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What is Pathology?

Pathology is a largely invisible part of healthcare, but every time you go for a blood test, you are accessing one of the critical services that manage your health. Pathology looks at the causes and processes of disease, by measuring changes in body tissues, blood and other body fluids.

Pathology informs 70% of all medical decisons your doctor makes, and diagnoses 100% of all cancers.

Who are Pathologists?

Pathologists are specialist doctors.They carry out tests on blood and tissues at the request of a doctor or surgeon. These samples are  examined to help diagnose an illness, or monitor treatments.

Pathologists provide the results to your doctor, and so they play a vital role in providing patient care.

We often get questions about blood tests, fasting and bookings. Click below for details.

Patient FAQs

You can find out more about the importance of pathology testing at the Pathology Australia website.