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What is a pathologist?
Pathologists are medical doctors who specialize in the prevention, early detection, and diagnosis of cancer and other diseases. They examine tissues and fluids to diagnose disease in order to assist in making treatment decisions.
How is a pathologist involved in your care?
During an office visit or surgery, your physician will remove blood, fluid, or tissue for pathological studies. This material is sent to the laboratory where it is processed and made ready for examination by a pathologist. The pathologist then provides a diagnosis to your physician and works together with your physician to determine a treatment plan.
Do you have questions about your pathology bill?
Please contact Medusind at 1-800-846-7978 or by email at: VABILLING@MEDUSIND.COM
For more in depth information on pathology diagnoses, please visit MyBiopsy.org, a resource for patients compiled by the College of American Pathologists.
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