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What is pathology?
Pathology is a term used to describe a wide variety of diagnostic disciplines, which together can help to build a picture of a patient’s bodily functions and the structure and behaviour of the body’s cells, tissue and bodily fluids from samples taken. Every time you give a sample of blood, stool, urine or tissue it is examined by a pathologist or pathology scientist.
Pathologists look for any abnormalities within samples and through preventative screenings, these tests can help with detecting fatal conditions or diseases early. Pathology also plays a key role in research, such as discovering treatments for cancer and inherited conditions and developing vaccines against infectious diseases.
Main specialties in pathology
What are pathology tests used for?
- Screening for potential health risks
- Giving a prognosis of an illness
- Diagnosing a condition
- Monitoring a condition
Common pathology tests:
How BMI Healthcare can help
Pathology at BMI Healthcare offers you fast, direct and convenient appointments with a health professional and results. Your consultant may be able to reassure you that what you are experiencing is nothing to be concerned about or they can discuss treatment options that could relieve your symptoms so you can return to enjoying your life.
Together, you and your consultant can decide the best route for you and develop a tailor made treatment package to achieve optimum results.