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Medical Specialist: Cytopathology
Cytopathology is a subspecialty of Pathology. A pathologist is a doctor who has completed medical school and two to three years of residency t...

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Medical Specialist: Cytopathology

Cytopathology is a subspecialty of Pathology. A pathologist is a doctor who has completed medical school and two to three years of residency training in Pathology. Pathologists diagnose diseases based on examination of body tissues, fluids and laboratory studies. A cytopathologist completes an additional one year of training in a cytopathology fellowship geared toward developing expertise in performing fine-needle- aspiration biopsies, molecular diagnostics and immunocytochemistry.

Reference:

American Board of Pathology 2004-2005.

Written by: JC Jones MA, RN
Last Updated: February 20, 2008
Published By: Healthline Networks Inc.
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