Pathology is a branch of medicine that involves the laboratory examination of body tissues for diagnostic or forensic purposes to investigate the causes and effects of diseases. Immunology is concerned with the structure and function of the immune system and laboratory techniques involving the interaction of antigens with specific antibodies.
Forensic pathology is a specialty of pathology concerned with determining the cause of death by examination of a corpse, a process known as an autopsy. Autopsies are performed by either a coroner or medical examiner, usually during the investigation of criminal law cases.
UF Health Pathology Laboratories is a leading provider of surgical pathology and diagnostic laboratory services for the southeastern United States. Headquartered in Gainesville, Florida and home to more than 30 nationally recognized pathologists in all subspecialties of pathology, UF Health Pathology Laboratories has the experience and expertise to diagnose a patient’s condition quickly, accurately and professionally.