Dermatopathology is a branch of pathology concerned with diseases of the skin. One of the greatest challenges of dermatopathology is the sheer volume of different skin diseases. There are an estimated 1,500 different rashes and skin tumors. Therefore, dermatology and dermatopathology are among the most complex specialties of medicine.
Dermatopathology is a consultative service to the referring dermatologist, not simply a laboratory test. The pathologist interpreting these biopsies is a critical part of your health care team. The accurate diagnosis of your patient’s tissue biopsy is absolutely essential to the selection of the most appropriate treatment plan for your patient.