North West Pathology is a well-established pathology laboratory. We started providing pathology services in north west Tasmania in October of 1977 . Today we operate our central laboratory from state of the art premises strategically located in the North West Medical Centre between the North West Regional Hospital and the North West Private Hospital. Our equipment, protocols and systems are all endorsed by NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities).

We employ over 80 people at the laboratory. We are all committed to a service ethic whereby:

 •   We aim to maintain the highest standards of professional and technical excellence.
 • We provide personalised pathology services for referring doctors.
 • We adhere to a stringent code of ethical medical practice.

We encourage doctors to contact us for information and advice at any time. We have available an extensive range of medical and technical expertise from within not just North West Pathology, but also drawing on the resources of the Diagnostic Services and Sonic Healthcare groups.



Our Service & Resources

Our services are designed to be easily accessible to our referring doctors.

 •   We have available specialist pathologists available in all of the major sub-disciplines of pathology.
 • Our comprehensive range of routine and emergency pathology tests are tailored to the needs of clinical practice.
 • We offer a rapid turnaround of results.
 • We endeavour to assist our patients by operating seven fully accredited pathology collection centres in the north west of Tasmania.
 • Our service is supported by an extensive courier network; providing frequent and timely services to our doctors.
 • We are committed to technological excellence in all areas, and to that end utilise a sophisticated and specialised IT system; incorporating electronic report downloading and internet viewing of results.




Our Values

Commit to Service Excellence
To willingly serve all those with whom we deal with unsurpassed excellence.

Treat each other with Respect and Honesty
To grow a workplace where trust, team spirit, and equity are an integral part of everything we do.

Demonstrate Responsibility and Accountability
To set an example, to take ownership of each situation to the best of our ability, and to seek help when needed.

Be Enthusiastic about Continuous Improvement
To never to be complacent, to recognise limitations and opportunities for ourselves and processes and to learn through these.

Maintain Confidentiality
To keep all information pertaining to patients, as well as professional and commercial issues, in strict confidence.