Clinical Pathology

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Clinical laboratory testing provides physicians with important information needed for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of disease. Pathologists examine blood and other body fluids using these scientific tools:
  • Apheresis
Apheresis is the process of removing disease-provoking elements from a patient’s blood.
  • Blood bank/transfusion
This section of the laboratory performs testing to ensure the safest possible blood transfusion.

  • Clinical chemistry
Clinical Chemistry is the analysis of bodily fluids for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.    
  • Coagulation
  • Coagulation tests determine if a person has a bleeding tendency.
  • Cytogenetics
This section of the laboratory studies chromosome and gene abnormalities to examine hematologic and oncologic disorders.
  • Flow cytometry
This specialized lab area performs analysis of cell surface markers to sub-classify leukemia and lymphoma.
  • Hematology
Hematology analyzes the cellular elements of blood.
  • Immunology
Immunology studies the molecular and cellular components of the immune system, including blood.
  • Medical microbiology
Microbiologists examine specimens for bacteria, viruses and parasites.
  • Point of care
Point of care testing occurs at the patient’s bedside to aid in diagnosis and treatment.
  • Special chemistry
Special chemistry includes immunology and molecular testing.
  • Stem cell therapy
Stem cell therapy is the process of collecting and processing stem cells for transplantation.

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