A General Pathologist is familiar with the major aspects of all
branches of laboratory medicine described above. He or she is
usually trained in anatomical pathology, cytology,
chemical pathology, microbiology, haematology and blood
banking, though not in as much detail as subspecialists
in each field. A general pathologist would usually work in a
medium sized private practice, community hospital or a
large country town or other non-metropolitan centre.
For problems demanding specific expertise they
would consult with more specialised
Some, however, also work as part of the team in large
metropolitan public or private practices particularly in
managing common high volume tests from more than one
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