ACT Pathology

ACT Pathology provides specialist pathology services at the Canberra Hospital, Calvary Public Hospital Bruce, University of Canberra Hospital, National Capital Private Hospital and in the community through collection centres located across Canberra.

ACT Pathology Collection Centres are located at:

Our centres are run by experienced Registered Nurses and Technical Officers who have extensive training in blood collection for adults, newborns and children.

We also offer a home collection service for patients who are frail or unwell and are not able to attend our collection centres.

About Pathology

Pathology is important in the prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment of many diseases. It can determine a type of disease and its cause by testing body tissues from biopsies and pap smears, and bodily fluids such as blood and urine samples. Seventy percent of all medical decisions rely on pathology.

Pathologists are specialised doctors who manage laboratory testing and are involved in research, education and clinical consultation. They also play an important role in understanding your pathology results. Pathology tests are performed by highly specialised scientific and technical staff.


ACT Pathology has two laboratories located at the Canberra Hospital and Calvary Hospital.

Both laboratories are accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) in conjunction with the Royal College of Pathologists Australasia (RCPA).

If you would like more information about our accreditation processes and requirements, please visit the NATA website.

General Pathology Contacts
  • Doctors Results (24 Hours) – (02) 5124 2930
  • Enquiry Line and Customer Service – (02) 5124 2932
  • Accounts Enquiries – (02) 5124 8700 or
  • Director of Operations – (02) 5124 2893
  • Pathology IT Systems Support – (02) 5124 2826
  • General email:

Our collection centres are available at the following locations:

Please note: Our collection centre operating hours may vary to health centre operating hours.

Visit our collection centre page for each locations operating hours.

Anketell St &, Pitman St, Greenway ACT 2900
57 Ernest Cavanagh St, Gungahlin ACT 2912
Belconnen Community Health Centre, 56 Lathlain St, Belconnen ACT 2617
Yamba Dr, Garran ACT 2605
Page last updated on: 17 Jan 2020