4Cyte is Australia’s newest privately owned pathology company.
Our aim is to provide exceptional service to all of our patients and clients.
Our passionate team offers a wealth of experience to bring you the best service possible.
Operating since January 2018, we have 3 main laboratories in Sydney, Melbourne and Queensland and over 500 collection centres, and counting.
4Cyte pathology offers extensive services including:
- Chemical Pathology
- Molecular Diagnostics
- And more to come!
We operate with highly experienced pathologists, specialists and scientists in all of these fields.
Our outstanding collection staff offer a quick and convenient specimen collection experience to our patients in our collection centres.
We also offer home visits for patients who are not mobile enough to attend our collection rooms.
Services offered onsite at Doctors of Cranbourne include: in addition to standard blood collection we offer 24hr Blood Pressure Monitoring ($85 fee), 24hr Holter Monitor (Bulk Billed) and ECG’s (Bulk Billed)
Leading Pathologist Expertise
Dr Kate Harris
B.Sc. MB.BS, FRCPA
Dr Harris has previously held the position of Director of Pathology at a major public teaching hospital, and has held positions as head of haematology and senior staff specialist at a number of private and public hospitals and pathology laboratories. She has held positions on a number of major state wide public hospital haematology laboratory and clinical committees including transfusion medicine and clinical haematology. Dr Harris lectures at a number of institutions and medical schools including at the RACGP. Dr Harris is a current NATA assessor and RCPA training site assessor.
Dr Phillip Baird
MB.BS, PhD(Syd), MHL(Syd),Grad.Dipl.HML(Melb), FRCPA. FIAC.
Dr Baird has held several academic appointments and has been a Consultant in Histopathology and Cytopathology for several leading teaching hospitals and a number of private pathology laboratories in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. He has been the Director of research programs examining the relationship between Human Papilloma Virus and cancer of the lower female genital tract. For 20 years he owned and operated a specialist diagnostic pathology laboratory servicing mostly specialist physicians and gynaecologists. His laboratory was the first to introduce routine HPV DNA testing for women in Australia and the first to test Liquid Based Cytology cervical samples for both HPV and Chlamydia using DNA technology. He has been an advisor to the office of the Australian Prime Minister on improvements in cancer screening strategies using DNA technologies.
Prof. David Fulcher
MB.BS, PhD, FRACP, FRCPA
Immunologist and Immunopathologist
Prof Fulcher has over 30 years’ experience as a doctor, over 20 of those as a specialist in Clinical Immunology and Immunopathology. He has a strong record in teaching Immunology and Immunopathology, fulfilling roles as Co-ordinator of Advanced Training in Immunology, and Chair of the Joint Specialist Advisory Committee in Immunology (for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians), and Chief Examiner in Immunopathology (for the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia). He has held public hospital positions as Director of Physician Training and Network Director of Physician Training, and currently is Professor of Immunology, Australian National University. He was clinical director of a public Immunopathology and flow cytometry diagnostic pathology service for over 8 years. He currently has three busy private practices.
Dr A. Sasha Jaksic
MD, Spec MMP, FRCPA
Dr Sasha Jaksic graduated from the University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia with a MD before obtaining her Post Graduate Degree in Microbiology with Parasitology – this included training in Infectious Diseases and MsSci Virology. After working in Europe, New Zealand and USA, Dr Jaksic moved to Australia and was awarded Fellowship to the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia in 2000. During training, she received the prestigious D.S. Nelson prize from the College. Dr Jaksic is currently a member of the Australian Society of Antimicrobials, American Society for Microbiology, Infectious Disease Society of America, European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. Dr Jaksic has also published several scientific papers and presented at conferences all over the world.
Dr Jaksic is also a NATA assessor and Chief RCPA Examiner.
