Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory

Site

Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory

Accreditation No.

2576

Site No.

2569

Date of Accreditation

08 Mar 1989

Address

Doherty Institute, 792 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Australia

vidrl.org.au

Contact

Dr Michael Catton P: +61 (03) 93429636

Availability

Services available to external clients

Supervision

GX (General)

Scope of Accreditation

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

31 Oct 2023

Last Activity Date

10 May 2021

Service Product Determinant
Microbiology - Bacteriology - Detection of pathogenic bacteria Bacterial isolates Cultured pathogens identification
Cervical swabs; Genital swabs; Rectal swabs; Urethra; Vaginal swabs Pathogenic identification and antibiotic susceptibility
Ear swabs; Eye swabs; Nasal swabs; Throat swabs Antibiotic susceptibility; Cultured pathogens identification
Faeces Clostridioides difficile toxin
Respiratory specimens Legionella pneumophila; Cultured pathogens identification
Urine Streptococcus pneumoniae
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Detection, characterisation and/or quantitation of microbial nucleic acids (bacteria) Aspirates; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Eye swabs; Fluids; Genital swabs; Meatal swabs; Plasma; Rectal swabs; Serum; Throat swabs; Tissues; Urethral swabs; Urine Chlamydia trachomatis; Mycoplasma genitalium; Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Bronchial washings; Bronchoalveolar lavage; Nasopharyngeal aspirate; Sputum; Sterile site Legionella longbeachae; Legionella pneumophila
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Treponema pallidum
Cervical specimen; Genital swabs; Rectal swabs; Urine Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Cervical specimen; Urine; Vaginal swabs Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Cervical swabs; Urine; Vaginal swabs Chlamydia trachomatis; Mycoplasma genitalium; Neisseria gonorrhoeae; Trichomonas vaginalis
Faeces Aeromonas spp.; Campylobacter spp.; Clostridium difficile toxin B; Escherichia coli - Enteroinvasive (EIEC); Salmonella spp.; Shigella spp.; Vibrio spp.; Yersinia enterocolitica
Fluids; Genital swabs; Nasopharyngeal swabs; Rectal swabs; Tissues; Urethral swabs Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Genital swabs; Urine Mycoplasma genitalium
Serum; Urine Leptospira interrogans
Tissues Legionella longbeachae; Legionella pneumophila; Treponema pallidum
Wound swabs Treponema pallidum
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Detection, characterisation and/or quantitation of microbial nucleic acids (fungi) Bronchial washings; Bronchoalveolar lavage Aspergillus spp.
Bronchial washings; Bronchoalveolar lavage; Sputum Pneumocystis jirovecii
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Detection, characterisation and/or quantitation of microbial nucleic acids (protozoan parasites) Blood Plasmodium falciparum; Plasmodium knowlesi; Plasmodium malariae; Plasmodium ovale curtisi; Plasmodium ovale wallikeri; Plasmodium vivax
Faeces Blastocystis hominis; Cryptosporidium spp.; Cyclospora cayetanensis; Dientamoeba fragilis; Entamoeba histolytica; Giardia lamblia
Genital swabs; Urine Trichomonas vaginalis
Microbiology - Mycobacteriology - Tests for antigen lymphocyte stimulation Blood Mycobacterial antigen lymphocyte stimulation
Microbiology - Mycology - Detection of dermatophytes and other fungi causing cutaneous disease Nails; Skin scrapings Dermatophyte identification
Microbiology - Mycology - Detection, isolation and identification of yeasts and fungal elements Bronchial lavage; Serum Isolation of yeasts and Aspergillus
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Serum Cryptococcus antigen
Isolates Fungi susceptibility; Yeast susceptibility
Nails; Skin scrapings Fungi identification
Microbiology - Parasitology - Detection of ova, cysts and parasites Blood Microfilaria; Malaria
Eye swabs; Faeces; Sputum; Tissues; Urine Microsporidia
Faeces Cryptosporidia
Parasites
Semen; Urine Ova
Microbiology - Serology of infection - Microbial antibody and/or antigen detection and/or quantitation Urine Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 antibody

