What is Pathology?
Pathology, broadly defined, is the study of disease, including its origins and mechanisms. Importantly, the term also refers to a specialty in modern medicine concerned primarily with diagnosing disease based on the examination and laboratory analysis of body tissue, blood or other body fluids.
Increasingly, information obtained in the laboratory from tissue specimens is being used to predict patients’ responses to different treatments. Thus, pathology has become increasingly important in informing the clinical care of patients.
Find out more about the role of pathology in patient care and read stories from Canadian pathologists at: mypathologist.ca
What is Molecular Pathology?
Molecular pathology is a discipline that seeks to diagnose and understand disease at the level of macromolecules (large molecules such as DNA, RNA and protein) often obtained from patient samples.