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Lab Tests Online AU

Lab Tests Online-AU was established in 2007 to help Australians understand their pathology tests, Lab Tests Online-AU provides plain language explanations of a highly comprehensive library of tests, screens and related conditions.

It is licensed to and managed by the Australasian Association for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine (AACB) one of pathology’s peak bodies, representing many of the professionals who work in laboratories. It is supported by the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA).

The website is not-for-profit and is funded by the Australian Government under the Quality Use of Pathology Program (QUPP).

Information on Lab Tests Online-AU is written by practising pathologists and scientists, including some of Australia’s leading experts. It represents a collaboration of professional disciplines throughout the laboratory community.

Lab Tests Online-AU is the consumer support resource for My Health Record with a direct link to the website embedded in the pathology results pages of every registered person’s online record.

Vision and mission

To provide Australians with information about pathology testing that they can rely on as being accurate, authoritative and independent of commercial or political influences.

How Lab Tests Online-AU can help

Lab Tests Online-AU helps Australians learn about the clinical laboratory tests that are part of routine care, diagnosis and treatment, so that they can better engage in productive conversations and ask informed questions of their healthcare team so they can make the best decisions.

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Last reviewed: January 2020

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Chloride - Lab Tests Online AU

Why and when to get tested for chloride

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Iron deficiency - Lab Tests Online AU

Iron deficiency anaemia is the most common cause of anaemia. Symptoms are related to the overall decrease in number of red blood cells and/or level of haemoglobin.

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Calcitonin - Lab Tests Online AU

If your doctor suspects that you have MTC, if you are being treated for MTC, or if a family member has MTC or MEN 2This test measures the amount of calcitonin in the blood

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HFE Mutations - Lab Tests Online AU

Why, when and how the HFE mutation test is carried out

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Sickle cell - Lab Tests Online AU

Why and when to get tested for haemoglobin S

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Microsatellite instability (MSI) - Lab Tests Online AU

Why and when to get tested for microsatellite instability

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BRAF V600 Mutation - Lab Tests Online AU

BRAF is requested by oncologists, surgeons or geneticists for patients with metastatic melanoma.

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LDL cholesterol - Lab Tests Online AU

Why and when to get tested for LDL cholesterol

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Lipoprotein Subfraction Testing - Lab Tests Online AU

This type of testing is only available through research or other specialised laboratories in Australia and is rarely used at presentYou may need to fast for 9-12 hours before this testLipoprotein subfraction tests separate the commonly measured lipoprotein fractions LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein, often called the bad cholesterol) into subfractions based on the size, density, and/or electrical charge

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