In this edition


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