The Alfred Pathology Service (APS) provides laboratory services to The Alfred, Caulfield and Sandringham Hospitals. We also receive referral work from other public and private pathology laboratories as well from local GPs.
Clinical service overview
Our laboratory is NATA accredited and complies with the requirements of ISO 15189:2012, Medical Laboratories – Requirements for Quality and Competence.
For practices that regularly refer pathology testing, it is possible to download results automatically to your information system. Contact Joe D’Agostino for more information.
We offer a range of diverse services, including:
- Anatomical Pathology
- Clinical Biochemistry
- Laboratory Haematology
- Victorian Neuromuscular Laboratory Service (VNLS)
- Transfusion medicine
Find out more information about warfarin management and dosing.
Find out more information about bone marrow biopsies.
The Pathology Handbook outlines all pathology tests with comprehensive collection instructions.
APS actively supports clinical research. We can provide testing for sponsored drug trials, NHMRC and grant-funded research, both within Alfred Health and for external clients.
In addition to core laboratory analysis, APS offers a select range of specialised test services at competitive rates. We provide very high quality testing and are always receptive to individual instances where an instrument and/or method may be reviewed with the relevant Principal Scientist.
APS has an excellent reputation for service delivery and the Clinical Trials Coordinator will be able to coordinate your pathology requirements, liaising with laboratory and IT staff, to ensure your requirements are met for all areas of analysis, reporting, and any storage needs. Each trial is allocated a unique client reference, and pathology request slips are tailored to the trial’s collection requirements.
Where no local laboratory testing is required, we can offer a sampling preparation and handling service for dispatch to the next laboratory.
Routine information concerning test reference ranges, minimum patient ID (or de-identified ID if applicable), sample collection instructions, registration audits, freezer and centrifuge records are available at any time on request.
General Enquiries 24 hours - (03) 9076 3888
Results - (03) 9076 3888
Anatomical Pathology, 8.30am to 5.00pm weekdays - (03) 9076 3150
Biochemistry 24 hours - (03) 9076 3888
Blood Bank 24 hours - (03) 9076 3100
Haematology 8.30am to 11.00pm - (03) 9076 3116
Microbiology 8.15am to 8.30pm weekdays and 8.15am to 5.00pm weekends - (03) 9076 3089
Director of Pathology Prof Hans Schneider - (03) 9076 3118
Managing Scientist Joe D’Agostino - (03) 9076 3033
Pathology Collection Supervisor - (03) 9076 3140
Clinical Trials - (03) 9076 2725
Refer your patient
Pathology request form
We accept requests from GPs and specialists. A completed Alfred Pathology Request form needs to be completed and faxed or given to the patient to bring into the service on the day of procedure
- Enquiries Alfred (03) 9076 3888
- Enquiries Caulfield (03) 9076 6712
- Enquiries Sandringham (03) 9076 1555