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Allergy Tests 05-11-2014
Patient Test Collection Instructions

Allergy testing determines what substances (allergens) may cause you to experience allergic reactions such as sneezing, a runny nose, hives, eczema, and sometimes asthma attacks.

Faeces Collection: M/C/S 27-05-2016
Patient Test Collection Instructions

Examining your faeces for the presence of micro-organisms and parasites can reveal the cause of intestinal infections.

Faeces Collection: Occult Blood 27-05-2016
Patient Test Collection Instructions

This test is useful in detecting whether blood (which may not be visible to the eye) is present in your faeces which can be an indication of infection or disease.
This test requires you to collect a sample of your faeces.

Blood Tests 03-06-2016
Patient Test Collection Instructions

You will be asked to lie down for your test if you: feel anxious about your test; feel unwell; have previously fainted during a blood test.

Blood Tests - Fasting 12-07-2016
Patient Test Collection Instructions
In the 3 hours after you eat, many chemicals in your blood undergo significant changes. These changes can also occur if you do not eat for an extended period (more than 16 hours).  Because of this, many blood tests should be collected in the morning after an overnight fast. Fasting means that you eat and drink nothing except water for 8-12 hours before your blood test.
Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT) 12-07-2016
Patient Test Collection Instructions

This test measures how quickly a dose of glucose is cleared from the blood, and is used to diagnose diabetes. The test requires you to remain at the Collection Centre for 2 hours. You may wish to bring a book or magazine to read while you are waiting. An appointment is required for this test.

Hydrogen Breath Test (HBT) 12-07-2016
Patient Test Collection Instructions

This test is used to diagnose intolerance to lactose and/or other carbohydrates (such as sucrose, glucose,xylose, lactulose, fructose, and maltose).

Collection for Breath Hydrogen and Methane Testing is performed at Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology Principal Procedural Centres. For your nearest centre and to make an appointment, please telephone Patient Services Support on 1300 732 030.

Sputum collection 12-07-2016
Patient Test Collection Instructions
Sputum is a secretion formed by the lungs and the lower airways (below the larynx, or voice-box). Examining sputum can reveal the cause of a respiratory tract infection (chest infection).
Urinary Pyrrole 12-07-2016
Patient Test Collection Instructions

The compound measured in urinary pyrrole analysis is very sensitive to heat and light. If samples are not collected in the correct manner, examination results may be dramatically affected, leading to the possibility of incorrect or misleading diagnoses.

Urine Collection STIs 12-07-2016
Patient Test Collection Instructions

This test examines your urine using a molecular-amplification technique known as 'polymerase chain reaction' (PCR). The PCR testing process can detect the presence of bacterial and/or parasite DNA that might indicate that you have chlamydia, gonorrhoea, or trichomoniasis.

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