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

31 Oct 2023

Last Activity Date

10 May 2021

Service Product Determinant
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Detection, characterisation and/or quantitation of microbial nucleic acids (viruses) Faeces; General swabs; Isolates; Nucleic acid Enterovirus
Isolates Poliovirus
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Microbial genotyping Faeces; Nucleic acid; Vomitus Norovirus
Microbiology - Serology of infection - Microbial antibody and/or antigen detection and/or quantitation Blood; Plasma; Serum Poliovirus type 1/2/3
Microbiology - Serology of infection - Microbial typing Faeces; Isolates; Nucleic acid; Swabs Enterovirus typing
Microbiology - Virology - Detection of pathogenic viruses Faeces; General swabs; Isolates Enterovirus

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

31 Oct 2023

Last Activity Date

10 May 2021

Service Product Determinant
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Detection, characterisation and/or quantitation of microbial nucleic acids (viruses) Blood Human T-lymphotropic virus type II (HTLV-II); Human T-lymphotropic virus type I (HTLV-I); Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) DNA; Human immunodeficiency virus type 2 (HIV-2) DNA
Blood; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Plasma; Serum Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) RNA
Blood; Plasma Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) RNA
Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) RNA
Human immunodeficiency virus type 2 (HIV-2) RNA
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Serum Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) RNA
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Microbial genotyping Blood Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) proviral DNA
Blood; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Plasma; Serum Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) co-receptor tropism genotype; Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) sequencing for drug resistance
Blood; Plasma Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) sequencing for drug resistance
Plasma Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) sequencing for drug resistance
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Quantitation of microbial nucleic acids Blood Human T-lymphotropic virus (HTLV) viral load
Blood; Plasma Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) RNA viral load
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) RNA viral load
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Serum Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) RNA viral load
Plasma Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) RNA viral load

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

31 Oct 2023

Last Activity Date

10 May 2021

Service Product Determinant
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Detection, characterisation and/or quantitation of microbial nucleic acids (viruses) Blood; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Plasma; Serum; Tissues; Urine BK virus
Blood; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Serum; Tissues; Urine John Cunningham virus (JC)
Blood; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Urine John Cunningham virus (JC)
BK virus
Blood; Serum Hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA
Hepatitis E virus (HEV)
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA; Hepatitis C virus (HCV) viral RNA
Hepatitis A virus (HAV)
Hepatitis D virus (HDV)
Blood; Serum; Tissues Hepatitis A virus (HAV); Hepatitis E virus (HEV)
Blood; Urine John Cunningham virus (JC)
Plasma; Serum Hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) sequencing for antiviral resistance
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA; Hepatitis C virus (HCV) viral RNA
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Microbial genotyping Plasma; Serum Hepatitis C virus (HCV) subtypes
Serum Hepatitis C virus (HCV) subtypes
Microbiology - Serology of infection - Microbial antibody and/or antigen detection and/or quantitation Plasma; Serum Hepatitis B virus surface antigen (HBs Ag)

