Once a biopsy sample has been collected, the second part of the diagnosis takes place in the laboratory. Here, the highly specialised skill of skin cancer recognition occurs from an examination of the skin cells themselves, by pathologists.
As it is a specialised area, skin cancer diagnosis isn’t practised by all pathologists nor all laboratories in Australia.
At Healius, we have dedicated and specialised ‘dermatohistopathologists’ in our laboratories in each state who are highly skilled at diagnosing skin cancers from the samples sent in.
In fact, two laboratories within the Healius group, Kossard and IQP, only do skin pathology and employ some of Australia’s leading dermatohistopathologists.
Your laboratory is your second step towards diagnostic certainty.