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Developments in Clinical & Medical Pathology

Importance of Studying Disease and Disease Processes

  • Open or Close Gundu HR Rao*

    Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Minnesota, USA

    *Corresponding author: Gundu HR Rao, Emeritus Professor, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Submission: March 03, 2018;Published: March 09, 2018

Volume1 Issue1
March 2018


According to Health Encyclopaedia of the University of Rochester Medical Centre, New York, clinical pathology covers a wide range of laboratory functions and is concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases. Clinical pathologists are healthcare providers with special training, who often direct all of the special divisions of the laboratory. This may include the blood bank, clinical chemistry, biology, toxicology, hematology, immunology, serology, and microbiology. Clinical pathology also involves maintenance of information systems, research, and quality control.

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