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 Nov

Jason Clare MP meets the pathologist who diagnosed his melanoma

Federal parliamentarian for the NSW seat of Blaxland, Hon Jason Clare MP, has visited a pathology la
28 Nov

Getting blood samples from A to B is quicker with PatNav

Pathology couriers are non-medical transport drivers who collect and distribute pathology specimens
22 Nov

The ‘Agartists’ of microbiology – winning awards with pictures on plates

The winners have been announced of the 5th annual agar art contest run by the American Society for M
13 Nov

Why pathology is a vital medical service – in sixty seconds

Pathology Awareness Australia aims to inform the public and politicians about the value of pathology

ABOUT US

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Pathology is the engine room of healthcare. Without it, the high standard of Australian medicine would be impossible.

4 Oct

The Value Of Pathology

Pathology saves healthcare dollars too by aiding in early diagnosis, prevention and effective treatment.
4 Oct

Learn About Your Tests

Read about your pathology tests using the plain-English easy to navigate Lab Tests Online database.
4 Oct

Pathology Saves Lives

More than 40 healthcare charities and organizations have pledged their support for Australian pathology.

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