Pathology FAQ

What is Pathology?​

Pathology is the branch of medicine concerned with the study of the nature and causes of diseases. There are several branches of pathology including those involved in assessing patients tissue (anatomical pathology), blood and other bodily fluids (haematology, chemical pathology, immunopathology), infection (microbiology) and genetic material (genetic pathology). All the TissuPath pathologists are medical doctors who have undergone additional specialist training and examination and are accredited with The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) as anatomical pathologists.

What does a Pathologist do?

The role of a pathologists is to document, assess and report on the tissue your doctor has removed during your procedure or operation. The main tool used by a pathologist is a microscope. In order to assess tissue using a microscope, the tissue first needs to be chemically fixed and processed in a machine so that it can be cut into very thin sections (1/10th of an average human hair) and placed on a transparent glass slide. This process takes 12-24 hrs. The glass slides of the carefully selected tissue are then assessed by one of the TissuPath pathologists.
Example pathology report

Click here to see an example pathology report

The final report that your specialist doctor (and often your GP) receives includes:
  • documentation of the tissue removed
  • a description of what the reporting pathologist could see down the microscope
  • an overall diagnosis
Including in the report are all the significant findings required by your specialist doctor or other treating doctors for your ongoing medical management.

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is the double-lock door for online security that lets you log into your account that has sensitive data of your patients only after passing through two sets of verification processes.

MFA adds an extra layer of security by prompting a second method of authentication alongside the traditional method of signing in with your username and password. This ensures that each login is secure because access will not be granted without your consent.

By asking for an extra verification factor, MFA enhances the security posture of your organization and greatly reduce the odds of data leakages of patient data.

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