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

31 Oct 2023

Last Activity Date

10 May 2021

Service Product Determinant
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Detection, characterisation and/or quantitation of microbial nucleic acids (mycobacteria) Ascitic fluid; Aspirates; Bacterial isolates; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Gastrointestinal fluid; Lymph node fluid; Nasopharyngeal aspirate; Paraffin embedded tissue; Pericardial fluid; Peritoneal fluid; Pleural fluid; Pus; Respiratory specimens; Tissues Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex; Mycobacterium rifampicin resistance rpoB
Ascitic fluid; Aspirates; Blood; Bone marrow; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Faeces; Gastrointestinal fluid; General swabs; Lymph node fluid; Nasopharyngeal aspirate; Paraffin embedded tissue; Pericardial fluid; Peritoneal fluid; Pleural fluid; Pus; Respiratory specimens; Tissues Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex
Ascitic fluid; Aspirates; Blood; Bone marrow; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Gastrointestinal fluid; General swabs; Lymph node fluid; Nasopharyngeal aspirate; Paraffin embedded tissue; Pericardial fluid; Peritoneal fluid; Pleural fluid; Pus; Respiratory specimens; Tissues Mycobacterium spp.
Bacterial isolates Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex
General swabs; Nasal secretions; Paraffin embedded tissue; Pus; Respiratory specimens; Skin scrapings; Tissues Mycobacterium leprae
General swabs; Paraffin embedded tissue; Tissues Mycobacterium ulcerans
Isolates Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC)
Sputum Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex; Mycobacterium rifampicin resistance rpoB
Microbiology - Mycobacteriology - Detection and identification of mycobacteria Ascitic fluid; Aspirates; Bone marrow; Faeces; Gastrointestinal fluid; Lymph node fluid; Other body fluids; Pericardial fluid; Peritoneal fluid; Pus; Respiratory specimens; Tissues Mycobacteria detection; Mycobacteria identification
Aspirates; Bone marrow; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Faeces; Gastric lavage; Other body fluids; Respiratory specimens; Tissues Mycobacteria antibiotic susceptibility; Mycobacteria detection; Mycobacteria identification
Blood; Bone marrow Mycobacteria detection
Isolates Mycobacteria antibiotic susceptibility
Mycobacteria antibiotic susceptibility

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

31 Oct 2023

Last Activity Date

10 May 2021

Service Product Determinant
Microbiology - Serology of infection - Microbial antibody and/or antigen detection and/or quantitation Cadaveric blood Hepatitis B virus surface antigen (HBs Ag); Hepatitis B virus surface antigen (HBs Ag) - Confirmatory; Hepatitis B virus surface antigen (HBs Ag) neutralisation
Human immunodeficiency virus type 1/2 (HIV-1/2) 1/2 antibodies; Human immunodeficiency virus type 1/2 (HIV-1/2) antigen
Hepatitis C virus antibody (anti-HCV)
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) p24 antigen; Human immunodeficiency virus type 1/2 (HIV-1/2) 1/2 antibodies; Human immunodeficiency virus type 1/2 (HIV-1/2) antigen
Syphilis Treponema pallidum antibody
Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV)
Syphilis Treponema pallidum IgM antibody
Syphilis Treponema pallidum total antibody
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) IgG; Herpes simplex virus (HSV) IgM; Measles IgG antibody; Measles IgM antibody; Varicella zoster virus IgG antibody; Varicella zoster virus IgM antibody
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Plasma; Serum Varicella zoster virus IgG antibody; Varicella zoster virus IgM antibody
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) IgG; Herpes simplex virus (HSV) IgM
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Serum Murray Valley encephalitis virus
