Table of contents

  • Executive summary
  • Introduction
  • Trends in non laboratory pathology testing methodology
  • The provision of pathology testing in Australia
  • Studies of the reliability of non laboratory pathology testing
  • Accreditation and quality assurance for non laboratory tests
  • Recent developments in non laboratory pathology testing
  • Potential benefits and difficulties
  • Testing outside medical facilities
  • Cost implications of general practice pathology testing
  • Conclusions and recommendations
  • Appendix 1 - Non laboratory pathology testing in other countries
  • Appendix 2 - Australian pathology accreditation and registration requirements
  • Appendix 3 - Cost factors for general practice pathology testing
  • References
  • Acknowledgements