Aotea News August 2010

Access the articles from Aotea News, August 2010, below.

A focus on efficiency, accuracy and customer service

Welcome to our winter edition of Aotea News. The winter season has been a busy time for us, and we have been pleased to see several new initiatives progressing well. Find out more here.

Guidelines for home visits

Aotea Pathology visits about 100 patients in their own home or care facility every day to collect blood samples. Find out more here.

A cutaneous crisis, a toxic tropical pathogen and a public health alert

In October 2009, a 44-year-old Samoan man returned from Samoa after receiving a traditional tattoo to commemorate the death of his wife. A few days later, the tattoo wound became infected. Find out more here.

Understanding histology testing

For optimal processing even the smallest tissue piece requires at least six hours fixation, most of which is achieved through overnight processing of the tissue. Find out more here.

Adrenal incidentaloma - investigation and treatment

An adrenal incidentaloma is an adrenal mass greater than 1cm in diameter, serendipitously discovered by radiologic examination in the course of investigating some other condition. Find out more here.

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