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
Apr 28, 2017 Pathology Explained

Four things your pathology collectors wish you knew

One in two Australians will have a pathology test this year, but have you ever been caught out unprepared? We asked collectors what are the
Apr 27, 2017 Pathology Explained

A genetic defect carried by 1 in 200 people – mitochondrial disease

We’re excited to announce this month the addition of the Australian Mitochondrial Disease Foundation to our roster of amazing supporters.
Jan 12, 2017 New breakthroughs

How people power plus paper makes a 20-cent centrifuge

A centrifuge is a highly important tool in pathology laboratories. The instrument spins samples very fast and the centrifugal force created
Jan 5, 2017 New breakthroughs

The commonly used blood test that could save even more lives

A study published on Christmas day has shown that a blood troponin test could be a more effective way of assessing future heart disease ri
Dec 15, 2016 Real-life stories

How a blister led to a surprising diagnosis for Janet

Around ten years ago, when she was feeling tired and run down, Janet Glanville put the symptoms down to stress. At the time, she was unde
Nov 28, 2016 Real-life stories

Friends defy cancer diagnoses and gear up for charity bike ride

This story and image originally appeared in the Daily Telegraph   ANDREW Bloxsom has a long road ahead. After being diagnosed with ch