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 James McLeod P: +61 (08) 89517749


Services available to external clients


B (Branch)

Scope of Accreditation

Territory Pathology Alice Springs

ISO 15189 (2012)

  • This facility complies with the relevant National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council (NPAAC) requirements.

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
Plasma; Serum Ethanol; Paracetamol (acetaminophen); Salicylate
Chemical pathology - Detection and/or quantitation of drugs for therapeutic monitoring Blood Tacrolimus
Plasma Vancomycin
Plasma; Serum Digoxin; Phenytoin (dilantin); Valproate (valproic acid, epilim)
Carbamazepine; Gentamicin (cidomycin, septopal, genticyn, garamycin); Lithium
Serum Vancomycin
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 Parathyroid hormone (PTH)
Plasma; Serum Cortisol
Chemical pathology - Further investigation of cardiac function Plasma 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 Thyroxine (T4) - Free
Plasma; Serum Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH)
Serum 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; 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 index or indices; 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); 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 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; 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; Cryoprecipitate; Fresh frozen plasma (FFP) Compliance with transport, storage and distribution requirements of blood, products and components
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 identification
Antibiotic susceptibility
Bacteria; Pathogenic microorganisms
Bacteria; Pathogenic identification
Aspirates; Blood; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Fluids; General swabs; Genital swabs; Respiratory specimens; Sputum; Synovial fluid Bacteria; Leucocytes (white blood cells, WBC)
Aspirates; Blood; Synovial fluid Bacteria; Pathogenic microorganisms
Aspirates; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Synovial fluid Erythrocytes (red blood cells, RBC); Leucocytes (white blood cells, WBC)
Blood Pathogenic microorganisms
Faeces 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
Bacterial growth - Sterility
Microbiology - Mycology - Detection, isolation and/or identification of yeasts and/or fungal elements Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Yeasts identification
Genital swabs Yeasts identification
Microbiology - Parasitology - Detection of ova, cysts and parasites Blood Malaria
Faeces Cysts; Ova; Parasites
Cryptosporidia; Giardia spp.
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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