Golden State Dermatology’s Dermatopathology Lab provides timely, cutting edge diagnostics for our patients.

Golden State Dermatology now offers an in-house state-of-the-art Dermatopthology Lab, allowing our providers to consult with our pathologist in a more timely and efficient manner, ensuring accuracy and continuity of patient care. Located at our Wiget Lane office, our dermopathology lab is headed by Dr. Emily Green. Dr. Green is passionate about combining cutting edge diagnostic tools with advanced research, for accurate and timely results so that patients can get the care they need fast.

What is Dermatopathology

Dermatopathology is the study of skin disease at a microscopic level, involving the study of potential causes of skin, nail or hair disorders at the cellular level, and is an essential component for the correct diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders.

More simply, if your dermatologist identifies something on your skin they are concerned about, the will take a biopsy of the skin.  This tissue sample is then sent to our in-house dermopathology laboratory where Dr. Green will examine the sample and provide a diagnosis.

Benefits Of An In-House Dermatopathology Lab

By having our own Dermatopathology lab in-house, we are able to make sure that our patients receive their diagnoses as quickly as possible. This in-turn allows for our team of providers to treat disease faster, resulting in the best possible outcomes post diagnosis.

Benefits Include:

  • Faster Turnaround – Faster results, decreasing valuable time between diagnosis and treatment.
  • More Efficient Communication – A direct communication line between your provider and our derompathologist
  • Control & Accuracy – Close control of tissue samples for the highest level of accuracy possible
  • Insurance & Records Convenience – Your medical records and insurance/billing remain integrated
  • Expert Diagnosis – Your diagnosis is provided by our experienced, trusted board-certified dermopathologist
  • Cutting-Edge Technology –  We invest in the most advanced, state-of-the-art diagnostic technology