Pathology involves using medical laboratory tests to help diagnose disease. Find out about pathology in Australia, who can provide pathology services and what we’re doing about pathology accreditation and compliance.

Learn about pathology

Learn about pathology tests, costs, who can provide pathology services and the laws and regulations that apply.

What we're doing about pathology

We develop policy and hold regulatory responsibilities for pathology in Australia. Learn about our work in this area.

Quality Use of Pathology Program

This program funds projects that improve the management, delivery or use of Medicare pathology services.

Pathology accreditation

Learn about accreditation processes for pathology laboratories in Australia.


Processing of self-collection samples

Important information for healthcare providers and pathology laboratories regarding changes to the Cervical Screening Test from 1 July 2022.

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