Nov 14, 2017 Pathology Explained

Happy International Pathology Day!

Today is International Pathology Day, a time to celebrate the contribution of pathology and laboratory medicine services to global healthcar
Oct 26, 2017 Pathology Explained

A simple blood test could make it easier to diagnose Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common hormonal disorder in young women, affecting 12- 18% of women of reproductive age. It is
Sep 28, 2017 Pathology Explained

CARAlert nothing to do with cars, everything to do with pathology

  What is CARAlert and why do we need it? CARAlert stands for Critical Antimicrobial Resistance Alert; a national initiative invo
Sep 27, 2017 Pathology Explained

Speedy cross-matching saves three lives in one afternoon

For Geelong-based Australian Clinical Labs medical scientist, Catherine Secen-Bowlen, preparation is everything when you’re in charge of a
Sep 27, 2017 Pathology Explained

PSA testing – from confusion to consensus

Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) testing has long been the subject of much debate among the medical fraternity leaving men scratching their h
Jul 27, 2017 Pathology Explained

A race against the clock for infection detectives in Queensland

Gold Coast Health Microbiologist, Dr Sam Maloney was about to go away on 2 weeks’ leave when an unusual bacterium turned up in his laborat
Jul 27, 2017 Pathology Explained - Real-life stories

Mother’s kidney is the winning match for tennis champion, Linda

At the age of 37, Linda Petrovski was as fit as a fiddle. An accomplished exercise professional and personal trainer, Linda had always been
Jul 27, 2017 Pathology Explained - Real-life stories

From the lab to the delivery room: speedy tests saved Kate and her babies’ lives

It all started with a bad case of heartburn. Kate Kathigitis was 24 weeks pregnant and suffering from terrible acid reflux when she went to
Jun 30, 2017 Pathology Explained

Blood tests during pregnancy – what to expect when you’re expecting

During pregnancy, it is common for women to experience a range of emotions and expectant mothers may feel overwhelmed by the many areas of a
May 25, 2017 Pathology Explained

“Pathology is the art of analysing the tumour” – the role of pathology in cancer clinical trials

Professor Andrew Scott is Head of the Tumour Targeting Laboratory at the Olivia Newton John Cancer Centre in Melbourne. In his role at one o