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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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Australians working in pathology


Percent of medical decisions rely on pathology


Million tests in Australia every year


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8 Mar

International Women’s Day – thank you women of pathology!

Australian pathology is full of incredible women. From pathologists to collection staff, to scientis
1 Mar

“I often think of myself as a medical detective” – Dr Mikkaela McCormack on her role as an Anatomical Pathologist

Anatomical Pathology is the branch of pathology that diagnoses disease by studying organs and tissue
1 Mar

Pathology and nuns’ brains; improving outcomes for Alzheimer’s patients

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics dementia is now the leading cause of death for Aust
1 Mar

Health literacy is a tool of empowerment for cancer patients

It was a chance meeting in a coffee shop that first brought Ken Connell and David Wilson together. K


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

4 Oct

The Value Of Pathology

Pathology saves healthcare dollars too by aiding in early diagnosis, prevention and effective treatment.
4 Oct

Learn About Your Tests

Read about your pathology tests using the plain-English easy to navigate Lab Tests Online database.
4 Oct

Pathology Saves Lives

More than 40 healthcare charities and organizations have pledged their support for Australian pathology.

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