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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27 Jul

A race against the clock for infection detectives in Queensland

Gold Coast Health Microbiologist, Dr Sam Maloney was about to go away on 2 weeks’ leave when an un
27 Jul

Mother’s kidney is the winning match for tennis champion, Linda

At the age of 37, Linda Petrovski was as fit as a fiddle. An accomplished exercise professional and
27 Jul

An ethical trendsetter: Dr Nikolajs Zeps wins NHMRC Ethics Award

Pathology Awareness Australia ambassador, Dr Nikolajs Zeps has been honoured with a National Health
27 Jul

From the lab to the delivery room: speedy tests saved Kate and her babies’ lives

It all started with a bad case of heartburn. Kate Kathigitis was 24 weeks pregnant and suffering fro

ABOUT US

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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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