Medical Dermatology:

Skin Biopsy and Pathology

In order to provide the most accurate diagnosis, your UM Dermatology provider may recommend a skin biopsy. This is a quick and relatively painless procedure that removes a small sample your skin for microscopic examination and additional testing. 

Skin biopsies are frequently needed to determine if a mole or skin lesion is cancerous, precancerous, or benign. Your skin biopsy is sent to our team of dermatopathologists, who are board-certified specialists with highly-specialized knowledge and skill in the diagnosis of disorders affecting the hair, skin and nails.