How to Maximize Information from a Skin Biopsy

  • Bruce R. Smoller
  • Kim M. Hiatt

Questions to consider prior to obtaining tissue from the patient: What information do I want from this biopsy specimen? What is the best piece of tissue to send to the pathology laboratory? Are there particular tests needed that would require special fixation techniques in order to answer the question posed?


Human Papilloma Virus Basal Cell Carcinoma Punch Biopsy Direct Immunofluorescence Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Arkansas for Medical SciencesLittle RockUSA

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