What is Pathology?

Pathology is the term used to describe the study of the nature and causes of diseases. Pathology plays a vital part in identifying what is causing a person medical issues in their life. Diseases cause changes in our bodies and pathology testing allows our specialist doctors, or pathologists, to identify how a disease might develop, what caused it, how it can be treated and what is the impact to the patient.

Your doctor uses the answers to these questions and the advice from our pathologists to provide you with the right care and support to try to overcome a disease.

SydPath Pathology Departments

Our pathology services can be divided into different categories including Anatomical pathology, Cancer genetics, Chemical pathology, Clinical pharmacology and toxicology, Haematology, Immunopathology and Microbiology. For more information on each of our departments and to meet our Pathologists, please use the links below.

Anatomical Pathology

Cancer Genetics

Chemical Pathology

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology

Haematology

Immunopathology

Microbiology