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Peanut Allergy 19-07-2013
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For parents, the diagnosis of peanut allergy is fraught with fear and apprehension; the chance that severe allergy may occure is of most concer. For doctors, the present tests significantly over-diagnose peanut allergy.

Pap tests 22-07-2013
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Pap tests, road safety and you - The key to women's health
Pathology testing and Neuroendocrine tumours NETs 30-10-2013
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What are Neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) - NETs are relatively uncommon tumours that develop from neuroendocrine cells. These cells are present in many organs throughout the body and their job is to release hormones - chemical messengers that regulate bodily functions.

New test for Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis 12-06-2014
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Tens of thousands of Australians live with the debilitating symptoms of Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis-the two conditions that come under the heading inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). They can play havoc with everyday lives and have serious consequences if left untreated. Although they affect different areas of the gastrointestinal tract in different ways, they do have similarities.


Understanding your fertility, the eggtimer test 17-12-2014
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If you are among the many women who would like to have children but don't expect to be starting a family until you are in your 30s, the anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) test will help you assess your future fertility.

Non-invasive Prenatal Testing 26-06-2015
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Pregnancy can raise a whole range of emotions, from delight to ambivalence, through to fear and anxiety around the health of your developing baby.
Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) is a major revolution in the type of prenatal screening that is now available to pregnant women, and the doctors caring for them. NIPT is a blood test that can tell you with remarkable accuracy whether your baby is a risk of developing the most common chromosomal abnormalities (Down syndrome, Edwards syndrome or Patau syndrome) as well as abnormalities with the X and Y sex chromosomes.
NIPT can be performed as early as 10 weeks or later in pregnancy.
Sonic Genetics has reviewed the available NIPT tests and concluded that the HarmonyTM Prenatal Test provides you with significant benefits over other NIPTs. These benefits have been substantiated in extensive international tests and reported in medical journals.
Testing for Type 2 Diabetes 28-07-2015
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This brochure explains the testing required to screen, diagnose and manage type 2 diabete -the most common form of diabetes in Australia, type 2 diabetes, often produces no symptoms, especially in the early stages. It is estimated that about half of those people with type 2 go undiagnosed. People with type 2 diabetes are insulin resistant, which means their body's cells don't respond properly to insulin. Type 2 is progressive - without intervention it gets worse over time. It is treated with medication that helps reduce the amount of glucose int he blood. Sometimes insulin is needed as well.

Testing for Helicobacter Pylori 16-12-2015
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Helicobacter pylori is a very common bacterium that lives in the digestive tract.The infection is usually picked up in childhood, although adults can get it too. The presence of the bacteria triggers and immune response from your body. It creates inflammation that, over time, damages the lining of the stomach and, less often, the small bowel - just beyond the stomach. Eventually, this can lead to sores (ulcers) and ultimately, in a very few people, cancer. However, stomach cancer is rare in Australia.There are often no symptoms and most people don't know they have the infection. Most people will never get ulcers. For those who do, it's usually years before any noticeable symptoms start.
Thinking about a baby 23-03-2016
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How pathology tests can help - It's a good idea to see your doctor who will review your general health and family history, discuss any long-running medical conditions and check your immunity against those infectious diseases known to affect the growing baby. Some routine blood tests can provide a great deal of information about the status of your health. The way your body works is going to change dramatically during pregnancy, and these tests will give your doctor a baseline level from which to monitor your health over the coming months. This is the time to discuss any concerns.

Genetic Testing for the Breast Cancer Gene 22-06-2016
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Recent media attention has created increased community interest in genetic testing for breast cancer. This information sheet addresses some of the more common questions associated with BRCA1 and BRCA2 testing, and provides links to useful websites.

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