IVD Australia

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IVD Australia is the peak body representing Australian sponsors and manufacturers of in vitro diagnostics.

In vitro (literally "in glass") diagnostics (IVDs) comprise the instruments and reagents that are used to perform pathology tests requested by General Practitioners or specialist Physicians. These tests are generally performed in accredited Public and Private pathology laboratories across Australia, but IVDs also include over-the-counter tests such as blood glucose meters for diabetes testing or home pregnancy test kits. Supply of IVD products is regulated for the Government by the Therapeutic Goods Administration.

IVD Australia represents multinational companies, local distributors and Australian manufacturers of IVDs. Our members currently supply products valued at over $800,000,000 and they employ over 2500 people across Australia.

IVD Australia was formed in July 2009 as a Company Limited by Guarantee. It is a Not-for Profit company, whose sole aims are to promote the safe and effective use of IVDs within the Australia Community and to advance the interests of its members. 

For all media enquiries please contact:

Dr Wendy-Jane Morrow, Chief Executive Officer
Ph +61 2 8007 6632 or 0407 072 151

An introduction to the use of Laboratory Pathology tests can be found at the Lab Tests Online website. This site provides a clear introduction to many common conditions and diseases and the pathology tests that are used to assist in their management.