26 Feb

From Melbourne to Mackay; taking parliamentarians inside the labs that save lives

Since the Know Pathology Know Healthcare initiative began we have been inviting parliamentarians to see inside the engine room of healthcare and to learn how pathology helps the Australians they repre
14 Feb

Mouldy what? This funny-sounding instrument has cut some pathology turnaround times from days to minutes

Microbiology is an area of pathology that looks at microorganisms such as bacteria. Bacteria can cause well known infections including golden staph and MRSA, but few people outside the lab know of the
18 Dec

‘In-gene-ious’ – the future of pathology is in our DNA

The area of genetics has hit the headlines recently with much excitement and debate around the potential for gene editing to do a variety of things from wiping out malaria and curing cancer to making
17 Dec

Adam Bandt MP and award-winning actor witness pathology up close

Filmmaker Damon Gameau nearly developed permanent health damage in his search for hidden sugars during the making of award winning documentary That Sugar Film. Last week he returned to the pathology
18 Nov

The quiet achiever: why we couldn’t do without the full blood examination

In October GPs told us they “couldn’t do without” pathology and the Full Blood Examination (FBE) is one of the most commonly requested blood tests. The FBE provides a window into the overall
16 Nov

Analyse this: so what exactly goes into diagnosing coeliac disease?

A lab worker loads spun blood tubes onto a machine for processing and testing Many people with coeliac disease know that getting a confirmed diagnosis can be a long process, so how exactly is this
11 Nov

It’s getting hot in here….

Neisseria gonorrhoaea bacteria - responsible for gonorrhoea infections With an El Nino event forecast for summer 2015, it seems Australian pathology staff will be kept on their toes ensuring STIs a
23 Oct

“Pathology is vital when you’re battling cancer”

It is an impressive statistic that pathology is used to diagnose 100% of cancers, but this is not the end of pathology’s involvement in helping people with cancer. October is Breast Cancer Awaren
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