In this edition


2021 February Syzygy
  • We farewell four of our most senior pathologists
  • National Cervical Screening Program update
  • National Cancer Screening Register healthcare provider portal now available
2020 December Syzygy
  • Continuing professional development - New opportunities
  • The 2nd volume of Sonic Skin Pathology in Practice coming in early 2021
  • E-learning workshops
  • Virtual learning via Zoom
  • Pathologist Profile - Dr Preethi Mathew
2020 November Syzygy
  • New test: Parathyroid hormone-related peptide (PTHrP)
  • Reproductive carrier screening options
  • Genetic testing for Familial Hypercholesterolaemia - patient brochure now available
  • Changes to services for Christmas 2020
2020 October Syzygy
  • Mammalian meat allergy – an emerging threat at the barbeque
  • A new lipid reporting parameter now available: Small dense LDL-C
  • Say hello to the Brave Bunch – the heroes of our new website for kids!
  • Three-gene reproductive carrier screen panel update: changes to testing male patients
2020 September Syzygy
  • Clinical utility of SARS-CoV-2 antibody testing article by Dr Jenny Robson: SNP Pathologist-in-Charge of Microbiology and Molecular Pathology
  • Our new website guide makes Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring easy for patients
2020 July Syzygy
  • Genetic testing to inform tamoxifen prescribing
  • New request form templates make it easier to order prenatal genetic screening
  • Webster to be discontinued from late 2020
  • Update: Including site information when ordering infectious disease testing
2020 June Syzygy
  • New lipid reporting parameters expand asCVD risk guidance
  • Patient test collection notes - Updated and new instructions
  • Familial hypercholesterolaemia testing
2020  May Syzygy
  • RRV on the increase
  • New Sonic Education website – expanding the knowledge of our referrers
  • SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) update
  • SNP COVID Car Collects now open
  • Pathologist Profile for Dr Manisha Jadon
  • SNP report delivery update
2020 February Syzygy
  • Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Requests
  • SNP pathologists awarded the International Board Certificate in Dermatopathology
  • Sonic Healthcare Audits for the 2020-2022 triennium
  • Pathologists profiles for Dr Corrine Wallace and Dr Lisa Squires
2019 December Syzygy
  • New features in the Skin Cancer Surgical Audit 2020-2022.
  • Preparing your clinic for the Christmas holidays.
  • New guided microscopy demonstration videos.
  • The Sonic Healthcare Cervical Screening Test Audit 2020–2022 triennium.
2019 October Syzygy
  • Reports of circulating pertussis now available on our website.
  • Fact sheet to help doctors explain dysplastic naevi to patients.
  • Pathologist Profile: Dr Patrick van der Hoeven.
  • Changes to services for Christmas 2019.
  • Genetic testing for allopurinol hypersensitivity.
2019 September Syzygy
  • Important information: Changes to collection devices.
  • Cancer Council National Cervical Screening Program guidelines.
  • HPV self-collected test: Update.
  • Reminder to return Surgical Skin Cancer and CST audit evaluation forms.
  • Patient test collection notes: Updated and new instructions.
2019 August Syzygy
  • Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology uploads to the My Health Record system.
  • What happens in Australia’s most modern histopathology lab? Let SNP take you on a video tour.
  • Expert interpretation and prescribing advice – the key to introducing pharmacogenomics into clinical practice.
2019 July Syzygy
  • Professor Bev Rowbotham awarded Order of Australia.
  • More guided microscopy demonstrations have been added to our Education Video Library.
  • Beacon reproductive carrier screen expands to detect more genes at a reduced price.
  • Sonic Skin Pathology Handbook update.
  • Sonic Dx Tips - Simple, fast, intuitive mobile results.
2019 June Syzygy
  • Q fever: Can SNP help you to improve vaccination rates?
  • The facts about faxes.
  • Cumulative graph reports – restyled and now electronically delivered.
  • Lactose intolerance: lactase persistence gene test now available.
2019 May Syzygy
  • Dysplastic naevi: WHO reclassifies histological grading.
  • Information about patient test collection instrucations.
  • Infectious disease reports update.
  • Important information: changes to collection devices
2019 March/April Syzygy
  • SNP releases the Beacon expanded reproductive carrier screen.
  • Important information on expiry dates on ThinPrep® vials.
  • Information on helping patients understand their reproductive health.
  • Changes to services for Easter 2019. 
2019 February Syzygy
  • The new SNP remastered website is launched.
  • We add a weekly update on faecal enteropathogens to our infectious diseases reports.
  • Update: Chlamydia and gonorrhoea self-collect testing.
  • Meet the newest members of our histopathology department
2018 December Syzygy 
  • New high-sensitivity troponin assay
  • AMH assay reference percentile chart now available
  • National Cervical Screening Program: Women over 75 are now eligible for a Medicare-funded HPV test
  • New Sonic DxPlus secure mail system delivers real-time reporting for infection control
  • Changes to services during Christmas and New Year
2018 October Syzygy
  • Update: Assessing Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection with QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus
  • Update: Helicobacter pylori superbug status demands a paradigm shift in therapy
  • Medicare rebates for BRCA1, BRCA2 and PALB2 gene testing
  • Cervical screening test: Using the correct terminology
2018 September Syzygy
  • CST request forms are updated following the release of new recommendations for symptomatic patients
  • SNP’s Dermatopatholgy Atlas, edited by Dr Blake O’Brien is now available
  • New Medicare items for Cystic Fibrosis testing
  • New and updated patient collection instruction notes for histamine diet, urine cytology and arterial blood gasses
  • Meet Dr Eric Lee, genetic pathologist at SNP
  • How to reset your Sonic Dx password