Pathology staff advise all critically abnormal results by phone to an authorised person at the patient's location (for inpatients).

Critical results (567KB - pdf document)

Problems phoning urgent / abnormal results

If pathology are unable to get through to the ward, or no one answers a pager for urgent results, the covering resident will be paged via switch as a last resort. If there is still no response, a comment will be entered in the pathology system.

Result advice

Contact our expert pathologists for specialist advice.

The Royal College of Pathologists (RCPA) also provides comprehensive information on pathology tests, reference intervals and interpretation.

Contact us
Pathology & Screening Services, Parkville
Mon-Fri 7.30am-4.00pm except public holidays
(03) 9342 8001
Pathology collection
(03) 9342 8000
Pathology results
(03) 7024 4257
Screening Clinic
The RMH Parkville
Ground Level North
300 Grattan St, Parkville, Victoria
Last updated 18 October 2022