About Spot the Spot
Empowering you, your doctor, and loved ones
Spot the Spot™ was created by Dermpath Diagnostics to help you learn how to protect and inspect your skin. By preventing or more quickly identifying skin-related conditions, we can put a stop to increasing skin cancer rates.
When you become a spotter, you know how to work more closely with your dermatologist to care for your own skin. You can also act as a spotter and educator for friends and family. What you notice could save their lives.
What is dermatopathology?
Specialty to diagnose skin disorders
If your dermatologist suspects you have a skin disorder, the next step is to work with a dermatopathologist to confirm a diagnosis.
A dermatopathologist is a highly trained physician who specializes in diagnosing disorders of the skin under a microscope. It's a combination of dermatology (the diagnosis and treatment of skin, hair, and nail disorders) and pathology (identification of disorders microscopically).
Diagnosing your skin tissue is not a typical or simple laboratory test—it is a personal, consultative service. To make a definitive diagnosis, a dermatopathologist makes microscopic observations of your skin tissue and analyzes your medical information.
You and your dermatologist are smart to rely on a dermatopathologist for cases like melanoma and other skin cancers, as well as immunologic, infectious, and pediatric disorders. Since a misdiagnosis of certain skin disorders can be fatal, it is critical that you and your dermatologist receive the most accurate and timely diagnosis.
About Dermpath Diagnostics
Dermpath Diagnostics provides dermatopathology services to deliver accurate, clear, and prompt diagnoses for every patient. Our commitment to serve dermatologists and patients is backed by a team of over 75 board-certified dermatopathologists and advanced diagnostic technologies.
Dermpath Diagnostics is part of Quest Diagnostics.
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