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Speciality: Pathology

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Anaemia (children)

  

Anaemia is a problem in which the body does not have enough healthy red blood cells.

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B12 and Folate Testing

  

A diagnosis of vitamin B12 or folate deficiency anaemia can often be made based on symptoms and the results of blood tests.

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BNP Pathway

  

Information on the BNP Pathway

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ESR

  

An ESR is often used to help diagnose conditions associated with inflammation.

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Faecal Calprotectin

  

Faecal calprotectin is a substance that is released into the intestines in excess when there is any inflammation there.

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Ferritin high

  

High ferritin levels may suggest a disorder that has led to an excess accumulation of iron, resulting in iron overload.

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Milk intolerance

  

Lactose intolerance is a common digestive problem where the body is unable to digest lactose, a type of sugar mainly found in milk and dairy products.

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Paraproteins

  

A paraprotein can have many causes—some serious but others unlikely ever to cause any problems.

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Pathology Services

  

Resource references for pathology services

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Prostate specific antigen

  

Prostate-specific antigen, or PSA, is a protein produced by cells of the prostate gland.

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Sharps / Needlestick Injury

  

Injury from used needles and syringes found in community settings arouses much concern.

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Stool Samples

  

The stool sample should be collected in a clean, dry screw-top container.

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Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

  

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common infections. In order to avoid misdiagnosis of UTI and the subsequent overtreatment / misuse of antibiotics please adhere to the following principles when using dipsticks.