Blood and pathology tests leave many people squeamish, but they’re an important part of detecting, diagnosing and treating disease. In fact, if you’re sick, many decisions about your care will come down to the results of your blood and pathology tests.
Pathology means the study of disease and its causes and progression. Pathology tests cover blood tests, and tests on urine, stools (faeces) and bodily tissues.
A pathologist interprets the results of blood and pathology tests and looks for abnormalities that may point to disease, such as cancerand other chronic illnesses, or health risks, such as pre-diabetes.
Yarragon Medical Centre has in house blood collections. Australian Clinical Labs are available Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings 8.30am-11.15am for all your testing needs.