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Biopsy Special Stains Skin Tissue


Biopsy Special Stains Skin Tissue

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What is this test?

This test is used to check for the presence of any abnormalities or damage to the skin tissue. In this test, a small tissue sample of the skin is collected to observe any changes, infections, toxicities, signs of damage or malignancies (cancers or tumors) which might have occurred to the skin.

What is Skin Biopsy and why is this done?

Skin biopsy is the process of obtaining a small tissue sample of the skin from an individual. The size and region of the sample to be collected is based on the type of diagnosis of an individual. The healthcare provider may recommend this test to identify the cause of the specific skin condition. The possible skin conditions or diseases which might require skin biopsy include warts, moles, keratitis or keratosis, melanoma, skin infections, rashes, skin tags or skin infections, blisters of unknown origin, etc.

What is a Biopsy?

The biopsy is the process of collecting a small sample of tissue from various parts of the body. The sample for biopsy may include skin, the lining of the stomach, kidneys, liver, a fragment of bone or bone marrow, etc. This procedure is more like a minor surgery and an individual may recover within a day to one week based on the procedure. In this type of procedure, your doctor administers a small dose of local or systemic anesthetic during the surgery and collects a small sample of tissue from the suspected organ site and is sent to the laboratory for further analysis.

Why is this test done?

This test is recommended if you have any persistent rashes, scaly or rough skin, unexplained lumps on the skin, allergic reactions, etc. This test is also recommended when regular tests are not enough to diagnose the presenting conditions/diseases like skin cancer, dermatitis, moles, warts, melanomas or carcinomas(cancers), skin tags, keratosis(a skin condition), blistering skin disorders, etc.

Test Preparation

Inform your doctor if you are on any medications, have any allergies or underlying medical conditions before your Biopsy Special Stains Skin Tissue. Your doctor will give specific instructions depending on your condition on how to prepare for Biopsy Special Stains Skin Tissue.

It is recommended to avoid consumption of alcohol and certain medicines like painkillers, blood thinners, nutritional supplements, from one week before undergoing this test. Please contact your physician for necessary advice and instructions before undergoing this test.

Understanding your test results

The normal test results may vary depending on age, health history, medical condition, etc. The collected tissue sample is subjected to various tests and stains to identify the presence of any diseases or conditions.

Positive test results may indicate the presence of any tissue abnormalities or diseases.

The test results may be negative if there is no presence of any disease or condition.

Please consult your health provider after receiving your lab reports for further diagnosis or medical intervention based on your clinical condition.

GenderAge groupsValue
MALEAll age groupsThe observations are reported by the pathologist depending on the histopathological findings
FEMALEAll age groupsThe observations are reported by the pathologist depending on the histopathological findings
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