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Biopsies and Lab Tests

If your doctor determines a need for testing, he or she will explain what the tests involve.

These tests may include:

What We Do For You: Testing and Beyond

The pathology team at UPMC tests blood and body  tissues to better understand the causes of diseases and how they:

  • Develop in the body
  • Change cells
  • Affect our health

After your tests are complete, we use the information we’ve gathered from your blood, tissue, or other sample to assemble a picture of your specific disease state.

We analyze your test results and provide a diagnosis in a pathology report. This report can help your doctor determine the proper course of treatment.

Because we use technical language and medical terms in our reports they can be difficult to comprehend. Reviewing the results with your doctor can help you better understand it.

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