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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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Lumbar puncture - Lab Tests Online AU

The lumbar puncture is a special but relatively routine procedure.

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Donating blood - Lab Tests Online AU

Introduction to a series of articles developed to provide a behind the scenes look at clinical laboratories.

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Polycystic ovarian syndrome - Lab Tests Online AU

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Cryoglobulin - Lab Tests Online AU

To determine if symptoms like sensitivity of extremities to cold is due to the presence of abnormal proteins called cryoglobulins in the blood

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Immunophenotyping - Lab Tests Online AU

When a doctor thinks that you may have leukaemia or lymphoma; when you have been diagnosed with leukaemia or lymphoma, but the specific subtype is unknown; sometimes to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment or to evaluate for recurrent diseaseImmunophenotyping detects the presence or absence of white blood cell (WBC)

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Vasculitis - Lab Tests Online AU

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Urinalysis - Lab Tests Online AU

Why, when and how urinalysis is carried out

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Autoantibodies - Lab Tests Online AU

Autoantibodies are a group of (immune ) that mistakenly target and damage specific tissues or organs of the body

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Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase - Lab Tests Online AU

Why and when to get tested for G6PD

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CD4 count - Lab Tests Online AU

Why and when to get tested for CD4

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