Microbiological Diagnostic Unit, Public Health Laboratory - University of Melbourne

Site

The University of Melbourne – At the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection & Immunity

Accreditation No.

1019

Site No.

3284

Date of Accreditation

28 Oct 1991

Address

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, At the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, Level 1, 792 Elizabeth St (cnr of Grattan and Elizabeth St)
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Australia

mduphl.unimelb.edu.au

Contact

Ms Selena Heaton P: +61 (03) 83445701

Availability

Services available to external clients

Supervision

S (Specialised)

Scope of Accreditation

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

04 Jul 2023

Last Activity Date

23 Jun 2021

Service Product Determinant
Clinical governance - Level 2 - Designated person assessment Not applicable Not applicable
Microbiology - Bacteriology - Detection of pathogenic bacteria Aspirates; Axilla swabs; Blood; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Faeces; Genital swabs; Nasal swabs; Nasopharyngeal swabs; Perineum swabs; Rectal swabs; Skin; Throat swabs; Urine; Vomitus; Wound swabs Bacteria; Pathogenic identification and antibiotic susceptibility
Aspirates; General swabs Bacteria; Pathogenic microorganisms
Bacteria; Pathogenic identification and antibiotic susceptibility
Bacterial isolates Bacteria; Pathogenic identification and antibiotic susceptibility
Haemophilus influenzae
Neisseria gonorrhoeae; Neisseria gonorrhoeae outer membrane protein (OMP); Neisseria meningitidis; Neisseria meningitidis - Encapsulated; Neisseria meningitidis polysaccharide capsule antigen; Bacteria; Pathogenic identification and antibiotic susceptibility
Bacteria; Pathogenic identification; Pathogenic microorganisms
Antibiotic susceptibility
Antibiotic susceptibility
Microbiology - Bacteriology - Public health investigation and/or monitoring of outbreaks of infection Faeces Detection and characterisation of bacteria (including identification and typing)
Human clinical samples; Isolates Detection and characterisation of bacteria (including identification and typing)
Isolates Detection and characterisation of bacteria (including identification and typing)
Microbiology - Environmental investigations and/or infection control Air; Blood transfusion bags; Dialysis waters; Environmental swabs; Gastrointestinal endoscopes; Microfilter discs; Spore strips; Vascular catheter tips; Waters Bacterial organism identification - Acinetobacter; Bacterial organism identification - Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA); Bacterial organism identification - Vancomycin resistant Enterococcus (VRE)
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Bioinformatic analysis DNA sequences Primary analysis - Conversion of instrument file to FASTQ or FASTA file; Secondary analysis - Alignment and variant calling; Tertiary analysis - Data annotation and interpretation
Secondary analysis - Alignment and variant calling; Tertiary analysis - Data annotation and interpretation
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Detection, characterisation and/or quantitation of microbial nucleic acids (bacteria) Aspirates; Blood; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Eye swabs; Faeces; Genital swabs; Rectal swabs; Synovial fluid; Tissues; Urine; Wound swabs Burkholderia spp.; Chlamydia trachomatis; Chlamydia trachomatis serovars L1, L2, L2a or L3 (LGV); Escherichia coli​​​​ STEC stx1/stx2; Haemophilus influenzae; Listeria spp.; Neisseria gonorrhoeae; Neisseria gonorrhoeae PorA; Neisseria gonorrhoeae Opa; Neisseria meningitidis; Neisseria meningitidis FetA VR typing; Neisseria meningitidis PorA; Neisseria meningitidis PorB; Staphylococcus aureus (including MRSA) Panton-Valentine leukcocidin (PVL) gene; Streptococcus pneumoniae; Streptococcus pyogenes EMM typing
Bacterial isolates Bacillus anthracis; Burkholderia cepacia complex; Burkholderia pseudomallei; Campylobacter jejuni; Campylobacter spp.; Clostridium tetani; Corynebacterium diphtheriae; Enterococcus faecalis; Enterococcus faecium; Enterococcus spp.; Escherichia coli - Enteroinvasive (EIEC); Escherichia coli - Enteropathogenic (EPEC); Escherichia coli - Enterotoxigenic (ETEC); Escherichia coli​​​​; Haemophilus influenzae; Haemophilus influenzae typing; Haemophilus spp.; Klebsiella pneumoniae; Legionella pneumophila; Listeria monocytogenes; Mycoplasma hominis; Neisseria gonorrhoeae; Neisseria meningitidis; Neisseria meningitidis - Encapsulated; Salmonella spp.; Shigella spp.; Staphylococcus aureus; Streptococcus pneumoniae; Streptococcus pyogenes; Vibrio cholerae; Vibrio spp.; Antibiotic resistance gene detection; Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA); PorA
