Pathology Queensland

Site

Townsville Laboratory

Accreditation No.

2639

Site No.

2843

Date of Accreditation

14 Mar 1990

Address

100 Angus-Smith Drive
Douglas, QLD 4814
Australia

health.qld.gov.au

Contact

Mr David Porter P: +61 0418782344

Availability

Services available to external clients

Supervision

GY (General)

Scope of Accreditation

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

30 Jun 2022

Last Activity Date

08 Oct 2020

Service Product Determinant
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 - Immediate frozen section diagnosis Fresh tissue Intra-operative consultation and examination of biopsy material
Anatomical pathology - Tissue pathology - Immunohistochemical investigation Fixed cytological smears; Formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue sections Detection of antigenic targets - Various
Anatomical pathology - Tissue pathology - Mortuary facilities Body; Body parts Assessment - Level 2 mortuary
Chemical pathology - Analysis of drugs for toxicological (non-legal) purposes and ingested or absorbed toxic chemicals Blood; Plasma; Serum; Snake bite site; Swabs; Urine Snake venom detection
Urine Buprenorphine
Amphetamines; Benzodiazepines; Buprenorphine; Cannabis; Cocaine; Methadone; Opiates
Chemical pathology - Detection and/or quantitation of drugs for therapeutic monitoring Plasma; Serum Cyclosporin
Carbamazepine; Digoxin; Ethanol; Gentamicin (cidomycin, septopal, genticyn, garamycin); Paracetamol (acetaminophen); Phenytoin (dilantin); Salicylate; Theophylline; Tobramycin; Valproate (valproic acid, epilim); Vancomycin
Methotrexate
Serum Lithium
Chemical pathology - Detection and/or quantitation of tumour markers Ascitic fluid; Pleural fluid Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)
Plasma; Serum Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG); Prostate specific antigen (PSA)
Chemical pathology - Further investigation of cardiac function Ascitic fluid; Pleural fluid B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP)
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) Bilirubin
Plasma Haemoglobin (Hb)
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 dehydrogenase (LDH); Lipase; Magnesium; Potassium; Protein - Total; Sodium; Triglycerides; γ-Glutamyltransferase
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Glucose; Lactate; Protein - Total
Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH)
Peritoneal dialysis fluid Calcium - Total; Chloride; Creatinine; Glucose; Magnesium; Potassium; Sodium; Urea
Plasma Lactate
Ammonia
Plasma; Serum Alanine aminotransferase; Albumin; Alkaline phosphatase; Aspartate aminotransferase; Bicarbonate; Bilirubin - Any fractions; Bilirubin - Total; C-reactive protein (CRP); Calcium - Total; Chloride; Cholesterol - Total; Creatine kinase; Creatinine; Glucose; Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH); Lipase; Magnesium; Phosphate; Potassium; Protein - Total; Sodium; Triglycerides; Urate; Urea; γ-Glutamyltransferase
Plasma; Serum; Urine Osmolality
Pleural fluid pH
Urine Albumin; Calcium - Total; Chloride; Creatinine; Glucose; Magnesium; Phosphate; Potassium; Protein - Total; Sodium; Urate; Urea
Ammonia
Bicarbonate
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 Calcium - Ionised; Carboxyhaemoglobin; Chloride; Creatinine; Deoxyhaemoglobin (HHb); Glucose; Haemoglobin (Hb); Methaemoglobin (MetHb); Oxyhaemoglobin; Partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2); Partial pressure of oxygen (PO2); Potassium; Sodium; pH
Chemical pathology - Tests for thyroid function Plasma; Serum Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH); Thyroxine (T4) - Free
Haematology - Assessment of haemolysis or metabolic enzymes (red cell enzyme assays) Blood Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD)
Haematology - Bone marrow examination Bone marrow Examination of aspirated material; Histological examination
Haematology - Examination of blood films by special staining Blood Haemoglobin H; Heinz bodies; 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); Platelet count; Red blood cell distribution width (RDW); Red blood cell index or indices; Reticulocytes
