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Histopathology Test

Histopathology means using a microscope to look at human tissue to see if it has signs of diseases, damage, or other abnormalities.

Histology is the study of tissues, and pathology is the study of disease. Thus, histopathology means the study of tissues related to disease.

A histopathology report describes the tissue that the pathologist examined. It can identify features of what cancer looks like under the microscope. A histopathology report is also sometimes called a biopsy report or a pathology report.

This article explains the purpose of histopathology, what's in a histopathology report, and reasons why a histopathology test may be done. It also details some of the ways that results are interpreted.