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View the latest news and updates about Mater Pathology services.

Mater Pathology continues its comprehensive Cervical Screening service for the Brisbane community

Mater Pathology is collaborating with other not-for-profit pathology providers to continue to offer practitioners and patients choice in comprehensive...

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Changes to operating hours - Christmas 2017

Mater Pathology's Collection Centre hours of operation during the Christmas and New Year holiday season


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percept™ NIPT now tests for all 24 chromosomes

Mater Pathology and Victoria Clinical Genetics Services Non-Invasive Prenatal Test (NIPT), percept™Read more

Hope Island Collection Centre Now Open Extended Hours On Weekends

We are proud to announce our Collection Centre located at Hope Island has extended its hours of operation on Saturdays and Sundays.

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ThinPrep Cervical Screening is now Medicare Rebatable at Mater Pathology

As of May 1st, 2017, Mater Pathology will bulk bill all Cervical Screening requests including ThinPrep™. This means patients...

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Routine confirmation of platelet counts at Mater Pathology

At Mater Pathology, platelet counts less than 50x10^9/L will now routinely be confirmed by the PLT...

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Mater Pathology proudly sponsors the Queensland Medical Orchestra in 2017

Mater Pathology is proud to once again sponsor the Queensland Medical Orchestra in 2017. The Queensland Medical Orchestra is a unique and diverse...

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Introducing ANCA and anti-GBM testing by Mater Pathology

From 1 December 2016, Mater Pathology Immunbology Department will begin performing ANCA (anti-neurtrophil cytoplasmic antibody) immunolfluorescence and...

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Portable, flexible and accessible on the go

Mater Pathology’s online resources are fully accessible and compatible with your mobile device, allowing you to...

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Iron Deficiency Anaemia Pathways

The underlying causes of iron deficiency can be many and varied, but should always be investigated. It is useful to distinguish between the different...

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Mater Pathology Warfarin Monitoring Program Fees

Changes to Mater Pathology Warfarin Monitoring Program Fees from 1 July 2016.

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Announcing a new collection centre at Windsor

Mater Pathology is pleased to announce a new collection centre, open from Monday 20 June 2016 in Windsor.

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Laboratory Investigation of an Inherited Bleeding Tendency

The laboratory investigation of a possible bleeding tendency should be guided by a comprehensive review of the patient's bleeding (and medical...

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Can Paediatric Cytogenetic Microarray testing be requested by general practitioners?

Whilst in some complex cases the involvement of a Paediatrician or Neurologist may be necessary, paediatric neurodevelopmental testing can also be...

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Christmas Holiday opening hours 2015

Please note changes to the opening hours of our collection centres during the Christmas and New Year period.<...

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Changes to Molecular Microbiology PCR testing at Mater Pathology

Mater Pathology is transitioning to a new testing platform for molecular microbiology PCR testing of Read more

Collection centre at Bulimba now open longer hours

Mater Pathology's collection centre at Bulimba is now open lonoger hours.


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New pathology collection centres

Mater Pathology has expanded our collection centre network, with new collection centres now open in...

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Paediatric Microarray and Neurodevelopmental Genetic Testing

Specialist paediatric neurodevelopmental genetic testing can be instrumental in the diagnosis of patients with unexplained intellectual disability...

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Annerley Collection Centre extends open hours

Mater Pathology have extended the operating hours in our Annerley pathology collection centre for better patient convenience and access.

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New STI PCR panel available at Mater Pathology

Mater Pathology now offers Trichomonas vaginalis in a new PCR panel for sexually transmitted infections (STIs).


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New Anatomical Pathologist joins Mater Pathology - Dr Cameron Snell

Mater Pathology welcomes Anatomical Pathologist Dr Cameron Snell to our team of expert Read more

Medicare changes to Vitamin D billing

In November 2014, Medicare introduced changes to the Medicare Billing Schedule for Vitamin D testing, restricting funding for Vitamin D measurement to...

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Mater Pathology Christmas trading hours

Please note there will be changes to opening hours for most Mater Pathology collection centres during the Christmas and New Year period.

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Changes to Viral Swabs - December 2014

Effective December 2014, Mater Pathology will change to using and supplying the bioMérieux Σ-virocult swab...

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G20 Public Holiday collection centre closures

The following collection centres will be CLOSED for the G20 Public Holiday, Friday 14 November 2014, returning to routine operating hours on Saturday...

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Mater Pathology celebrates International Pathology Day today

Following on from last year’s inaugural International Pathology Day (IPD), Mater Pathology has joined with the Royal College of Pathologists of...

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Research named as one of Australia’s 10 best

Research led by Mater Pathology’s Dr John Duley has been named as one of Australia’s 10 best research projects of 2013.

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Mater Pathology expands in Brisbane’s west

Mater Pathology has expanded its collection centre network with the addition of a centre located at Kenmore.

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Mater Pathology introduces new test panel for atypical pneumonia

Mater Pathology is the only laboratory in Queensland to offer a new test panel for Atypical Pneumonia, a condition whereby the pneumonia is caused by...

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Mater Pathology expands to Logan Central, Springwood and Hope Island

Mater Pathology has expanded its collection centre network with the addition of two centres located at Logan Central and a centre at Hope Island, along...

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Mater Pathology acquires Northside Pathology

Mater Pathology has taken over the management of Northside Pathology and will provide a pathology laboratory testing and collection service for northside...

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Welcome to Mater Pathology’s new website

Mater Pathology is pleased to announce the launch of its new website—a refreshed and revitalised site designed specifically with the user in mind...

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Christmas Holiday Opening Hours

Please note all Mater Pathology collection centres will be closed from Sunday 25 December through to Tuesday 27 December 2011 (inclusive) and Monday 2...

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Mater Pathology Capalaba Opens

Mater Pathology has expanded its list of collections centres with its most recent collection centre opening at Capalaba.

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Mater Pathology Capalaba relocates to Alexandra Hills

Mater Pathology has relocated its Capalaba collection centre to Alexandra Hills.

Mater Pathology is dedicated to providing the local community...

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Herpes Simplex Virus testing now performed by Mater Pathology

Herpes Simplex Virus 1 (HSV 1), Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (HSV 2) and Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) are all members of the Herpesviridae family.

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Mater Pathology announce innovative molecular microbiology testing

Mater Pathology’s Microbiology division is now performing respiratory virus polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and Bordetella pertussis PCR...

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Expansion of Mater Pathology district supervisor team

The team at Mater Pathology has recently expanded with the addition of two new district supervisors joining its team. This will significantly improve...

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Updated operating hours for our collection centre network

Mater Pathology has introduced changes to the operating hours of its collection centre network.

Some of these changes include the introduction of...

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Improved polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing for Gonococcus and Chlamydia

Mater Pathology has introduced an exciting new technological upgrade in testing for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea PCR—the Viper XTR™.

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Mater Pathology adds to its network

A further three community collection centres have been added to Mater Pathology’s rapidly expanding network.

The new centres—two of...

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