What is Pathology?

Pathology is a medical specialty that focuses on determining the cause and nature of diseases. By analysing and testing body tissue and fluids, pathology enables medical professionals to diagnose and treat patients correctly.

70% of medical decisions rely on Pathology

Pathology has a central role in all stages of life, from unborn children through to the elderly. It is vital for the detection and treatment of most medical conditions, from cancer, diabetes and heart disease, to infections, allergies and infertility. Without pathology, the high standard of Australian medicine would be impossible. Medicine is pathology.

Pathology in Australia combines sophisticated technology with highly skilled, caring staff to give patients, families, carers, medical staff and governments the best service possible. It is likely that pathology has improved a medical outcome for you or a loved one.  Pathology services are an essential part of almost all aspects of a patient’s healthcare.

Unfortunately, Pathology can be undervalued as a profession with reduced funding and little visibility for this life saving essential service.  Australian Pathology is the best in the world – let’s keep it that way.  Please visit knowpathology.com.au to pledge your support.



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