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About Us
About Us

North West Pathology is a member of the Sonic Healthcare group and has been providing quality pathology services to the Tasmanian community for over 35 years.

North West Pathology has a central laboratory situated at Burnie and additional laboratories at Latrobe and Queenstown. We service general practitioners, specialists, nursing homes, public and private hospitals in the north west and west regions of Tasmania.

At North West Pathology, we focus on offering a professional and comprehensive pathology service to our community providing accurate results with fast and reliable turnaround times.


North West Pathology's main testing facility is located at the North West Medical Centre, Burnie. We also operate laboratories at the Mersey Community Hospital (Latrobe), and a small laboratory at the West Coast District Hospital, Queenstown. The collection of specimens is available at each of these sites. North West Pathology also operates a number of conveniently located collection rooms throughout the north west and west regions of Tasmania.

The collection of specimens is available at each of these sites.

Please click on Collection Centres in order to obtain detailed information about each of our locations.


North West Pathology has collection centres operating throughout the north west and west of Tasmania. The experienced and friendly staff at our collection centres are highly trained. If you are having particular specialised tests or bringing young children for specimen collection, you may be required to attend a specific collection centre. Staff are also available to visit ill and infirm patients requiring home collection.

We understand that having blood or other specimens collected can cause anxiety for some patients, especially children. We aim to minimise this by providing an extensive list of Frequently Asked Questions and Pre-Testing Information sheets. If you feel anxious about any aspect of testing please feel free to call your nearest collection centre to discuss your concerns with the pathology collector.


North West Pathology provides an extensive array of services to doctors.

These include testing advice, a range of publications and guidelines, news and medical links.

This laboratory is accredited under the scheme of the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA), Australia and the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA).

For more information on the following areas click on the links:

Online Services

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