Skin/Soft Tissue Excisional Biopsy for Pathology/Histology Analysis

Skin/Soft Tissue Excisional Biopsy for Pathology/Histology Analysis

Test: Pigmented Lesion (r/o melanoma) panel
Non-Pigmented Lesion (r/o carcinoma) panel
Ulceration panel
Tumor (Ganglion/Lipoma/Sarcoma) panel
Inflammatory (Tophus/Abscess) panel
Submission Criteria: An ellipse of skin and subcutaneous tissue to, or including, fat. Then entire lesion should be excised with a border of normal skin. Place immediately into formalin.
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 evaluation of an entire, solitary lesion with surrounding normal tissue. Preferred method for inflammatory of deep dermal lesions and when melanoma is suspected.
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