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, bronchial/transbronchial, transthoracic needle biopsy, open lung, lobectomy and pneumonectomy specimens.
Specimens requiring culture should be submitted fresh, as should larger specimens requiring fixation by inflation.
Fresh tissue: frozen section, microbiological examination, (bacterial, fungal and myobacterial microscopy and culture if indicated) molecular genetics.
Fixed tissue: light microscopy, immunohistochemistry, electron microscopy (special fixative).
May be indicated in the investigation of: pneumonias (infective and non-infective), allergic and granulomatous disease, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, vasculitis, pneumoconiosis and tumours.
Categorisation and prognosis of alveolar and interstitial pneumonias;
identification of infecting organisms;
typing of granulomatous disease including sarcoid;
diagnosis of primary and systemic vascular disorders;
typing of pneumoconiosis and identification of complications; and
identification of tumour type, grade and stage.
Corrin B Pathology of the lungs. 3rd ed Churchill Livingston 2011.
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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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