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The pathologist is often considered the doctor's doctor. Trained in the science of laboratory medicine, pathologists interact with all medical specialties. Nearly 70% of medical decisions are based upon lab testing which the pathologist oversees. The pathologist not only diagnoses disease but is also instrumental in the maintenance of good health.
Healthcare revolves around the lab. The pathologist examines all types of specimens, ranging from blood, body fluids, biopsies and tissues. After approriate testing, a diagnosis is rendered. Aiding in the creation of clinical decision support tools, pathologists are crucial for the cost-effective practice of medicine. The pathologist is an expert in determining the right test for the right patient at the right time.
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