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Genetic counselling provides people with information about genetics and risks, the benefits, possibilities and limitations of genetic testing, potential outcomes of testing and management options.
Your doctor/genetic counsellor has ordered an Invitae genetic test for you or your child through PathCare. invitae Laboratory, based in the USA, will be performing your testing and PathCare is here to coordinate the process. The attached information will guide you through the process.
Bone marrow examinations are mainly used to help diagnose and assess various blood disorders. Establish the indication for doing the bone marrow examination with your treating physician.
A sweat test measures the amount of salt in the sweat of the patient. It is used to diagnose cystic fibrosis (CF). Patients with CF have high levels of salt in their sweat. CF is a disease that causes mucus build-up in the lungs and other organs. It damages the lungs and makes it
difficult to breathe.
Cardiovascular disease (including coronary heart disease and stroke) is the leading cause of death in developed countries. In South Africa, it is second to only HIV/Aids.
Kardiovaskulere siekte (insluitende koronere hartvatsiekte en beroerte) is die vernaamste oorsaak van dood in ontwikkelde lande. In Suid-Afrika, is dit tweede na MIV/vigs.
Cancer of the cervix (cervical carcinoma) is one of the most common types of female cancer in South-Africa. Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
PathCare offers routine screening for drugs. Commonly abused drugs include cannabis and amphetamines / metamphetamines Drug and Alcohol Testing
What are the commonest conditions that can affect the thyroid gland? Under activity (Hypothyroidism) or over activity (Hyperthyroidism) Which tests can be used to diagnose the abovementioned…
PathCare Reference Laboratory
Ever wondered what happens to your blood when it’s sent for tests? We went behind the scenes at PathCare to find out.