WHAT IS PATHOLOGY?

Icon Heading

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.

Details

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.

Details

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.

Details

35,000

Australians working in pathology

70

Percent of medical decisions rely on pathology

500

Million tests in Australia every year

LATEST NEWS

Icon Heading
18 Dec

Webinar looks to the ‘Future of Healthcare’

The final CCC webinar of 2020 was all about the Future of Healthcare, featuring CEO of Pathology Tec
18 Dec

New measles surveillance data warns of a possible Australian outbreak

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) cases of measles have continued to climb across the
18 Dec

THANK YOU to everyone working in pathology this year

Pathology has achieved so much this year. Being able to create and validate a test for a totally new
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

ABOUT US

Icon Heading

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.

Get involved

Icon Heading

Follow us

For the most up to date pathology developments from around the world, news from our healthcare partners and a healthy dose of weird facts and funny stories.

Details

Share a story

Got a story of how pathology has helped you? Or an example of something amazing happening in a pathology lab somewhere in Australia? We want to hear from you!

Details

Stay informed

Sign up to receive our monthly newsletter filled with the latest pathology news and medical breakthroughs as well as real-life stories from Australian patients and pathology professionals.

Details