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Sweat Test for CF

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.

Know your numbers

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.

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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.

Newborn Metabolic test

Newborn Metabolic test

In this downloadable pdf document, you will be able to find frequently asked questions regarding your newborn baby’s screening test, including what it is, who should be tested, when they should…

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TB Test

TB Test

In this downloadable pdf you will find an overview of the Mantoux TB Skin Test; what it is, when the test is necessary, who can have the test done, how to prepare for the test, how the test is interpreted, as well as other TB diagnostic tests. TB Test

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Pregnancy Checklist

Pregnancy Checklist

While being pregnant is an exciting time for most families, it can also be a stressful experience, this downloadable pdf Pregnancy checklist will help to ensure that you have had all the necessary tests to ensure that you and your baby remain healthy. Pregnancy...

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MRSA Protocol for Patients

MRSA Protocol for Patients

Your recent pathology swabs were tested and showed that you are carrying a strain of Staphylococcus aureus (staph) bacteria, this downloadable pdf document will provide you with an overview on what MRSA is and how to treat it. MRSA Protocol for Patients

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Allergy Testing

Allergy Testing

Suffering from allergies? Find out more about why allergies occur, why to test for an allergy, the most common allergens, types of allergy testing, the cost of testing and how results are interpreted, in this downloadable pdf. More information regarding allergies and...

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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.

I was constantly tired

Courtesy of Mediclinic SA

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What is your blood type

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Cervical screening

Courtesy of Mediclinic SA

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