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Non-invasive prenatal test (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.


Skin cancer patient brochure
  • What is skin cancer?
  • What happens to your skin lesion?
  • What does your diagnosis mean?
Changes to Cervical Screening
  • On December 1, 2017, cervical cancer screening in Australia changed from two-yearly Pap testing to five-yearly HPV testing.
My Health Record and pathology results
  • Melbourne Pathology, in collaboration with referring doctors, is able to upload pathology results to the My Health Record system.
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.
Warfarin Care travel information
  • Important information for Warfarin Care patients about to travel.
Patient authority to release result form
  • Patients who would like a copy of their results, must complete and return this form to Melbourne Pathology.
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.

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.
Warfarin Care Patient Guide
  • This guide provides information about the Melbourne Pathology Warfarin Care Program and answers FAQs.
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.
It's not just a blood test
  • This brochure outlines why it's not just a blood test.
Prostate cancer testing
  • This brochure provides information about prostate cancer and pathology testing available.
Therapeautic venesection patient information
  • This brochure provides patient information and preparation instructions for therapeautic venesection.
  • This file also includes patient consent form.
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.
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.
Following Your Blood Test
  • Post-test instructions for blood tests.
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.

Frozen section - a mid-opeation procedure

  • What is a frozen section?
  • How is it performed?
  • Who performs a frozen section?