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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.


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.

Haemochromatosis 25-07-2016
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How the body controls iron levels: We get iron from the food we eat and the amount absorbed is determined by our body's needs. We do not have a biological mechanism for eliminating iron from the body. Instead, iron levels can only be regulated by controlling the amount taken in from the diet.

Privacy and Pathology 15-08-2016
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Pathology is a specialist medical service.

The quality of our service depends on information, including what we collect from you.

This brochure shows what you might expect from Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology under the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs).

Prostate Cancer Testing 07-12-2016
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What is Prostate Cancer?

It is cancer of the prostate, a walnut-sized gland inside the body located in front of the urinary bladder in men.

After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the next most common cancer in Australian men. Each year more than 19,000 Australian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer; 1 in 9 will develop prostate cancer.

Coeliac disease new directions in testing 29-12-2016
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Coeliac disease is a lifelong autoimmune disorder triggered by eating gluten, a common protein found in wheat, or other similar proteins in rye, barley and oats. When you have coeliac disease, your immune system attacks the tiny hair-like projections, called villi, that line your small intestine. They become inflamed and flattened, which reduces the surface area that would normally absorb nutrients.

Blood Pressure keeping it in check 07-07-2017
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High blood pressure (hypertension) is one of the biggest risk factors in heart disease, stroke and many other health problems.It's often called the 'silent killer' because it has no real symptoms. If you have hypertension it needs to be diagnosed, monitored and treated.

Blood pressure testing is most effective when carried out continuously over a 24-hour period (Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring - ABPM).

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