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Information for Our Patients

At Histopath we offer a variety of histopathology tests on tissue and biopses and other gastrointestinal tests on stool samples. Your doctor will request these for you based on your symptoms and health condition.

Read on below for more on the tests we offer.

Reach out if you would like more information about specific tests. For a helpful resource on Australian pathology tests, we recommend visiting Pathology Tests Explained.

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Specialised Histopathology Testing

With an unmatched reputation for rapid turnaround time and cost-effective services. Our team of expert pathologists and scientists utilise modern techniques and technology to ensure a streamlined pathway to diagnosis without compromising on care. Working collaboratively, we ensure every diagnosis is delivered with precision, helping improve diagnostic outcomes.

1. Tissue Collected

Histopathology is a medical field that examines tiny pieces of tissue or cells collected from your body, often through procedures like biopsies or surgeries.

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2. Sample at Histopath

Our couriers deliver your sample to Histopath. Our team of lab scientists process and prepare your sample for examination.

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3. Pathologists

In the lab, a pathologist (specialist doctor in histopathology) carefully looks at the tissue at a microscopic level to see if there are any changes, abnormalities, or signs of disease. It's like examining a tiny piece of a puzzle to understand what might be happening inside your body at the cellular level.

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4. Results to Doctor

Our laboratory then sends your results back to your referring doctor. The results of histopathology play a key role in determining the right course of action for your treatment. It helps your healthcare team make informed decisions about your care.
We take great pride in delivering results in 24-48 hours without compromsing on our level of care and attention to detail.

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Our Services

Gastrointestinal Specialty Testing

Having gut issues lately? Your doctor may have requested your stool to be tested for certain bacteria, parasites or glucose intolerance depending on your symptoms.

If you have any concerns or questions about the procedure, it's advisable to discuss them with your healthcare provider before undergoing testing.


Microbiology stool testing is a diagnostic procedure that involves the analysis of a stool (faeces) sample to assess the presence of microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses and parasites. It is a valuable testing method for healthcare professionals to make informed decisions about your health. If your doctor recommends this test, it is usually a safe and non-invasive way to identify and understand the causes of gastrointestinal infections and other digestive system-related issues providing guidance in prescribing targeted therapies to you.


Molecular microbiology stool testing involves examining the genetic material of microorganisms present in your stool. This cutting-edge technique goes beyond traditional microbiology stool testing by specifically identifying the DNA or RNA of bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi. The process begins with the collection of a small stool sample, which is then sent to our laboratory for analysis. Within 24 hours your test results will be sent back to your referring doctor, providing guidance in prescribing targeted therapies to you.


Biochemistry testing of biopsies for Coeliac disease involves studying tiny samples of tissue taken from the lining of your small intestine. A biopsy is a minimally invasive procedure where a small instrument is used to collect these samples for analysis. The goal of this testing is to evaluate specific biochemical markers associated with Coeliac disease.


Billing Information

Histopath offers a variety of payment options.
Our pathology fees are based on the Australian Medical Association Fee Schedule.
If you need assistance, please contact our Accounts Department on (02) 9878 8111.

Make your payment directly from your bank account using your BPAY Biller Code and Reference Number as shown on your invoice.
Call us between 8.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday on (02) 9878 8111.

Pay by Visa, Mastercard and American Express.

No surcharges apply for credit card payments.
Account name: Douglas and Mann Pty Ltd

BSB: 062 099

Account: 10284142

Please quote your invoice number.
Complete the payment slip and return it with your credit card information or cheque made payable to:

Dr C P Douglas
Histopath Diagnostic Specialists 

PO Box 345 


Why did I receive a bill?

Histopath is a private pathology laboratory and separate pathology fees may apply.

If you have recently had a procedure performed, your doctor may have taken a specimen that has been sent to Histopath for assessment and therefore you may receive a separate account from us.  

If your GP or Specialist referred you for testing and you are the holder of a current Medicare card or Veterans Affairs card, you may be eligible for a Medicare rebate. 

Some pathology services are not covered by the Medicare Schedule. These tests will need to be paid for in full.

For more information about personal and test eligibility visit the Medicare link at medicare.gov.au or contact Medicare on 132 011.  

I am a hospital patient, will I receive an account?

If you had an in-patient procedure and have eligible Health Fund coverage we will bill your fund directly so that you will not receive an account. If you are uninsured you will be responsible for your account.

I had a procedure in the doctor's room. Will I receive an account?

Your Health Insurance does not cover in-rooms procedures, therefore you may receive an account. Medicare rebates are available after settlement of your account.

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.

Patient's covered by a reciprocal Healthcare Agreement will receive an invoice that can be lodged for reimbursement from your health fund once paid.

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.

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