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p53-related cancer predisposition (Li-Fraumeni Syndrome) – TP53 sequencing + MLPA

Sample Reqs

A
[9] [11] Requires patient informed consent

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.
[11] Patient consent required. Consent Form can be found at the back of this guide.

PAI1 4G/5G Polymorphism

Sample Reqs

A

Special Instructions

Pan-ethnic Carrier Screen

Profile details

2000+ Common Mutations across 250+ Diseases*

includes 20+ X-linked Diseases and 60+ Jewish Panel Diseases
* Disease list available from the Laboratory

Sample Reqs

A [9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.  

Pancreatic Cancer NGS Panel – full sequencing across 22 genes + deletions/duplications

Sample Reqs

A
A
[9] [11] Requires patient informed consent

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.
[11] Patient consent required. Consent Form can be found at the back of this guide.

Pancreatitis (Hereditary) – PRSS1 hotspot sequencing + deletions/duplications + SPINK1 N34S common mutation

Sample Reqs

A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Pancreatic Peptide

Sample Reqs

J

Special Instructions

PAPT and HPV

Sample Reqs

TPV

Special Instructions

Paracetamol

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Paraganglioma/Pheochromocytoma NGS Panel – full sequencing across 11 genes + deletions/duplications

Sample Reqs

A
A
[9] [11] Requires patient informed consent

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.
[11] Patient consent required. Consent Form can be found at the back of this guide.

Paragomius Serology

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Parathyroid Antibodies

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Parathyroid Hormone (Whole)

Sample Reqs

B [4]

Special Instructions

[4] Send to the laboratory without delay.

Parathyroid Related Peptide

Sample Reqs

J [1]

Special Instructions

[1] Contact the laboratory for special sample tubes/containers/instructions.

Parvalbumins

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Parvovirus Antibodies (IgM)

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Parvovirus DNA by PCR

Sample Reqs

A

Special Instructions

Parvovirus IgG Antibodies

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Parvovirus IgG/IgM Abs

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Paternity Testing (postnatal and prenatal) – sample required from each person being tested (3 people)

Sample Reqs

A
 / AF / CVS [9] [11] [12] Contact lab

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.
[11] Patient consent required. Consent Form can be found at the back of this guide.
[12] Please provide one sample for each person being tested.

Paul Bunnell (Monospot)

Sample Reqs

A or B

Special Instructions

Peach Components

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Peanut Components

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease – PLP1 sequencing + deletions/duplications

Sample Reqs

A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Pemphigus/Pemphigoid Autoantibodies

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Pendred Syndrome – SLC26A4 gene sequencing

Sample Reqs

A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Penicillin Antibiotic Panel

Profile details

Amoxicillin

Amoxicillin/Clavulanic acid

Benzylpenicillin

Cefuroxime

Clavulanic acid

Phenoxymethylpenicillinkalium

Sample Reqs

HH

Special Instructions

Samples must be taken on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday and received by noon in the laboratory

Periodic Fever/Autoinflammation NGS Panel – full sequencing across 36 genes

Sample Reqs

A
A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Perioperative Anaphylaxis Panel

Profile details

Atracurim

Metoclopramide

Mivacurim

Morphine

Ondansetron

Pancuronium

Propofol

Remifentanil

Rocuronium

Suxamethonium

Vecuronium

Sample Reqs

HH

Special Instructions

Samples must be taken on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday and received by noon in the laboratory

Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Antibodies

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

PEth (Phosphatidylethanol)

Sample Reqs

A [38]

Special Instructions

[38] EDTA sample should not be separated: send whole blood.

Pethidine – Urine

Sample Reqs

RU

Special Instructions

Peutz-Jegher Syndrome – STK11 sequencing + deletions/duplications

Sample Reqs

A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Phelan-McDermid Syndrome – karyotype + FISH

Sample Reqs

CVS / AF / H
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Phencyclidine (PCP)

Sample Reqs

RU

Special Instructions

Phenobarbitone

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Phenytoin (Epanutin)

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Pheochromocytoma/Paraganglioma NGS Panel – full sequencing across 11 genes + deletions/duplications

Sample Reqs

A
A
[9] [11] Requires patient informed consent

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.
[11] Patient consent required. Consent Form can be found at the back of this guide.

Phosphate (24 hr Urine)

Sample Reqs

PU

Special Instructions

Phosphate

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Pigmentation/Oculocutaneous Albinism/ Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome NGS Panel – full sequencing across 30 genes

Sample Reqs

A
A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Pituitary Antibodies

Sample Reqs

B [4]

Special Instructions

[4] Send to the laboratory without delay.

Pituitary Function Profile

Profile details

TSH

FSH

LH

Prolactin

Growth Hormone

Cortisol

Please provide details of time of day sample is taken. Patient should be resting for 30 mins before sample taking.

Sample Reqs

BB

Special Instructions

 

PLAC Test (Lp-PLA2)

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Plasma Viscosity

Sample Reqs

A [4]

Special Instructions

[4] Send to the laboratory without delay.

