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Know Pathology Know Healthcare

Know Pathology Know Healthcare is a not-for-profit initiative to increase understanding and recognition of the vital role that pathology services play in healthcare. The website is a key output of Pathology Awareness Australia Limited (PAA) a not-for-profit group representing approximately 95% of the Australian pathology landscape.

Australians have access to one of the highest quality pathology services in the world. Countless medical conditions are prevented, diagnosed and managed using pathology. An estimated 70% of medical decisions rely on pathology results, and 100% of cancers are diagnosed by pathology tests.

PAA is not a service provider and the Know Pathology Know Healthcare website does not contain results. All queries about personal tests should be directed to your treating medical doctor or your pathology provider.

Vision and mission

The purpose of the Know Pathology Know Healthcare website is to help Australians to improve their own health literacy and to inform them about what pathology is and the important role it plays in their healthcare.

How Know pathology Know Healthcare can help

Know Pathology Know Healthcare explains the value of pathology through personal stories of how test results can save lives or give someone a second chance. Content on the site also highlight changes in testing, new breakthroughs and technological advances. There are also explainer articles which break down how tests are done and what is involved in each of the roles undertaken by pathology staff such as pathologists, medical scientists, pathology collectors and couriers.

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Last reviewed: June 2020

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Cervical screening changes 2021: what they mean for patients | Know Pathology Know Healthcare

Changes to the cervical screening guidelines came in on 1 February 2021, find out if you are affected and how

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How pathology helps IVF parents get pregnant | Know Pathology Know Healthcare

For IVF parents, pathology testing is vital from fertility tests before conception to ensuring a healthy pregnancy

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“Kids are doing better and we’re saving lives”: how Australia has led the world in newborn screening | Know Pathology Know Healthcare

“Kids are doing better and we’re saving lives”: how Australia has led the world in newborn screening Nov 15, 2016 0 Comment Post By:Annette Stenhouse More than half the babies born in the world today still receive no screening

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A guide to blood tests in pregnancy | Know Pathology Know Healthcare

The following guide outlines the different pathology tests available throughout each trimester, and the purpose of your prenatal blood tests.

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Your questions answered on cervical screening tests | Know Pathology Know Healthcare

A cytologist answers questions about cervical cancer screening and why you should get up to date

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New data shows one third of SA women do not get enough Vitamin D in pregnancy | Know Pathology Know Healthcare

New data shows one third of SA women do not get enough Vitamin D in pregnancy Oct 30, 2019 0 Comment Post By:Philippa Bosquet With so many things to think about during pregnancy, it can be difficult for expectant mothers to keep up, particularly with the latest advice on how to stay healthy

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The challenges and benefits of antenatal tests for aboriginal mothers | Know Pathology Know Healthcare

For many pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women poor health and social disadvantage contribute to poorer perinatal outcomes than those of non-Indigenous women.

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What happens if your cervical screening test is positive? | Know Pathology Know Healthcare

Find out how cervical screening tests are performed and what happens when a cervical screening test is positive for HPV

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Cervical screening: what health professionals wish you knew | Know Pathology Know Healthcare

The people who perform your tests told us their messages to women about cervical screening, cancer and why vaccinated and young women still need the test

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