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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5 mL blood in plain tube.
Calculated: globulin = total protein - albumin.
Neonate: 12-36 g/L
Adult: 25-35 g/L.
Identification of hypogammaglobulinaemia and hypergammaglobulinaemia.
Paraproteinaemias are not reliably detected by calculation of total globulin.
Specific measurement of immunoglobulins for deficiencies; and Protein electrophoresis and IFE are preferred for screening for Paraproteinaemia.
Reference values may differ between racial groups.
Levels are increased with chronic inflammation, infection, autoimmune disease, Liver disease, and Paraproteinaemia.
Levels are decreased in Protein-losing enteropathy, humoral immunodeficiency and sometimes in the Nephrotic syndrome.
Silverman LM and Christenson RH. In: Burtis CA and Ashwood ER eds. Tietz Textbook of Clinical Chemistry. 2nd ed. 1994. WB Saunders.
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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.
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