A blood test for Alzheimer's disease

Researchers in Japan and Australia have just reported results of a new test for early Alzheimer’s disease. This report has caused some excitement in popular media as Alzheimer’s disease is a common and feared affliction in our ageing population. We will explain what this report means.
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Learn why pathology testing is so important

Keep up to date with Know Pathology, Know Healthcare News: Gut bacteria and cancer treatment, the story of anti-D, skin cancer treatments and the pathology tests behind them, troponon test warns of future heart attack, pathologists and skin cancer, genetics and glaucoma, CARAlert, PSA testing, unusual bacteraemia, genetic variations, Parkinson's disease, Lynch syndrome, pathology in cancer clinical trials, pathology in Tasmania, the meaning of genes, overdiagnosis... Full Story

CancerSEEK liquid biopsy test shows promise for early cancer detection

We have reported previously about “liquid biopsy” type tests for early detection of cancer. A new study reported online in the journal Science suggests that advances are being made in this area. ... Full Story

Developing a new blood test for coeliac disease

Current blood tests for coeliac disease work well in discriminating people who have coeliac disease from those who don’t but this is only true if they are on a normal diet containing gluten – the substance in foods that triggers the disorder. ... Full Story

RCPA ePathWay magazine available for viewing

Latest Edition: Hepatitis C, STIs, Liver Function Tests, saving a historic pathology collection... Full Story

New study finds no reason for glucose monitoring in many Type 2 diabetics

Diabetics who are treated with insulin are instructed to check their glucose levels routinely so that they can adjust their insulin doses if levels are too high or too low. ... Full Story

New article added to the website

A  new article called Epigenetics has been added to the website... Full Story

"Big Data" and a supercomputer used to create a new Pathology Atlas for cancer researchers

Personalised medicine requires in-depth knowledge of genetic and metabolic processes in cancers in order to discover techniques to attack specific cancers.... Full Story

New genetic tests added to MBS schedule

The Australian Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) has just announced that genetic testing for patients with hereditary mutations, including BRCA 1 and 2, predisposing to breast and/or ovarian cancer will now be listed on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS). ... Full Story

Changes to cervical cancer screening program coming December 1st, 2017

In Australia the current Commonwealth government funded cervical screening program uses two-yearly Pap smears to screen for abnormalities in cervical cells. From December 1st this year this program will be replaced by a new and more effective program that uses five-yearly human papilloma virus (HPV) DNA screening instead. ... Full Story

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