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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

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

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

Caution required with new tests

Caution required with some very new tests designed to assist cancer treatment.... Full Story

Child-parent screening for risk of premature coronary heart disease.

Research has suggested that screening for an inherited genetic defect known as familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) during routine immunisation visits during early childhood could identify both children and parents at risk of premature coronary heart disease.... Full Story

Latest Media Releases from RCPA

See: 'Care sets' for diabetes monitoring, serum tumour marker guidelines & identification of the ideal pathologist.... Full Story

A potential new concussion biomarker needing just a blood test?

US researchers have recently published a study which examined 600 people who had suffered trauma. ... Full Story

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