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Pathology is the scientific study of the nature of disease and its causes, processes, development, and consequences.

Our pathology service includes the pathology laboratories, the cytogenetics laboratory and medical physics unit, which together provide a comprehensive testing and screening service for Leicester's hospitals, as well as the communities of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
A rack of test tubes filled with green coloured liquid
Pathology also manages the mortuary services within the trust. The mortuary services provide facilities for hospital clinicians, the city and county councils, coroners, and for families of the recently deceased.

Related links:

Careers in Biomedical Science
A guide to Biomedical Science as a career choice, from the Institute of Biomedical Science

A guide to laboratory tests, from The Association of Clinical Biochemists

The Royal College of Pathologists
Professional organisation for pathologists

A Guide to the Post-Mortem Examination Procedure
Information from the Department of Health