Mater Pathology

About us


Who we are

Mater Pathology is the only not-for-profit private pathology laboratory in Brisbane. We are also 100% Australian owned and operated. All of our profits are reinvested into advancing treatment options and improving care and outcomes for patients through health, education and research.

In 2016, Mater Pathology opened its newly refurbished, state of the art laboratory at South Brisbane.

Where we come from

Mater Pathology was established over 95 years ago to provide exceptional service and facilitate holistic health care. For over 95 years, Mater Pathology has provided comprehensive, complex, high quality testing for the Brisbane community. Initially established and supervised by the Sisters of Mercy, Mater Pathology has grown into a multi-faceted and technologically advanced laboratory.

What we do differently

As Mater Pathology is a part of Mater Health and services the vast network of Mater Health's tertiary level hospitals, Mater Pathology has sought-after experience in highly complex pathology.

This has led to Mater Pathology cultivating and attracting experienced Pathologists that are readily available for consultation and advice.

Where we are located

Mater Pathology has over 20 collection centres located throughout Brisbane and its surrounding communities. 

Additionally, a 24 hour collection service is available for outpatients through Mater Hospital Brisbane Adult Emergency and Mater Private Emergency Care Centre. After 5pm, patients can visit either of these locations and a phlebotomist will be contacted. We also have laboratories located in Mater Hospital Brisbane, Mater Private Hospital Springfield and Holy Spirit Northside Hospital.