Pathology Associates
2904 Westcorp Blvd., Suite 107
Huntsville, Alabama 35805

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Phone: (256) 533-1480
Fax: (256) 533-4158


Laboratory Services

Pathology is literally the study of disease.  Pathology is divided into two broad subspecialties, anatomic pathology and clinical pathology. In anatomic pathology, tissues are examined to render a diagnosis; in clinical pathology, blood and fluid specimens are evaluated.  Surgical pathology is a large part of our practice at Pathology Associates; if you have a biopsy or excision of an abnormal area, polyp, lump, or tumor, the specimen is sent to us for examination.  We carefully scrutinize the gross specimen and weigh, measure, and describe the specimen and findings, and tissue samples are submitted for histologic examination.  After special processing of the tissue to preserve and stabilize it, our histotechnologists cut extremely thin sections of the tissue, which are then stained and mounted a glass slides so that the tissue can be looked at under a microscope by a pathologist.  The pathologist then uses the information from the gross examination and what he or she sees under the microscope to arrive at a diagnosis, using additional special stains if needed, and formulates a report that contains the diagnosis and other information which your doctor will use in your treatment. Another branch of anatomic pathology is autopsy pathology (post mortem examination).  The broad areas of clinical pathology entails pathologist oversight of clinical laboratories, encompassing such disciplines as clinical chemistry, hematology, microbiology, serology, and blood banking.  Hematopathology is a subspecialty area of pathology which includes elements of both anatomic and clinical pathology, for diagnosis of tumors and abnormalities of lymph nodes, blood, and bone marrow. 

Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology
Gastrointestinal pathology involves the diagnosis of diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, appendix, rectum, gallbladder, pancreas, and liver. Common diseases include gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), gastritis, peptic..
Gynecologic Pathology
Gynecologic pathology is the study of the female genital tract, including reproductive organs as well as the vulva and perineum. We evaluate a variety of cases from biopsies to large resection specimens, rendering diagnoses which guide clinical m..
Head and Neck Pathology
Pathology Associates provides comprehensive surgical pathology services for diagnosis of benign and malignant lesions of the head and neck, including intraoperative consultation and evaluation of biopsy and resection specimens. Diagnosis is assis..
Hematopathology is the branch of pathology which studies diseases of hematopoietic cells. In the United States, hematopathology is a board certified subspecialty (American Board of Pathology) practiced by those physicians who have completed gener..
Neuropathology is the study of diseases of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. This includes brain and spinal cord tumors as well as postmortem examination for neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. Our pathologis..
Oncologic Surgical Pathology
Oncologic surgical pathology refers to the study of tumors, both benign and malignant, which are sent to pathology for evaluation following biopsy or resection. The classification of such tumors is undergoing constant change as new entities are d..