Pathology fact sheets

The following fact sheets convey important pathology information for patients and clinicians.

Patient fact sheets

ACT Pathology logoThe following fact sheets contain important instructions and information for patients relating to particular pathology tests. Patients are encouraged to seek advice from ACT Pathology or their doctor before following any of the instructions below.

Albumin Excretion collection

Cortisol collection

Cystic Fibrosis sweat test

Faecal fat collection

Faecal Occult Blood

Faeces Collection

Fasting for a test

Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT) for pregnancy

Saturday Morning GTT Clinic

Glucose Tolerance Test for Non-Pregnancy- Diet

Hydroxyproline diet

Latent Tuberculosis - QuantiFERON®-TB Gold Plus (QFT)

Rh (D) Immunoglobulin (Anti D)

Post Vasectomy Semen Analysis

5HIAA & Histamine measurement diet

Urine collection -24 hour (Acid container)

Urine collection (Mid stream)

Urine collection -24 hour (Plain container)

Urine Cytology testing

Doctor fact sheets

The following fact sheets provide information for clinicians on a variety of diseases and testing regimes.

5HIAA & Catecholamines by HPLC

Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time (APTT)

Antenatal Testing Guidelines

Autoimmune Serology

Bleeding Disorders

Cervical Cytology

Chlamydia and N. Gonorrhoeae Testing

Chain of Custody Form



Diabetes Mellitus Type 2

Factor V Leiden (G1691A) Mutation and the Prothrombin (G20210A) Mutation Testing

Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR)

GTT/HOMA Collection Information for the laboratory

Haemochromatosis PCR Testing

Hepatitis C PCR & Hep C Genotyping

Herpes Simplex Virus PCR Testing

HIV Viral Load

Homocysteine Level

Human Papilloma Virus DNA Screening

Infectious Diseases Serology

Influenza and Respiratory Viral Testing


Meningococcal testing

Muscle & Nerve Biopsy

Mycobacteria Specimens

Patient Identification & Specimen Labelling Flowchart

Reducing Substances in Faeces or Urine

Renal Biopsy Collection

Rule 3 Exemptions

Thalassaemia And Haemoglobin Variant Testing


Tumour Markers Information