Differential number; Morphology
Haematology - Haemostasis related analysis (including special coagulation testing and platelet function tests) Plasma Echis test
Activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT); Anti-thrombin III; D-dimer; Factor IX; Factor VIII; Fibrinogen; Heparin assay; Heparin induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia (HITT); International normalised ratio (INR); Platelet function (PFA); Prothrombin time (PT)
Haematology - Investigation of haemolysis Blood Cold agglutinins; Direct antiglobulin test (DAT, direct Coombs test); Haemolysin screen; Haptoglobins
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; 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; Cryoprecipitate; Fresh frozen plasma (FFP); Platelets Issue and release of blood and blood products for transfusion
Immunopathology - Characterisation of leucocyte surface antigens (including immunophenotyping) Aspirates; Blood; Bone marrow; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Fresh tissue; Lavage CD10; CD138; CD16; CD19; CD197; CD20; CD23; CD3; CD34; CD38; CD4; CD45; CD5; CD56; CD8; Kappa light chains; Lambda light chains; Total leucocyte number; Total lymphocycte number
Assessment of lymphoid cell populations; Assessment of myeloid cell populations; B-cell; Blast cells; CD10; CD103; CD117; CD11b; CD11c; CD13; CD138; CD14; CD15; CD16; CD19; CD1a; CD2; CD20; CD200; CD22; CD23; CD25; CD3; CD30; CD33; CD34; CD38; CD4; CD45; CD5; CD56; CD64; CD7; CD8; FMC7; HLA-DR antigen; Kappa light chains; Lambda light chains; Natural killer (NK) cells; Plasma cell; T-cell receptor aβ (TCRab); Total leucocyte number; Total lymphocycte number; Viable cell count; cCD22; cCD3; cCD79a; cMPO
Blood; Bone marrow CD34; Myeloma screen
Infertility and pregnancy tests including assisted reproductive technology - Diagnosis of pregnancy Urine Detection of 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 Blood; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Ear swabs; Eye swabs; Faeces; Fluids; General swabs; Genital swabs; Nasal swabs; Operative specimens; Respiratory specimens; Throat swabs; Tissues; Urine; Wound swabs Bacteria; Cultured pathogens identification; Pathogenic identification; Pathogenic microorganisms
Blood; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Ear swabs; Eye swabs; Faeces; Fluids; General swabs; Nasal swabs; Operative specimens; Respiratory specimens; Synovial fluid; Throat swabs; Tissues; Urine Bacteria; Casts; Crystals; Epithelial cells; Erythrocytes (red blood cells, RBC); Leucocytes (white blood cells, WBC)
Blood; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Ear swabs; Eye swabs; Faeces; General swabs; Genital swabs; Nasal swabs; Operative specimens; Respiratory specimens; Throat swabs; Tissues; Urine; Wound swabs Antibiotic susceptibility; Pathogenic microorganisms
Urine Legionella antigen; Streptococcus pneumoniae antigen
Microbiology - Environmental investigations and/or infection control Air; Spore strips/capsules Bacterial growth - Sterility
Blood transfusion bags; Environmental swabs; Gastrointestinal endoscopes; Vascular catheter tips Bacterial growth - Sterility; Bacterial organism identification - Extended spectrum β-lactamases (ESBL); Bacterial organism identification - Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA); Bacterial organism identification - Vancomycin resistant Enterococcus (VRE)
Dialysis waters Bacterial growth - Sterility
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Detection, characterisation and/or quantitation of microbial nucleic acids (bacteria) Bronchoalveolar lavage; Dry swabs; Genital swabs; Nasopharyngeal swabs; Urine Chlamydia trachomatis; Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Bronchoalveolar lavage; Dry swabs; Respiratory specimens Bordetella pertussis
Genital swabs; Urine Mycoplasma genitalium
