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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Many of these disorders present as rickets in the paediatric age group. Calcium, Phosphate, Albumin, Alkaline phosphatase.
Bone biopsy (sometimes with double tetracycline labelling), if confirmation is required.
Vitamin D deficiency
Vitamin D (25-hydroxy).
Lack of sunlight exposure
Disordered vitamin D metabolism
Vitamin D 1,25-dihydroxy
Chronic renal failure
Vitamin D dependent rickets
Phosphate urine, Creatinine urine, with calculation of fractional excretion of phosphate.
Increased phosphate loss
See under Renal tubular disorders
Drug induced, especially
Bone biopsy with measurement of toxic metal; consult pathologist.
See Lead poisoning
See Heavy metals urine
Mineralisation defects (inherited)
Alkaline phosphatase, Amino acids urine (ethanolamine phosphate).
Molecular genetics for diagnosis and family studies.
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