Latest Laboratory Information System updates for clients

Status update

The new LIS is now live at all collection centres and hospitals. All modules are live except for Forensic Pathology which is expected to go live in 2021.​


As part of the digital transformation of healthcare in Western Australia, PathWest has replaced its current laboratory information systems (LIS) and databases with a single, contemporary system. The new system will lead to faster turnaround times and is one of the most significant improvements to WA’s public pathology services in 30 years.​

The new LIS is now live at all hospitals and collection centres across Western Australia. Learn more about LIS.

LIS updates

The following resources and updates outline changes to pathology collection and reporting as a result of the new LIS.

New-look reports

Learn more about the new look reports as a result of the new LIS here​.

Optimised collection containers

For consistency, the number and type of collection containers has been optimised. Learn more about this here​.

Lipid testing and reporting

PathWest is now reporting HDL cholesterol as part of a full lipid profile and no longer reports total cholesterol to HDL cholesterol ratio. Learn more about this here.

PathWestDirect (PWD) electronic delivery

Find out more about receiving results or changing your preferred method here​.

​​​​​​​​​​​For any enquiries or feedback, please contact the PathWest client team by email​
or phone (08) 6457 1957.
Page last updated: 28 Oct 2020