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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Official testing is done by laboratories accredited by the International Olympic Committee.
Specimens of urine must be collected under observation, stored and transported using an approved protocol guaranteeing the integrity of the specimen.
Some groups of drugs may be proscribed for certain sports only (eg, beta blockers in shooters). Caffeine (above 12 mg/L) is proscribed.
Other drugs with thresholds include morphine (1 mg/L) and ephedrine (5 mg/L).
These are examples only, and medical officers must check with the sports organisation involved to determine actual details of their policy.
In general, ignorance is not accepted as an excuse for breaking the rules.
For some drugs, methods for detection and allowable limits have not yet been defined.
Further information may be available from national bodies.
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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.
The annual scientific meeting for the RCPA which covers the scientific disciplines of Anatomical, Chemical, Forensic, Genetic, General, Haematology, Immunopathology and Microbiology.
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