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 Nov

What pathology professionals want you to know about cervical screening

We asked some of the people who perform your cervical screening tests inside a pathology laboratory to tell us their messages about cervical screening. In this
18 Nov

What happens to your cervical screening test?

Pathology Awareness Australia took Sydney-sider Denise inside a pathology laboratory to find out about the cervical screening test process and what happens if y
10 Nov

Your chance to ask the experts on cervical cancer this International Pathology Day

To celebrate International Pathology Day on Wednesday 11th November 2020, Pathology Awareness Australia will hold a Q&A session on Facebook Live at 12.30pm
10 Nov

The face behind the mask – meet the patient

Rachael is a journalist from Brisbane. She shared her story with us about overcoming barriers to healthcare during lockdown. How has healthcare been differen

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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