Anatomical Pathology, a little-known medical speciality

The department of Anatomical Pathology studies the causes and effects of diseases through microscopic observation of tissues and fluids (biopsies, surgical specimens, cytologies, etc.) in order to obtain precise diagnoses that make the most appropriate treatment possible.

This medical discipline originated in the 16th and 17th centuries, and its contribution is needed in almost all medical specialities.

The work of a pathologist is carried out in anatomical pathology departments (laboratories). The final result is a diagnostic anatomopathological report, which is generated by combining the clinical history/clinical data together with the histological/cytological examination carried out on the patients’ specimen.


The main activities of a pathologist could be divided into four main areas:

  • Study of biopsies and surgical specimens
  • Cytopathology
  • Clinical autopsies
  • Molecular pathology


In our Analiza centres we have an Anatomical Pathology department equipped with the most advanced equipment, which speeds up result times.


Our anatomical pathology laboratories are located throughout Spain, in different clinics and hospitals:

  1. Central Laboratory of Pathological Anatomy Pintor Rosales, Madrid
  2. Pathological Anatomy Laboratory of the Hospital Universitario Moncloa, Madrid.
  3. Zaragoza Anatomical Pathology Laboratory, Zaragoza
  4. Anatomical Pathology Laboratory of the Hospital Mediterráneo, Almería.
  5. Anatomical Pathology Laboratory of the Hospital La Vega, Murcia.
  6. Anatomical Pathology Laboratory of the Hospital Inmaculada, Granada
  7. Anatomical Pathology Laboratory of the Marina Salud Public Hospital, Denia, Alicante.
  8. Anatomical Pathology Laboratory of the Hospital El Ángel, Malaga.


For further information, please contact us

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