Pathology is the study of disease. Doctors and scientists who work in pathology are experts in illness and disease. They support patient care by analyzing samples from a person’s body, undertaking tests and using different technologies to provide a diagnosis. They determine the nature and seriousness of an illness to ensure the most appropriate treatment is provided. They also play a critical role in research, advancing medicine and developing new treatments to fight viruses, infections and diseases.
At United Hospital District, our consulting pathologists are experts at interpreting microscopic views of body tissues. Our lab technologists are dedicated to quality control and we strive to provide fast, dependable results. All specimen samples collected at UHD are sent for analysis and reports are generated that included detailed findings and diagnoses.
UHD's pathology services are contracted through Sanford Pathology in Sioux Falls, SD.