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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24 Feb

How pathology solved the puzzle of 12-year-old Jay’s pain

In September 2016 Ellen Francavilla’s grandson had been sick for around 2 months. Twelve-year-old
24 Feb

A benefit and a burden; the diabetes technology dilemma

Advances in pathology technology provide more data faster, but is there such a thing as too much inf
24 Feb

Trials and tribulations; pathology’s role in clinical trials

The term ‘clinical trial’ is laden with the hope of wonder treatments and medical breakthroughs
24 Feb

Digital pathology: enabling accurate diagnosis at a distance

We often talk about how pathology has changed over the years but there are also changes happening in

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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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Pathology Saves Lives

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

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