Chemical Pathology

Neonatal Bilirubin

Lyophilised Serum – 2mL vials to assess higher the bilirubin levels found in neonates

Frequency / Number of samples

12 surveys per year / 2 samples per survey

Tests

Total Bilirubin, Conjugated Bilirubin

On-Site Urine Toxicology Screening

Lyophilised Urine – 10mL vials designed to assess screening assays for common drugs of abuse

Frequency / Number of samples

12 surveys per year / 1 sample per survey

Tests

Amphetamine, Cocaine metabolites, Methamphetamine, Cannabis metabolites, Benzodiazepines, Opiates

Oral Fluid Toxicology Screening

Lyophilised Non-human protein base – 2mL vials

Frequenct / Number of samples

12 surveys per year / 1 samples per survey

Tests

Amphetamine Type Substances – Amphetamine, Methamphetamine,Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), Benzodiazepines, Cannabis metabolites, Cocaine metabolites, Opiates

Patient Report Comments

Samples are not issued with this program. Enrolment is for an individual person. Case study format for professional development.

Frequency / Number of samples

/ 10 cases are provided per year

Tests

Designed for commenting on patient biochemistry results. A set of patient results is provided to participants. Participants are asked to provide comments they would typically add to the report or give verbally.

Plasma Metanephrines

Lyophilised Plasma – 3mL vials to cover plasma metanephrine performance

Frequency / Number of samples

12 surveys per year / 2 samples per survey

Tests

Metanephrine, Normetanephrine, 3-Methoxythyramine

Point-of-Care Testing Blood Gases

Aqueous Bovine Albumin Buffered Matrix – 2.5mL ampoules designed to assess related methods available on I-Stat type analysers, not suited to Radiometer and Siemens type devices

Frequency / Number of samples

12 surveys per year / 2 samples per survey

Tests

pH, Sodium, Glucose, Ionised Calcium, pCO2, Potassium, Haemoglobin, Haematocrit, , pO2, Chloride, Lactate, Creatinine, TCO2, Urea

Point-of-Care Testing Troponin

Lyophilised Plasma – 1mL vials for assessment of Troponin T and I on PoC devices

Frequency / Number of samples

12 surveys per year / 2 samples per survey

Tests

Troponin I, Troponin T (semi-quantitative e.g. h232)

Porphyrin Patient Report Comments

Samples are not issued with this program. Complimentary when enrolled in the Porphyrins Program to assist with clinical interpretation.

Frequency / Number of samples

/ Three clinical cases are offered each year

Tests

A set of patient porphyrin results is provided to participants. Participants are asked to return comments they would typically add to a report or give verbally. This module is only available to participants who enrol in any of the main Porphyrin programs. There is no extra charge for participation.

Porphyrins Faeces

Faeces – 2g vials of human faeces to assess porphyrin performance

Frequency / Number of samples

6 surveys per year / 2 samples per survey

Tests

Faecal Dry Weight, Faecal Total Porphyrin, Faecal Porphyrin Components

Porphyrins Plasma

Lyophilised Plasma – 5mL – vials to assess porphyrin performance

Frequency / Number of samples

6 surveys per year / 2 samples per survey

Tests

Plasma Total Porphyrin, Plasma Porphyrin Components

Porphyrins Urine

Lyophilised Urine – 5mL – vials to assess porphyrin performance

Frequency / Number of samples

6 surveys per year / 2 samples per survey

Tests

Urine Total Porphyrin, Urine ALA, Quantitative Porphobilinogen, Urine Porphyrin Components, Qualitative Porphobilinogen

Porphyrins Whole Blood

Lyophilised Whole Blood – 5mL – vails for assessing porphyrin performance

Frequency / Number of samples

6 surveys per year / 2 samples per survey

Tests

Whole Blood Total Porphyrin, Whole Blood Total Porphyrin Clinical Evaluation, Whole Blood Porphyrin Fractions