The RCGP has advised that GPs who are consulted about a patient’s direct-to-consumer test results should use clinical and family history to decide whether to make a referral to an NHS genetics specialist.
Researchers from the universities of Leicester and Nottingham have recently published a new study on a blood test that has the potential of revolutionizing the diagnosis of TB.
Four hours after taking gluten, patients with coeliac disease had an increased blood cytokine concentration
A large trial of screening pregnant women for Group B Streptococcus in late pregnancy or in labour will study its effect in reducing life-threatening infection in the newborn.
A large international study of ICP has identified a serum bile acid level below which there is no increase in the risk of stillbirth.
The early symptoms of myeloma are not very specific, but if a patient’s haemoglobin and plasma viscosity are both abnormal, this should prompt urgent blood and urine testing for the presence of abnormal proteins.
From early October NHS England will launch a new Genomic Medicine Service for routine care across the country by linking hospitals to specialist genomic centres.
This article , written by an NHS Pathologist, highlights the variety of work done in laboratories, and how it impacts on patient care. Approximately 70% of all diagnoses made in the NHS involve pathology and biomedical science.
Genetic testing of tumour tissue removed at during surgery may identify women with early breast cancer who do not need chemotherapy.