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Clinical Chemistry

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Chemical processes govern our biological functions, and, when disease invades the body, chemical indicators are often apparent in the blood and tissues.

Clinical chemistry gives doctors information they cannot access through a physical exam alone.

By analyzing the chemical status of the body's fluids and tissues, we can discern how well the body is functioning.

The amount of oxygen in the blood, the presence or absence of hormones in the urine, and countless other considerations can supply vast amounts of information about our health.

The Role of the Clinical Chemistry Pathologist

Our group's pathologists who specialize in clinical chemistry interpret hundreds of tests that reveal how the body is functioning.

These tests provide doctors with objective measurements that can help them treat patients.

Learn more about clinical chemistry from the Department of Pathology.

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