Plasminogen

Sample Reqs

C (Frozen plasma) [4]

Special Instructions

[4] Send to the laboratory without delay.

Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor – 1

Sample Reqs

C (Frozen plasma)

Special Instructions

Platelet Aggregation Studies

Sample Reqs

J [5] [6]

Special Instructions

[5] Do not send sample to the laboratory between Friday noon and Monday morning.
[6] Contact the Referrals Department before taking and sending sample to the laboratory.

Pleural Fluid for Culture

Sample Reqs

SC

Special Instructions

Pneumococcal Antibodies – Serotype Specific

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Pneumococcal Antibody Screen

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Pneumococcal Antigen

Sample Reqs

RU

Special Instructions

Pneumocystis Jiroveci (PCP) Examination

Sample Reqs

BAL‡‡

Special Instructions

‡ ‡ BAL: Induced sputum or bronchoalveolar larage.

Pneumonia (Atypical) Screen

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Polcalcins

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

POLG-Related Disorders – full POLG sequencing + copy number variant

Sample Reqs

A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Polio Virus 1, 2, 3 Antibodies

Sample Reqs

B [9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Polycystic Kidney/NGS Panel – full sequencing across 6 genes

Sample Reqs

A
A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Profile

Profile details

Testosterone

TSH

Glucose

HbA1C

FSH

DHEAs

Insulin

LH

17 Hydroxyprogesterone

Lipid Profile

Prolactin

Cortisol

Antimullerian Hormone

Androstenedione

SHBG

A fasting 9.00am sample is recommended.

Sample Reqs

ABBBG  [7]

Special Instructions

[7] Sample should be separated and frozen if sending overnight.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: SHORT

Profile details

Testosterone

SHBG

FAI

FSH

LH

Glucose

Insulin

Lipid Profile

FT4/TSH

Sample Reqs

BG

Special Instructions

 

Pontocerebellar Hypoplasia NGS Panel – full sequencing across 9 genes

Sample Reqs

A
A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Porphyrin (Blood)

Sample Reqs

A [3]

Special Instructions

[3] Clinical history essential and protect from light.

Porphyrins (Faeces)

Sample Reqs

RF [3]

Special Instructions

[3] Clinical history essential and protect from light.

Porphyrins Full Screen (Total:Urine, Stool, Blood)

Sample Reqs

A RU,RF [3]

Special Instructions

[3] Clinical history essential and protect from light.

Porphyrins Screen (Urine)

Sample Reqs

RU [3]

Special Instructions

[3] Clinical history essential and protect from light.

Postnatal array CGH

Sample Reqs

A
H
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Post-Travel Screen 1 (Prior to 6 weeks)

Profile details

Haematology Profile

Biochemistry Profile

Schistosome Abs

Malarial Abs

Sample Reqs

AABG  [14]

Special Instructions

[14] Provide details of travel history.

Post-Travel Screen 2 (Prior to 6 weeks)

Profile details

Haematology Profile

Biochemistry Profile

Filaria Antibodies

Schistosome Abs

Malarial Abs

Hep A IgM Abs

Hep B s Ag

Hep C Abs

Hep C Ag

HIV Duo

Sample Reqs

AABBBG  [14]

Special Instructions

[14] Provide details of travel history.

Potassium

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

PR-10 Proteins

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Prader-Willi Syndrome (Primary Screen) – methylation PCR

Sample Reqs

A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Pre-Travel Screen (DVT)

Profile details

FBC

Factor II Prothrombin Gene

Factor V Leiden

Anticardiolipin Antibodies

Sample Reqs

AAB  [9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Prealbumin

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Pregnancy (Serum) [Quantitative]

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Pregnancy Test (Urine)

Sample Reqs

RU

Special Instructions

Pregnanetriol (Urine)

Sample Reqs

CU (Frozen)

Special Instructions

Pregnenolone

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Prenatal array CGH

Sample Reqs

Amniotic fluid or CVS [9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Prenatal Diagnosis (BOBs + Culture)

Profile details

Rapid Aneuploidy Diagnosis for All Chromosomes + Common Microdeletion
Syndromes by BOBs Analysis (3-5 Days)
Chromosome Analysis (Karyotype) (15 days)

Sample Reqs

AF / CVS [9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Prenatal Diagnosis for haemoglobinopathies

Sample Reqs

CVS /Amniocentesis /fetal blood

Special Instructions

Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) NGS Panel – full sequencing of 38 genes

Sample Reqs

A
A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Primary Hyperoxaluria Panel – full sequencing across 3 genes + CNV

Sample Reqs

A

Special Instructions

Primidone (Mysoline)

Sample Reqs

B [4]

Special Instructions

[4] Send to the laboratory without delay.

Procalcitonin

Sample Reqs

B (Frozen) [4] [7]

Special Instructions

[4] Send to the laboratory without delay.
[7] Sample should be separated and frozen if sending overnight.

