Experimental blood test checks for hundreds of virus antibodies at one time

Wed 12 August 2015

A study published recently in the journal Science reported on an experimental blood test that needs only a small blood sample to test for past exposure to hundreds of viruses. ... Full Story

New study suggests that people diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease may actually have chronic fatigue syndrome.

Mon 13 July 2015

A study published by researchers at the University of British Columbia compared a group of 13 patients with what they defined as alternatively diagnosed chronic Lyme syndrome (ADCLS) diagnosed by alternative laboratory methods with three other groups, 25 with chronic fatigue syndrome, 11 with systemic lupus erythematosus and 25 healthy controls. ... Full Story

Detecting melanoma recurrence

Fri 26 June 2015

Researchers at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research have recently published the results of research that may have potential to lead to a test ...... Full Story

Can a laboratory test help smokers decide how to stop?

Thu 14 May 2015

There is variation in the way that individuals respond to two of the most effective treatments to give up smoking: nicotine patches and the prescription drug varenicline. ... Full Story

Down Syndrome Testing News

Fri 17 April 2015

Currently most pregnancy screening for Down syndrome and related disorders such as trisomy 13 and trisomy 18 is done by either first trimester or second trimester screening in Australia. However in the last couple of years non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) using a sample of the mother’s blood has become available in Australia although the actual testing is currently done overseas. ... Full Story

New Standards Developed for DNA Sequence Variation Databases

Wed 11 March 2015

The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA), Human Genetics Society of Australasia and the Human Variome Project have together produced a new set of Standards for DNA Sequence Variation Databases. These standards will help ensure a standardised approach when analysing the results of genetic tests. ... Full Story

Pharmacogenomic tests

Wed 18 February 2015

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Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia leads off in campaign to list poor medical practices

Tue 17 February 2015

Australia's medical community to unite in 2015 for a new initiative - Choosing Wisely Australia®... Full Story

Tumour Marker Testing in early-Stage Breast Cancer

Mon 12 January 2015

A study recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology examined the use of serum tumour markers in the follow-up of women who had been diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer in the US.... Full Story

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