Pediatric Pathology Laboratory in East Tennessee
Researching New Ways to Treat Diseases in Children
We all want our children to grow up healthy and happy. There are many diseases
and viruses that try to get in the way of that goal, but the tireless
efforts of pediatric pathologists help to keep them at bay. Pediatric
pathology is the study of diseases that impact the normal growth and development
of children as they grow into adults. Their goal is to create new processes
that make it easier to diagnose, treat, and manage diseases in children.
East Tennessee Children’s Hospital’s dedicated pediatric pathologist is
Dr. Richard A. Sances II M.D. Call (865) 522-7591 to reach Innovative Pathology Services.
The Importance of Lab Testing
Children’s bodies are rapidly changing, meaning medical practices
that work on adults are not always as effective on younger bodies. By
studying diseases that have affected children we can develop new treatments
that fight the conditions more effectively. Obtaining samples for study
is very safe. Most specimens are obtained through biopsies, blood samples,
and urine samples. A doctor will likely order a specimen extraction if
they need to confirm a diagnosis before treatment can begin.
Pediatric pathology research provides major headway in fighting various
conditions that affect children’s growth and development, including:
- Endocrine disorders
- Infectious diseases
- Issues with metabolism
- Thyroid disorders
- Turner syndrome
Observing samples from a child requires an eye trained and experienced
in pediatric pathology. East Tennessee Children’s Hospital’s
team works only with samples from patients ages birth to 21. Our dedicated
team works diligently to provide quick results to your doctor so treatment
can begin as soon as possible.