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 of blood in EDTA or plain tube. Specimen must be collected after 14 h fasting.
< 2.0 mmol/L (fasting).
Assessment of lipid status, especially in patients at high risk of developing Hyperlipidaemia eg, Diabetes mellitus, Hypothyroidism.
Used in the calculation of LDL cholesterol by the Friedewald formula.
Increased levels seen in primary hypertriglyceridaemic states, and secondary to Nephrotic syndrome, Hypothyroidism, Pancreatitis, Diabetes mellitus, Alcoholism, oral contraceptive use or corticosteroid medication.
Now generally accepted as an independent risk factor for coronary artery disease.
National Vascular Disease Prevention Alliance. Guidelines for the management of absolute cardiovascular disease risk. Melbourne: National Stroke Foundation; 2012. https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/images/uploads/publications/Absolute-CVD-Risk-Full-Guidelines.pdf
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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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