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.
The samples should be obtained within 6 h of the event under investigation, with 1-2 h being optimal.
Post-mortem blood is also suitable, if collected within 4 days of death, provided that death did not follow the event by less than 30 minutes.
< 13 u/mL.
To identify anaphylaxis as a cause of collapse, hypotension or death, eg, during anaesthesia, after insect sting, administration of drugs or biological agents (eg, desensitisation vaccines).
For follow up of Mastocytosis.
Increased tryptase levels indicate mast cell degranulation with mediator release, thereby demonstrating an allergic basis for the reaction.
A negative result does not exclude an allergic basis especially with anaphylaxis following food ingestion.
Tang AW. Am Fam Physician 2003; 68(7): 1325-1332.
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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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