Resources to help you understand your pathology report

Created by pathologists for patients

Updated: July 28, 2021

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Our team of doctors have written articles to help you read and understand your pathology report. These articles cover more than 300 of the most common conditions.

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Pathology dictionary

Our patient friendly pathology dictionary will help you understand the most common terms used by pathologists in pathology reports. The dictionary is updated monthly.

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How to read your COVID-19 test report

This article is an introduction to COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2. It also provides information to help you read and understand your COVID-19 test report.

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How to read your surgical pathology report

A surgical pathology report describes the results for most types of tissue samples including those from the skin, breast, digestive tract, ovary, prostate. This article will introduce you to the parts of a typical surgical pathology report.

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How to read your bone marrow pathology report

Bone marrow is the tissue found at the centre of a bone. A biopsy is commonly performed to look for diseases of the blood and bone marrow. This article will help you understand the parts of a typical bone marrow pathology report.

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How to read your Pap test pathology report

The Pap test is a screening test that looks for abnormal cells in the cervix. This article will provide an introduction to the Pap test including an explanation of why and how the test is performed.

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How to read your blood culture report

A blood culture is a test performed to look for microorganisms such as bacteria and fungus in the blood. This article will describe the test and help you understand your report.

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What is MyPathologyReport?

MyPathologyReport.ca is a freely accessible medical education tool created by pathologists to help you read and understand your pathology report.

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