What are the specialities involved?
Pathology has several areas of specialization that continue to evolve with advancement in medicine. Broadly, it can be divided into Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. Anatomic pathology The major sub-specialities under anatomic pathology include histopathology, cytopathology, forensic pathology and molecular pathology. Clinical pathology is sometimes referred to laboratory medicine in order to distinguish it from anatomic pathology. It general ?includes haematology which examines different characteristics of blood, blood bank and transfusion medicine which is largely considered with collection, storage and manufacturing of blood and blood products that can be given to a patient in need of supplementation, microbiology which deals with micro-organisms such as bacteria, fungi, viruses, mycobacteria and parasites, and clinical chemistry which deals with the biochemical basis of disease, and the application of biochemical and molecular techniques in diagnosis.