Excellent Service – Rapid Results

Helix Pathology provides fast, effective service, delivering 24-hour turnaround or 12-hours for urgent cases.
Pathologists are readily available, on call 24/7.

Dr Lloyd McGuire


Dr. Lloyd McGuire is a graduate of the University of Queensland in 1978 and completed specialist training in Anatomical Pathology in 1986. Training was completed with rotations through the Royal Brisbane Hospital, the Princess Alexandra Hospital, the Mater Hospital and the State Forensic Institute.

Lloyd worked as an Anatomical Pathologist at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Hong Kong for six years also fulfilling a position of senior lecturer. This was a very enjoyable period of learning, teaching and researching in an academic environment and in the company of learned professionals.

Dr. McGuire returned to the Gold Coast in 1991 and joined Queensland Medical Laboratory where he stayed until 2002 when that laboratory was corporatised.

From 2003 to 2008, he worked in Perth (QEII Medical Centre), Sydney (Davies Campbell de Lambert) and the Gold Coast (Gold Coast Hospital) including 5 years teaching at the Bond University Medical School. Dr. McGuire worked on College committees during this time in an attempt to rectify inequities in the Medicare Benefits Schedule.

In 2008, Helix Pathology was opened specialising in Anatomical Pathology including Surgical Pathology and Cytopathology. The objective is to establish and maintain a high quality Anatomical Pathology that is small and personable whilst offering services that are big and comprehensive. The aim is to be approachable, competitive and consultative whilst rivalling any large corporate laboratory in the range and quality of the services provided.

Dr Rakhi Bhuta


Dr Bhuta is an Anatomical Pathologist with a special interest in cytopathology, GI pathology and lymphomas. Dr Bhuta has been with Helix Pathology since 2010 and works within our practice minimum 20 hours a week.

Mrs Donna Seymour-Allan

Senior Cytologist BSC CT-ASC CT-IAC

Donna is our resident cytologist. With twenty years’ experience Donna is of great assistance to our pathologists with diagnosis and case discussions.  She attends several FNA sessions at Radiology sites or assists with FNAs in surgery. Donna reports cytology cases and due to her experience as a multidisciplinary scientist Donna has a vast amount of knowledge to pass onto staff here at the Helix Pathology laboratory.

Donna is a member of the Australian Society of Cytology and International Academy of Cytology.



Helix Pathology specialises in Anatomical Pathology – Histology and Cytology.