Skin Biopsy

A skin biopsy is the removal of a sample of skin to assist with making a definitive diagnosis. A biopsy helps to identify processes in the skin that are invisible to the naked eye.

Choosing the method and site of the biopsy is crucial and will assist with a more accurate diagnosis. The dermatologist further assist the pathologist by providing them with clinical information, photos and a list of possible diagnosis. In some cases, more than one biopsy is performed.