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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28 Jul

An open letter to Victorians signed by 26 health groups

Dear Victorians, Healthcare does not stop for lockdown, we are here to keep you well Healthc
12 Jun

Survey shows Australians delayed GP appointments and pathology tests, but patients starting to return

A survey of more than 700 people shows many Australians have delayed or avoided healthcare appointme
25 May

An open letter to Australians – from 23 health organisations

Dear Australia, Let’s work together to put your health first COVID-19 caught us by surprise, t
8 May

Thank you pathology, from NT’s primary school children

These pictures were drawn by children from Nightcliff Primary School in the Northern Territory to th

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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