UPMC Department of Pathology
When your doctor needs objective information about your health, he or she will usually order tests.
Pathologists and laboratory staff members in the Pathology department conduct many tests — on tissues, blood, and other body fluids — and interpret the results.
Pathologists are physicians who undergo several years of additional specialized training, after earning their medical degrees, to learn how to diagnose disease.
Our experienced team of specialized pathologists work to find answers for you and your doctor through:
- Biopsies and lab tests: We analyze blood and tissue samples to assemble a picture of your specific disease state.
- Diagnostic services
- Anatomic pathology: We examine cells from specific organs and analyze any changes or abnormalities to help determine what might be wrong.
- Laboratory medicine: We test blood, urine, and other body fluids to diagnose and monitor disease that will lead to a clear plan of treatment.
- Molecular & genomic pathology: We perform tests on tissues and blood looking for genetic changes that cause disease or help to guide therapy.
The pathologists in our laboratory are among the best in the country; you can be confident in our expertise.
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DISCLAIMER: This website is designed to help you understand lab test results, tissue biopsy diagnoses, and general aspects of the medical discipline of pathology. The information provided here is not intended to offer specific recommendations about therapy; any treatment plans should be discussed with your primary care physician (PCP).