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Escherichia coli K1; Haemophilus influenzae; Listeria monocytogenes; Neisseria meningitidis - Encapsulated; Streptococcus agalactiae (Streptococcus group B); Streptococcus pneumoniae
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Detection, characterisation and/or quantitation of microbial nucleic acids (fungi) Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Cryptococcus gattii; Cryptococcus neoformans
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Detection, characterisation and/or quantitation of microbial nucleic acids (protozoan parasites) Faeces Cryptosporidium hominis; Cryptosporidium parvum
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Detection, characterisation and/or quantitation of microbial nucleic acids (viruses) Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Cytomegalovirus (CMV); Enterovirus; Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1); Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV2); Human herpes virus type 6 (HHV6); Human parechovirus; Varicella zoster virus (VZV)
Dry swabs Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
Faeces Adenovirus; Astrovirus; Norovirus; Rotavirus; Sapovirus
Nasal aspirates/washes; Nasal swabs; Nasopharyngeal swabs; Oropharyngeal swabs Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
Nasal swabs; Nasopharyngeal swabs; Oropharyngeal swabs Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Microbial DNA and/or RNA sequencing Extracted DNA; Purified PCR product Sequenced DNA by Sanger sequencing; Sequenced DNA utilising massively parallel sequencing technologies
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Microbial genotyping by whole genome sequencing studies RNA; Swabs Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Public health investigation and/or monitoring Amniotic fluid; Aspirates; Blood; Bronchial swabs; Bronchial washings; Bronchoalveolar lavage; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Cervical specimen; Cervical swabs; Dry swabs; Eye swabs; Faeces; Genital swabs; Human clinical samples; Liquid based cytology specimens; Nasal swabs; Nasopharyngeal aspirate; Nasopharyngeal swabs; Paraffin embedded tissue; Pericardial fluid; Plasma; Pleural fluid; Rectal swabs; Respiratory specimens; Semen; Serum; Sputum; Sterile site; Tampons; Throat swabs; Tissues; Tonsil swabs; Urethral swabs; Urine; Vaginal swabs; Wound swabs Detection and characterisation of organisms (including identification and typing); Organism characterisation for patient management
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Surveillance programme for the detection of microbial nucleic acids (viruses) in accordance with Commonwealth and/or State Health protocols Saliva Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
Microbiology - Parasitology - Public health investigation and/or monitoring Faeces Detection and characterisation of parasites
Microbiology - Serology of infection - Microbial antibody and/or antigen detection and/or quantitation Faeces Adenovirus antigen; Clostridium perfringens enterotoxin; Norovirus antigen; Rotavirus antigen
Serum Entamoeba histolytica
Yersinia spp. IgG antibody; Yersinia spp.
Corynebacterium diphtheriae; Tetanus
Microbiology - Virology - Public health investigation and/or monitoring Faeces; Genital specimens; Isolates; Respiratory swabs and/or washings; Superficial sites; Tissues; Urine; Vomitus; Wounds Detection, isolation and characterisation of viruses
Microbiology - Virology - Surveillance screening programme for the antigenic detection of pathogenic viruses as directed by Commonwealth/State Health Departments to support public health testing Nasal swabs Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)

Legal

Medicare expiry date

04 Jul 2023

Last Activity Date

23 Jun 2021

Service Product Determinant
Legal management - Forensic operations module Materials defined by all or some for which the site is accredited Case record review; Chain of custody; Control of records; Court testimony monitoring; Sample/evidence integrity; Security and access

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Service Product Determinant
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Surveillance programme for the detection of microbial nucleic acids (viruses) in accordance with Commonwealth and/or State Health protocols -Mobile testing Nasal swabs; Nasopharyngeal swabs; Oropharyngeal swabs Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
Microbiology - Virology - Surveillance screening programme for the antigenic detection of pathogenic viruses as directed by Commonwealth/State Health Departments to support public health testing - Mobile testing service Nasal swabs Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)

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