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Introduction to Pathology

Introduction to Pathology

What is Pathology?

Pathology is a branch of medicine that involves the analysis of tissue, blood, urine and other body fluids to find out what is wrong with a patient. It is split into several disciplines, which include:

  • Blood Sciences 
  • Histology
  • Microbiology
  • Mortuary, Bereavament and Post Mortem
  • Pathology General
  • Phlebotomy

To find out more about each of these disciplines you can either click the links above in the green box or you can click on the link below to download the Pathology User Guide which gives a detailed guide on the services available at Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust:


Page last updated: July 2016