The main purpose of this Manual is to provide useful guidelines for the selection of pathology tests and to facilitate interpretation of results.
Contains a comprehensive listing of all genes from the Human Gene Nomenclature Committee (HGNC) database alongside laboratories and tests available in the country.
A manual for the process of macroscopic dissection in Anatomical Pathology laboratories.
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COVID 19 Antigen and Point of Care Testing
COVID19 IgG/IgM RAPID POCT TESTS
Information Sheet on SARS-CoV-2 Immunisation
Australian Department of Health
New Zealand Ministry of Health
Hong Kong Government Centre for Health Protection
Ministry of Health Singapore
Ministry of Health Malaysia
COVID-19 diagnostic tests included on the ARTG for legal supply in Australia
World Health Organisation database
USA National Library of Medicine’s litCOVID database(You can use the search box to limit the total results)
The Medical Journal of Australia: Interim consensus guidance on management of cancer patients in the era of COVID-19
The above resources are current at the time of posting and subject to change. For enquiries, please contact each organisation directly.
PHLN - Communicable Diseases Network Australia Joint Statement on SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Tests, PHLN, 07 October 2020
PHLN guidance on microbiological laboratory infection control measures for SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19), PHLN, 17 August 2020
RCPA endorsed COVID-19 terms, RCPA, 15 July 2020
Letter to RCPA from Australian Government Department of Health: Provision of COVID19 Employment-related Pathology Tests, 7 May, 2020
Rapid research information forum, The predictive value of serology testing, Letter from Chief Scientist, 30 April 2020
COVID-19: Postmortem Diagnostic and Biosafety Considerations
COVID19 Autopsies, Oklahoma, USA AJCP
Email Guideline on Text Messaging Negative/Non-Detected COVID-19 PCR Test Results, RCPA, 20 April 2020
National principles for clinical education during the COVID19 Pandemic, AHPRA, 20 April 2020
NPAAC Guidelines for COVID19 PoCT, Australian Government Department of Health, 20 April 2020
Guidance for managing National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) participants during the COVID-19 Pandemic
PHLN statement on point-of-care serology testing for SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19)
PHLN guidance on laboratory testing for SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19)
PHLN statement on emergency testing provisions for SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19)
Communicable Disease Network Guidelines for Corona Virus
Australian Government advice for Health Professionals including Pathologists
Introduction of MBS item 69485-Microbiology Test for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) factsheet
St Vincents Hospital Sydney_Contact and droplet PP
RCPA Advice to Anatomical Pathology (AP) and Forensic Pathology (FP) Fellows and Trainees - April2020
Commonwealth advice on response to COVID-path accreditation process
Autopsy in suspected COVID-19 cases - Journal of Clinical Pathology
Strategies for responding to stress experienced by hospital staff
AMA Advocacy to support doctors in training during the Covid 19 response
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The RCPA is the leading organisation representing Pathologists and Senior Scientists in Australasia.
Its mission is to train and support pathologists and senior scientists and to improve the use of pathology testing to achieve better healthcare.
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