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Pathology Tests Explained (PTEx) is a not-for-profit group managed by a consortium of medical and scientific organisations.

Our aim is to provide you with information about pathology testing that you can rely on as being accurate and authoritative. Importantly, we go to great effort to maintain our independence. Our funding comes from a range of professional organisations and government sources, and we do not accept or post any advertising. In this way we are able to provide evidence-based information that is free from commercial interest.


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Pathology Tests Explained (PTEx) is a not-for profit group managed by a consortium of Australasian medical and scientific organisations.

With up-to-date, evidence-based information about pathology tests it is a leading trusted sources for consumers.

Information is prepared and reviewed by practising pathologists and scientists and is entirely free of any commercial influence.

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