09 May    Cervical Screening Update
  Changes to the cervical screening program planned for May 1, have been delayed until December 1, 2017. It is important that women due for cervical screening continue to be tested using a cytology-based Pap test.


03 Mar    Vitamin D
  Vitamin D deficiency is common in Tasmania.


23 Jan    Gestational Diabetes
  Gestational Diabetes ADIPS Guidelines


19 Feb    HPV Testing
  There is now overwhelming scientific evidence that human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is the major factor in the development of cervical cancer and its precursor lesions.


09 Mar    Pathology Requests and Clinical Notes
  Laboratory staff understand that in a busy general practice it is sometimes an onerous task to include patient details on Microbiology request forms.
21 Jan    Reference Interval Changes February 2010
  Reference intervals (often called normal ranges or reference ranges) should be specific to a patient’s age and sex and specific to the method used by that laboratory. Launceston Pathology has derived optimal reference intervals for all major biochemistry tests and over the next few months we plan to introduce more detailed reference intervals.