State-of-the-art pathology and genetic laboratories
Diagnostics and pathology
Virtus Diagnostics offers a complete range of general pathology services as well as specialist fertility and genetic testing.
With state-of-the-art pathology and genetic laboratories operating throughout Australia, Virtus Diagnostics conducts more than one million tests each year. Through innovative technology and research, Virtus Diagnostics is becoming the laboratory of choice for General Practitioners, Medical Specialists, Private Hospitals and Nursing Homes.
With over 200 scientists conducting pioneering research to provide solutions for women’s and men’s health, all Virtus Diagnostics laboratories are NATA, RCPA & ISO accredited.
Virtus Diagnostics offers the full spectrum of general pathology services, for the diagnosis and treatment of all diseases and disorders. Our laboratories are managed by our highly skilled pathologists and scientific professionals.
- A network of Pathology collection centres throughout metropolitan and regional areas
- A home visit service to nursing homes, private hospitals and your patient’s home
- An extensive courier network
- Electronic downloading of pathology results
- Rapid turnaround of pathology results
- On-going education for referring practitioners and their staff
Using the very latest technologies, Virtus Diagnostics offers a broad range of genetic tests.
Through our Melbourne IVF fertility clinic and laboratory, Virtus established Australia's first pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) program in 1997 and maintain our position as world leaders in the field. We continue to achieve unprecedented success in this area, and our network of laboratories access this service to enable the detection of a wide range of genetic diseases.
In 2014, Virtus introduced karyomapping technology to Australia; a genetic test that significantly improves access to treatment for couples wishing to avoid the transmission of a serious genetic disorder to their children.
Our genetics service continues to grow and our extensive range of fertility related chromosomal and DNA investigations include:
- Blood karyotype
- Tissue karyotype
- Sperm aneuploidy by FISH
- Prenatal (CVS and amniocentesis) karyotype by aCGH with interphase FISH
- CF screening (30 mutations)
- AZF deletions (AZF a,b and c)
- Fragile X screening
We are investing heavily in cytogenetics and DNA analysis to ensure we can provide the latest technological advances in this area.
Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) using the Panorama Screen is a non-invasive blood test that is safe for both the mother and her foetus and is suitable for use at 9-weeks’ gestation. The unique methodology of the Panorama prenatal test utilises single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) technology and is much more efficient and accurate than other prenatal tests, with a clinical sensitivity of 90% for 22q11.2 in true pregnancy plasma samples.
Fertility and Infertility
If you are planning a family or experiencing difficulties becoming pregnant, Virtus Diagnostics can offer a complete range of fertility tests for both women and men.
Our highly efficient analysers and laboratories provide a comprehensive range of highly specialised hormones and infectious disease tests including Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH) and Activated Natural Killer Cells assay (NK).
Our network has over 20 sites staffed by highly skilled Andrologists for the purpose of semen collection and analysis, ensuring the most comprehensive analysis performed to a globally recognised standard. Some of our specialised investigations and techniques include:
- Sperm Chromatin Structure Assay (SCSA) / Sperm DNA Fragmentation
- Automated Andrology
- Digital High Magnification Imaging
- Sperm Antibodies
- Sperm aneuploidy by FISH
Virtus Diagnostics Phone Numbers
- General enquiries: 1800 837 284
- Accounts & billing: 1800 090 325