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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Fine needle aspiration biopsy, needle core, wedge biopsy, laparoscopic biopsy, transjugular biopsy or partial hepatectomy.
Fresh tissue: frozen section, microbiology culture, enzyme or chemical analysis, Molecular genetics.
Fixed tissue: light microscopy, Immunohistochemistry, Electron microscopy (special fixative). If Glycogen storage diseases is suspected fix in alcohol, fine needle aspirate biopsy, PCR.
Investigation of abnormal liver function tests;
Chronic liver disease;
Hepatic infiltrations; and
Metabolic disorders (eg, haemochromatosis, Wilson's disease, Glycogen storage diseases).
The evaluation of post-transplant liver.
The diagnosis and/or staging of primary and metastatic carcinoma and lymphoma.
Identification of aetiology, categorisation and prognosis of acute and chronic liver disease;
identification of infecting organisms, tumour type and stage;
identification of storage diseases; and
enzyme deficiency disorders.
Burt AD et al. Pathology of the Liver. 6th ed. 2011. Churchill Livingstone.
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The RCPA is the leading organisation representing Pathologists and Senior Scientists in Australasia.
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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