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Cytopathology is a way to diagnose disease by looking at single cells and small cell clusters. Wellstar cytopathologists uphold the highest scientific standards to ensure the correct diagnosis and treatment.
At the Wellstar cytopathology lab, specialized pathologists study cells from body sites including the spine, lung and belly. The test is used to diagnose a suspected disease, like cancer, or to screen for a condition before symptoms appear. Compared with a tissue biopsy, a cytology specimen can be easier to obtain, less expensive and cause less discomfort to the patient. A commonly known cytopathology test is a Pap test, which screens for cervical cancer. Wellstar cytopathologists use the latest techniques to ensure accurate diagnosing and treatment.