What happens @ PathCare?
Have a look behind the scenes to see how patient specimen
flow is regulated in our laboratory system.
Pathcare Reference Laboratory has recently instituted a rapid blood culture ID technique where organisms from positive blood cultures can now be identified after about 4 hours from the time when the blood culture system flags the blood culture bottle as positive.read more
Although few gastrointestinal infections may require specific therapy, the quick and efficient detection of a causative agent of diarrhoea may limit unnecessary use of antimicrobials, reduce hospitalisation duration and also provide valuable information...read more
PathCare is proud to offer both in-house and international send-away genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer. Our molecular laboratory offers genetic testing using Sanger and Next Generation Sequencing technologies. We pride ourselves...read more
PathCare offers a referral service to Invitae Laboratory in the USA. Invitae offers an extensive genetic test menu over a broad range of clinical areas, and has recently introduced comprehensive carrier screening to their testing catalogue...read more
PathCare offers Non-Invasive Prenatal screening. Please see our frequently asked questions so you can make an informed decision Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening Q&Aread more
PathCare offers a Meningitis/Encephalitis Multiplexed PCR test with an expanded organism profile and reduced turn-around time, detecting 14 potential central nervous system (CNS) pathogens. The ME Panel is able to detect and identify multiple bacterial,...read more
Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a serious complication of diabetes mellitus, and consists of the biochemical triad of ketosis, hyperglycaemia and acidaemia. DKA usually occurs as a result of an absolute or relative insulin deficiency and an...read more
Vitamin B12 and folate are vitamins required for normal haematopoiesis and neurologic function. They are often considered together, although folate deficiency has become exceedingly rare in individuals who are living in developed countries and...read more
Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) is a safe and accurate screening test for Down syndrome and other common chromosome abnormalities from maternal blood. Placental DNA circulates freely in the maternal blood stream which can be sampled by...read more