An Anatomic Pathologist…
- Examines tissue obtained by a biopsy or other surgical procedures.
- Evaluates the tissue for indications of disease.
- Communicates and consults with your doctor regarding the nature and prognosis of specific diseases.
- Develops new and enhanced laboratory procedures to ensure more accurate and timely diagnosis.
- Monitors the quality of test results generated by other members of the laboratory team (i.e., cytotechnologists – Pap smears).
A Clinical Pathologist…
- Monitors all laboratory testing to ensure your test results are accurate and timely.
- Examines specific blood and other body fluids as necessary.
- Communicates with your doctor regarding unexpected or abnormal laboratory results as necessary.
- Consults with your doctor as needed – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Develops new and enhanced laboratory procedures to better monitor blood and other body fluids for disease processes.
- Implements improved, more cost-effective procedures and tests.
- Educates doctors and other healthcare professionals about new tests and the best use of all tests.