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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Are you at risk of bowel cancer? Signs, symptoms and who should get tested

Bowel cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia and the second leading cause of cancer-related death. The awareness campaign for Bowel Can
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Cervical cancer screening low in young women, risking rise in preventable cancers

Pathology Awareness Australia is urging Australians to catch up on cervical screening tests as national data shows screening participation is low, particularly
25 May

Pathologists concerned underreporting of positive RATs will skew public health data

Since the use of Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) became widespread in Australia, the public’s responsibility over reporting positive COVID-19 RATs is concerning pa
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What is telepathology?

How does telepathology work? Telepathology is the term given to practising pathology from a distance, and involves the electronic transfer of digital pathology

35,000

Australians working in pathology

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Percent of medical decisions rely on pathology

500

Million tests in Australia every year

35,000

Australians working in pathology

70

Percent of medical decisions rely on pathology

500

Million tests in Australia every year