Pathology Services in Australia: Market Research Report

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Pathology Services Market Research Report | ANZSIC Q8521 | Jan 2014

Subdued results: Decline in average fee per service partly offsets gains from greater demand

The Pathology Services market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Pathology Services industry provides vital information that helps doctors to diagnose and manage a number of diseases. The ageing population and an increase in the prevalence of chronic illness are factors promoting demand for health services and referrals for pathology services.

The industry is expected to generate revenue from providing pathology services under Medicare amounting to $2.7 billion in 2013-14, representing growth of 3.1% on the previous year. Medicare is expected to record in excess of 126 million pathology services in 2013-14, up from 100 million services in 2008-09, suggesting strong volume growth over the past five years. Medicare rebates on average are forecast to equate to just under $20 per service... purchase to read more

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Pathology service practices provide an extensive range of services with varying degrees of specialisation, depending on the presence or skills of pathologists and other staff and the equipment and facilities available at the practice. Products can be generally segmented by routine and non-routine tests. Routine tests are the most frequently requested tests and include blood chemistry analyses, urinalyses, blood cell counts, Pap smears, AIDS tests, and microbiology cultures and procedures.

Specific service types and techniques include biochemistry (or chemical pathology), haematology, clinical pharmacology, microbiology, anatomical pathology, tissues typing, cytopathology, cytogenetics, immunology and forensic pathology. Some of these larger services are briefly outlined... purchase to read more


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What is the Pathology Services Industry?

Companies in this industry operate pathology laboratories and collection centres.

Industry Products
Chemical pathologyPatient episode initiationMicrobiologyHaematologyTissue pathologyImmunology
Industry Activities
Medical laboratory operationPathology laboratory operationPathology collection centre operation

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