When determining the treatment for your illness, your doctor will often require information regarding changes in your body tissue, blood or other body fluids to diagnose and provide you with the best medical care. The process of examining these specimens is called pathology.
Aware that pathology testing can be a daunting experience for many people; this website is designed to make the process as simple as possible with a search function to locate Collection Centres in your region, instructions for test preparation and the capability to pay your account online.
What is Pathology
Pathology is the medical specialty concerned with the study of the nature and causes of diseases. It underpins every aspect of medicine, from diagnostic testing and monitoring of chronic diseases to cutting-edge genetic technologies. Pathology testing of patient samples is integral to the diagnosis of every cancer and is central to over 70% of all decisions made in health care.
Pathologists are specialist medical practitioners who study the cause of disease and the ways in which diseases affect our bodies by examining changes in tissue, blood and other body fluids. The doctors you see in a surgery or at a clinic all depend on the knowledge, diagnostic skills and advice of pathologists. Pathologists, scientists, blood collectors and support staff work as part of a medical laboratory team. They work together to collect your specimen, transport your specimen to the medical laboratory, perform testing and interpretation, and report back the medical findings and test results to your doctor to assist with your medical care.
What type of Pathology testing does Medlab Pathology perform?
Established in 2001 Medlab Pathology has become one of Australia’s largest, privately owned independent pathology practices. Medlab has been providing a comprehensive range of pathology services to General Practitioners, Specialists, Medical Centres and Nursing Homes in the Sydney, Wollongong, Newcastle and now Sunshine Coast regions.
Our medical laboratory testing services include:
Blood Pressure monitors
Various DNA tests
All general pathology & Histology testing