A pathologist is a doctor who studies disease. By studying samples of body fluids or tissues in a
laboratory, a pathologist can help your doctor diagnose a medical condition, or monitor the progress of
a disease. Pathologists also study the causes of diseases.
- Take blood samples for blood tests
- Conduct laboratory tests of tissue, blood and body fluid samples
- Examine test results in order to understand what is causing an illness or to monitor treatments
- Submit the results of tests and their interpretations to referring medical practitioners and
You need a pathology request form from a doctor to use the services of a pathologist.
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Pathology services may be partly or fully covered by Medicare.
Pathologist fees are covered by some private health funds, but the amount will depend on your
insurance policy. Contact your insurer for more information.