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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17 Jan

Blood transfusions save lives but are they anti-aging?

It seems like there's a new health fad hitting the headlines every other week these days but this o
16 Jan

Beautiful glass sculptures reveal the delicate nature of viruses

Many people are familiar with the stunning colour-saturated close up images of viruses and bacteria
13 Jan

Is Angus the cutest addition to the war on superbugs?

Angus the English springer spaniel is providing an unusually adorable way to detect superbugs in a V
12 Jan

How people power plus paper makes a 20-cent centrifuge

A centrifuge is a highly important tool in pathology laboratories. The instrument spins samples very

ABOUT US

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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.
4 Oct

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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