Author: Dr. O. Adeyi Mr. John Marshall is a middle-aged man who received a liver transplant more than a year ago. His own liver had failed after many years of fighting an infection with hepatitis C (HCV) virus. He has had to queue up on the waiting list for more than a year before he... Continue Reading →
The Medical Care Hero: An Insight into a Pathologist’s Day – Introduction
Author: J. Buttivant As we mentioned in an earlier post, the work we do in laboratory medicine affects approximately 80% of patients. The information that your primary care provider receives in your test results are critical in guiding your care and treatment plan. We, as pathologists, are integral members of the health care team and... Continue Reading →
What Else Do Pathologists Do?
Author: Dr. O. Adeyi In a previous post, we talked about how pathologists work with other health care professionals to examine tissue, blood, etc, and make a diagnosis on your behalf. Well, we will admit that it is an awfully simplistic way of looking at things. But, if you’ve ever been inside a hospital, you’ll... Continue Reading →
What’s a Pathologist?
Author: Dr. C. Cheung We’re doctors! We are medical doctors that specialize in the study of disease, usually through the examination of tissue using a wide variety of techniques. Usually this means we look and touch tissue and put it under a microscope to help the patient figure out what the problem is. In our... Continue Reading →
Welcome to The Pathology Report!
Authors: J. Buttivant, Dr. R. Kiehl, Dr. C. Cheung Hi and welcome to “The Pathology Report!” This blog has been set up to help you – as patients and other non-pathologists – see the world behind your test results. We want to help you understand the people, processes and systems that are in place to... Continue Reading →