• Pathologists consult to primary physicians and other specialists in diagnosing illness, interpreting test results, and monitoring patients' conditions.
  • Pathologists also contribute to wellness and disease prevention by supervising blood tests and other testing in annual physical examinations.

A Pathologist deals with the causes and nature of disease and contributes to diagnosis, prognosis and treatment through knowledge gained by the laboratory application of the biologic, chemical and physical sciences. This specialist uses information gathered from the microscopic examination of tissue specimens, cells and body fluids, and from clinical laboratory tests on body fluids and secretions for the diagnosis, exclusion and monitoring of disease—American Board of Medical Specialties.