Pathologists OK with pharmacies ordering tests

The pathologists’ college has defended pharmacists ordering kidney, liver and HbA1c screening tests for patients, saying it is no different from GP triage.

The deal between pharmacy giant Amcal and Sonic Healthcare has been savaged by both the AMA and the RACGP amid claims that patients are paying for tests they often get free through their GPs.

GPs have also expressed concern about their legal obligations should abnormal results bring them