Histopath has helped over a 1 000 000 patients by providing state of the art service, focused on advanced technology.
Established in 1998, Histopath is the largest independent provider of specialist diagnostic services in Sydney. The practice is highly specialised and the doctors who own the practice work closely with other doctors and surgeons. Our primary aim is to enhance the care of our patients by providing a timely and accurate service.
Skill & Knowledge
We are a team of highly skilled, experienced doctors and technicians, working together to achieve the highest ethical standards.
The practice uses state of the art technology to provide a world class service, which is progressive, rapid, accurate and secure.
quality & Care
Our focus is on delivering the highest level of quality and care for our patients. Histopath is accredited to ISO standard 15189.
Our scientists and doctors examine surgical specimens, providing definitive diagnosis or exclusion of diseases such as cancer.
Cancer typing and staging
All reporting conforms with the latest international typing and staging guidelines.
Histopath provides a high quality dermatopathology service, coordinated by a member of the Royal Australasian College of Dermatology.
Cancer reporting is provided using standardised, easy to read synoptic format.
Image Enhanced Reporting
High resolution images of diagnostic material are provided on reports and are available for download.
Frozen Section Diagnosis
A mobile frozen section service is provided for patients requiring intra-operative diagnosis.
Multidisciplinary Team Meetings
Our Pathologists are available to attend MDT meetings. A remote MDT service is also available.
Rapid Turnaround Time
Reports are provided as quickly as possible, to minimise the time patients wait and avoid treatment delays. Urgent testing of surgical specimens can be provided on same day.
Three dimensional Tumour Mapping
Three dimensional photography is available to assist in tumour mapping and review of surgical specimens.
Up to date molecular testing of tumour material is available.
Histopath Gastroenterology provides a comprehensive testing for GUT related diseases. The team includes world leaders in parasitology and bowel flora and we are currently involved in trials of microbiome analysis.
Histopath is one of the only practices in Australia with a team of expert parasitologists.
Rapid advances are being achieved in the treatment of cancer through our understanding of the genome. Molecular testing now provides opportunities to tailor therapy and improve outcomes.
Histopath works closely with other practices to provide comprehensive molecular testing for cancer patients.
Molecular testing for bacteria, viruses and parasites can assist in the early diagnosis and treatment of infection, particularly in GUT diseases, including irritable bowel syndrome.
Histopath provides advanced molecular testing for infection.
IMAGE ENHANCED REPORTING
It's amazing how an image can enhance the diagnostic process. Histopath reports containing images can are provided electronically to most practice software and can be accessed directly from patient records. Using sophisticated technology, high resolution images and diagrams can be viewed quickly without consuming valuable computer storage.
Doctors can access reports anywhere, anytime via the internet. Virtual meetings can be held, to discuss reports or view images. The technology can be used to provide remote multidisciplinary meetings anytime, anywhere.
+ Referring Doctors
The Histopath App provides an alternative way to access and manage patient reports.
The Histopath App provides secure access, using mobile devices to complete reports, including detailed images and diagrams.
See reports anywhere, anytime!
PART OF THE MEDICAL TEAM
Modern medicine involves much more than making a diagnosis. Treatment often involves a multifaceted team, consisting of various health professionals working together to ensure appropriate management of illness.
As part of the medical team, our doctors regularly attend multidisciplinary meetings to discuss treatment plans.
Histopath also coordinates remote MDT meetings. Using the latest technology, meetings are no longer confined to one room. With remote MDT, members of the medical team can meet anywhere, anytime, using a desktop or mobile device!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why did i receive a BILL?
If you had a procedure either in rooms or in as an in-patient at a private hospital, your doctor may take a specimen which is then sent to Histopath for assessment by one of our Pathologists for an additional specialist medical opinion and therefore you may receive a separate account from us.
If you recently completed and returned either a three jar or six jar stool collection kit for faecal testing you will receive an account if you were not eligible to be bulk billed. For example, you would not be eligible if you were referred by a Naturopath or if you are an overseas patient. However, if your GP or Specialist referred you for testing and you are the holder of a current Medicare card or Veterans Affairs card, your account will usually be bulk billed. If your GP requested additional tests, Medicare has a limit on how many tests per day are able to be bulk billed. If you have exceeded the Medicare limit, you will also receive an account from us.
I AM A HOSPITAL PATIENT. WILL I RECEIVE AN ACCOUNT?
If you belong to one of the Health Funds who provide ‘no-gap’ services for pathology, we will bill your fund directly so that you will not receive an account nor incur any out-of-pocket (gap) expense.
However, if you belong to a Health Fund who does not provide no-gap services for pathology, you will receive an account which you can claim reimbursement from your fund after you have paid your account. Alternatively, you may lodge your account with your Health Fund directly for payment. In some circumstances there will be an out-of-pocket expense due.
If you belong to a Health Fund but still within the twelve month waiting period, you will not be eligible to claim. You will receive an account from us.
If you are uninsured you will be responsible for an out-of-pocket (gap) expense.
I HAD A PROCEDURE IN THE DOCTORS ROOM. WILL I RECEIVE AN ACCOUNT?
Your Health Insurance does not cover in-rooms procedures. Therefore, you will receive an account. You will however, be able to claim a Medicare rebate for a portion of the outstanding amount.
HOW MUCH WILL MY OUT-OF-POCKET (GAP) EXPENSE BE?
Your account will include a Medicare rebate amount plus an out-of-pocket amount generally referred to as a ‘gap’. The difference between the Medicare rebate amount and the account total is variably covered by private insurance (for inpatient procedures only) and therefore an accurate estimate cannot be provided.
WHAT IF I AM FROM OVERSEAS
If you are an overseas patient, you will be required to settle your account with Histopath prior to the release of your result to your referring doctor.
WHAT HAPPENS TO MY RESULTS?
In accordance with privacy legislation, your results are returned to your Referring Doctor. Please contact your Referring Doctor to discuss your results in further detail.
HOW DO I PAY MY ACCOUNT?
Bpay Internet Banking
You can make your payment directly from your bank account. From your internet banking, simply enter the Amount, Biller Code and Reference Number, which appear on the front of your invoice. Your receipt will be mailed to you within 7 working days. Contact your participating bank, credit union or building society if you need assistance establishing your internet banking.
Credit Card by Phone
Call our Administrative team on (02) 9878 8111 to pay by Visa or Mastercard.
Complete the payment slip and return it with your credit card information or cheque made payable to Dr C P Douglas to:
Histopath Diagnostic Specialists
PO Box 345
NORTH RYDE BC NSW 1670
You may pay your account in person between 8.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday by visiting us at:
Pinnacle Office Park
Building B, Level 2
4 Drake Avenue
MACQUARIE PARK NSW 2113
Contact us for Further Information
Our Administrative team are happy to assist you with any questions you may have in relation to your account. Call us between 8.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday on (02) 9878 8111.
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WORKING AT HISTOPATH
We strive to provide a great environment for people to shine. Our focus is on developing skills through training and empowerment of our team.
If you stand out from the crowd, get in touch today!
Histopath goes Xylene free!
Histopath processing and staining is now xylene free.
New test for Helicobacter
The practice is currently evaluating a new test for Helicobacter that is more simple, accurate and informative than the current tests.
Rapid Processing Technology
By using the latest processing technology, we can deliver results for our patients faster than ever.
World leaders in Lean Practice
Pinnacle Office Park, Building B, level 2, 4 Drake Avenue, Macquarie Park, NSW, 2113