WHAT IS PATHOLOGY?

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Pathology is the medical specialty that determines the cause and nature of diseases

Providing Answers

70% of medical decisions rely on pathology. Results from pathology tests, including blood tests and biopsies, give doctors the information they need to correctly diagnose and treat their patients.

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Improving patient outcomes

Every Australian receives their first pathology test just days after they're born. And half the Australian population will have a test this year - that's you or someone you love.

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Saving lives

100% of cancer is diagnosed by pathology. We may never meet the people working in laboratories but they are a critical part of our healthcare system.

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35,000

Australians working in pathology

70

Percent of medical decisions rely on pathology

500

Million tests in Australia every year

LATEST NEWS

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14 Dec

For Pathologists and Medical Scientists, the hard work doesn’t stop even on Christmas Day

Santa isn't the only one busy at Christmas. While many of us tuck into a festive feast and spend tim
14 Dec

“A Troponin test saved me from the heart attack I didn’t know I was having”

Greville Knight, aged 55, knows he is lucky to be alive this Christmas. The South Australian fire
14 Dec

Know Pathology Know Healthcare’s top moments of 2017

It’s been another busy year for Know Pathology Know Healthcare. Two events at Parliament House, 21
14 Dec

How do anatomical pathologists protect themselves in the sun?

Summer is a great time to relax at the beach and enjoy the outdoors. However, too much sun can damag

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Pathology is the engine room of healthcare. Without it, the high standard of Australian medicine would be impossible.

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The Value Of Pathology

Pathology saves healthcare dollars too by aiding in early diagnosis, prevention and effective treatment.
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Learn About Your Tests

Read about your pathology tests using the plain-English easy to navigate Lab Tests Online database.
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More than 40 healthcare charities and organizations have pledged their support for Australian pathology.

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