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Inhalant Allergy - RAST 30-01-2017
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Allergy resulting from exposure to common environmental allergens is very frequent in Australia. Asthma, allergic rhinitis (runny nose), allergic conjunctivitis (weepy eyes), and atopic dermatitis (itchy skin) all may be affected by environmental (airborne/inhaled) allergens.

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).

Receive your Warfarin results by SMS 31-07-2017
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Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology's Warfarin Care patients, or their carers, can now recieve INR, dose instructions and next test date by SMS.

Allergies and their diagnosis 15-08-2017
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What are allergies? An allergy is an overreaction by the body's immune system to often everyday things that should not normally bother people. Allergens, the substances that cause allergies, can be found in the environment - the places where we live and work - and in food.

How do you know if you have an STI? You don't 15-08-2017
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How do you know if you have an STI? You don't!

The only way to find out is with a pathology test.

Many people have an STI and have no symptoms. They don't know until it's too late - which is how infections spread so easily. For instance, about 90% of people with chlamydia have no symptoms.


Non-invasive Prenatal Testing 27-09-2017
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When you are pregnant, your blood contains fragments of your baby's DNA. A non-invasive prenatal test analyses this DNA in a sample of your blood, to assess the chance of trisomy 21  (Down syndrome) and two other genetic conditions, trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome) and trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome). While some genetic conditions run in families, these chromosomal disorders typically do not. They can happen in any pregnancy. Although the chance of such conditions increases with age, most babies with Down syndrome are born to women under 35 years of age.

Genetic testing for the breast cancer gene 15-11-2017
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This information sheet addresses some of the more common questions associated with BRCA1 and BRCA2 testing, and provides links to useful websites.

Pathology and Pregnancy 05-01-2018
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Patient brochure on pathology tests during pregnancy.

Holter Monitor 14-03-2018
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Holter Monitor: Information for patients

Whenever your heart beats the process is started by an electrical impulse in the top right hand corner of your heart. This impulse then travels in a diagonal direction to the bottom left hand corner of your heart and spreads to various other parts of the heart along the way causing the muscles of the heart to contract and make the heart beat.

Skin Cancer 20-04-2018
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A skin cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the skin. These abnormal cells usually arise from prolonged exposure to sunlight, which can alter the genetic makeup of the cells, causing the cells to mutate. These mutated cells then continue to replicate and a skin cancer can form.

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