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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Diagnostic imaging, microscopy and culture, serology (precipitins) and galactomannin, NAA (molecular testing), histopathology.
Pathology tests detect either colonisation or infection with Aspergillus spp.
See also Infection (increased susceptibility)
Fungal ball formation (lung cavities, sinuses)
MCS sputum. If indicated - biopsy with MCS fungal.
Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
Aspergillus precipitins. Skin prick allergen testing with antigens of Aspergillus spp and/or testing for Allergen specific Immunoglobulin E, Immunoglobulin E total.
Leucocyte differential count including eosinophil count (Full blood count, Blood film).
Ear swab - MCS fungal.
Corneal scrapings - MCS fungal.
Invasive pulmonary infection
Lung biopsy (open or transbronchial) - microscopy and histology to detect septate hyphae, MCS fungal to confirm the identification of the fungus, NAA, quantitative galactomannin (MCS bronchoalveolar lavage and/or serology).
Tissue biopsy - MCS fungal.
Joint of CSF after injection of contaminated material
Cell count, MCS
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