Pathology

Pathology is a medical specialty that focuses on determining the cause and nature of diseases and is integral to the health of all Australians.

In fact, 70% of all medical decisions and 100% of cancer diagnoses rely on a pathology test. Healius’ mission in pathology is to deliver accurate and timely diagnostic services Australia-wide.

Healius’ Pathology division, is one of Australia’s leading providers of private medical laboratory and pathology services.

Healius Pathology operates ~100 medical laboratories and ~2,000 patient collection centres across metropolitan, regional and remote Australia. Each year, it provides one in every three pathology services in Australia, extending from exclusively servicing some of Australia’s largest and most complex private and public hospitals to small and remote Australian Aboriginal communities.

Healius Pathology employs around 280 specialist pathologists and over 7,600 dedicated scientists, laboratory technicians, phlebotomists and team members. Healius Pathology offers its medical laboratory and pathology services through a variety of different geographically-based and specialty brands including:

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Founded in the 1920s, QML Pathology is the market leader in Queensland operating ~20 laboratories throughout regional and metropolitan Queensland and more than 500 collection centres across QLD and northern NSW.

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Laverty Pathology can trace its origins all the way back to Dr Eva Shipton, one of Australia’s first female pathologists, who opened her clinic in Macquarie St, Sydney in 1928. Today Laverty Pathology is one of Australia’s largest practices ~30 laboratories and ~700 collection centres servicing metropolitan Sydney, the ACT, and regional NSW.

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A premier medical laboratory and pathology provider in Victoria, Dorevitch Pathology maintains ~30 laboratories and ~600 collection centres across the state. In addition, the practice services many of Victoria’s largest public and private hospitals.

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Western Diagnostic Pathology provides specialist expertise to many indigenous communities extending from the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara lands to Arnhem land in Northern Australia and Albany in the south. These practices also service Perth’s largest public and private hospitals as well as practitioners throughout the state.

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Genomic Diagnostics was the first national genomic testing service to be established in Australia. It was created to provide consistent clinical oversight, quality, and access to expertise across the country.

Our medical and scientific team includes some of the most experienced geneticists in the country who have leadership roles in peak professional bodies. We focus on responsible implementation of cutting edge technological innovations, continuously improving our test offerings to bring you new and clinically relevant genetic tests which improve patient outcomes.

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We also have a number of highly specialised practices dedicated to niche human and veterinary pathology: