More people are receiving their test results from their doctors but reading them can be confusing. Here are some pointers to help.
70% of treatment decisions rely on lab test results. Learn the value of pathology to healthcare at knowpathology.com.au
Test results are given as numbers set against a reference range. These are not usually standardised but are set by the lab performing the test.
If you've been asked to have some tests or if you’ve just received your results we can help you understand them. Here’s how to use the search boxes below.
If having a lab test makes you anxious or embarrassed we have some tips on how to make the experience less stressful.
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70% of medical decisions are based on lab tests
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