May 23, 2018 New breakthroughs

New pancreatic cancer blood test could make vital progress in early detection

We hear a lot in the news about new tests for cancer but there is a reason that a potential new test for pancreatic cancer is something to g
Mar 1, 2018 New breakthroughs

Pathology and nuns’ brains; improving outcomes for Alzheimer’s patients

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics dementia is now the leading cause of death for Australian women, overtaking heart disease,
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
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