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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Parvovirus serotype B19 is responsible for clinically significant infections and sequelae - Parvovirus B19 Ab.
Patients with persistent B19 infections may not have antibodies; diagnosis of persistent infection requires virus detection in serum, cells or synovial fluid (research laboratories only).
Erythema infectiosum (Fifth disease)
Testing usually not necessary.
Pure red cell aplasia
Full blood count; Bone marrow aspiration may be indicated.
See Aplastic anaemia
Transient aplastic crisis
In patients with chronic haemolysis eg, Sickle cell disorders, Hereditary spherocytosis, Thalassaemia.
Transient erythroblastopaenia of childhood
Chronic bone marrow aplasia
Parvovirus B19 can cause marrow aplasia in patients with immunodeficiency, especially in those with acute leukaemia (lymphoblastic), congenital immunodeficiency states, AIDS and post-organ transplantation.
Full blood count; Bone marrow aspiration.
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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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