About our services
Clinical pathology services
Our clinical pathology services are a crucial part of healthcare teams in our public hospitals and the community. We use advanced science and technology to test pathology samples – blood, urine, DNA, etc – to help healthcare teams prevent, detect and monitor health conditions.
Forensic & Analytical Science Service (FASS)
Our Forensic medicine teams provide coronial autopsies and care for families after the unexpected or unexplained death of a loved one. Forensic science teams provide the timely, expert analysis of evidence and illicit substances for NSW Police and other investigators. Environmental Microbiology & Toxicology teams provide water testing for local councils, public health units, NSW Roads and Maritime, and e-cigarette testing for NSW Health.
Services for Healthcare Professionals
NSW Health Pathology offers a range of services beyond our clinical diagnostic services to support health professionals in caring for people at all stages of life, right across the state.
Five statewide services
We’re proud to operate the NSW Health Statewide Biobank which enables world-class health and medical research.
Public Health Pathology is our newest statewide service, dedicated to protecting the health of our communities. It investigates the outbreak of notifiable and emerging diseases, supports emergency preparedness, and more.
Point of Care Testing
We operate the world’s largest accredited and managed point of care technology (PoCT) service, with more than 600 mobile pathology devices delivering instant results from body fluid specimens for patients and clinicians in 180 NSW hospitals.
NSW Health Pathology Genomics pools our expertise into a coordinated diagnostics and care service for patients. Our pathologists and scientists develop faster, more efficient tests for an ever-expanding range of genes linked to hereditary conditions including cancer, heart disease, developmental delay in children, and more.
The NSW Perinatal Postmortem Service supports NSW families affected by the death of a child shortly before or after birth. Expert non-coronial perinatal postmortem services and a range of ancillary tests performed by credentialed perinatal pathologists are available at Westmead, Randwick and Newcastle.