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Comparative Pathology Shared Resource (CPSR)

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What is Comparative Pathology? How can it help enhance your research?

Comparative pathology combines two disciplines of disease study, anatomic pathology and clinical pathology.  

What is the difference between the two?  

  • Anatomic pathology includes analysis of histology, tissues, tumors, bone, kidneys, brain, heart, special tissue stains, etc on a microscopic level.  
  • Clinical pathology includes what is commonly known as laboratory data, including complete blood counts, urinalysis, liver and kidney analyte panels, cytospin preparation, blood gas analysis, etc. 

Together, these two disciplines can be used to provide an overall picture of the
disease process you are studying. 


Funded by:

University of Colorado

Colorado Comprehensive Cancer Center

Vice Chancellor for Research

Office of Laboratory Animal Resources

Children's Hospital

Colorado Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute

Departments of Psychology & Medicine

Department of Pathology

12800 E. 19th Ave
Aurora, Colorado 80045