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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Urinary tract infection
Consider STI testing in at risk patients. MCS urine.
Testing may not be necessary for the diagnosis of acute, uncomplicated infection in young women, as a presumptive diagnosis of urinary tract infection can be made if the urine is turbid and a leucocyte esterase test (Urinalysis) is positive; a positive test for nitrite is not required.
MCS urine (microscopy and culture) should always be performed in severe or recurrent infection, or if there is suspicion of an underlying urinary tract abnormality (so called 'complicated infection').
MCS urine (microscopy and culture) should also be performed in all young children and in all males with a urinary tract infection.
Urine cytology and biopsy of the bladder wall may be indicated to confirm diagnosis and exclude malignancy.
For recurrent cystitis, urological consultation should be considered.
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