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Bulletins and guides

Publications designed to support clinicians and healthcare professionals in their day-to-day practice.

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Bulletin or guide Summary Last updated
Allergy testing
  • Guide for the diagnosis of IgE-mediated allergy. Includes standard and extended allergen panels, plus recombinant allergen testing.
2020-09
AMH fertility test
  • Information on the anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) test available for assessing a woman's egg reserve. Includes AMH reference graph - AMH vs Age.
2019-07
Antibiotic susceptibility reporting
  • Understanding the new meaning of ‘I’ in antibiotic susceptibility reporting. Includes example report explaining old versus new definitions of ‘I’.
2022-04
Biotin interference   
  • Update on high-dose biotin prior to blood collection which may cause significant interference with some test results. 
2018-05
Blood and body fluid exposures
  • Information on estimated risks for transmission of blood-borne viruses after exposure to infected blood or body fluids. Includes information on antibody testing, vaccination and follow-up
2016-05
Blood culture collections
  • Procedure for the collection of blood culture bottles.
2018-08
Cardiology services
  • Information on the cardiology services offered by SNP included ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM), Holter monitoring and resting electrocardiographs (ECG).
2019-10
Cervical screening test collection guide
  • ThinPrep® collection instructions for various collection devices.
2018-12
CST: National Cervical Screening Program February 2021 update
  • New guidelines for management of women at intermediate risk following the detection of HPV in the National Cervical Screening Program. Includes updated clinical pathways flowchart.
2021-02
Chlamydia and gonorrhoea testing:  Self collections
  • Illustrated information for patient self-collection of chlamydia and gonorrhoea samples.
2020-01
Critical results protocol
  • Critical values are results that may indicate a life-threatening medical condition and require immediate notification to the referring doctor.
2020-11
Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma
  • Diagnosis and management of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.
2020-10
Dysplastic naevi - the controversy continues
  • A review of dysplastic naevi with respect to grading and management after changes in WHO classification.
2019-05
Fine needle aspirate (FNA) preparation
  • Instructions on preparation for fine needle aspirates (FNA).
2020-07
Helicobacter pylori
  •  Information surrounding the key points from a re-examination of the guidelines for the treatment of Helicobacter pylori by the World Health Organization (WHO) after declaring the infection a 'superbug' in 2017.
2018-10
Self-collect HPV test
  • Information on sample collection and screening pathway for CST self-collect samples.
2022-07
Investigating acute diarrhoea
  • This bulletin includes flowcharts to identify acute diarrhoea, therapies and testing options available.
2019-03
Medicare criteria for rebate
  • Medicare criteria for rebate including Rule 3 exemptions.
2021-07
Merkel cell carcinoma
  • An update in our understanding of Merkel cell carcinomas - rare and agressive tumours.
2021-02
My Health Record pathology results upload
  • A guide for medical practitioners on pathology results upoad to My Health Record.
2020-11
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program 
  • Learn how to access results from the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program via Sonic Dx.
2018-05
NIPT: information for doctors
  • Accuracy of NIPT, targeted screening for specific common chromosome disorders, when to perform NIPT and how to arrange testing.
2022-03
NIPT: understanding an incomplete NIPT result
  • Information for doctors on understanding an incomplete NIPT result 
2022-03
Perfluorinated chemical testing - PFAS - PFOS
  • SNP tests for perfluoroalkyl substances including perfluorooctane sulphonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA).
2021-05
Swab Collection Guide
  • General information and illustrations of commonly used swabs.
2022-03
Understanding the melanoma report
  • Information on melanoma incidence, risk factors, classifications, staging and treatment, and a glossary of the terms used in melanoma reports.
2020-03
Understanding the skin pathology report
  • Information on normal skin structures, diagnoses, and a glossary of the commonly used terms in skin pathology reports.
2020-11