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Encyclopedia > Clinical pathology

Clinical Pathology is one of the two major divisions of Pathology. The Clinical Pathologist is a specialized Medical Doctor responsible for the diagnosis of diseases based on the analysis of body fluids like blood, urine, etc. He/she works in close collaboration with medical technologists. Pathology (from Greek pathos, feeling, pain, suffering; and logos, study of; see also -ology) is the study of the processes underlying disease and other forms of illness, harmful abnormality, or dysfunction. ...


The American Board of Pathology certifies clinical pathologists, and recognizes the following secondary specialties of Clinical Pathology:

Hematology is the branch of medicine that is concerned with blood and its disorders. ... Blood transfusion is the taking of blood or blood-based products from one individual and inserting them into the circulatory system of another. ... An agar plate streaked with microorganisms Microbiology is the study of microorganisms, which are unicellular or cell-cluster microscopic organisms. ... A metaphase cell positive for the bcr/abl rearrangement using FISH Cytogenetics is the study of the structure of chromosome material. ...

See also

Pathology (from Greek pathos, feeling, pain, suffering; and logos, study of; see also -ology) is the study of the processes underlying disease and other forms of illness, harmful abnormality, or dysfunction. ... Anatomic pathology is the branch of pathology that is concerned with the diagnosis of disease based on the gross and microscopic examination of cells and tissues. ...

External links

  • American Society of Clinical Pathology
  • College of American Pathologists

 
 

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