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 or lithium heparin tube, avoiding excessive venous stasis.
Neonate: 40-75 g/L
Child < 2 years: 50-75 g/L
Adult: See Table 6.
Posture influences levels, recumbent levels are approximately 10-15% lower.
Used in conjunction with albumin to calculate globulin.
Diagnosis and monitoring of hyper- and hypo-gammaglobulinaemia, protein losing states and malnutrition.
In most situations specific protein assay is required.
See Albumin and Globulins.
Depends on the levels of albumin and immunoglobulins, which are the only proteins present in serum in sufficient concentration to significantly alter total protein levels. Increased levels also occur after excessive venous stasis during blood collection and in dehydration.
Silverman LM and Christenson RH. In: Curtis 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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