In this edition


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
2018 July Syzygy
  • Changes to Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) assay testing
  • New SNP Publication Gastrointestinal Pathology: New Insights and Advances
  • Introducing Dr Lisa Wilkinson, histopathologist
  • Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation seeking ex-serving personnel to trial a self-assessment tool
  • Sonic Genetics: Free counselling service for preconception carrier screening
2018 June Syzygy
  • National Bowel Screening Program: Results available online with Sonic Dx
  • PFAS investigation area - Svensson Heights, Bundaberg
  • Know Pathology, Know Healthcare: An initiative to provide patients with a better understanding of pathology and healthcare
  • Introducing Dr Rebecca Adams, consultant haematologist
2018 May Syzygy
  • New prenatal tests from Sonic Genetics: Preconception carrier screening panel and Extended Harmony® with 22q11.2 deletion
  • Biotin interference on laboratory assays
  • Introducing Dr Margreth van Aartsen, dermatopathologist
2018 March Syzygy
  • M. genitalium detection and resistance testing - an article by Dr Jenny Robson, pathologist-in-charge, Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
  • Changes to services for Easter 2018
  • Special request forms for skin allergy and therapeutic venesection
  • Insights into Cervical Screening Testing: CST clinical audit
2018 February Syzygy
  • Clinical Audit - Cervical Screening Test - now accpeting registrations
  • CST update: Medicare criteria for women younger than 25 years
  • We welcome Dr Michelle Alizart, histopathologist
  • Clinical usefulness of ESR: Recommendations for ordering ESR
2017 December Syzygy
  • New testing protocol for typhoid
  • Sonic Skin Pathology Handbook now available electronically
  • CST update: clinical notes for women younger than 25 years
  • Lending a hand in Honiara
  • Changes to services for Christmas and the New Year
2017 November Syzygy
  • Fetal fraction: the essential factor in non-invasive prenatal testing - an article by Dr James Harraway, pathologist-in-charge, Genetics.
  • Female study links low vitamin D and multiple sclerosis risk - an article by Dr Daman Langguth, pathologist-in-charge, Immunology.
  • Pathologist profile: Dr Sarah Sim
  • New weekly clostridium difficile reports now available online
  • Update to cervical screening program changes
2017 August Syzygy
  • We welcome Dr Jill Magee
  • Carrier screening for SMA: An article by Dr Kym Mina, Director of Genetics, Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology
  • New STI collection kit for chlamydia and N. gonorrhoeae PCR and trichomonas vaginalis
  • An update on cervical screening program changes
2017 July Syzygy
  • Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology proudly supports Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation in groundbreaking research into PTSD
  • Cardiology services update - reports now delivered online
  • Ordering faecal tests for infectious parasites
  • New additions to our Doctors' Education Library
2017 June Syzygy
  • Ross River Virus testing update
  • Cervical screening program update: Information on Medicare rebates, requesting and collecting Pap tests
  • Clinical Skin Cancer Audit: Register now for the July-December 2017 interval
2017 May Syzygy
  • High sensitivity troponin testing in general practice: An article by Dr Lee Price, Pathologist-in-charge, SNP Biochemistry 
  • Medicare rebate restrictions and thyroid function tests
  • Update on cervical screening tests
  • eOrdering and HbA1C
  • Sonic Clinical Audit: Skin cancer surgical audit
2017 March Syzygy
  • Revised testing recommendations for coeliac disease 
  • BAP-oma melanocytic lesions 
  • New PSA testing guidelines 
  • Collection services for Easter 2017
2016 December Syzygy
  • Our Brisbane laboratory has moved to Bowen Hills: A look at SNP's brand-new, state-of-the-art main laboratory
  • Changes to services for Christmas and New Year: Warfarin Care, Cardiology Services and Collection Centres
  • Update on Cervical Screening Tests