31 May

How pathology is helping to ensure travellers to Bali aren’t left with an unwanted souvenir

Indonesia is the second most common destination for Australian holidaymakers. It is not uncommon for travellers to Indonesia to feel sick on their return home and this can be put down to a variety of
29 Apr

How watching an AFL match prompted one man to get the test that saved his life

Graeme Woolridge is alive today thanks to pathology. A routine blood test at his GP in 2009 triggered a cascade of investigations that identified an aggressive form of prostate cancer at age 47. Gr
3 Apr

California, Hong Kong or Brisbane; where are you headed this flu season?

Influenza strains are named after some exotic destinations but where do these names come from and what role does pathology play in fighting the flu? According to figures from the Influenza Specialist
1 Apr

Report reveals 8 million Australians to enter high risk zone for bowel cancer by 2026

Pathology testing the key to beating Australia’s 2nd biggest cancer killer. A recent report commissioned by Bowel Cancer Australia has highlighted the risk of developing bowel cancer. The repo
1 Apr

What the 6 most common pathology tests reveal about your health

Over 500 million pathology tests were ordered for Australians in the last 12 months, covering a vast array of diseases and conditions from cholesterol checks to cancer diagnoses. But what are some of
3 Mar

Obama launches ‘Take Your Child to the Lab’ Week

Article by Darlene Superville, taken from http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/obama-launches-child-lab-week-37256713 Photo credit: http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2012/05/obama-better-babys
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
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