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Investigative protocols

View our library of investigative protocols to assist in the management of patient care.

Jump to investigative protocols for:

  Clinical conditions

  Coagulation tests

  Drug screen interpretation

  Endocrine tests

  General biochemistry


  Liver function tests



  Warfarin management

  Patient notes

  General biochemistry

Abbreviation IP Title Date

Causes of low plasma bicarbonate 

IP051 2020-01

Causes of high plasma bicarbonate

IP052 2020-01

Causes of hypercalcaemia

IP081 2020-01

Evaluation of hypercalcaemia

IP082 2020-01

Evaluation of hypocalcaemia

IP083 2020-01

Causes of an elevated CK

IP111 2020-01

Suggested diabetes screening flowchart

IP092 2020-01

Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR)

IP061 2020-01

Investigation of familial hypercholesterolaemia 

IP163 2020-01

Evaluation of hyperglobulinaemia

IP101 2020-01

Evaluation of hypoglycaemia 

IP091 2020-01

Venesection for haemochromatosis

IP406 2020-01

Evaluation of lactate dehydrogenase isoenzymes (LDI)

IP504 2020-09

Cardiac enzyme changes during myocardial infarction

IP112 2020-09

Causes of hypomagnesaemia (magnesium < 0.7 mmol/L)

IP084 2020-01

Metabolic syndrome

IP093 2020-01

Causes of hyperphosphataemia

IP086 2020-01

Causes of hypophosphataemia

IP085 2020-01

Evaluation of polyuria

IP071 2020-01

Causes of hyperkalaemia

IP033 2020-01

Evaluation of hyperkalaemia 

IP034 2020-01

Causes of hypokalaemia 

IP031 2020-01

Evaluation of hypokalaemia

IP032 2020-01

Screening for proteinuria and chronic kidney disease (CKD)

IP611 2020-01

Causes of hyponatraemia

IP022 2020-01

Causes of hypernatraemia

IP021 2020-01

Evaluation of hyperuricaemia 

IP171 2020-01
PBS criteria for Evolocumab (PCSK9i): Familial
homozygous hypercholestolaemia
IP164 2020-09
PBS criteria for lipid-lowering drugs: Patients other than very high risk IP162 2018-08
PBS criteria for lipid-lowering drugs: Very high risk patients IP161 2018-08

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  Patient notes

Abbreviation IP Title Date

Faecal occult blood testing 

IP605 2020-01

What is Barmah Forest Virus?

IP500 2020-01

What is blastocystosis?

IP600 2020-01

What is cryptosporidiosis?

IP601 2020-01

What is giardiasis?

IP602 2020-01

What is listeriosis?

IP603 2020-01

What is parvovirus infection?

IP502 2020-01

What is Ross River Virus?

IP503 2020-01

What is norovirus infection?

IP627 2020-01

What is adenovirus?

IP628 2020-01

What is astrovirus?

IP629 2020-01

What is rotavirus?

IP631 2020-01

What is sapovirus?


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