State sacks pathology head over PSA test disgrace

SOUTH Australian Health Minister Jack Snelling has lashed out at the state’s public health pathology provider for covering up the fact that about 100 men received PSA test results indicating false positives for prostate cancer.

SA Pathology executive director Ken Barr has been sacked and an independent review has been ordered. The errors were uncovered when a suspicious urologist ordered new tests for about 30 patients at a different laboratory and they returned negative results.

"It is completely unacceptable for me to be being told by journalists about a problem long before