14 Nov

Happy International Pathology Day!

Today is International Pathology Day, a time to celebrate the contribution of pathology and laboratory medicine services to global healthcare. 70% of medical decisions rely on pathology. The servic
26 Oct

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 associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, cardio
28 Sep

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 involving 73 pathology laboratories across Australia, to report
27 Sep

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 city’s blood supply. Thanks to her strong organisational
27 Sep

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 heads about what they should do. Introduced in 1980, the PSA
27 Jul

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 laboratory at Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH). The bug in
27 Jul

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 full of vitality until she started to develop unusual sympto
27 Jul

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 her doctor for a check-up. Until then, Kate had enjoyed a sm
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