About Us

QML Pathology is one of Australia’s leading comprehensive clinical laboratory and pathology services. Based in Queensland for more than 90 years, we operate one of the largest, purpose built laboratories in the southern hemisphere, dedicated to meeting the needs of Queensland doctors and their patients.

We are recognised for serving rural and regional communities with a large footprint of laboratories and collection centre services in these regions.

Our vast spectrum of pathology testing services and collection centres are maintained by a dedicated team of highly qualified, professional individuals delivering an extensive, reliable and quality service.

QML Pathology is part of the broader Healius Pathology Pty Ltd network of specialist pathologist practices. As such, QML Pathology has the governance and support infrastructure that comes with being part of a top 100 ASX publicly listed entity.

Services and Products

Diagnostic Testing Services

Our services are expansive, from the collection and transportation of the specimen, to specimen analysis and specialist reporting and interpretation of the results to the referring doctor.

Commercial Services Testing, Health Screening and Risk Management

We are a leading provider of drugs of abuse testing programs for employees; in addition to wellness testing and screening for life insurance assessments, immigration services, pre-employment and occupational assessments.

Veterinary Pathology

Through our specialist veterinary pathology practice, QML Pathology Vetnostics, we provide clinical testing services combined with specialist diagnostic consultation advice for veterinarians. Our vet pathology practice is recognised for its leading panel of veterinary pathologists and specialists that act as a true partner in care of companion, production and performance animals.

Company History

QML Pathology’s story is one of vision, hard work, persistence and innovation. In the 1920s, founders of QML Pathology, Dr Noel Gutteridge and Dr James Duhig independently established pathology practices in Brisbane. In doing so, they forged strong reputations as pioneers of private pathology, providing Brisbane and parts of regional Queensland with the first service of this kind.

In 1999, QML was renamed QML Pathology and since then has continued to uphold the values instilled by its founders all those years ago.

These private practices were passed on to their sons, Bruce Gutteridge and Robert and James Duhig. In 1974, the practices of Bruce Gutteridge and Robert Duhig amalgamated under the name of Queensland Medical Laboratory (QML). The growth of QML continued throughout Queensland and northern New South Wales, becoming a major private pathology provider in the region. Later joined by other pathologists in partnership, the company continued to innovate by integrating the most sophisticated technology available at the time.

In 2022 QML Pathology were inducted into the QLD Business Leaders Hall of Fame

This prestigious award honours our past and present teams for their outstanding leadership, achievements and contribution to healthcare in Queensland. QML Pathology has long been recognised as a national leader in pathology, often the first to market with the latest technologies and diagnostic systems.

Click here for QML Pathology’s story and how it evolved to become the large, hugely successful business it is today.

Research and Innovation

Our pathologists and scientists make countless scientific contributions to improve the application of laboratory diagnostics. A few notable Australian innovations pioneered by us:


Our facilities and services have obtained the highest level of accreditation available in Australia: