Block 7, Royal Brisbane and Womens Hospital, Butterfield St, Gilbumpa [Herston]
Saturday : 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday : 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Pre-booked guided tours and some general access

Pathology Queensland (PQ) provides diagnostic pathology services to all Hospital and Health Services (HHS) across metro, regional and remote Queensland, offering laboratory services in the disciplines of: anatomical pathology, chemical pathology, haematology, immunology, microbiology and genomics. PQ provides statewide real-time diagnostic support in times of public health outbreaks such as the COVID-19 pandemic and other health related issues requiring diagnostic solutions, not just results.

Pathology Queensland;

  • has laboratories located within 35 Queensland Health hospital facilities, providing 24/7 service every day of the year
  • employs approximately 2000 staff including specialist pathologists, registrars, scientists, technicians, laboratory assistants, and operational and support staff, across Queensland
  • supports more than 450 point-of-care testing devices, extending access to pathology results in remote locations and after hours with testing at the patient’s bedside
  • is involved with 70 per cent of all medical decisions and in all cancer diagnoses
  • is critical to the delivery of positive patient outcomes and plays a key role in delivering on Queensland Health’s commitment to achieve good health and well-being for all Queenslanders
  • works alongside clinicians to better understand diseases, enable earlier diagnosis, inform treatment options and monitor disease progression
  • provides specialised testing services for samples referred from public and private pathology providers within Queensland and from interstate.


Tour format included a brief presentation followed by a tour of Level 3 and 4 with insights into work done within our Core, Haematology, Chemical Pathology, Point of Care, Serology, Immunology and Genomics Laboratories.

Tour Information

Frequency of Guided Tours: Hourly

Tour Tips

Not suitable for children, Age restrictions: 10 years of age and over, supervised at all times

Dress Requirements

Smart casual, Enclosed shoes, No heels

Wheelchair access