Plasma; Serum Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) p24 antigen; Human immunodeficiency virus type 1/2 (HIV-1/2) 1/2 antibodies; Human immunodeficiency virus type 1/2 (HIV-1/2) antigen
Hepatitis B virus core antibody (anti-HBc) - Total; Hepatitis B virus envelope antibody (anti-HBe); Hepatitis B virus envelope antigen (HBe Ag); Hepatitis B virus surface antibody (anti-HBs); Hepatitis B virus surface antigen (HBs Ag); Hepatitis C virus (HCV); Hepatitis C virus antibody (anti-HCV) - IgG
Hepatitis B virus core antibody (anti-HBc) - IgM
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) antibody
Taenia solium
Mumps virus IgG antibody; Mumps virus IgM antibody
Human T-lymphotropic virus type I/II (HTLV-I/II)
Dengue virus NS1 antigen
Brucella abortus IgG antibody; Brucella abortus IgM antibody; Syphilis Treponema pallidum IgM antibody
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) IgM antibody
Coxiella burnetii (Q-fever) IgM phase 2 antibody; Hantavirus IgG
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) IgG avidity; Cytomegalovirus antibody (anti-CMV) IgG; Cytomegalovirus antibody (anti-CMV) IgM; Epstein-Barr virus nuclear antigen IgG antibody; Epstein-Barr virus viral capsid antigen IgG antibody; Epstein-Barr virus viral capsid antigen IgM antibody; Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV); Measles IgG antibody; Measles IgM antibody
Measles IgG antibody; Measles IgM antibody; Rubella IgG antibody; Rubella IgM antibody; Zika virus IgG antibody; Zika virus IgM antibody
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) IgG
Hepatitis C virus antibody (anti-HCV) - IgG
Hepatitis C virus antibody (anti-HCV)
Measles virus IgG avidity
Dengue virus IgG antibody; Dengue virus IgM antibody
Herpes simplex virus type 2 antibody (anti-HSV2) - IgG; Herpes simplex type 1 antibody (anti-HSV1) - IgG
Entamoeba histolytica IgG antibody; Epstein-Barr virus nuclear antigen IgG antibody; Epstein-Barr virus viral capsid antigen IgG antibody; Epstein-Barr virus viral capsid antigen IgM antibody; Measles IgG antibody; Measles IgM antibody; Parvovirus B19 IgG antibody; Parvovirus B19 IgM antibody
Adenovirus IgA antibody; Adenovirus IgG antibody
Human T-lymphotropic virus type I/II (HTLV-I/II)
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) antibody
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
Hepatitis A virus antibody (anti-HAV) - IgM; Hepatitis A virus antibody (anti-HAV) - Total
Serum Legionella spp.
Schistosoma mansoni total antibody
Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV); Toxoplasma spp. IgG antibody; Toxoplasma spp. IgM antibodyToxo serology by euroimmun added in June 2021 review next RES 2023
Strongyloides IgG antibody
Rubella IgM antibody
Kunjin virus
Chlamydial spp. IgG antibody; Chlamydial spp. IgG antigen; Chlamydial group IgA antibody
Influenza A virus; Influenza B virus
Yellow fever virus
Rickettsia rickettsii; Rickettsia typhi
Mycoplasma pneumoniae IgM antibody; Mycoplasma total antibody
Coxiella burnetii (Q-fever) IgG phase 2 antibody; Coxiella burnetii (Q-fever) IgM phase 2 antibody; Coxiella burnetii (Q-fever) phase 1 total antibody; Coxiella burnetii (Q-fever) phase 2 total antibody
Leishmaniasis
Syphilis Treponema pallidum antibody
Syphilis Treponema pallidum total antibody
Ross River virus IgG antibody; Ross River virus IgM antibody
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) total antibody
Rubella IgG antibody; Rubella IgM antibody
Chikungunya IgG antibody; Chikungunya IgM antibody; Hantavirus IgM
Human herpes virus type 6 (HHV6) IgG antibody; Human herpes virus type 6 (HHV6) IgM antibody
Helicobacter pylori IgG antibody
Rubella IgM antibody
Coronavirus SARS; Coronavirus; Flavivirus; Legionella spp.; Murray Valley encephalitis virus
Barmah forest virus IgG antibody; Barmah forest virus IgM antibody
Echinococcus granulosus total antibody
Hepatitis D virus (HDV)

