Jan 18, 2022 Pathology Explained

What is a Liver Function Test?

A Liver Function Test (LFT) is actually a group of blood tests that give insight into how well your liver is functioning. A liver function t
Jan 18, 2022 Pathology Explained

What diseases does a Liver Function Test look for?

A Liver Function Test (LFT) can be ordered by your health professional for a number of reasons. The LFT is actually a group of tests that lo
Jan 18, 2022 Pathology Explained

Why might you need a liver function test and what the results mean

The results of a liver function test (LFT) may help piece together a puzzle to provide insight on what may be going on with your liver healt
Jan 18, 2022 Pathology Explained

What is the cervical cancer / HPV vaccine?

Although sometimes called the ‘cervical cancer vaccine’ the vaccine actually protects against the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) because thi
Jan 18, 2022 Pathology Explained

What you need to know about Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

If you’ve heard of Human Papillomavirus (HPV), it will likely have been because HPV can cause cervical cancer, or because of one of the ot
Jan 18, 2022 Pathology Explained

Everything you need to know about cervical cancer and how to prevent it

Cervical cancer in Australia In 2021 it is estimated that 913 cases of cervical cancer were diagnosed in Australia. The rates of cervical c
Jan 7, 2022 Pathology Explained

What happens during a blood test?

In your local GP clinic or health service, most pathology samples will be taken by a trained pathology collector, also called a phlebotomist
Dec 4, 2021 New breakthroughs - Pathology Explained

How preimplantation genetic diagnosis helps prevent life-threatening conditions in babies

On 24th October 2021, Australia’s Health Minister, Greg Hunt, announced new funding for pre-implantation genetic testing. This funding cam
Nov 23, 2021 Pathology Explained

History should give us hope for our COVID future. Here’s why

This article was orginally published in The Canberra Times on 10th November 2021 By Dr Robert Norton, clinical microbiologist and fellow
Nov 23, 2021 Pathology Explained

How Canberra pathologists dealt with COVID testing demand in ACT 2021 outbreak

This article was written by Lucy Bladen and originally published by the Canberra Times on 22nd November 2021 On the morning of August 12,