Pathology (study of disease)

Pathology is the study of disease. Pathologists are doctors who perform tests on tissues and fluids to help diagnose and treat patients. Most people coming into hospital will need some sort of laboratory investigation to be carried out.

This includes specialities such as:

Our blood sciences department also deals with blood chemistry and immunology. Other teams under pathology include blood transfusion specialists and the team based in the mortuary who look after those who have died in hospital and support bereaved families.   

You can find out more about this service by following the links in the boxes below.

If you are unsure which branch of our service to contact, please speak to your GP or health care professional.


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Last updated: May 24, 2022