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ACADEMIC PATHOLOGY

Literally- study (logos) of suffering (pathos)

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Pathology

is the study of disease processes

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HOSPITAL LABORATORY SERVICES

Histopathology
Chemical pathology
Microbiology
Haematology
Immunology

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Histopathology (1)

generally includes cytopathology and morbid anatomy
sometimes just called “pathology” - misleading, or what?

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Chemical pathology (1)

may include toxicology

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Microbiology (1)

usually bacteriology, and may include virology

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Histopathology (2)

Surgical histology:
examination of tissue samples from living patients
diagnosis
confirmation
prognosis
therapy

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Cytopathology

screening of cervical smears
diagnosis of various samples, mainly for exclusion of cancer

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Morbid anatomy

old fashion term for post mortem examination (autopsy, necropsy)

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Chemical pathology (2)

huge range of biochemical substances can be measured

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Microbiology (2)

culture of bacteria for identification
determination of antibiotic sensitivity
serology and culture for viral identification

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Haematology

measurement of blood cell indices
diagnosis of leukaemia

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Immunology

measurement of antibodies
diagnosis of allergic diseases