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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Urinalysis (dipstick); this is a reliable test for haematuria if properly performed, but does not distinguish haematuria from haemoglobinuria and myoglobinuria.
Urine microscopy to confirm haematuria; to distinguish 'glomerular' from 'post-glomerular' (tubular and urinary tract) haematuria by the presence or absence of dysmorphic red cells; to differentiate haematuria from haemoglobinuria and myoglobinuria. Urine culture, if indicated (MCS urine).
See also Coloured urine, Haemoglobinuria, Myoglobinuria, Haemolysis.
Urinary tract calculi
Urinary tract infection
Urinary tract tumour, especially
Urine cytology. Fine needle aspirate biopsy and lesion biopsy as appropriate.
See Renal mass.
See Prostatic enlargement.
Polycystic kidney disease
See Cystic renal disease.
See Analgesic abuse.
Bleeding disorder, especially
See also Bleeding disorders.
See Anticoagulant monitoring.
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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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