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Detection, characterisation and/or quantitation of microbial nucleic acids (protozoan parasites) Genital swabs; Urine Trichomonas vaginalis
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Detection, characterisation and/or quantitation of microbial nucleic acids (viruses) Aspirates; Bronchial washings; Lavage; Nasal swabs; Nasopharyngeal aspirate; Nasopharyngeal swabs; Oropharyngeal swabs; Washings Adenovirus; Human metapneumovirus; Influenza A virus; Influenza B virus; Parainfluenza virus type 1/2/3/4; Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV); Rhinovirus
Blood; Bronchoalveolar lavage; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Nasopharyngeal aspirate; Nasopharyngeal swabs; Urine Adenovirus; Cytomegalovirus (CMV); Enterovirus; Herpes simplex virus (HSV); Varicella zoster virus (VZV); Zika virus
Faeces Norovirus
Nasal swabs; Nasopharyngeal swabs Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
Influenza A virus; Influenza B virus; Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV); Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
Nasal swabs; Nasopharyngeal swabs; Oropharyngeal swabs Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
Nasopharyngeal swabs Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
Adenovirus; Human metapneumovirus; Influenza A virus; Influenza B virus; Parainfluenza virus type 1/2/3/4
Nasopharyngeal swabs; Oropharyngeal swabs Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
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 - 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); Fluids; Hair; Nails; Respiratory specimens; Skin scrapings; Tissues; Urine Fungi identification; Yeasts identification
Fungi susceptibility; Yeast susceptibility
Blood; Serum Cryptococcus antigen
Microbiology - Parasitology - Detection of ova, cysts and parasites Blood Malaria
Faeces Cysts; Ova; Parasites
Microbiology - Serology of infection - Microbial antibody and/or antigen detection and/or quantitation Blood; Plasma; Serum Infectious mononucleosis
Plasma; Serum Cytomegalovirus (CMV) IgG avidity; Hepatitis B virus core antibody (anti-HBc) - IgM; Hepatitis B virus envelope antibody (anti-HBe); Hepatitis B virus envelope antigen (HBe Ag); Hepatitis B virus surface antigen (HBs Ag) - Confirmatory
Hepatitis A virus antibody (anti-HAV) - IgG; Hepatitis A virus antibody (anti-HAV) - IgM; Hepatitis B virus core antibody (anti-HBc) - IgG; Hepatitis B virus surface antibody (anti-HBs); Hepatitis B virus surface antigen (HBs Ag) - Quantitative; Hepatitis C virus antibody (anti-HCV) - Total; Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV); Rubella IgG antibody; Syphilis Treponema pallidum antibody
Syphilis Treponema pallidum IgM antibody
Barmah forest virus IgG antibody; Dengue virus IgG antibody; Leptospira IgM antibody; Ross River virus IgG antibody
Anti-streptolysin O (ASOT)
Syphilis Treponema pallidum antibody
Burkholderia pseudomallei
Syphilis Treponema pallidum antibody
Hepatitis C virus (HCV)
Streptococcal anti-DNAse B (anti-streptodornase) antibody
Bordetella pertussis toxin A IgA; Bordetella pertussis toxin G IgA; Cytomegalovirus antibody (anti-CMV) IgG; Cytomegalovirus antibody (anti-CMV) IgM; Epstein-Barr virus IgG antibody; Epstein-Barr virus IgM antibody; Helicobacter pylori IgG antibody; Measles IgG antibody; Measles IgM antibody; Mumps virus IgG antibody; Mycoplasma pneumoniae IgM antibody; Rubella IgM antibody; Toxoplasma spp. IgG antibody; Toxoplasma spp. IgM antibody; Varicella zoster virus IgG antibody; Varicella zoster virus IgM antibody
Cryptococcus spp.
Barmah forest virus IgM antibody; Corynebacterium diphtheriae; Dengue virus IgM antibody; Dengue virus NS1 antigen; Herpes simplex virus type 2 antibody (anti-HSV2) - IgG; Herpes simplex type 1 antibody (anti-HSV1) - IgG; Ross River virus IgM antibody
Microbiology - Virology - Detection of pathogenic viruses Faeces Adenovirus; Rotavirus
Molecular genetics - Screening for an unknown mutation - Targeted panels for non-inherited (somatic) DNA/RNA changes Blood Quantitative calculation of p210 positive BCR/ABL1 transcripts

