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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.

Ambulatory blood pressure (ABP) monitoring & holter monitoring 11-05-2017
Patient Test Collection Instructions
Your doctor has referred you to have Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring and/or Holter Monitoring.
These tests are performed at selected Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology collection centres. Appointments are required.


Blood Tests 01-09-2017
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 12-12-2017
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.
Bone Marrow Biopsy 27-02-2017
Patient Test Collection Instructions

A bone marrow biopsy is a procedure in which small samples of marrow and bone are taken from the hip under local anaesthesia.

Dexamethasone Suppression test 27-02-2017
Patient Test Collection Instructions

This test measures cortisol before and after dexamethasone to check if a patient's cortisol levels are under normal physiological control. In normal patients, correctly prepared as below, cortisol levels are expected to be suppressed on the post sample.

Faeces Collection: Helicobacter pylori 01-09-2016
Patient Test Collection Instructions
This test examines your faeces for the presence of Helicobacter pylori bacteria, which can cause gastritis (inflammation of the mucous membrane of the stomach) or ulcers in the stomach and small intestine.
Faeces Collection: M/C/S 12-09-2017
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.

Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT) 01-12-2017
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.

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