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Pathology

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Pathology is the study and diagnosis of disease through examination of organs, tissues, body fluids such as blood and urine, and autopsies. Through this examination, pathologists can study the cause and development of disease.

Samples of cells, tissues and body fluids are collected through procedures such as:

  • Endoscopies
  • Biopsies
  • Minimally invasive procedures

By examining cells, tissue and body fluids, pathologists and physicians work together to diagnose conditions such as:

  • Cardiac disease
  • Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Arthritis
  • Pneumonia
  • Appendicitis
  • Viral infection
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Endometriosis
  • Allergies

Virtua provides board-certified pathologist who examine approximately 30,000 specimens per year including thousands of cancer tissues.

Virtua pathologists are equipped with the latest technologies including:

  • Multi-head microscopes
  • Microwave technology
  • Polymerase chain reaction method
  • Molecular imaging

These technologies and techniques give physicians more accurate information to diagnose and treat diseases. In addition, these technologies enable physicians to provide patients with results within hours instead of days.

Virtua accepts more major insurance plans for routine outpatient and pre-admission testing.