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Functional Pathology

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Functional Pathology refers to a group of tests used to investigate functional, biochemical, nutritional, metabolic and hormonal status.  It is generally requested by a medical practitioner to assist patients with holistic healthcare.  This type of testing is done by specialised labs such as Healthscope Functional Pathology.(

Patients should be directed to a Healthscope Collection facility to ensure that the correct specimens are collected and stored/transported as required. 

Specimen types:
not required
Container types:
Not required
Collection Instructions:

DO NOT collect samples from patients with requests for Functional Pathology, even if it is on an Eastern Health request form. 

Click here to see a typical Functional Pathology request and the type of tests ordered

Instead, ask the patient to find the most convenient Healthscope collection facility.

Pathology Handbook

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