Genomic Diagnostics is the nationally coordinated genetic testing service for Healius Pathology Pty Ltd.
Genomic Diagnostics was the first national genomic testing service to be established in Australia. It was created to provide consistent clinical oversight, quality, and access to expertise across the country.
We are a trusted testing partner for large teaching hospitals, federal and state government departments, and private practices all around Australia. They trust us because we listen to their needs, meet the highest quality and regulatory standards, and take pride in our meticulous scientific approach.
Our medical and scientific team includes some of the most experienced geneticists in the country who have leadership roles in peak professional bodies. We focus on responsible implementation of cutting edge technological innovations, continuously improving our test offerings to bring you new and clinically relevant genetic tests which improve patient outcomes.
Genomic Diagnostics is proudly part of the Healius family of brands, one of the largest providers of healthcare and pathology services in Australia, providing one in three pathology tests performed in the country.
Immediate Past Director - Dr Melody Caramins
Dr Melody Caramins was the inaugural Director of Genomic Diagnostics, establishing and shaping a state of the art laboratory to serve as the dedicated national genetics unit at Healius Pathology. She was a pioneer in the field of genomics, a nationally recognised expert holding both medical and scientific specialist qualifications, and Australia’s first graduating fellow in Genetic Pathology.
Dr Caramins contributed to a range of committees influencing national testing standards, policy, professional practice, and translational activities. A highly-respected leader, role model and mentor, she is also remembered for her pivotal role in achieving Federal funding for a variety of genomic tests through the Medicare Benefits Schedule.
In 2020, Dr Caramins was awarded a meritorious service award by the RCPA for her outstanding contribution to pathology. Her tireless advocacy for equity of access to genomic testing for all Australians continues to be reflected in the philosophy and approach to the provision of genomic testing by Genomic Diagnostics today.
Why Genomic Diagnostics?
We’re one of Australia’s longest running specialist DNA testing laboratories
We bring you depth of knowledge and many firsts. We’ve been the first organisation to introduce advances such as PCR testing, next generation sequencing, and national coordination to private pathology. When you choose us, you’re choosing a trusted and experienced testing provider.
We care for you when you need us most. That’s why we make testing as easy as possible, and provide you with a large footprint of collection centres. You can access us through any of the Healius Pathology network of laboratories across Australia, such as Abbott Pathology, Dorevitch Pathology, Laverty Pathology, QML Pathology, Western Diagnostic Pathology and TML Pathology. Wherever you are, we’re right there with you.
Quality and accreditation
Our laboratory has held continuous accreditation to all relevant medical and forensic testing standards. You can rely on us to provide you with quality results and testing advice.
We understand privacy, security, and timeliness
Our patients’ privacy and autonomy is important to us. Our labs are located in Australia, and your data stays here. We do not provide your data to any external organisations. We also understand that your results are important to you and aim to provide you with the fastest turnaround times.
Depth of experience
Genetic testing is specialised and complex, so our laboratories are state of the art and purpose built. They are operated and led by a team of dedicated clinical scientists and pathologists who care about what they do and have spent years becoming experts in their fields. Many of them are involved in teaching and training, and are active in peak professional bodies.
Friendly and knowledgeable Customer Care team
Our customer care team specialise in taking enquiries for both medical genetic testing and non-medical paternity and immigration work. With extensive experience in the field, they’re on hand to provide you with the right advice, or direct your enquiry, based on your own circumstances and requirements.
Part of the Healius Pathology network incorporating…
Leading the way to improved health
results in the shortest turnaround time.