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?
- documentation of the tissue removed
- a description of what the reporting pathologist could see down the microscope
- an overall diagnosis