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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10 Oct

New study supports the case for CA-125 biomarker test in ovarian cancer diagnosis

Research into improving outcomes for ovarian cancer patients is ongoing but a new study out of the
28 Sep

CARAlert nothing to do with cars, everything to do with pathology

  What is CARAlert and why do we need it? CARAlert stands for Critical Antimicrobial Resi
27 Sep

Speedy cross-matching saves three lives in one afternoon

For Geelong-based Australian Clinical Labs medical scientist, Catherine Secen-Bowlen, preparation is
27 Sep

PSA testing – from confusion to consensus

Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) testing has long been the subject of much debate among the medical f

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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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