Laboratory medicine is generally divided into two
sections, and each of which is further divided into
a number of units. These two sections are:
Anatomic Pathology: units included here are
cytopathology, and electron microscopy
Academically, each unit is studied alone in one
course. Other courses pertaining to this section
include anatomy, physiology, histology,
pathology and pathophysiology.
Distribution of clinical laboratories in health
institutions varies greatly from one place to
another. Take for example microbiology, some health
facilities have a single laboratory for
microbiology, while others have a separate lab for
each unit, with nothing called a "microbiology" lab.