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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18 Sep

Australian healthcare organisations team up to say when it comes to healthcare, “Don’t Wait Mate”

Pathology Awareness Australia has joined with more than 30 healthcare organisations to encourage Australians to look after their non-COVID-19 health needs durin
13 Aug

Dr Harry Nespolon: a passionate leader and advocate for general practitioners and the health of Australians

The former President of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Dr Harry Nespolon, passed away at the end of July. Despite his 9-month battle wit
13 Aug

Broadening gene testing could prevent thousands of cancer cases

Data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare estimates breast cancer to be the most commonly diagnosed cancer this year, with 19,974 cases of breast
13 Aug

Check out these webinars and join the conversation on healthcare during COVID-19

Pathology Awareness Australia is a founding member of the Continuity of Care Collaboration, spreading the message to Australians not to skip vital pathology tes

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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