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All you need to know about pathology testing
Pathology tests are essential to modern medicine. They provide the information needed to make diagnoses, screen for illnesses and monitor treatment and medication. We’re here to help you understand them with up-to-date information written by practising Australian pathologists and senior laboratory scientists.
Managed by the Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemists (AACB) with support from the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) and funded by the Quality Use of Pathology Program, Commonwealth Department of Health.
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates the manufacturing and marketing of commercial laboratory tests, recently instructed a genetic testing company to discontinue marketing saliva collection kits and personal genomic services for the purpose of health information..... (more)
More than 1,900 errors in the gene responsible for cystic fibrosis (CF) have been discovered through gene sequencing techniques but it is unclear how many of them actually cause problems that contribute to this inherited disease. Now a team of researchers from the Institute of Genetic Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have conducted a large study to try to determine which mutations are benign and which are causes of the disease...... (more)
A review published very recently online has thrown new light on the question of whether vitamin D deficiency is a cause or contributing factor to many diseases. The review was led by Professor Philippe Autier, vice president of population studies at the International Prevention Research Institute, Lyon, France...... (more)