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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.

Skin Cancer 29-12-2016
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Skin cancer occurs when cells in the skin are altered in a way that causes them to give rise to many other abnormal cells in an uncontrolled fashion.

Prolonged exposure to sunlight is the most common cause of this alteration.

Australia has the highest rate of all skin cancers in the world and, because Queensland has the climate most suited to outdoor activity, it is not surprising that the incidence of skin cancer is highest in this state.

Most commonly, skin cancers occur on areas frequently exposed to the sun.

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.

 

Genetic testing for the breast cancer gene 12-09-2017
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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.

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.

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