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

Urine glucose self-monitoring is as effective as blood glucose self-monitoring in type 2 diabetes.

Sat 6 December 2014

Researchers from the University Hospitals of Leicester have published a study demonstrating that urine glucose self-monitoring can be just as effective as blood glucose self-monitoring in patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes.... Full Story

Medical Benefits Schedule lists HbA1c test for diagnosis of diabetes

Fri 21 November 2014

From November 1 doctors are now able to use the HbA1c test to diagnose diabetes.... Full Story

We launch our new website!

Sun 2 November 2014

"The feedback we have received has been invaluable and now after many months of planning and development we have a newly-designed website that we hope meets expectations."... Full Story

Serum calcium and cancer risk

Thu 16 October 2014

A new study led by Dr Fergus Hamilton, from the Centre for Academic Primary Care at the University of Bristol and published in the British Journal of Cancer, has shown that high levels of calcium in the blood is a risk factor for cancer developing within one year, especially in men. ... Full Story

It’s not only patients who have trouble interpreting some medical tests.

Sat 9 August 2014

Interpreting test results can sometimes be easy and sometimes be very difficult.... Full Story

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