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
30 Jun

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 antenatal care recommended. Some aspects of your antenatal
25 May

“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 of the leading cancer centres in Australia, Professor Scott a
25 May

Little-known Lynch Syndrome increases cancer risk for thousands of Australians

Lynch syndrome affects approximately 85,000 Australians but only around five percent of people with the condition are currently diagnosed. What is Lynch syndrome? Lynch syndrome is an inherited
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