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PITUS-14 Project

Pathology Information, Terminology and Units Standardisation (PITUS-14) Project was an extension of the work from the PUTS Project, and kicked off in June 2013.

The project consisted of 14 sub-projects, completed by the PITUS Steering Committee and 5 working groups:

  1. Standards Implementation with implementations supported for pairs of pathology and desktop systems working together.
  2. Request Modelling and Terminology to streamline the use of APUTS requesting terminology and to model requesting of genetic tests.
  3. Safety in Reporting to ensure all critical information required in a report is transmitted safely.
  4. Harmonisation to standardise the display and communication of reference intervals in conjunction with the AACB.
  5. Report Modelling and Terminology in particular cytology, cancer and microbiology for registries.



Key Deliverables

Newsletters and Publications

PITUS Project Update Newsletters:


Status: Completed.

The RCPA Board of Directors approved the updated versions of the Australian Pathology Units and Terminology Standard and guidelines, and associated reference sets and information models, as policy at their meeting on 19 November 2014, following internal and public review and endorsement from all of the main stakeholders.

Click here to download the latest versions of the approved documents.

The Pathology Information, Terminology and Units Standardisation (PITUS-14) project team would like to thank the 70 pathologists, General Practitioners, other clinicians, scientists and informaticians who contributed to complete the PITUS-14 body of work.