Dermatology is the study of the skin, hair, and nails; dermatology pathology or dermatopathology is a sub-category of pathology which focuses on cutaneous (skin) diseases. Physicians specializing in the skin are known as dermatologists, and pathologists who interpret the lab work related to the cutaneous system are known as dermatopathologists.

Specimens collected for information about the skin are acquired through several methods of biopsy including shave, punch, and excision. Utilizing samples of the skin, studies in dermatology can provide insight into diseases such as melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and actinic keratosis, among others.

Sterling Pathology sub-specializes in dermatology pathology, providing physicians and their patients with individualized patient care using a combination of traditional and advanced techniques to deliver accurate and clinically relevant results. Our experts and dedicated laboratory personnel consistently deliver quality service to our physician clients and their patients.