pathology q&a

What is a pathologist?

A pathologoist is a physician who examines tissues, checks the accuracy of lab tests, and interprets the results in order to facilitatate the patient's diagnosis and treatment. Pathologist are physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and characteriation of disease based on the examination of tissues removed from diseased body part of biopsy samples. They also diagnose certian diseases and conditions throught he laboratory analysis of various bodily fluids. Pathologists work in conjunction with clinicians to help them make decisions regarding the most appropriate treatements for different disease conditions. 

  • General pathology describes the scientific study of disease which can be described as any abnormailty that is causing changes in the structure or function of body parts. In pathology, the causes, mechanisms and extent of disease may be examined.The resulting changes in the structure or function of a body part and significance of the disease is also considered. A general pathologist would usually be familiar with all aspects of laboratory analysis and trained in clinical chemistry, microbiology and hematology, for example, but their knowledge would be less detailed than that of a subspecialist in one of these fields.
  • Anotomical pathology  involves the study and diagnosis of disease based on the examination of surgically removed bodily specimens or sometimes of the whole body (autopsy). Aspects of a sample that may be considered include its gross anatomical make up, appearance of the cells and the immunological markers and chemical signatures in the cells.

  • Clinical pathology concerns the laboratory analysis of blood, urine and tissue samples to examine and diagnose disease. Typically, laboratories will process samples and provide results concerning blood counts, blood clotting ability or urine electrolytes, for example.

How is a pathologist different from my primary care dr.?

Pathology, which literally eans the study of diesease, is unique becasue it is a basic science as well as a medical specialty. Pathology is a fundamental discipline in the education of all medical doctors. However, pathologists are board certified in both anatomic and clinical pathology by the American Board of Pathology. Clinicians look to pathologist for answers when patients are experiencing a myriad of atypical symptom.  

How will i be billed for my pathology services?

 Testing, insurance filing, claims, and billing all are handled internally as part of our services. You can also choose the option to self-pay. 

is colorado springs pathology associates accredited?

Yes. We are compliant with all required certifications and licenses. In addition, all of our pathologists are registered with the American Board of Pathology. Our pathologist also hold certifications in several sub-specialties

How will I know the results of my tests?

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why should i chose colorado springs pathology associates? 

We offer the highest level of quality and expertise in the industry. What sets us apart is our ability to customize services based on our clients' needs. We are independently owned and operated offering the same technical and quality control, while providing a friendly and responsive local staff to serve you.