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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Term used to indicate an increased inherited or acquired risk of thrombosis. See blood abnormalities under Thrombosis, arterial and venous.
Specific factor assays.
Factor V Leiden mutation
Factor V Leiden
Prothrombin gene mutation (G20210A)
Prothrombin gene mutation
Protein C, Protein S deficiency
Protein C, Protein S
Activated Protein C resistance
Elevated F VIII:C
ABO blood group
May be occult. Particularly adenocarcinomas
Pregnancy and exogenous oestrogens such as OC or HRT
Immobility, postoperative state, venous stasis
Cardiolipin Ab. May be part of the Antiphospholipid syndrome.
This may be due to an underlying genetic lesion or reflect deficiency in Folate, Vitamin B12 and/or Pyridoxine in the diet. Testing for the methyl tetra hydrofolate reductase mutation may be indicated.
Paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria (PNH)
See Paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria; Myelodysplastic syndromes
Chronic haemolysis, eg, thalassaemic states
Sickle cell anaemia
See Sickle cell disorders
Drugs, eg, heparins
Strong family history
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