Twenty-First Century Pathology Sign-Out

Scott Tomlins, Daniel Robinson, Robert J. Penny, Jay L. Hess

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It is difficult to imagine a field that is changing as rapidly as pathology. A convergence of factors including not only scientific and technological advances but also changes in business models is transforming the field, particularly in the area of cancer diagnostics. The authors examine 8 themes, or "forces of change," in pathology and speculate on how these will affect pathology sign-out and the future role of pathologists in patient care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)639-650
Number of pages12
JournalClinics in Laboratory Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Future of pathology
  • Molecular diagnostics
  • Personalized medicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, medical

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