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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Mycoplasma pneumoniae Ab titres; Cold agglutinins (not commonly performed); PCR (discuss with local pathologist).
MCS sputum to exclude other pathogens.
NAA on CSF may be negative and a high index of suspicion is required.
Full blood count, Blood film, Reticulocyte count; Cold agglutinins, Direct antiglobulin test.
The role of M. hominis in disease of the genital tract infection is being questioned as the role of M. genitalium has become better appreciated
Wound swab microscopy and culture with special request for mycoplasma culture.
M. hominis should be considered in any culture-negative endocarditis.
Special blood culture - consult pathologist.
M. genitalium is recognised as a cause of acute and chronic urethritis in males. Its role in disease of the female genital tract is yet to be clearly confirmed.
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