Your GP may need to remove or perform a biopsy on one or more skin lesions. Any tissue that’s removed should be examined by a specialist Histopathologist to confirm your doctor’s diagnosis and if necessary to confirm that the lesion has been adequately removed. Biopsies can also play an important role in the diagnosis of rashes.
A courier will pick up the specimen from your doctor’s clinic or from the operating theatres. The specimen is brought to the laboratory where it is examined and processed overnight. A specialist Histopathologist will then assess the results and send a report to your doctor.
A Histopathologist is a specialist pathologist who is trained to interpret the microscopic human tissue and diagnose disease. Histopathologists are also medical doctors with additional specialist qualifications in Anatomical Pathology. The pathologists at IQ Pathology all have a special interest in skin pathology.