Skin Shave Biopsy for Pathology/Histology Analysis

Skin Shave Biopsy for Pathology/Histology Analysis

Test: Pigmented Lesion (r/o melanoma panel

Non-Pigmented Lesion (r/o carcinoma) panel

Dermatitis panel

Submission Criteria: At least 5 mm of tissue, submitted dry or in formalin. Formalin best preserves soft tissue elements. Dry, flaky, keratinized skin may be submitted dry.
Storage and Stability:
Rejection Criteria: Rejection criteria include but are not limited to:

  1. Mismatched requisitions
  2. Specimens without two patient identifiers
  3. Specimens submitted without approval
Turnaround Time: 3 days
Clinical Significance: For sampling superficial ailments such as small macules, papules, and macular lesions.  These are often superior to punch biopsies when a large section of epidermis is affected.
Reference Ranges: Not detected for all targets
Method: Panels are comprised of one or more of the following:

Hematoxylin and Eosin Stain

Periodic Acid – Schiff Stain

Grocott’s Methenamine Silver Stain

Gram’ Stain

Fontana Masson Stain

Immunohistochemical Staining