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. 

Pulmonary Pathology
Pulmonary pathology is the subspecialty of surgical pathology which deals with the diagnosis and characterization of neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases of the lungs and thoracic pleura. Diagnostic specimens are often obtained via bronchoscopi..
Soft Tissue Pathology
Soft Tissue Pathology involves evaluation of diseases involving the non-bony, supporting body tissues such as muscle, fat, nerve blood vessels. Disease can be inflammatory in nature from infections or autoimmune causes. A more common reason for b..
Urologic Pathology
Urologic Pathology deals with biopsies taken by urologists and radiologists as well as resection specimens taken by urologists. Biopsies and resections specimens include prostate, bladder, ureter, kidney and testis. These are examined for inflamm..