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Anatomical Pathology

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Anatomical Pathology is the name given to the scientific process for the preparation and microscopic examination of tissues at a cellular level to provide a diagnosis that provides direction for patient care and treatment. Surgical or histopathology, cytology and autopsy services are subsections under the broader title of Anatomical Pathology.

Anatomical Pathology Advisory Group

The Anatomical Pathology Advisory Group was established by the Laboratory Agency in January of 2017 to include a cross section of members to contribute their expertise, medical, technical, and operational, on provincial Anatomical Pathology issues. Through a collaborative process the group will support the Agency‘s value drivers of capacity, access, quality, efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability, by the development of standardized procedure documents, investigation of existing services, consideration and implementation of technology innovations and alignment of resources.

2019 Advisory Group Members

Dr. Blake Gilks, Medical Lead, Anatomical Pathology
Dr. Cheng Han Lee, Member
Dr. Jefferson Terry, Member
Dr. John O’Connell, Member
Dr. Julie Irving, Member
Dr. Katherine Tsang, Member
Dr. Naghibi Torbati, Member


  • Anatomical Pathology Material Release Form

Best Practice Documents


For questions about this Advisory Group, please email Dr. Blake Gilks, Medical Lead.

Links of Interest

Anatomical Pathology Central Data Repository Request Form
Association of Directors of Anatomic and Surgical Pathology
BC Association of Laboratory Physicians
BC Cancer Registry Reporting Guidelines for Laboratories
BC College of Physicians and Surgeons
BC Society of Laboratory Science
College of American Pathologists
Canadian Association of Pathologists
Canadian Society for Laboratory Medicine
Diagnostic Accreditation Program of British Columbia
National Society for Histotechnology
Royal College of Physicians
Synoptic Reporting Links to Educational Material

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