Procollagen 1 Peptide N-Terminal (NTX)

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Procollagen III Peptide

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Product of Conception BOBs only – rapid aneuploidy diagnosis for all chromosomes

Sample Reqs

Placental Sample or Solid Tissue [1] [9]

Special Instructions

[1] Contact the laboratory for special sample tubes/containers/instructions.
[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Product of Conception – rapid BOBs aneuploidy diagnosis for all chromosomes (5 days) + culture (25 days) – see profiles

Sample Reqs

Placental Sample [1] [9]

Special Instructions

[1] Contact the laboratory for special sample tubes/containers/instructions.
[9] Clinical history must be provided.

Products of Conception (BOBs + Culture)

Profile details

Rapid Aneuploidy Diagnosis for all Chromosomes by BOBs Analysis (3-5 Days)
Chromosome Analysis (Karyotype) (25 days)

Sample Reqs

Placental Sample [1] [9]

Special Instructions

[1] Contact the laboratory for special sample tubes/containers/instructions. 9 Clinical history must be provided.  

Profilins

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Progesterone

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Proinsulin

Sample Reqs

A (Frozen plasma) [4]

Special Instructions

[4] Send to the laboratory without delay.

Prolactin

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Prolactin (Macro)

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Propanalol

Sample Reqs

B [4]

Special Instructions

[4] Send to the laboratory without delay.

Propoxyphene

Sample Reqs

RU

Special Instructions

Prostate Cancer NGS Panel – full sequencing across 12 genes + deletions/duplications

Sample Reqs

A
A
[9] [11] Requires patient informed consent

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.
[11] Patient consent required. Consent Form can be found at the back of this guide.

Prostate Profile (Total & Free PSA)

Profile details

Total PSA

Free PSA

Calculated Ratio

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

 

Prostate Specific Antigen (Total)*

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

* Results that fall between 4.00 ug/L and 10.00 ug/L will automatically reflex to a Free PSA with a calculated ratio. The ratio of Free to Total PSA may help discriminate between prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Prostatic Acid Phosphatase

Sample Reqs

B (Frozen)

Special Instructions

Protein (Urine)

Sample Reqs

CU

Special Instructions

Protein 14.3.3 (Creutzfeldt–Jakob Disease)

Sample Reqs

CSF (Frozen)

Special Instructions

Protein C

Sample Reqs

C (Frozen) [4] [9] [18]

Special Instructions

[4] Send to the laboratory without delay.
[9] Clinical history must be provided.
[18] Citrate Samples
Samples should be double spun and separated and frozen within 4-8 hours of sample taking, if a delay is expected with transportation to the laboratory, samples must be transported as frozen.

Protein C Deficiency – PROC Gene Variant Analysis (Known Genotype)

Sample Reqs

A
A
  (Whole blood 10ml) [40]

Special Instructions

[40] Informed Consent is required for these tests.

Protein C Deficiency – PROC Gene Variant Analysis (Unknown Genotype)

Sample Reqs

A
A
  (Whole blood 10ml) [40]

Special Instructions

[40] Informed Consent is required for these tests.

Protein Electrophoresis incl. immunoglobin

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Protein S Free Ag

Sample Reqs

C (Frozen) [4] [9] [18]

Special Instructions

[4] Send to the laboratory without delay.
[9] Clinical history must be provided.
[18] Citrate Samples
Samples should be double spun and separated and frozen within 4-8 hours of sample taking, if a delay is expected with transportation to the laboratory, samples must be transported as frozen.

Protein Total (Blood)

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Protein/Creatinine Ratio (Urine)

Sample Reqs

RU

Special Instructions

Proteinase 3 Ab

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Prothrombin Time

Sample Reqs

C [18]

Special Instructions

[18] Citrate Samples
Samples should be double spun and separated and frozen within 4-8 hours of sample taking, if a delay is expected with transportation to the laboratory, samples must be transported as frozen.

Prothrombin Time + Dose

Sample Reqs

C [18]

Special Instructions

[18] Citrate Samples
Samples should be double spun and separated and frozen within 4-8 hours of sample taking, if a delay is expected with transportation to the laboratory, samples must be transported as frozen.

Pseudoachondroplasia (Multiple Epiphyseal Dysplasia) – COMP hotspot sequencing

Sample Reqs

A
[9]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.

PTEN-related disorders (including Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba, Cowden & Proteus Syndromes) – sequencing + deletions/duplications

Sample Reqs

A
A
[9] [11]

Special Instructions

[9] Clinical history must be provided.
[11] Patient consent required. Consent Form can be found at the back of this guide.

Purkinje Cell Antibody (Hu and Yo)

Sample Reqs

B

Special Instructions

Pyruvate Kinase (M2-PK)

Sample Reqs

A

Special Instructions

Pyruvate Kinase (M2-PK)

Sample Reqs

RF [4]

Special Instructions

[4] Send to the laboratory without delay.

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