26 Jul

“I didn’t choose Chemical Pathology, rather it chose me” – Dr Ken Sikaris talks about how he entered the pathology space

Chemical pathology involves analysis of bodily fluids for diagnostic and health monitoring purposes. Chemical pathologists are medical doctors, with at least 13 years of training, who specialise in ba
26 Jul

Screen time: what is a screening test and why do we have them?

Most of us will be familiar with a few of Australia’s screening programs, like the bowel cancer screening program or mammograms for breast cancer screening, but what does screening actually mean, an
29 Jun

Vale Dr Peter Harman

The Australian pathology profession has lost a passionate and determined advocate with the passing of Dr Peter Harman from pancreatic cancer earlier this month. Whilst his name may not be well-known t
29 Jun

“Early screening saved me” – and now Jaybee educates others on the risks of diabetes

NSW resident, Jaybee Serrano celebrated his 34th birthday talking about diabetes screening at Australian Parliament House. His last year was full of transition – personally and professionally.
29 Jun

Politicians roll up their sleeves in Canberra as Diabetes Australia calls for wider blood testing to arrest Australian diabetes epidemic

Usually when politicians roll up their sleeves in Canberra it involves some form of parliamentary fisticuffs, but recently Parliament House saw pollies rolling up their sleeves to have their blood tes
29 Jun

Pathology and kidney disease: from diagnosis to exciting research on transplants

Kidney conditions can manifest themselves with a variety of symptoms, such as general tiredness or the swelling of limbs from the retention of excess fluid. However, 90% of kidney function can be lost
25 May

In Focus: Haemochromatosis or ‘Iron Overload’ (sadly nothing to do with Iron Man)

In Australia, it’s estimated that roughly one in 200 Australians of Caucasian heritage suffer from haemochromatosis, making it the country’s most common genetic disorder. Yet, it’s still an unfa
25 May

Babymakers: how pathology helps people get pregnant

Assisted reproductive technologies – more generally referred to as in-vitro fertilisation or IVF – are increasingly common around the world. In fact, in Australia and New Zealand alone, more than
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