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Pathology Services Tampa

Looking for pathology services Tampa? Florida Alternative Medicine and Weight Loss now offers pathology services for its patients.

What is Pathology?

Pathology is a specialty of medicine which entails the diagnosis and study of disease. Examples include the examination of organs removed during surgery, tissue biopsy, blood and other fluids that are produced in the body. Tissue and fluid specimens take into account the cells respective gross anatomical make up, immunological markers and chemical signatures. Pathology is considered branch of laboratory medicine and provide assistance to other medical professionals in not only the identification of the diseases cause and severity, but also the effectiveness of treatment.

Pathology also incorporates the scientific studies of causes of disease, disease mechanisms and degree of the disease. Additional studies include post-injury cellular adaptation, cell and/or tissue necrosis, inflammation, healing of wounds, and abnormal cell growth.

The pathologist depends on a pathology laboratory which provides a wide array of modern technologies that aid in obtaining detailed information from the cells and tissues of the body. A pathology lab is a multifaceted facility which depends on the expertise and teamwork of many medical professionals in order to ensure that the most accurate information is prepared for the patient’s doctor so that the patient is provided with the best care.

Although pathologists have a wide scope of diseases that they study and or examine, most cancer cases are diagnosed by pathologists. Generally, cellular tissue sample patterns are examined under a microscope for diagnosis, but in some cases pathologists may use gene markers.

Pathology Services at Florida Alternative Medicine and Weight Loss

Some of the pathology services offered at Florida Alternative Medicine and Weight Loss include:

  • Liver Function Tests
  • Complete Blood Count/Full Blood Count Exam
  • Iron Deficiency Test
  • Thyroid Function Testing
  • Urinalysis Test
  • Prothrombin Time Test/ International Normalized Ratio Testing

Pathology Services-Liver Function Testing

This involves several blood tests in order to determine the enzymes, proteins and other substances which are produced by the liver. The liver function tests provide the physician with an overall picture of the patients liver health and function. Due to the fact that there are many factors that can result in liver damage before the patient experiences any symptoms.

The liver function tests are helpful in that they can reveal early diagnosis and assist the doctor in prescribing an effective treatment.

Pathology Services-Complete Blood Count Examination

Also known as a CBC, the Complete Blood Count Test provides critical information regarding the development of cells in the blood. The blood count test information provides information on red blood cells which carry oxygen, white blood cells which fight infection, and platelets which are responsible in blood clotting.

Pathology Services-Iron Deficiency Test

Iron is required for the formation of sufficient levels of red blood cells. People with low levels of iron can become anemic, a condition in which the body does not produce enough red blood cells leading to fatigue and a general lack of energy.

Conversely, too much iron in the blood can lead to a condition call haemochromatosis, which can result in serious health issues such as arthritis, diabetes, heart failure and liver disease.

Pathology Services-Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Test

This test is used to diagnose and check treatment for thyroid disorders including hypothyroidism and/or hyperthyroidism, which can occur suddenly as a result of infections, medications and tumors.

Pathology Services-Urinalysis

The urinalysis test provides diagnosis for metabolic issues including diabetes and kidney disorders.

Pathology Services-Prothrombin Time Test

Prothrombin is a protein that is made by the liver. This test uses blood samples to determine the time it takes for a patient’s blood to clot.