Lab Tests Online-UK
Lab Tests Online-UK is written by practising laboratory doctors and scientists to help you understand the many clinical laboratory tests that are used in diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of disease. The about this site page describes how the site can help you. Search under conditions and diseases and find information on laboratory tests used for particular diagnosis and/or management or alternatively, if you know the test name, just search under tests.
Researchers carried out high-sensitivity cardiac troponin blood tests on 4,870 patients arriving as emergencies at four Scottish hospitals with a suspected heart attack. Their retrospective analysis of the results was reported online in The Lancet on 8 October 2015. In the 3,799 patients who had no electrocardiogram (ECG) evidence of a heart attack and a normal troponin test result on admission, the researchers identified a specific troponin concentration within the normal reference range, below which 99.6% of the patients were not subsequently diagnosed with a heart attack and had therefore been eligible for early discharge. It is hoped that using this approach will substantially reduce hospital admissions and have major benefits for both patients and health-care providers.
AACC, a global scientific and medical professional organisation dedicated to better health through laboratory medicine, is pleased to announce that it has been honoured with a 2015 ASAE Power of A Gold Award for Lab Tests Online.
The earlier cancer is diagnosed the more likely is treatment to be successful. In June 2015 the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published an updated guideline for general practitioners so that the signs and symptoms of possible cancers could be recognised earlier and the right tests performed faster. It also produced information to help the general public recognise common signs and symptoms of possible cancer so that people would visit their doctor sooner. Health experts predict earlier diagnosis may save thousands of lives each year.