If you’ve ever had a blood test, swab or biopsy, you’ve received services from a pathologist. Pathology teams work behind-the-scenes to collect, analyse and process Australians’ medical tests and diagnose disease. It also plays an essential part in screening and disease prevention programs that promote the overall health and wellbeing of our community.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, over 235,000 of us have missed our screening tests for breast and prostate cancer, and over 100,000 Australians skipped their diabetes tests. When caught early, these diseases can be treated and managed effectively. However, when left too long, they can be fatal.
As we emerge from the pandemic, it is important you speak to your doctor and ensure you’re up to date on all screening tests. Use the links below to learn more about the different types of testing available.
Now that restrictions are easing and borders are open, it’s vital that we continue to take care of ourselves and each other. So don’t delay. Contact your doctor and let’s get tested.
To find out more about pathology, visit our website.
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Your Message to a Pathologist
This year more than ever, private pathology played a vital role in nearly every Australian’s life. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the pathology sector worked around-the-clock to test, analyse and report Australians’ COVID results. Private pathology opened additional testing sites when outbreaks occurred, helping keep communities safe and giving people a peace of mind.
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