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Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring is used to measure a patient's blood pressure at regular intervals.

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Blood tests are ordered by a health professional typically for the diagnosis of illness and/or for the measurement and/or detection of components within the blood.

This instruction outlines what to avoid after you've had your blood test.

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A bone marrow biopsy is a procedure in which small samples of marrow and bone are taken from the hip under local anaesthesia. 

As all blood cells (red cells, white cells and platelets) are made in the bone marrow, this test is useful in the diagnosis and management of diseases of the blood - as well as many other diseases.

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C

This test is used to measure kidney function and requires a blood test to be taken within 48 hours of the urine being collected. It is preferable to have the blood test when you deliver the completed urine specimen.

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F

This test is used to detect the presence of blood in your faeces, which is not often visible to the naked eye.

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Your doctor has ordered a blood test requiring you to 'fast' prior to the procedure. Please follow the instructions carefully.

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G

A Glucose Challenge Test is a non-fasting test which involves a glucose drink and a blood sample collected after 1 hour.

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This test measures how quickly a dose of glucose is cleared from the blood, and is used to diagnose diabetes. The test requires the patient to remain at the collection centre for two hours. 

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H

The Helicobacter pylori breath test examines your breath for the presence of Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium that can cause stomach ulcers.

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You are to be fitted with an ECG Holter monitor which has a small computer disc inside that will record your heart rhythm for 24 hours.

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Your doctor has arranged for you to be attended to in your home by our home visiting service.

This service is only for ill and infirm patients, and for many patients this will only be necessary for a short time.

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M

Blood tests can be used to check whether the doses of certain medications need adjusting.

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For this test, salivary samples must be collected between 11pm and 12 midnight, for more information click on the document link below.

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Please follow these instructions carefully to ensure that your test results are accurate and reliable.

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Please follow these instructions carefully to ensure your results are accurate and reliable.

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P

Please follow these instructions carefully to ensure your test results are accurate and reliable.

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R

With support of the guidelines of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA), Melbourne Pathology believes the primary relationship in the diagnostic process is between the referring doctor and the patient.

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S

These instructions are for semen analysis for post vasectomy or fertility investigation. Follow these instructions carefully to ensure your test results are accurate and reliable.

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These instructions are for sperm antibodies, semen analysis for post vasectomy and fertility investigation. These instructions are for drop off to our Collingwood lab or collection at our East Melbourne collection centre.

Follow these instructions carefully to ensure your test results are accurate and reliable.

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These instructions are for sperm antibodies, semen analysis for post vasectomy and fertility investigation. These instructions are for drop off to our Cabrini Malvern lab.

Follow these instructions carefully to ensure your test results are accurate and reliable.

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Please follow these instructions carefully to ensure your results are accurate and reliable.

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Please follow these instructions carefully to ensure your results are accurate and reliable.

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T

This is the collection of up to 450mls of blood at regular intervals which is necessary to reduce the total body iron load in patients with haemachromatosis and to reduce the 'thickness' of the blood in patients with some other medical conditions.

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U

This test requires you to collect all of the urine you pass over a 24-hour period.

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Please follow these instructions carefully to ensure that your test results are accurate and reliable.

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This test involves the examination of either a single urine specimen OR 3 urine specimens obtained on 3 separate days (Monday - Friday)

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Please follow these instructions carefully to ensure your infant's test results are accurate and reliable.

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A urine drug screen (UDS) is performed to detect and identify drugs of abuse.

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V

Please follow the instructions in the document linked below carefully to ensure your test results are accurate and reliable.

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W

Important information for Warfarin Care patients about to travel.

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Warfarin is used to help prevent the clotting (coagulation) of your blood. This information aims to give you a clear understanding of the procedures for your regular warfarin (INR) pathology tests.

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