Go to our genetics information page to learn more. We have videos and slides to take you from the basics through to targeted therapies and cell signalling.
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.
In May 2016 we published a News item looking at new DNA-based tests that may be useful in screening for early colon cancer. A recent study from the US shows that there may be potential for detecting very early cancers and even pre-malignant changes in polyps in the bowel that may subsequently turn into bowel cancers....
These new resources are designed to give you an understanding of the basics of genetics.
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