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March 2024

Click on the relevant state below to read the March 2024 special edition of our Pathology Focus Medical Newsletter.

This Special Edition of Pathology Focus highlights “The Rise in STIs Post-COVID.” In the lead article, three of our expert pathologists, Dr Sudha Pottumarthy-Boddu, Dr Stella Pendle, and Dr Linda Dreyer, discuss the concerning increase of several STIs in Australia, and Dr David Baker offers a GP’s perspective. Associate Professor Mirette Saad provides details on routine bulk-billed genetic carrier screening for CF, SMA, and FXS, including Medicare eligibility criteria and result interpretation. Additionally, we share insights from two GPs on opportunities to discuss the screening with patients during pre-pregnancy consults. The edition concludes with an article from Associate Professor Louise Smyth on calprotectin testing.