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

31 Oct 2023

Last Activity Date

10 May 2021

Service Product Determinant
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Detection, characterisation and/or quantitation of microbial nucleic acids (bacteria) Aspirates; Bacterial isolates; Blood; Bone marrow; Bronchial washings; Bronchoalveolar lavage; Brushings; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Faeces; Fluids; Fresh biopsy; General swabs; Human breast milk; Intestinal contents; Lavage; Nucleic acid; Paraffin embedded tissue; Plasma; Saliva; Scrapings; Semen; Serum; Sputum; Tissues; Urine Chlamydophila psittaci
Chlamydophila pneumoniae
Mycoplasma pneumoniae
Bordetella pertussis
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Detection, characterisation and/or quantitation of microbial nucleic acids (protozoan parasites) Aspirates; Blood; Bone marrow; Bronchial washings; Bronchoalveolar lavage; Brushings; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Faeces; Fluids; Fresh biopsy; General swabs; Human breast milk; Intestinal contents; Isolates; Lavage; Nucleic acid; Plasma; Saliva; Scrapings; Semen; Serum; Sputum; Tissues; Urine Toxoplasma gondii
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Detection, characterisation and/or quantitation of microbial nucleic acids (viruses) 3D printed swabs; Flocked saliva swabs Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
Aspirates; Blood; Bone marrow; Bronchial lavage; Bronchial washings; Bronchoalveolar lavage; Brushings; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Faeces; Fluids; Fresh biopsy; General swabs; Human breast milk; Intestinal contents; Isolates; Lavage; Nucleic acid; Paraffin embedded tissue; Plasma; Saliva; Scrapings; Semen; Serum; Sputum; Tissues; Urine Cytomegalovirus (CMV) sequencing
Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Enterovirus
Sabia virus
Human parechovirus
Monkeypox virus; Orthopox virus group; Smallpox virus
Cytomegalovirus (CMV); Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1); Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV2); Varicella zoster virus (VZV)
Monkeypox virus
Cowpox virus; Cytomegalovirus (CMV); Monkeypox virus; Orthopox virus group; Parapox virus; Smallpox virus; Yatapox virus
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
Influenza A virus typing
Human herpes virus type 6 (HHV6)
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) phenotyping
Parainfluenza virus type 1/2/3
Junin virus
Japanese encephalitis
Sindbis virus
Flavivirus
Hantavirus
Alphavirus
Rabies virus genus
Toscana virus
Hendra virus
Chikungunya virus - Mauritius strain
Mumps virus
Coxsackie virus
Varicella zoster virus - Vaccine strain
Rift Valley fever virus
Parvovirus B19
Dengue virus​​​​
Picornavirus
Cowpox virus
Herpesvirus simiae (Herpes virus B)
Rubella virus
Echovirus
Molluscum contagiosum virus
Measles virus
Orf virus; Parapox virus
Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHF)
Human metapneumovirus
Alphavirus
Epstein-Barr virus​​​​
Coronavirus SARS
Kunjin virus
Tanapox virus
Ebola virus
Coronavirus
Epstein-Barr virus - Quantitative
Lassa virus
Adenovirus
Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
Guanarito virus
Varicella zoster virus (VZV)
Human herpes virus type 7 (HHV7)
Rabies virus
Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus
Human herpes virus type 8 (HHV8)
Nipah virus
Influenza A virus
Marburg virus
Yatapox virus
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) - Quantitative
Faeces; Intestinal contents Norovirus
Nasal aspirates/washes; Nasal swabs; Nasopharyngeal swabs; Oropharyngeal swabs Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
Nasopharyngeal swabs; Oropharyngeal swabs Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
Respiratory swabs Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
Vomitus Norovirus
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Microbial genotyping Aspirates; Blood; Bone marrow; Bronchial lavage; Bronchial washings; Bronchoalveolar lavage; Brushings; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Faeces; Fluids; Fresh biopsy; General swabs; Human breast milk; Intestinal contents; Isolates; Lavage; Nucleic acid; Paraffin embedded tissue; Plasma; Saliva; Scrapings; Semen; Serum; Sputum; Tissues; Urine Enterovirus
Alphavirus
Aspirates; Blood; Bone marrow; Brushings; Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); Faeces; Fluids; Fresh biopsy; General swabs; Human breast milk; Intestinal contents; Isolates; Lavage; Nucleic acid; Paraffin embedded tissue; Plasma; Saliva; Scrapings; Semen; Serum; Sputum; Tissues; Urine; Washings Murray Valley encephalitis virus
Measles virus genotyping
Parechovirus
Ross River virus
Herpes simplex virus (HSV)
Yellow fever virus
Measles virus genotyping
Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
Flavivirus
Varicella zoster virus genotyping
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)

ISO 15189 (2012)

Human Pathology

Medicare expiry date

31 Oct 2023

Last Activity Date

10 May 2021

Service Product Determinant
Microbiology - Molecular biology - Detection, characterisation and/or quantitation of microbial nucleic acids (viruses) Isolates; Nasal swabs; Nasopharyngeal aspirate; Sputum; Throat swabs; Tissues Influenza A virus; Influenza B virus
Isolates; Nasal swabs; Nasopharyngeal aspirate; Throat swabs; Tissues Influenza A virus; Influenza A virus H1/H; Influenza B virus; Influenza virus H1N1 - Swine

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