Human pathology

Pathology is the name given to the scientific nature of disease and its causes, processes, development and consequences. The Pathocare Laboratory has been performing Pathology testing and provides services in the following disciplines:

  • Hematology:

    Hematology is the branch of medicine concerned with the nature, function and diseases of the blood. It covers the cellular and serum composition of the blood, the coagulation process, blood cell formation, hemoglobin synthesis and disorders of all of these.

  • Biochemistry:

    Biochemistry is the study of the chemical process in living organisms and deals with the structure and function of cellular components such as proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids and other biomolecules.

    Synergy Health helps to keep people healthy and in work by offering an extensive range of tests for monitoring these chemical substances to ensure a healthy process and therefore a healthy person. Profiles are often requested as part of routine medicals, pre-employment screening and screening for visa and emigration purposes.

  • Immunoassay & serology:

    An Immunoassay is a biochemical test that measures the presence or concentration of a macromolecule in a solution through the use of an antibody or immunoglobulin. The macromolecule detected by the immunoassay is often referred to as an "analyte" and is in many cases a protein. Analytes in biological liquids such as serum or urine are frequently measured using immunoassays for medical and research purposes.

    Serology is the scientific study of plasma serum and other bodily fluids. In practice, the term usually refers to the diagnostic identification of antibodies in the serum. Such antibodies are typically formed in response to an infection against a given microorganism, against other foreign proteins in response, or to one's own proteins (in instances of autoimmune disease).

  • Clinical Pathology:

    Clinical Pathology concerned with the diagnosis of disease based on the laboratory analysis of bodily fluids, such as blood, urine, and tissues using the tools of chemistry, microbiology, hematology and molecular pathology.

  • Histopathology:

    Histopathology refers to the microscopic examination of tissue in order to study the manifestations of disease. Specifically, in clinical medicine, histopathology refers to the examination of a biopsy or surgical specimen by a pathologist, after the specimen has been processed and histological sections have been placed onto glass slides.

  • Cytopathology:

    Cytopathology deals with the study of cells in terms of structure, function and chemistry. It is the study of cellular disease and the use of cellular changes for the diagnosis of disease.

  • Microbiology:

    Microbiology is the branch of biology that deals with the study of micro-organisms and their effects on other living organisms. Medical Microbiology is a branch of both Medicine and Microbiology that deals with the study of micro-organisms including bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites which are of medical importance and are capable of causing disease.