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.

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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.

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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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29 Jun

Vale Dr Peter Harman

The Australian pathology profession has lost a passionate and determined advocate with the passing o
29 Jun

“Early screening saved me” – and now Jaybee educates others on the risks of diabetes

NSW resident, Jaybee Serrano celebrated his 34th birthday talking about diabetes screening at Austra
29 Jun

Politicians roll up their sleeves in Canberra as Diabetes Australia calls for wider blood testing to arrest Australian diabetes epidemic

Usually when politicians roll up their sleeves in Canberra it involves some form of parliamentary fi
29 Jun

Pathology and kidney disease: from diagnosis to exciting research on transplants

Kidney conditions can manifest themselves with a variety of symptoms, such as general tiredness or t

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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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