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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17 Oct

New blood test could spare cancer patients chemotherapy

A newly developed blood test could alter the way cancer is treated and potentially help patients avo
25 Sep

Thyroid disease: an historic problem that won’t go away

There’s something a little bit different about Tasmania. Not just the landscape but the people as
25 Sep

Research into testing techniques could put allergy anxieties to bed

“Are you allergic to anything?” It’s a question asked in many settings, and perhaps most impor
25 Sep

Politicians receive prostate tests at parliament house

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness month, and to underscore its importance, Pathology Awareness

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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