Clinical Trials

PathWest Laboratory Medicine WA engages in research activity across Western Australia. It is an accredited facility with the National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia (NATA).


PathWest has highly experienced staff within its disciplines of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Its Clinical Trials Unit operates as a fee-for-service entity with services tailored to meet the individual requirements of each trial. Clinical Trials personnel have up-to-date International Air Transport Association (IATA) certificates for packing and shipping Biological substances (category B) by air.

The Clinical Trials Unit operates across Perth Metropolitan public hospital sites. Clinical Trials in Western Australian regional areas can also be managed by the Clinical Trials Unit. 

Services provided

 Accurate, precise and reliable Clinical Trials Unit services include:

  • Sample collection by phlebotomy
  • Local laboratory sample processing, testing and reporting
  • Central laboratory sample processing, packing and shipping interstate and overseas
  • Monitored short or long-term storage at minus 80 degrees
  • Development of trial-specific pathology request forms.

Documentation required for quotation

To obtain a PathWest quote for your Clinical Trial, please complete the PathWest Clinical Trials Information Form and email this and the Clinical Trial Protocol to  

Please note that the quoting process may take up to two (2) weeks. PathWest charges quoting and set up fees for Pharmaceutical Clinical Trials. 

The Clinical Trials Unit can be contacted via​ should you have any queries.

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Page last updated: 30 Jun 2020