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.

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.

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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18 May

Novel device could reduce false positives and over treatment

New research from the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) has shown that a device called t
15 May

Leanne Wells, Consumers Health Forum

  We caught up with Leanne Wells, CEO of Consumers Health Forum, on why quality pathology se
15 May

Dr Paul Gooding

  Dr Paul Gooding is a General Practitioner in Canberra. Dr Gooding spoke to Pathology Aware
28 Apr

We need to talk about diagnostic errors

Getting the right diagnosis is a central tenet of health care. In most cases a correct diagnosis is

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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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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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