Hematopathology

Hematopathology is the study of diseases and disorders affecting blood cells, their production, and any organs and tissues involved in hematopoiesis, such as bone marrow, the spleen, and the thymus. Diagnoses and treatment of diseases such as leukemia and lymphoma often deal with hematopathology; techniques and technologies include flow cytometry studies and immunohistochemistry.
 
All of the hematopathologists provide diagnostic evaluation of tissue and fluids for both University of Michigan patients and clients through the MLabs program.  The interpretive reports include the integration of tissue morphology and ancillary testing such as flow cytometric analysis, molecular diagnostic testing and cytogenetic results. Our hematopathologists typically review over 4,900 tissue cases and over 2,000 fluid and peripheral smears yearly.
 
Hematopathology also called as hemopathology is the branch of  pathology which deals with the diseases of hematopoietic cells. The study involves Normal Hematopoiesis, Red Cell Disorders, White Cell Disorders. It helps in the treatment of the disease that affects the production of blood and it components. Hematologists also work on oncology with oncologists in the treatment of cancer. There are different disorders affected by hematology ie. anemia, hemophilia, general blood clots, bleeding disorders etc.