The Anatomic Pathology service consists of Cytology, Histology, and Medical Transcription sections. Anatomic Pathology performs procedures in which patient cells and tissue are screened microscopically for infectious, pre-malignant, and malignant conditions.
Cytology is the study of cells, their origin, structure and function. Cytological examination is done to detect cancerous or precancerous cells or other elements that are not normal component for that body site.
Histology is defined as "the anatomical study of the microscopic structure, composition and function of tissue". In the clinical setting, Histology/Surgical Pathology 's function is to submit human tissues to microscopic examination by a Pathologist to diagnose diseases in order to establish and confirm patient diagnoses or other related tissue investigation.
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