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Lab Tests Online

Lab Tests Online-AU was designed to help the patient better understand the many clinical laboratory tests that are part of routine care as well as diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of conditions and diseases. The website is managed by the AACB and is the product of a collaboration of professional societies representing the laboratory community.

The site was launched at a time when health care consumers were being asked to assume more responsibility for their care and knowing more about laboratory tests and the issues surrounding testing is an important step in this direction. Since its launch in 2007, Lab Tests Online Australasia has helped thousands of users learn about their tests and discuss them more clearly with their doctors. It has also been found to be useful by health professionals and tertiary students.

To ensure that the site will be accepted as a trusted source for medical information, we aim to adhere to the principles espoused by the Health on the Net Foundation. This site would not have been possible without the many volunteer hours provided by members of our management and editorial boards, nor the financial support obtained from a grant awarded by the Commonwealth Department of Health: Quality Use of Pathology Program. We are also grateful to the original Lab Tests Online site in the USA, who allowed us to licence their original design and content.

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Last reviewed: May 2018

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Validation, use and interpretation - Lab Tests Online AU

New laboratory tests generally come into common use having first come from research laboratories where scientists find a strong and consistent association between something they can measure and a disease or group of diseases. The next step is to confirm that the test can distinguish between people with the disease and those without.

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MRSA Screening - Lab Tests Online AU

Why and when to get tested for MRSA

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Arbovirus Testing - Lab Tests Online AU

Arbovirus testing is used to determine whether a person with symptoms and a recent history of potential exposure to a specific arbovirus has been infected

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Prealbumin - Lab Tests Online AU

Why and when to get tested for prealbumin

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von Willebrand Factor - Lab Tests Online AU

To help determine the cause of excessive or episodic bleeding; to diagnose von Willebrand's disease (vWD), and to distinguish between different types of vWDWhen you have a personal or family history of heavy, prolonged and/or spontaneous bleeding; when your doctor suspects you may have a bleeding disorderThere are a number of dietary factors such as caffeine and lifestyle factors such as stress or pregnancy that influence the test results

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Pleural fluid analysis - Lab Tests Online AU

Why and when to get tested for pleural fluid analysis

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Smooth muscle antibodies (SMA) - Lab Tests Online AU

Why and when to get tested for smooth muscle antibodies

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p24 antigen - Lab Tests Online AU

Why and when to get tested for P24 antigen

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Potassium - Lab Tests Online AU

Why and when to get tested for potassium

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Peptic ulcer - Lab Tests Online AU

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