ACL has established the following key operational characteristics that support its growth and performance improvement:

1. Unified pathology system:
Allows the majority of tests, clinicians and laboratories to operate as one national laboratory across the country.

2. Efficient unified laboratory network:
Allows ACL to efficiently manage test turnaround times, specialisations and achieve the required scale to invest in equipment.

3. Clinical centres of excellence:
Allows ACL to attract, retain and provide training to high quality pathologists and scientists and manage changes in demand for specific testing.

4. Digitally enabled platforms:
Allows improved clinical outcomes, pathologist and scientist flexibility and operational efficiency.

5. Focus on research, innovation and advocacy:
Ensures ACL is at the forefront of developments and the introduction of new tests to the market.

6. Clinical governance and training:
Ensures appropriate and consistent decision-making practices across the organisation of qualified professionals who are subject to continuing medical education.

 

Central Laboratories

ACL has four high-volume central laboratories, located in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Adelaide. Central laboratories contain highly automated equipment and are supported by pathologists across all major pathology disciplines. Over the past six years, each of these four central laboratories has had a major upgrade including substantial redesign and instrumentation upgrades.

Central Laboratory State Upgrade Year Equipment Upgraded Site Images
Clayton (Melbourne) VIC 2015
  • Aptio Siemens Track
  • Roche Molecular and Genetic Signature Molecular equipment, Hologic, Thermo Fisher
  • Roche Haematology line
  • CellaVision slide scanner and software
  • Atellica Urinalysis instrumentation
  • Bruker MaldiToff instrumentation
  • Histology instruments

 

Osborne Park  (Perth) WA 2017-2019
  • Aptio Siemens Track
  • Advia and Centaur Biochemistry and immunoassay instruments
  • Roche/Sysmex Haematology line
  • Sysmex Coagulation system
  • Atellica Urinealysis instrumentation
  • Hologic Panther instrumentation
  • Bruker MaldiToff instrumentation
  • BD Max molecular instrumentation

Bella Vista (Sydney) NSW 2018
  • Aptio Siemens Track
  • Atellica Biochemistry and immunoassay equipment on track
  • Roche/Sysmex Haematology equipment on track
  • Sysmex Coagulation system on track
  • Liaison Immunology instruments on track
  • Atellica Urinalysis instrumentation
  • Genetic Signatures Molecular equipment
  • Hologic Panther instrumentation
  • Bruker MaldiToff instrumentation

Adelaide Airport (Adelaide) SA Rebuild:
2019
  • Aptio Siemens Track
  • Atellica Biochemistry and immunoassay equipment on track
  • Roche/Sysmex Haematology equipment on track
  • Sysmex Coagulation system on track
  • Liaison Immunology instruments on track
  • Atellica Urinalysis instrumentation
  • Hologic Panther instrumentation
  • Bruker MaldiToff instrumentation
  • Histology equipment

Last updated 26/04/21