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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Beta HCG quantitation. For fetal disorders, see Neonatal screening and specific inherited disorders.
Sequential human chorionic gonadotrophin is rarely helpful.
Gestational trophoblastic disease
Urinary tract infection, including
MCS urine at first antenatal visit. Urinary tract infection (including asymptomatic bacteriuria) may be associated with premature delivery.
Pregnancy-induced hypertension (toxaemia)
Urate; Protein urine.
Gestational diabetes mellitus
Glucose challenge test.
See also Diabetes mellitus and Antenatal screening
The "physiological" anaemia of pregnancy.
Liver disease, especially
See under Hepatic failure
See under Thrombosis
If an underlying acquired bleeding disorder is suspected: Full blood count, Blood film, Platelet count; APTT, INR, Thrombin time, Fibrinogen; D Dimer (Fibrin degradation products).
See also Bleeding disorders
DIC, causes include
Examination of placenta
Amniotic fluid embolism
Factor VIII inhibitor
A rare complication, developing within 3 months post-partum: APTT, INR, Coagulation factor inhibitors. Consult pathologist.
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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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