Dermatopathology Services


 

The dermatopathologists at Associated Skin Care Specialists are committed to working closely with dermatologists to provide the most accurate diagnosis for our patients. Respected leaders in their field, they provide our patients peace of mind that their diagnosis is accurate which is the first step to safe and effective treatment.

We are fortunate at Associated Skin Care Specialists to have a group of in-house, dedicated experts in dermatopathology that specialize in skin diseases, including skin cancers, immunologic conditions, infections, alopecia and pediatric conditions. Our group consists of three dermatology-trained and one pathology-trained dermatopathologists, all board certified. The onsite processing lab is located at our main office in Fridley, ensuring fast turn around times for skin biopsies and allowing direct communication between those physicians interacting with the patients and obtaining skin biopsies and the physicians who are aiding diagnosis at the microscopic level.


CONSULTING AND REFERRAL SERVICES

Our experts also offer fast, accurate analysis and interpretation of skin specimens for a number of referring hospitals and clinics. A commitment to accessibility and ability to offer clinical and pathological correlation on challenging cases has earned the trust and confidence of our referring physicians. Click here or call 763.571.6961 to learn more about referral and consulting opportunities.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


WHAT ARE DERMATOPATHOLOGISTS?

Dermatopathologists are physicians who use microscopes to study skin at the microscopic and molecular level. They have completed 4 years of training in either dermatology or pathology and go on to extra training specific to diseases of the skin.


WHAT DO DERMATOPATHOLOGISTS DO?

Dermatopathologists examine skin biopsies using a microscope. They use information provided by the clinician obtaining the biopsy including a description of the rash or lesion and information gained from studying the skin specimen with a microscope to aid in the diagnosis of rashes, lesions and conditions affecting the skin.


THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING A DERMATOPATHOLOGIST INTERPRETING YOUR SKIN BIOPSY.

An accurate diagnosis is an important part of obtaining the safest and most effective care for your skin condition. Our dermatopathologists have extensive training and access to the most cutting edge tools for aiding in diagnosis, in addition to a direct line of communication to the clinicians obtaining the biopsy which ensures the best outcomes and most accurate diagnosis.


DISEASES THAT DERMATOPATHOLOGISTS DIAGNOSE.

The dermatopathologists at Associated Skin Care Specialists are experts in a wide breadth of skin diseases including:

  • Skin Cancers
  • Skin Lymphomas
  • Benign Skin Tumors
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Connective Tissue Disease
  • Granuolomatous Diseases


HOW DO I CONTACT A DERMATOPATHOLOGIST?

Call 763-571-6961 or 800-571-3880

If you are inquiring about the results of a pending skin biopsy, please call our main office 763-571-4000.

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