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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Immunodeficient patients are at particular risk of opportunistic infections and are also more susceptible to common pathogens.
An aggressive search for the responsible pathogen may include MCS urine (microscopy and culture), Blood culture, Aspiration of body fluids, Endoscopic brushings or biopsies, other tissue or organ biopsies (with lesions on diagnostic imaging); Cryptococcal Ag (serum); Cytomegalovirus Ab, Legionella Ab and Toxoplasma Ab.
Consult pathologist for assistance with defining the appropriate testing strategy.
See Immunodeficiency, Infection (increased susceptibility)
See Mycobacterial infection
See Legionella infection
See Cryptococcal infection
See Pneumocystis infection
Ova cysts parasites faeces; examination for microsporidia must be specifically requested.
Ova cysts parasites faeces.
See also Worm infection
Faeces - microscopy of fresh specimen; Harada culture for larvae (consult pathologist); Strongyloides sp Ab.
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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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