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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: April 2020

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Phenylketonuria - Lab Tests Online AU

Inheritance of this disorder results in a build-up of phenylalanine (a protein component) in the blood.

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Anaemia - Lab Tests Online AU

Anaemia occurs when there is an abnormal drop in red blood cells or haemoglobin (oxygen carriers), disrupting supply of oxygen to tissue and organs.

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Lead poisoning - Lab Tests Online AU

Lead poisoning is a condition that results from environmental exposure to lead which can cause permanent health damage, especially in children.

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Bilirubin - Lab Tests Online AU

Why and when to get tested for bilirubin

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Sickle cell anaemia - Lab Tests Online AU

Sickle cell anaemia is an inherited disease of red blood cells, characterised by abnormally shaped cells with a loss of ability to deliver oxygen.

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Vitamin B12 & Folate Deficiency - Lab Tests Online AU

Vitamin B12 and folate deficiency is a condition of having insufficient amount of B complex vitamins necessary for red blood cell formation, tissue and cell repair.

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Describes how prolactin testing is used, when prolactin testing is done, and what the results of prolactin testing might mean.

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Introduction to a series of articles developed to provide a behind the scenes look at clinical laboratories.

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