About PathWest

PathWest is the pathology and forensic arm of the WA health system, providing excellence and innovation in pathology and forensic services, testing, teaching and research – positively contributing to the health and wellbeing of the entire WA community.

As Western Australia’s leading referral pathology laboratory, PathWest responds to the needs of medical practitioners throughout the State, providing accurate information to inform an estimated 70 per cent of clinical decisions and 100 per cent of cancer diagnoses.

PathWest has a network of 27 laboratories and 76 collection centres spread across the State from Esperance in the south through to Kununurra in the north, making PathWest’s services accessible to all Western Australians.

PathWest’s pathology services cover the broadest range of routine, complex and rare tests, and provide diagnostic pathology, forensic pathology and commercial testing services within a multitude of laboratory medicine disciplines including pre-analytical, haematology, biochemistry, microbiology, anatomical pathology, immunology, forensic pathology, forensic biology and diagnostic genomics. PathWest employs experienced, expert pathologists in all specialty disciplines and highly qualified and skilled scientific and technical staff, using the most modern equipment and techniques.

PathWest’s active teaching, clinical research and pathology development programs assist not only in enhancing diagnostic accuracy but also in improving the understanding of disease processes and of clinical care.


Page last updated: 12 Nov 2020