Dr Melanie John
MBchB , DCH (SA), FC Path (MICRO), Dip HIV Management (SA), DTMH (WITS),Cert Infectious Diseases (SA), FRCPA
Dr John has 15 years of experience as a Clinical Microbiology Pathologist in different health care settings including South Africa, England and Australia. Her career has been focused on academic/teaching hospitals with consultancy roles with several private clinical laboratories. Dr John has worked on various committees including infection control, drug and therapeutics, antimicrobial stewardship and AIDS Clinical Trials Scientific working group. She has experience in clinical research in HIV and mycobacterial therapeutics and diagnostics. Her interests are in diagnosing opportunistic infections in the immunocompromised patient, detecting multi-drug resistant bacteria e.g. carbapenem resistant enterobacteriaceae, and applying new technology in the clinical lab e.g. genome sequencing.
Dr Marianne Kube
MB BS Hons, Dip RACOG, FRCPA, FIAC.
Dr Kube graduated from the University of Sydney and gained her Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology during her clinical years. She has been a Consultant in Histopathology and Cytopathology for more than 25 years in both public and private pathology laboratories. She has been a senior Staff Specialist with clinical academic appointments in Western Sydney and Central Western NSW teaching hospitals. Dr Kube is a fellow of the International Academy of Cytology with a broad depth of experience and expertise in both gynaecological and non-gynaecological cytopathology.
Dr Peter Vervaart
Clinical Scientist (Chemical Pathology and Immunology)
Prior to commencing with 4Cyte Pathology, Dr Vervaart held specialist clinical scientist appointments in a number of leading teaching hospitals including Royal Darwin Hospital (Territory Pathology) and Royal Hobart Hospital as well as State-wide head of the Department of Biochemistry for Diagnostic Services P/L in Tasmania. Dr Vervaart has a PhD in clinical chemistry/immunology and is a Fellow of both the Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemists and of the Faculty of Science of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia. As well as clinical chemistry and immunology, Dr Vervaart has developed extensive experience over the past 30+ years in toxicology, laboratory management, and paediatric pathology.”
4Cyte Pathology has an exclusive referral laboratory arrangement with the pathologists at Histolab.
This practice is recognized as one of Australia’s premier specialty anatomical pathology laboratories.
Dr Andrew Ryan
MBBS, FRCPA, AMACD, GAICD
Medical Director and Anatomical Pathologist – Histolab
Andrew is chief pathologist, founder and managing director of Histolab. Prior to that he has held positions as Head of Histopathology and Medical Director of a major private medical laboratory. He has been awarded Associate Membership of the College of Dermatologists, and has held positions as president of the Dermatopathology Society and has been a board member since 2009.
Dr Shane Battye
MB BS, BMedSc, FRCPA
Anatomical Pathologist – Histolab
Dr Shane Battye trained in histopathology at the Austin, Box Hill and Peter MacCallum Cancer Hospitals after graduating from the University of Melbourne. He has worked as a pathologist at the Austin Hospital and a number of private pathology providers, gaining a broad depth of experience and expertise in gastrointestinal and urological pathology. He is active in research at the University of Melbourne and Royal Melbourne Hospital, and contributor to a number of recent publications in peer reviewed journals; most recently involving high resolution 3D mapping of prostate cancer and prostatic nerves.
Dr Sant Khan
BSc, MBBS, FRCPath
Anatomical Pathologist – Histolab
A graduate of Guy’s Hospital Medical School in the UK, Dr Khan trained in histopathology and cytopathology at Charing Cross, Royal Marsden, St Mark’s and St Bartholomew’s Hospitals in London. Dr Khan has held staff appointments at the Royal Melbourne, Alfred Hospitals, and then consulted at a large private laboratory prior to joining Histolab in 2019. His special interests are in gastrointestinal and dermatopathology.
Dr Vanessa Fahey
BMedSci, MBBS Hons, FRCPA
Anatomical Pathologist – Histolab
Dr Fahey has over a decade experience in Dermatopathology at a large private laboratory where she was the lead and coordinating pathologist servicing general practice and skin biopsy / skin cancer clinics. She has been involved in dermatology registrar training and has advanced qualifications in dermatology for pathologists.