Pathology is one of the most important specialties within healthcare. That’s because this branch of medicine is responsible for testing and diagnosing diseases. Pathologists oversee laboratory testing in hospitals and clinics; their team consists of highly trained scientific and technical staff.
The First Step to Feeling Better
Our pathology team analyzes body tissue, blood, and other bodily fluids to identify diseases. With thorough testing, our experts are able to see how advanced a disease is, monitor changes in patients with chronic conditions, and determine if tissues are benign or cancerous. The information they provide is invaluable to other members of the healthcare team — and most importantly, to the patient.
Clinical pathology analyzes tissue and bodily fluids such as blood and urine. This testing takes place in our chemistry, immunology, molecular, hematology, mycology, and microbiology labs. It is also home to our transfusion service.
Surgical pathology provides complete diagnostic evaluation of surgical specimens as well as biopsies.
Cytopathology is a branch of pathology that studies and diagnoses diseases on the cellular level like Pap tests and fine-needle aspirations.
Point of Care – Waived Testing
Screening lab tests using blood, body fluids or urine are sometimes performed at the physician office sites.
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UT Health Northeast partners with Pathology Associates of Tyler to provide expertise in testing and diagnosis.
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