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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'Swimmer's itch' ('Pelican itch') can be caused by schistosomes which do not cause systemic disease.
Testing is not required unless the patient has acquired symptoms after risk exposure in a geographical area known to be endemic for Schistosoma haematobium (Africa, the Middle East), S. mansoni (the Middle East, Africa, South America, the Caribbean), S. japonicum (Japan, China, the Philippines), S. mekongi (Southeast Asia) or S. intercalatum (West and Central Africa).
The diagnosis is established by demonstration of eggs in urine or faeces.
Full blood count to detect eosinophilia; Schistosomiasis Ab.
Follow up urine or stool examinations for viable eggs should be carried out for some weeks after treatment to ensure cure.
Eggs can be detected on microscopy of urine; the urine sample should be collected at the end of micturition.
Tissue biopsy (eg, bladder lesion) for diagnosis and to assess development of urothelial neoplasia.
S. mansoni, S. japonicum, S. mekongi
Ova cysts parasites faeces.
Colorectal biopsy - see Rectal bleeding
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