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What is Mater Pathology?

We offer a broad range of pathology services and can accept any pathology referrals. Mater Pathology operates a highly sophisticated, state-of-the-art pathology laboratory featuring specialist medical, scientific and technical staff. The expertise of our staff means we can offer a full range of routine and specialised pathology services.

Mater pathologists, scientific and technical staff are highly skilled across a broad range of unique pathology specialities, diagnostic and consultative services so you can be confident you are receiving exceptional care.

For enquiries:
Home visit bookings:  07 3163 8500
Warfarin clinic enquiries: 07 3163 8378
Account enquiries: 07 3163 8636

As a patient, you can expect dedication, commitment and care.

We love to hear your feedback, so please get in touch with our team by calling 07 3163 8500 or emailing pathology.enquiries@mater.org.au

Find a collection centre

Whether you need a blood test or another type of pathology test, Mater Pathology has more than 25 collection centres within Brisbane and its surrounding communities to ensure you have access to our quality service. Collection centre opening times vary so please check for times that suit you.  

If these times do not suit you, we also offer a 24/7 collection service at our South Brisbane facility. Please present to Mater Hospital Brisbane Adult Emergency or Mater Private Emergency Care Centre after 5 pm and a phlebotomist will be contacted and perform the required collection.  

Find your nearest collection centre.
 

Home collection service

Did you know that we also provide an efficient and bulk billed* home collection service for all patients throughout Brisbane, Ipswich and northern Gold Coast?  If you are a cancer patient at Mater, or have attended one of our Mater hospitals (pre-op or post-op), we can come to you. If you are elderly and without transport, or are a parent with young children and have difficulty getting to one of our collection centres, we can come to you. Our service exists to support both Mater and St Vincent’s patients in our community to ensure you can access care when you need it.

Utilising a team of fully qualified collectors—specialising in the collection of specimens for general adult, maternity, paediatric and neonatal tests—our home service allows you to access our expertise from the comfort of your own home.

Operating hours:
Brisbane North: 7 am to 5 pm (Tuesdays and Thursdays only)
Brisbane South, Bayside and Ipswich: 7 am to 5 pm
Gold Coast: 7 am to 5 pm

To book a home collection service or for further information please call our team on 07 3163 8500.

* Conditions may apply in some circumstances.

Lab tests online

If you are looking for more information about your blood test, Lab Tests Online is a great resource to help you understand your pathology test.

Lab Tests Online

Accounts and billing

Do you have queries about your medicare rebate or would like more information about accounts and billing?

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Preparing for a test

Here are some things you can do to prepare for your test:

  • Bring your pathology test request form (we accept all pathology request forms).
  • You will be asked about your current medications and doses, so you may find it helpful to bring in a list of your medications and give to the Mater Pathology staff member taking your collection.
  • Bring your valid Medicare card.
  • Unless advised otherwise, drink plenty of water prior to your test.
  • Avoid heavy lifting post-blood collection for 24 hours.

Some test require specific preparation and collection. If you need to do a special collection test click here for further information.

Co-agreements with other specialist pathology providers

Mater Pathology has arrangements for collections which require specialist testing; you can read more information below:

Nursing homes

Our team continues to expand the scope of expertise provided by our mobile collection team to include aged care facilities across Brisbane’s greater south region.

Our aim is to provide quality pathology support to residents in the comfort of your own home. Our service is customised to meet patient needs and is particularly suited to the elderly or patients with mobility issues.

Our collectors are Certificate III and IV qualified and experienced in all aspects of pathology specimen collection, including adult, geriatric and dementia patients. All patients are bulk billed regardless of their health status or mobility.

Our team have a convenient, single contact phone number for all of your pathology enquiries—simply phone 07 3163 8500 between 7 am and 8 pm.

Frequently asked questions

Read our frequently asked questions for more information on your test or how to prepare for it.

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Contact us

Do you have a question for our team or are you interested in more information?

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