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Senator’s visit

08 May 2017

Pathology – healthcare’s engine room

Most people have never seen inside a pathology laboratory but earlier this week South Australia Senator Stirling Griff took the time to visit the main SA Pathology laboratories in Adelaide to see why it is the engine room of healthcare.

SA Pathology analyses blood, body fluids and tissue specimens from thousands of patients a day to investigate, monitor and treat disease. It also plays a central role in public health, monitoring infectious and food borne diseases. The visit was a part of the Know Pathology Know Healthcare initiative to raise awareness of pathology, the hidden medical discipline. Visit www.knowpathology.com.au to learn more about the value of pathology to modern health care.

Senator Griff saw firsthand why pathology is integral to healthcare, providing doctors with the answers they need to effectively diagnose and manage countless medical conditions. 70% of medical treatment decisions rely on pathology results, and hospital and doctors alike depend on fast, accurate results from SA Pathology’s state-wide network of laboratories.