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There are nine different disciplines of Pathology.

Anatomical Pathology

Anatomical Pathology is the branch of pathology that deals with the tissue diagnosis of disease.

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Chemical Pathology

Chemical Pathology is another discipline in the field of Pathology which deals with the entire range of disease.

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Clinical Pathology

A Clinical Pathologist is familiar with the major aspects of the clinical branches of laboratory medicine.

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Forensic Pathology

Forensic Pathology is the subspecialty of Pathology that focuses on medicolegal investigations of sudden or unexpected death.

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General Pathology

A General Pathologist is familiar with the major aspects of all branches of laboratory medicine described above.

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Genetic Pathology

The deciphering of the human genome and associated epigenome is creating many new opportunities to improve the diagnosis and management of human diseases arising from inherited, sporadic or somatic genomic variants. Genetic pathologists contribute to the multidisciplinary range of skills required within pathology services to aid in the diagnosis, management and treatment of patients with disorders arising from genomic mutations. In addition to sound background knowledge of cell biology and human genetics, genetic pathologists require a growing range of computing, informatics and statistical skills to analyse the high volumes of genomic data, which are generated by technology platforms such as massively parallel sequencing. Genetic pathologists provide specialist advice to laboratory and clinical colleagues regarding test selection and interpretation of results of biochemical genetic and medical genomic assays.

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Haematology Pathology

Haematology is another rapidly developing discipline which deals with many aspects of those diseases which affect the blood such as anaemia, leukemia, lymphoma, and clotting or bleeding disorders.

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Immunology is a specialty, like haematology, which often involves both laboratory medicine (the testing of specimens collected from patients) and clinical practice (interviewing, examining and advising patients about clinical problems).

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Microbiology deals with diseases caused by infectious agents such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. Microbiologists have roles both in the laboratory and directly in patient care.

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