21 Aug

The 50 year old blood test still saving lives

Many people may not be aware that every Australian’s first encounter with pathology takes place within the first few hours of life. Babies born in Australia are tested using a ‘heel prick’ te
21 Aug

How pathology keeps our blood supply pumping

No one wants to be in a situation where they need a blood transfusion but unfortunately many people need donated blood in Australia every day. A person may need donated blood for several reasons. T
23 Jul

Collectors move the needle for a health-savvy Australia

Patients across Australia will soon be receiving more than a ‘sharp scratch’ and a band aid when they visit pathology collection centres. Starting in late July, pathology collectors across Aust
23 Jul

How pathology could help crack the peanut problem

Pathology testing to diagnose food allergies and monitor the effectiveness of a potential new treatment could transform the experience of food allergy sufferers and dramatically reduce risk for patien
16 Jul

Cervical screening changes in depth: what, why and how

The federal budget announced changes to the government’s national cervical screening program, so what are the changes and what do they mean for patients? The test All Pap tests are currently p
24 Jun

Get on this list to be a lifesaver

People aged between 18 and 45 are being urged to sign up to save a life by joining the Australian Bone Marrow Donor Registry (ABMDR). The ABMDR helps people who need bone marrow and stem cell trans
24 Jun

Men’s health: much more than ‘man flu’

Men are often portrayed as likely to complain about a cold (or ‘man flu’) but otherwise reluctant to visit the GP for a check-up or to seek help regarding health concerns, and this may be part of
18 Feb

How testing technology is protecting pregnancies

Expectant mothers undergo a number of pathology tests to find out about the health of their babies. Non Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) is a highly accurate way to look for abnormalities in a baby’
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