Pathology is the branch of medicine that involves studying and diagnosing diseases. By looking at changes in tissue, blood and other body fluids, it is possible to find the causes of disease, show a condition’s severity and monitor the progress of treatments.

Pathology underpins modern medicine. More than 70 per cent of all diagnoses are made in a pathology laboratory. Every single case of cancer in Australia is diagnosed by a pathologist. Chronic diseases, such as diabetes, high cholesterol and kidney or liver disease, are firstly diagnosed, then managed, using pathology investigations, and virtually all preventive health programs rely on pathology tests.

Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology

Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology is a highly respected and well-established pathology practice, serving doctors and their patients in the metropolitan area of Sydney and in many regional areas of New South Wales, including Port Macquarie in the north, Wagga Wagga and Mildura in the south, Tamworth in the north-west and areas west of Orange and Dubbo.

Your test

Your sample may have been collected by your doctor or practice nurse, or you may have been assisted by one of our highly trained pathology specimen collectors. In the laboratory, our expert team of pathologists and scientists works around the clock to report results in the shortest possible time – mostly within 24 hours, sometimes in less than one hour. Our pathology result report guides your treating doctor, who may call on our specialist pathologists to further discuss your diagnosis and treatment. Your doctor has ready and convenient access to our pathologists on a daily basis, for consultation and professional support, to discuss your pathology results and assist in the diagnoses.

Our team

Our pathologists are doctors who have undergone extensive specialist training. They offer an outstanding breadth and depth of expertise and include specialists in all the major sub-disciplines of pathology (biochemistry, haematology, immunology, molecular biology, microbiology, histopathology and cytopathology) and so are able to provide expert and up-to-date advice in all areas of pathology. Our pathologists are leaders in their field and are called on for expert opinion by their local and international colleagues.

Our specially trained scientific team has also undergone years of study and training. They are supported by a network of collectors, couriers and administration people, who ensure speed, quality and accuracy in the process. Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology is fully accredited by NATA in conjunction with The Royal College of Pathologists.

Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology has stringent training standards and, as a Registered Training Organisation, provides nationally accredited training to all collection staff to obtain Certificate 111 in Pathology Collection.

Richmond Collection Centre

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Underlying everything we do is our aim to deliver a highly professional and personalised service to our patients and referring doctors, in order to provide quality pathology care. For further information about Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology, visit their website:

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Frequently Asked Questions

Generally people with an age pension and/or DVA get concessional rates, however, concessions may vary with some specialists.

Yes on premise parking and off street parking are available.

No. Macquarie Towns Specialist Centre is open Monday to Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm.

We don’t offer work experience opportunities

No appointments can be made on line.

Fees vary from specialist to specialist and depending upon the time taken

Yes, there is a ramp for easy access and an onsite wheelchair if required.

Cash, EFTPOS and Medicare Online

Yes, a referral is required so that the medicare rebate can be claimed



From my initial telephone booking to my follow up booking, the staff at Macquarie Towns Specialist Centre were friendly and accommodating. When I walked into the centre, it was a whirl of business and telephone calls but I was greeted by the front desk staff with a warm smile. All staff were very helpful in regards to my concerns and I am looking forward to my future appointments.

Amy R

I Highly recommend them, the staff are always polite and friendly, always happy to help out.
The doctors are amazing, i have seen many specialists in different practices, and they are not always as compassionate, caring, knowledgeable and thorough as the doctors at Macquarie. When you need frequent treatment and ongoing care it really is a blessing to be in their care.


Macquarie Towns Medical Centre makes you feel at ease as soon as you walk in the door with the amazingly friendly and helpful receptionists . They go out of their way to ease any concerns you have before seeing the wonderful Drs that you are there to see.

Gaye M

From my first contact with this Specialist Centre I was treated with kindness by very efficient and welcoming staff. My appointment was with Dr Malkan. He was likewise very pleasant and obviously knew what he was doing. I was not kept waiting at all which is a pleasant change. I would recommend this business.

Joanne D

The receptionist staff have always been friendly and very helpful, they are some of the nicest receptionist that I have ever dealt with! They are always helpful when I have ever attended for my specialist appointment.

Rhonda D


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