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Molecular pathology

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METeOR identifier:Help on this term523059
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 08/05/2014
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Molecular pathology is the study and diagnosis of disease through the examination of genetic and molecular abnormalities. It endeavours to explain why a given genetic change results in particular clinical phenotype.

Molecular pathology testing is performed on a patient's tissue sample and includes techniques such as, for example, oligonucleotide array sequence analysis of gene expression patterns in disease states and the detection of mutations with polymerase chain reaction.

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Lung cancer molecular pathology test results code N[N] Health, Standard 08/05/2014

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Person with cancer—molecular pathology test date, DDMMYYYY Health, Standard 08/05/2014

Person with cancer—molecular pathology test results, (other) code X[X(19)] Health, Standard 08/05/2014

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