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How do you know if you have an STI? You don't 15-08-2017
Patient Brochures

How do you know if you have an STI? You don't!

The only way to find out is with a pathology test.

Many people have an STI and have no symptoms. They don't know until it's too late - which is how infections spread so easily. For instance, about 90% of people with chlamydia have no symptoms.


Leading the way in Pathology 15-08-2017
Doctor Bulletins

Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology is one of the largest members of Sonic Healthcare - an Australian owned, international medical diagnostics company.

Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology is a highly respected and well-established pathology practice serving doctors and their patients in the metropolitan areas of Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast, and in many regional areas of Queensland including Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton, Gladstone and Toowoomba, as well as the Downs, Fraser Coast and Wide Bay regions. Our operations also extend to Coffs Harbour and regional areas in northern New South Wales and Darwin in the Northern Territory.

Syzygy - August 2017 21-08-2017

In this edition of Syzygy:

  • We welcome Dr Jill Magee
  • Carrier screening for SMA: An article by Dr Kym Mina, Director of Genetics, Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology
  • New STI collection kit for chlamydia and N. gonorrhoeae PCR and trichomonas vaginalis
  • An update on cervical screening program changes
Urea Breath Test (UBT) 31-08-2017
Patient Test Collection Instructions

This test examines your breath for the presence of Helicobacter pylori bacteria, which can cause gastritis (inflammation of the mucous membrane of the stomach) or ulcers in the stomach and small intestine.

Urine Collection STIs 31-08-2017
Patient Test Collection Instructions

This test examines your urine using a molecular-amplification technique known as 'polymerase chain reaction' (PCR). The PCR testing process can detect the presence of bacterial and/or parasite DNA that might indicate that you have chlamydia, gonorrhoea, or trichomoniasis.

Blood Tests 01-09-2017
Patient Test Collection Instructions

You will be asked to lie down for your test if you: feel anxious about your test; feel unwell; have previously fainted during a blood test.

Blood and body fluid exposures - Medical Centre incidents 06-09-2017
Doctor Bulletins

All healthcare workers who sustain a blood or body fluid exposure (BBFE) are at risk of acquiring a blood borne viral infection such as HIV, HCV and HBV. BBFEs include needle stick injuries, cuts with sharp objects or contact of mucous membranes or non-intact skin with blood, tissues or other bodily fluids that are potentially infectious.

Faeces Collection: M/C/S 12-09-2017
Patient Test Collection Instructions

Examining your faeces for the presence of micro-organisms and parasites can reveal the cause of intestinal infections.

Genetic testing for the breast cancer gene 12-09-2017
Patient Brochures

This information sheet addresses some of the more common questions associated with BRCA1 and BRCA2 testing, and provides links to useful websites.

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