About Us

Laverty Pathology is part of the Healius Pathology national network of pathology brands under the parent company Healius Ltd Pty, which comprises many of Australia’s premier medical laboratories located throughout Australia.

At Laverty Pathology, we are committed to supporting practitioners by delivering timely, accurate and high quality diagnostic results. We know that patients all across NSW and the ACT rely on us to collect, analyse and report results, and it is a responsibility we take very seriously.

Laverty Pathology is part of the broader Healius Pathology Pty Ltd network of specialist pathologist practices. As such, Laverty Pathology has the governance and support infrastructure that comes with being part of a top 100 ASX publicly listed entity.

Services and Products

Diagnostic Testing Services

Our services are expansive, from the collection and transportation of the specimen, to specimen analysis and specialist reporting and interpretation of the results to the referring doctor.

Commercial Services Testing, Health Screening and Risk Management

We are a leading provider of drugs of abuse testing programs for employees; in addition to wellness testing and screening for life insurance assessments, immigration services, pre-employment and occupational assessments.

Veterinary Pathology

Through our specialist veterinary pathology practice, Laverty Pathology Vetnostics, we provide clinical testing services combined with specialist diagnostic consultation advice for veterinarians. Our vet pathology practice is recognised for its leading panel of veterinary pathologists and specialists that act as a true partner in care of companion, production and performance animals.

Company History

Here in NSW & ACT, Laverty Pathology and its predecessor practices can trace their foundation back to 1928, with the establishment of Dr Eva Shipton’s medical laboratory in Macquarie Street in Sydney. 

Dr Shipton was one of Australia’s first female specialist pathologists, and was appointed a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in 1974 for services to medicine.

Her practice grew steadily through the addition of a number of well-known pathology practices, including the practices of Doctors Maynard, Orban, Lindsell, Hale, Cottom, Woods, Moses and Patwardhan. In 2008, SDS merged with Symbion Laverty Pathology to become one of Australia’s largest pathology practices, and is today  known as “Laverty Pathology”.

Research and Innovation

Our pathologists and scientists make countless scientific contributions to improve the application of laboratory diagnostics. A few notable Australian innovations pioneered by us:


Our facilities and services have obtained the highest level of accreditation available in Australia: