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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Muscle biopsy. Screening with Creatine kinase is possible in some families, but false negatives may occur.
The definitive test is the caffeine-halothane contracture test, which is performed in only a few specialised centres.
Susceptibility for malignant hyperthermia is inherited as an autosomal dominant condition with incomplete penetrance.
History of an uneventful anaesthetic does not exclude a subsequent attack.
Mutations may be present in the ryanodine receptor (RYR1) and CACNA1S genes.
Additional information about genetic tests may be available in RCPA Catalogue of Genetic Tests and Laboratories.
Acute episode: Muscle rigidity, tachycardia, rapid increase in body temperature.
Electrolytes (potassium), Creatine kinase, Urea, Creatinine, Myoglobin urine, Blood gas arterial.
See also Disseminated intravascular coagulation.
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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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