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

30 Jun 2022

Last Activity Date

08 Oct 2020

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Further investigation of cardiac function Blood B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP); Troponin I
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of blood gases and other measurements (performed on the same specimen) Blood Calcium - Ionised; Chloride; Creatinine; Glucose; Haematocrit (packed cell volume, PCV); Haemoglobin (Hb); Partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2); Partial pressure of oxygen (PO2); Potassium; Sodium; Total carbon dioxide (TCO2); Urea nitrogen; pH

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

30 Jun 2022

Last Activity Date

08 Oct 2020

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Further investigation of cardiac function Blood B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP); Troponin I
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of blood gases and other measurements (performed on the same specimen) Blood Chloride; Creatinine; Glucose; Partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2); Partial pressure of oxygen (PO2); Potassium; Sodium; Total carbon dioxide (TCO2); Urea nitrogen; pH

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

30 Jun 2022

Last Activity Date

08 Oct 2020

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Further investigation of cardiac function Blood B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP); Troponin I
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of blood gases and other measurements (performed on the same specimen) Blood Calcium - Ionised; Chloride; Creatinine; Glucose; Haematocrit (packed cell volume, PCV); Haemoglobin (Hb); Partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2); Partial pressure of oxygen (PO2); Potassium; Sodium; Total carbon dioxide (TCO2); Urea nitrogen; pH

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

30 Jun 2022

Last Activity Date

08 Oct 2020

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Further investigation of cardiac function Blood B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP); Troponin I
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of blood gases and other measurements (performed on the same specimen) Blood Calcium - Ionised; Chloride; Creatinine; Glucose; Haematocrit (packed cell volume, PCV); Haemoglobin (Hb); Partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2); Partial pressure of oxygen (PO2); Potassium; Sodium; Total carbon dioxide (TCO2); Urea nitrogen; pH
Calcium - Ionised; Chloride; Creatinine; Glucose; Haemoglobin (Hb); Lactate; Partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2); Partial pressure of oxygen (PO2); Potassium; Sodium; pH

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

30 Jun 2022

Last Activity Date

08 Oct 2020

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Further investigation of cardiac function Blood B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP); Troponin I
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of blood gases and other measurements (performed on the same specimen) Blood Calcium - Ionised; Chloride; Creatinine; Glucose; Haematocrit (packed cell volume, PCV); Haemoglobin (Hb); Partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2); Partial pressure of oxygen (PO2); Potassium; Sodium; Total carbon dioxide (TCO2); Urea nitrogen; pH

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

30 Jun 2022

Last Activity Date

08 Oct 2020

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Further investigation of cardiac function Blood B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP); Troponin I
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of blood gases and other measurements (performed on the same specimen) Blood Calcium - Ionised; Chloride; Creatinine; Glucose; Haematocrit (packed cell volume, PCV); Haemoglobin (Hb); Partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2); Partial pressure of oxygen (PO2); Potassium; Sodium; Total carbon dioxide (TCO2); Urea nitrogen; pH

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

30 Jun 2022

Last Activity Date

08 Oct 2020

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Further investigation of cardiac function Blood B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP); Troponin I
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of blood gases and other measurements (performed on the same specimen) Blood Calcium - Ionised; Chloride; Creatinine; Glucose; Haematocrit (packed cell volume, PCV); Haemoglobin (Hb); Partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2); Partial pressure of oxygen (PO2); Potassium; Sodium; Total carbon dioxide (TCO2); Urea nitrogen; pH

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

30 Jun 2022

Last Activity Date

08 Oct 2020

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of blood gases and other measurements (performed on the same specimen) Blood Calcium; Calcium - Ionised; Chloride; Creatinine; Glucose; Haemoglobin (Hb); Lactate; Partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2); Partial pressure of oxygen (PO2); Potassium; Sodium; pH

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

30 Jun 2022

Last Activity Date

08 Oct 2020

Service Product Determinant
Chemical pathology - Further investigation of cardiac function Blood B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP); Troponin I
Chemical pathology - Quantitation of blood gases and other measurements (performed on the same specimen) Blood Calcium - Ionised; Chloride; Creatinine; Glucose; Haematocrit (packed cell volume, PCV); Haemoglobin (Hb); Partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2); Partial pressure of oxygen (PO2); Potassium; Sodium; Total carbon dioxide (TCO2); Urea nitrogen; pH

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