Investigative Protocols

Clinical Conditions
AbbreviationIP Title
Female 1Evaluation of female infertility
Female 2Evaluation of irregular periods
Female 3Hormonal changes during menstrual cycle
Female 4Hormonal changes during menstrual cycle
Prl HighCauses of hyperprolactinaemia (prolactin > 700 mIU/L)

 

Coagulation Tests
AbbreviationIP Title
PlateletPlatelet function analysis
ThrombosisRisk factors for venous thromboembolism
vWF1von Willebrand disease

 

Drug Screen Interpretation
AbbreviationIP Title
MethadoneEvaluation of EDDP (methadone metabolite) results
THCEvaluation of 9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) results
UDSUrine drug screening
UDS AmphEvalution of sympathomimetic amine results
UDS BenzoEvaluation of benzodiazepine results
UDS CocaineEvaluation of cocaine results
UDS OpiateEvaluation of opiate results
UDS TLCThin layer chromotography

 

Endocrine Tests
AbbreviationIP Title
CushEvaluation of Cushing's syndrome - see flowchart
TSH HighEvaluation of an elevated serum TSH (> 4.0 mU/L)
TSH LowEvaluation of a subnormal serum TSH (< 0.2 mU/L)

 

General Biochemistry
AbbreviationIP Title
Bicarb LowCauses of low plasma bicarbonate (bicarbonate < 18)
Calcium High 1Causes of hypercalcaemia (calcium > 2.6)
Calcium High 2Evaluation of hypercalcaemia (calcium > 2.6)
Calcium LowEvaluation of hypocalcaemia (calcium < 2.2)
CK HighCauses of an elevated CK (M > 200 F > 140)
Globulin HighEvaluation of hyperglobulinaemia (globulins > 44)
Glucose LowEvaluation of hyperglycaemia (plasma glucose < 2.8 mmol/L)
LDIEvaluation of Lactate Dehydrogenase Isoenzymes (LDI)
MI ChangeCardiac enzyme changes during myocardial infarction
Mag LowCauses of hypomagnesaemia (magnesium < 0.7mmol/L)
Phos HighCauses of hyperphosphataemia (phosphate > 1.8)
Phos LowCauses of hypophosphataemia (mild 0.5~0.65 mmol/L; severe < 0.4 mmol/L)
PolyuriaEvaluation of polyuria (urine volume > 3L/24hrs)
Pot High 1Causes of hyperkalaemia (potassium > 5.0)
Pot High 2Evaluation of hyperkalaemia (potassium > 5.0)
Pot Low 1Causes of hypokalaemia (potassium < 3.0)
Pot Low 2Evaluation of hypokalaemia (potassium < 3.0)
Sodium LowCauses of hyponatraemia (sodium < 130)
Urate HighEvaluation of hyperuricaemia (M > 0.45 F > 0.40)

 

Immunology
AbbreviationIP Title
Plasma Cell DysEvaluation of plasma cell dyscrasias
IgM Plasma Cell DysEvaluation of IgM plasma cell dyscrasias
CoeliacCoeliac disease investigation
IgA LowEvaluation of selective IgA deficiency

 

Liver Function Tests
AbbreviationIP Title
ALP High 1Causes of an Isolated serum Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP) elevation (ALP > 180 IU/L)
ALP High 2Evaluation of ALP elevation (ALP > 180 IU/L)
ALP High 3Evaluation of an isolated serum ALP elevation ? growth related (age < 19 yrs)
ALP High 4Serum ALP elevation ? growth related (age < 19 yrs) - see flowchart
ALP High 5Marked serum ALP elevation (ALP > 700 IU/L age < 5 yrs)
GGT HighCauses of an elevated serum Gamma Glutamyl Transferase (GGT) (GGT > 100 U/L)
LD HighEvaluation of an elevated serum Lactate Dehydrogenase (LD) (LD > 300 U/L)
LFT 1Evaluation of a moderate elevation of aminotransferase levels (AST & ALT)
LFT 2Predominant hepatocellular pathology (ALT or AST > 150 U/L ALP < 200 U/L)
LFT 3Evaluation of a LFT pattern not typical of liver disease (elevated LD, AST > ALT)
LFT 4Causes of an isolated hyperbilirubinaemia (bilirubin > 25 mmol/L)
LFT 5Evaluation of an isolated hyperbilirubinaemia (bilirubin > 30 mmol/L)
LFT 6Evaluation of jaundice (ALT < 400 U/L ALP > 350 U/L)
LFT 7Evaluation of jaundice (ALT > 300 U/L ALP < 350 U/L)
LFT 8Evaluation of localised cholestasis (ALP > 180 U/L ALT < 150 U/L GGT > 100 U/L bilirubin < 50 umol/L)
LFT 9Evaluation of mixed hepatocellular and cholestatic disease (ALP > 180 U/L GGT > 65 U/L ALT or AST > 150 U/L)

 

Microbiology & Patient Notes
AbbreviationIP Title
HaematuriaCauses of isolated microscopic haematuria
Occult bloodFaecal occult blood
What is Barmah Forest virus?Symptoms, incubation, treatment and prevention of Barmah Forest virus
What is blastocystosis?Symptoms, infection period, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of blastocystosis
What is cryptosporidiosis?Symptoms, infection period, spread of infection and treatment of cryptosporidiosis
What is giardiasis?Symptoms, infection period, spread of infection, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of giardiasis
What is listeriosis?Symptoms, causes, infection period, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of listeriosis
What is parvovirus?Causes, infection period, spread of infection, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of parvovirus
What is Ross River virus?Symptoms, infection period, spread of infection, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Ross River virus

 

Serology
AbbreviationIP Title
Hep ASerological events in acute (self-limiting) Hepatitis A infection relative to Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT) peak
Hep B 1Serological events in acute (self-limiting) Hepatitis B infection relative to ALT peak
Hep B 2Hepatitis B immune status
PertussisTreatment of Bordetella pertussis

 

Warfarin Management
AbbreviationIP Title
Warfarin 1Range of International Normalised Ratio (INR) recommended for specific applications of warfarin therapy
Warfarin 2Guidelines to the management of an elevated INR, with or without bleeding
Warfarin 3Risk factors for bleeding complications of warfarin therapy