Patient brochures

 

Brochure name

Summary

Date

Harmony NIPT information for patients
  • When you are pregnant, your blood contains fragments of your baby’s DNA.
    A non-invasive prenatal test analyses this DNA in a sample of your blood, to assess
    the chance of trisomy 21 (Down syndrome), trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome) and
    trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome), plus 22q11.2 deletion (DiGeorge syndrome) if requested.
2019-02-01
Skin cancer patient brochure
  • What is skin cancer?
  • What happens to your skin lesion?
  • What does your diagnosis mean?
2017-12-01
Changes to Cervical Screening
  • On December 1, 2017, cervical cancer screening in Australia changed from two-yearly Pap testing to five-yearly HPV testing.
2017-11-01
Reproductive carrier screening
  • Reproductive carrier screening can identify your risk of having a child with a serious heritable disorder, either prior to conception (preferred) or in early pregnancy.
  • This test is becoming an essential part of pregnancy planning, and allows you to make informed decisions about your reproductive options and prenatal care.
2018-10-01
Warfarin Care travel information
  • Important information for Warfarin Care patients about to travel.
2018-05-01
Patient authority to release result form
  • Patients who would like a copy of their results, must complete and return this form to Melbourne Pathology.
2017-11-01
Clexane patient information
  • Clexane (enoxaparin) is a type of anticoagulant (blood thinner) that can be used in place of, or in addition to warfarin in certain circumstances. 
  • This brochure outlines some things you might need to know about Clexane.
2017-08-01
Bone marrow biopsy 
  • This brochure answers some of the common questions about having a bone marrow biopsy including how the procedure is performed, what to expect, pre-test instructions and what happens after the procedure.
2019-11-01
Warfarin Care Patient Guide
  • This guide provides information about the Melbourne Pathology Warfarin Care Program and answers FAQs.
2016-11-01
Information for patients and customers
  • This booklet provides information for patients about what to expect during your visit to a Melbourne Pathology collection centre.
  • It includes our billing policy, contact details and FAQs.
2017-09-01
It's not just a blood test
  • This brochure outlines why it's not just a blood test.
2019-01-01
Prostate cancer testing
  • This brochure provides information about prostate cancer and pathology testing available.
2017-05-01
Therapeutic venesection patient information
  • This brochure provides patient information and prepation instructions for therapeautic venesection.
  • This file also includes patient consent form.
2018-04-01
Expanded carrier screening
  • The Beacon expanded carrier screen tests more than 300 genes to identify if you are a carrier of a genetic condition that could affect your baby.
  • This comprehensive screen can detect one in 30 couples at high risk of having an affected child.
2018-07-01
eCollect patient information
  • eCollect is a sophisticated new program specifically developed for Melbourne Pathology and our patients.
  • eCollect allows our collector to enter your details directly into our medical record system, and print a label for each tube or specimen pot.
2016-07-01
Following Your Blood Test
  • Post-test instructions for blood tests.
2014-02-01
Fine Needle Aspiration
  • A Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) has a similar purpose to a biopsy whereby a diagnosis of a particular lump or lesion is made by examining individual cells, as opposed to a piece of tissue which is cut out from the lesion or lump.
2016-07-01