29 Apr

Spotting viruses: how laboratories detect measles

Only five years after the World Health Organisation declared measles eradicated in Australia, the disease has re-emerged, with 92 confirmed cases of the condition reported across Australia to April th
29 Apr

How are blood cancers diagnosed?

Blood cancer accounts for around 10% of all cancers diagnosed each year with around 35 Australians diagnosed each day with a blood cancer. ‘Blood cancer is the third biggest cause of cancer death
26 Apr

Memes!

You may have heard the malicious claim bandied around that beards are dirtier than toilets. Some say it's an outrageous slander and #1 fake news item today. Others say shave that terrible thing off.
26 Apr

The Newborn Screening test that saved a twin

The Newborn Screening test (NBS), also known as the ‘Guthrie’ or ‘heel prick’ test, has been around since 1962, and will be familiar to most parents. It’s the test where blood is drawn fr
1 Apr

What is malaria and how to test for it

What is malaria? Malaria is an infectious disease spread by plasmodium parasites that enter the bloodstream, usually as the result of a mosquito bite, although very rarely it may be contracted thro
29 Mar

Memes

We're in flu season people. Whoop, whoop, warning. We are officially in flu season. As a consequence, these memes are very germ themed. #5 - make this man our leader #4 - Is it just me or ar
29 Mar

Comedian Michael Shafar visits pathology lab that diagnosed his cancer

Everything was going well for Michael Shafar in 2017. He  sold out his first comedy show Jewish-ish at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, and in January 2017 landed a job as a comedy writer for channel
28 Mar

People in Pathology: Kylie Douglas, phlebotomist

People may have heard the term phlebotomist for the first time after watching the American version of the reality television show The Bachelor – contestant Tayshia Adams slugging it out for the ‘p
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