New Feature Article on Anatomic Pathology

August 12, 2014

A new feature article has been added to Lab Tests Online that explains anatomic pathology, the branch of medicine that studies the effect of disease on the structure of body organs, both as a whole and microscopically, and how it is different than clinical pathology (laboratory medicine). The article covers histopathology, the examination of intact tissue under the microscope, such as with biopsies, and cytopathology, the examination of single cells or small groups of cells , such as with the Pap smear. It also discusses the information contained within an anatomic pathology report. Read the article.