Surgical Pathology

Surgical pathology includes both the physical examination of the tissue with the naked eye, as well as examining processed tissue under a microscope. New techniques of examination of tissue and cell specimens involve molecular diagnostics (DNA/RNA analysis), which involves analyzing DNA and proteins in the blood. Examples of the uses of the technology include the ability to:

  • Distinguish between benign (noncancerous) and malignant (cancerous) white blood cells
  • Detect early genetic changes which may result in cancer
  • Identify infectious agents in body tissues
 

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