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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Legionella infection may occur with Legionella pneumophila (Legionnaires’ disease)
Other Legionella sp, especially
See also Infection (increased susceptibility)
If available, nucleic acid probe after PCR amplification is rapid and sensitive for the detection of Legionella pneumophila.
The preferred specimen is bronchial brush, wash; bronchoalveolar lavage, but sputum or pleural fluid may also be tested.
Other tests include Legionella Ag (DFA), MCS sputum (special media); Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 Ag.
For retrospective diagnosis, Legionella Ab.
'Pontiac' fever, especially
An acute, self-limiting influenza-like illness (without pneumonia) of short (1 week) duration.
Often only suspected in epidemics of unexplained fever.
Rarely, wound infection, cellulitis, sinusitis, abscesses, pericarditis, endocarditis or pyelonephritis can be caused by Legionella spp, especially in the immunocompromised patient.
Wound swab, MCS pus, using special media.
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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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