PATHOLOGY IN AUSTRALIA

Pathology is a medical specialty that determines the cause and nature of diseases by examining and testing body tissues and bodily fluids. There are many different areas of pathology, what answers are you looking for today?

What is pathology and how does it affect my health?

Pathology is the medical specialty that determines the cause and nature of diseases. Pathology results help your doctor make a diagnosis, rule out possible diseases, monitor the effectiveness of treatment or even guide a surgical procedure.

EARLY PATHOLOGY DETECTION SAVES 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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YOUR PATHOLOGY JOURNEY STARTS 48 HOURS FROM BIRTH

Every Australian receives their first pathology test just days after they're born. Testing babies so early is essential so doctors know as soon as possible if a baby is in need of extra care.

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PATHOLOGY PROVIDES ANSWERS

1 in 2 Australian's had a Pathology test last year. Results from pathology tests, including blood tests and biopsies, give doctors critical information to correctly diagnose and treat their patients.

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Pathology testing is vital for chronic diseases

From diagnosis to management and monitoring treatment, pathology tests give GPs, specialists and allied health professionals the answers they need to help treat you.

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LATEST NEWS

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12 Mar

A passionate advocate for genetic pathology, vale Dr Melody Caramins

As an ambassador for Pathology Awareness Australia, Dr Melody Caramins was an excellent communicator and had the expert ability to patiently explain complex sci
12 Mar

ABC radio takes a look and a listen inside a pathology lab

It’s not often that we get to meet the voices we hear on the radio, but it’s also pretty rare to meet a pathologist or the medical scientist responsible for
25 Feb

The 6 steps to your COVID-19 test

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4 Feb

Pathology testing key to tracing more infectious strains of COVID-19

A number of new concerning variants of the COVID-19 virus have begun to appear across the globe. The B.1.1.7 strain, commonly referred to as the UK strain of th

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Australians working in pathology

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Percent of medical decisions rely on pathology

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Million tests in Australia every year