CK-MB test should no longer be used for diagnosing heart attacks

A report from researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Mayo Clinic recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine, recommends eliminating the CK-MB blood test from use in diagnosing heart attacks. ... Full Story

RCPA ePathWay magazine available for viewing

Latest Edition: The Lung Cancer Issue... Full Story

Is it time to get your gut microbiome checked? Probably not yet.

The human microbiome is a hot topic at present both in the scientific community and in popular media. ... Full Story

Learn why pathology testing is so important

Keep up to date with Know Pathology, Know Healthcare News: Pathology in Tasmania, the meaning of genes, overdiagnosis, clinical trials, digital pathology, breath testing for bowel cancer, skin cancer, personalised medicine for multiple myeloma, new tests for cancer, forensic pathology, latest addition to the war on superbugs, commonly used blood test could save more lives.... Full Story

Latest Media Release from RCPA

The RCPA provides guidance on thyroid function testing.... Full Story

Detecting residual or recurrent neuroblastoma with a blood test

Researchers at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) have developed and tested a new biomarker assay for quantifying disease and detecting the presence of neuroblastoma even when standard evaluations yield negative results for the disease. ... Full Story

Some progress toward a simple saliva test for Alzheimer's disease

Two recent pilot studies give some hope that it may be possible to develop a simple test for Alzheimer’s disease or possibly even to detect those who are going on to develop the disease later. ... Full Story

Potential new screening test for gestational diabetes

Researchers at the Brigham and Women's Hospital have been investigating a protein called CD59 for several years. As part of that research they developed an immunoassay that can measure levels of glycated CD59 (GCD59) in blood.... Full Story

Pathology The Facts

The Lab Tests Online website provides a lot of information about pathology testing. However, there are other sources of information that you may find useful. One of these is the set of fact sheets produced by the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA). ... Full Story

More on screening for colon cancer

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.... Full Story

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