Clinical Pathology

Provider working in a lab.

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 is the process of removing disease-provoking elements from a patient's blood.

  • This section of the laboratory performs testing to ensure the safest possible blood transfusion.

  • Clinical Chemistry is the analysis of bodily fluids for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.

  • Coagulation tests determine if a person has a bleeding tendency.

  • This section of the laboratory studies chromosome and gene abnormalities to examine hematologic and oncologic disorders.

  • This specialized lab area performs analysis of cell surface markers to sub-classify leukemia and lymphoma.

  • Hematology analyzes the cellular elements of blood.

  • Immunology studies the molecular and cellular components of the immune system, including blood.

  • Microbiologists examine specimens for bacteria, viruses and parasites.

  • Point of care testing occurs at the patient's bedside to aid in diagnosis and treatment.

  • Special chemistry includes immunology and molecular testing.

  • Stem cell therapy is the process of collecting and processing stem cells for transplantation.