Territory Pathology


Territory Pathology Alice Springs

Accreditation No.


Site No.


Date of Accreditation

22 Mar 1991


Alice Springs Hospital, 6 Gap Road
Alice Springs, NT 870



Mr Kenneth Jacobson P: +61 (08) 89517749


Services available to external clients


B (Branch)

Scope of Accreditation

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

31 Dec 2024

Last Activity Date

11 Dec 2019

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Analysis of drugs for toxicological (non-legal) purposes and ingested or absorbed toxic chemicals Blood; Swabs; Urine Snake venom detection
Chemical pathology - Detection and/or quantitation of drugs for therapeutic monitoring Blood Tacrolimus
Plasma; Serum Ethanol; Gentamicin (cidomycin, septopal, genticyn, garamycin); Lithium; Paracetamol (acetaminophen); Salicylate; Vancomycin
Carbamazepine; Digoxin; Phenytoin (dilantin); Valproate (valproic acid, epilim)
Chemical pathology - Detection and/or quantitation of tumour markers Faeces Blood
Chemical pathology - Determination of hormones and hormone binding proteins (other than thyroid function tests) Plasma; Serum Cortisol; Parathyroid hormone (PTH)
Chemical pathology - Further investigation of cardiac function Blood N-Terminal-pro b-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP)
Plasma; Serum Troponin
Chemical pathology - Investigation and determination of hepatic, cardiac, bone, skeletal muscle and other profiles and metabolic studies Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Glucose; Protein - Total
Plasma Ammonia
Plasma; Serum Alanine aminotransferase; Albumin; Alkaline phosphatase; Aspartate aminotransferase; Bilirubin - Any fractions; Bilirubin - Total; Calcium - Total; Carbon dioxide (CO2); Chloride; Cholesterol - HDL; Cholesterol - Total; Creatine kinase; Creatinine; Glucose; High sensitivity C-reactive protein (CRP); Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH); Lipase; Magnesium; Phosphate; Potassium; Protein - Total; Sodium; Triglycerides; Urate; Urea; γ-Glutamyltransferase
Plasma; Serum; Urine Osmolality
Urine Albumin/creatinine ratio (ACR); Calcium - Total; Creatinine; Potassium; Sodium; Urea
Chemical pathology - Investigation for folate deficiency Plasma; Serum Folate
Chemical pathology - Iron studies Plasma; Serum Ferritin
Iron; Transferrin
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
Haematology - Examination of blood films by special staining Blood Malaria
Haematology - Foetal haemoglobin in maternal circulation Blood Detection and quantitation of foetal red cell antigens
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); Nucleated red blood cells (NRBC); Platelet count; Red blood cell index or indices; Reticulocytes
Differential number; Morphology
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); Prothrombin time (PT)
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
Immunohaematology - Identification and quantitation of blood group antibodies Blood Other blood group antibodies; Red blood cell phenotyping; Rh
Antibody elution
Immunohaematology - Investigation of blood transfusion reactions Blood products Antibodies
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
Immunopathology - Detection and/or quantitation and/or characterisation of autoantibodies Plasma; Serum Rheumatoid factor
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 and identification of crystalline material Synovial fluid Crystal detection and identification
Microbiology - Bacteriology - Detection of pathogenic bacteria Aspirates; Blood; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Faeces; Fluids; General swabs; Genital swabs; Respiratory specimens; Sputum; Synovial fluid; Tissues; Urine Bacteria; Pathogenic microorganisms
Bacteria; Pathogenic identification
Bacteria; Pathogenic identification
Antibiotic susceptibility
Aspirates; Blood; Synovial fluid Bacteria; Pathogenic microorganisms
Aspirates; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Fluids; General swabs; Genital swabs; Respiratory specimens; Sputum; Synovial fluid Bacteria; Leucocytes (white blood cells, WBC)
Aspirates; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Synovial fluid Erythrocytes (red blood cells, RBC); Leucocytes (white blood cells, WBC)
Blood Pathogenic microorganisms
Faeces; Genital swabs Erythrocytes (red blood cells, RBC); Leucocytes (white blood cells, WBC)
Glass slide Leprosy (Hansen's disease)
Urine Bacteria; Casts; 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; Groin swabs; Nasal swabs Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
Rectal swabs Vancomycin resistant Enterococci (VRE)
Microbiology - Environmental investigations and/or infection control Blood transfusion bags Bacterial growth - Sterility
Gastrointestinal endoscopes; Vascular catheter tips Bacterial growth - Sterility
Microbiology - Mycology - Detection, isolation and identification of yeasts and fungal elements Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Yeasts identification
Genital swabs Yeasts identification
Microbiology - Parasitology - Detection of ova, cysts and parasites Blood Malaria
Faeces Cryptosporidia; Giardia spp.
Cysts; Ova; Parasites
Genital swabs Parasites
Microbiology - Serology of infection - Microbial antibody and/or antigen detection and/or quantitation Plasma; Serum 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 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

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