Diagnostic Pathology


SydPath’s Department of Tissue Pathology and Cancer Genetics (comprising Anatomical Pathology, Cytopathology and Molecular Tissue Genetics) offers sub-speciality diagnostic expertise across the full range of adult histopathology and cytopathology testing and bring tertiary-level expertise to cases referred by clinicians both on and off the St Vincent’s campus. We provide a comprehensive immunohistochemistry service and offer an increasing range of molecular assays on pathology tissue specimens.

Pathologists are available for clinical consultations with specialists and general practitioners to assist with interpretation of pathology reports and in planning optimum treatment.

To contact the Tissue Pathology Department (including booking of Frozen Sections and Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsies by pathologist) phone (02) 8382 9217



SydPath’s Biochemistry Department performs a wide variety of testing ranging from the fully automated analysis, high throughput analysis to specialised “one off” testing.

Routine tests are usually completed and available within 2 hours of receiving the sample.

Our areas of expertise include autoimmune serology, endocine testing, therapeutic drug monitoring immunoassay, lipidology, protein electrophoresis and chromatography.

Our autoimmune serology department has special expertise in the investigation of connective tissue, gastrointestinal and renal disease.

To contact the Biochemistry Department phone (02) 8382 9164



SydPath’s Haematology Department provides a variety of haematological assays, from full blood examinations, coagulation testing, cell analysis by flow cytometry, and offer a comprehensive transfusion service.

Our Haematologists are available for bone marrow examination and consultation.

Routine assays such as Full blood examinations, coagulation tests are usually available within an hour of receiving the sample.

Cross matched blood (except where blood types or products are required) are normally available within 45 minutes.

To contact the Haematology Department phone (02)8382 9217



SydPath’s Microbiology department offers a comprehensive microbiology service. Our range of testing includes general Bacteriology, Mycology, Mycobacteriology, Parasitology, Infectious disease serology and Molecular biology.

Our Microbiologists are available for consultation on antibiotic suysceptibility, appropriate specimen collection, test interpretation and general advise on treatment.

SydPath offers an infection control service to hospital and day surgeries.

To contact the Microbiology Department phone (02)8382 9196