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Pathologists concerned underreporting of positive RATs will skew public health data

Since the use of Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) became widespread in Australia, the public’s responsibility over reporting positive COVID-19 R
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International Women’s Day – why women in pathology love their jobs

For International Women's Day 2022 we took a news crew inside a pathology laboratory to meet some women who perform lifesaving pathology tes
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