostate specific antigen (PSA); 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); Procalcitonin; Progesterone; Prolactin; Testosterone
Chemical pathology - Diagnosis and management of diabetes mellitus Blood Glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c)
Chemical pathology - Further investigation of cardiac function Plasma; 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 Haptoglobins; Uric acid
Chemical pathology - Investigation and determination of hepatic, cardiac, bone, skeletal muscle and other profiles and metabolic studies Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Glucose; Protein - Total
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; Cholinesterase; Creatine kinase; Creatinine; Glucose; Glutamate dehydrogenase; Lactate; Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH); Lipase; Magnesium; Microalbumin; Phosphate; Potassium; Protein - Total; Sodium; Triglycerides; Urea; γ-Glutamyltransferase
Serum; Urine Osmolality
Urine Albumin; Amylase; Calcium - Total; Chloride; Creatinine; Glucose; Magnesium; 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 Base excess; Bicarbonate; Calcium; 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; pH
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of vitamins Plasma; Serum Cobalamin (vitamin B12); Vitamin D
Chemical pathology - Tests for thyroid function Plasma; Serum Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH); Thyroxine (T4) - Free; Triiodothyronine (T3) - Free
Haematology - Examination of blood films by special staining Blood Malaria
Haematology - Foetal haemoglobin in maternal circulation Blood Presence of foetal red blood cells
Haematology - Full blood examination Blood Differential number; Morphology
Differential number; Erythrocyte count (red blood cell count, RBCC); Haemoglobin (Hb); Leucocyte count (white blood cell count, WBCC); Platelet count; Reticulocytes
Haematology - Haemostasis related analysis (including special coagulation testing and platelet function tests) Plasma Activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT); D-dimer; Fibrinogen; International normalised ratio (INR)
Haematology - Investigation of haemolysis Blood Cold agglutinins
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; 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 Antibody elution
Blood; Plasma Other blood group antibodies; Red blood cell phenotyping; Rh
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 - Detection and/or quantitation and/or characterisation of autoantibodies Plasma; Serum Rheumatoid factor
Immunopathology - Quantitation of complement proteins Plasma; Serum Complement components C3 and C4
Immunopathology - Quantitative investigations of immunoglobulins and immunoglobulins subclasses Plasma; 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 Plasma; Serum Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) - Quantitative total
Infertility and pregnancy tests including assisted reproductive technology - Semen analysis (other than post vasectomy) Semen Volume
Morphology; Motility; Sperm number; Vitality
Infertility and pregnancy tests including assisted reproductive technology - Semen analysis for post vasectomy and/or examination of cervical mucus Semen Presence of spermatozoa
Microbiology - Bacteriology - Detection of pathogenic bacteria Aspirates; Blood; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Fluids; General swabs; Genital swabs; Sputum; Synovial fluid; Tissues; Urine; Wound swabs Bacteria; Pathogenic microorganisms
Bacteria; Casts; Crystals; Epithelial cells; Erythrocytes (red blood cells, RBC); Leucocytes (white blood cells, WBC)
Bacteria; Pathogenic identification and antibiotic susceptibility
Bacteria; Pathogenic identification and antibiotic susceptibility
Bacteria; Pathogenic identification and antibiotic susceptibility
Blood Bacteria; Pathogenic microorganisms
Faeces Clostridiodes difficile
Microbiology - Environmental investigations and/or infection control Dialysis waters Bacterial growth - Sterility
Environmental swabs Bacterial organism identification - Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
Gastrointestinal endoscopes; Vascular catheter tips Bacterial growth - Sterility
Spore strips Bacterial growth - Sterility
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Detection, characterisation and/or quantitation of microbial nucleic acids (viruses) Nasopharyngeal swabs Influenza A virus; Influenza B virus; Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV); Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
Microbiology - Mycobacteriology - Detection and identification of mycobacteria Respiratory specimens; Sputum Mycobacteria identification
Microbiology - Parasitology - Detection of ova, cysts and parasites Blood Malaria
Microbiology - Serology of infection - Microbial antibody and/or antigen detection and/or quantitation Blood; Serum Infectious mononucleosis
Serum Hepatitis A virus (HAV); 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; Syphilis Treponema pallidum antibody
Microbiology - Virology - Detection of pathogenic viruses Nasopharyngeal aspirate; Nasopharyngeal swabs Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

15 Mar 2024

Last Activity Date

08 Dec 2020

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

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