At King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH), we provide a wide range of pathology services including:

  • anatomical pathology
  • biochemistry
  • haematology (including transfusion medicine)
  • microbiology
  • immunology
  • genomics. 

Run by PathWest Laboratory Medicine WA, our Pathology Department offers a Monday to Friday outpatient service and 24 hour daily inpatient service.

Specimen Collection Centre

The PathWest KEMH Specimen Collection Centre is located in P Block, on the lower ground floor of the main hospital.

Outpatient specimen collections are performed for clinic patients, GP and external requests, including:

  • timed dynamic test collection such as glucose tolerance tests
  • short synacthen tests
  • other collections that require patient preparation. 

Please note that all timed collections must be booked in advance.

Specimen collection for clinical trial samples are performed as required.

Daily ward rounds for inpatients are performed by the Specimen Collection Centre throughout the year.

Perinatal Pathology

The Perinatal Pathology Department at KEMH offers a state-wide non-coronial perinatal post mortem examination service to families in Western Australia who have experienced the loss of a pregnancy. This includes generating mementos, in the form of photographs, handprints and footprints. A cremation service is available for stillborn babies of less than 28 weeks gestation.

Specimen Collection Centre

Tel: (08) 6458 2739

Opening hours

Monday to Friday 8.00am to 4.30pm


King Edward Memorial Hospital
Lower Ground Floor, P Block
Bagot Road
Subiaco WA 6009

Perinatal Pathology

Tel: (08) 6458 2730

Opening hours

Monday to Friday 7.30am to 3.30pm