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  • Anatomical Pathology

    Anatomical Pathology Anatomical pathology is the study of organs and tissues to determine the causes and effects of particular diseases. Today, with advanced technology, a tissue specimen can be obta...

  • Autopsy

    Autopsy What is an autopsy? An autopsy is a medical examination of a body after death. Autopsies are done to determine cause of death or to verify diagnosis. Why is an autopsy performed? Autopsies ar...

  • Biopsy

    Biopsy What is a biopsy? A biopsy is a procedure done to remove tissue or cells from the body for examination under a microscope. Some biopsies can be done in a doctor's office, while others need to ...

  • Blood Donations/Blood Banking

    Blood Donations/Blood Banking What is blood banking? Blood banking is the process that takes place in the laboratory to ensure that donated blood, or blood products, are safe before they are used in ...

  • Clinical Chemistry

    Clinical Chemistry What is clinical chemistry? Clinical chemistry uses chemical processes to measure levels of chemical components in body fluids. The most common specimens used in clinical chemistry...

  • Clinical Pathology

    Clinical Pathology Clinical pathology encompasses a variety of laboratory specialties. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview. Clinical Pathology Overview...

  • Clinical Pathology Overview

    Clinical Pathology Overview What is clinical pathology? Clinical pathology covers a wide range of laboratory functions and is concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. Clini...

  • Cytology

    Cytology What is cytology? Cytology is the study of individual cells to find abnormal cells. Used extensively to diagnose cancer, cytology is also used in screening for fetal abnormalities and in dia...

  • Glossary - Pathology

    Glossary - Pathology | A | | B | | C | | D | | E | | F | | G | | H | | I | | J | | K | | L | | M | | N | | O | | P | | Q | | R | | S | | T | | U | | V | | W | | X | | Y | | Z | A [return to top] anes...

  • Hematology

    Hematology What is hematology? Hematology is the study of blood and its disorders. Hematologists are specially trained doctors who look specifically at blood components, such as blood count, and bloo...

  • Home Page - Pathology

    Topic Index The Pathologist The Pathology Report Screening Tests for Common Diseases Clinical Pathology Anatomical Pathology Glossary Pathology is the study of disease. A pathologist, who is a medica...

  • Immunology and Serology

    Immunology and Serology What are immunology and serology? Immunology is the study of the body's immune system and its functions and disorders. Serology is the study of blood serum (the clear fluid th...

  • Microbiology

    Microbiology What is microbiology? Microbiology is the study of microorganisms--specifically, disease-causing microorganisms. Microbiology is responsible for identifying infectious agents in blood, u...

  • Online Resources - Pathology

    Online Resources - Pathology This Web was compiled from a variety of sources including the online resources listed below, but is not intended to substitute or replace the professional medical advice ...

  • Screening Tests for Common Diseases

    Screening Tests for Common Diseases What is a screening test? A screening test is done to detect potential health disorders or diseases in people who do not have any symptoms of disease. The goal is ...

  • Surgical Pathology

    Surgical Pathology What is surgical pathology? Surgical pathology is the study of tissues removed from living patients during surgery to help diagnose a disease and determine a treatment plan. Often,...

  • The Biopsy Report

    The Biopsy Report What is the purpose of a biopsy? For many health problems, a diagnosis is made by removing a piece of tissue for study in the pathology laboratory. The piece of tissue may be called...

  • The Pathologist

    The Pathologist What is a pathologist? A pathologist is a medical doctor who examines bodies and body tissues, and who is responsible for performing laboratory tests. A pathologist helps other physic...

  • The Pathology Report

    The Pathology Report What is a pathology report? A pathology report is a medical report about a piece of tissue, blood, or body organ that has been removed from your body. The specimen is analyzed by...

  • Topic Index - Pathology

    Topic Index - Pathology Pathology Home The Pathologist The Pathology Report Screening Tests for Common Diseases Clinical Pathology Clinical Pathology Overview Blood Banking Clinical Chemistry Hematol...