Subspecialty anatomic pathology

Inform Diagnostics’ team of tenured dermatopathologists are committed to helping your patients get the right diagnosis the first time. Our dermatopathology laboratory is one of the largest in the United States, with 18 dermatopathologists—all fellowship-trained and board-certified as dermatopathologists by the American Board of Pathology and the American Board of Dermatology.

Specialists

Our fellowship-trained and board-certified dermatopathologists

More than half of Inform Diagnostics dermatopathologists have held, or currently hold, faculty positions at respected academic institutions, including the Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins, and Harvard.

Our dermatopathologists leverage their individual expertise across the entire practice by collaborating through our consensus-based approach, including consensus terminology/criteria and daily case-review conferences.

Subspecialty Expertise

Comprehensive areas of expertise in dermatopathology

Dermatopathologists at Inform Diagnostics are experts in the field and subspecialize in all areas of dermatopathology to ensure comprehensive expertise to diagnose even the rarest conditions. Our dermatopathologists’ comprehensive areas of expertise include:

  • Adnexal neoplasms
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Bullous disorders
  • Cutaneous immunohistochemistry
  • Cutaneous lymphomas and other hematolymphoid disorders affecting the skin
  • Dermatopathology of genital areas
  • Drug reactions
  • Eczematous dermatitis
  • Hair disease and alopecia
  • Histiocytic disorders
  • Inflammatory conditions in general
  • Infectious disorders
  • Melanocytic lesions (nevi and melanoma)
  • Molecular dermatopathology
  • Nail pathology
  • Neuroendocrine tumors
  • Oral pathology
  • Panniculitis
  • Pediatric dermatopathology
  • Psoriasis
  • Soft-tissue tumors
  • Squamous lesions

“The dermatopathologists are very easy to work with and will pick up the phone to discuss pathology if there are any questions… They are a wonderful team that has made our job easier!”

Office Manager, Dermatology
San Antonio, TX

Dermatology Testing

Precise diagnoses for dermatology patients

Inform Diagnostics helps patients get definitive diagnoses for a wide range of dermatologic disorders.

As a part of our evaluation, ancillary tests and molecular diagnostic analysis are occasionally used to aid in precision diagnoses. Such tests are performed in our state-of-the-art laboratories and include:

  • A wide variety of immunohistochemical and other special stains
  • DNA mismatch repair (MMR) protein analysis
  • Melanoma FISH assays
  • Molecular testing for cutaneous hematologic malignancies

Send-out tests include:

  • HPV genotyping
  • Tick analysis and classification
lab pathologists

Capabilities

EHR and workflow optimization

We use interface capabilities to help your practice workflow:

  • Send pathology orders and receive results through EHR interface technology
  • Additional clinical photos and detail sent to aid in pathology diagnoses
  • Bidirectional interface capabilities improve the communication between clinicians and Inform Diagnostics pathologists

Clinical Vignettes

Patient cases for dermatology

Whether diagnosing inflammatory processes or reviewing excised pigmented lesions at our daily consensus conference, see how Inform Diagnostics gives dermatologists timely, definitive answers for treatment.

Forms & Requisitions

Submit specimens: dermatopathology

Existing and new clients can get the forms, information, and help they need to submit specimens for dermatopathology.

Scientific Publications

Recent publications in dermatology

Our pathologists actively participate in research initiatives, with more than 80 career books and book chapters, and approximately 1,000 career peer-reviewed publications.

Establishment of antitumor memory in humans using in vitro-educated CD8+ T cells

Butler MO, Friedlander P, Milstein MI, Mooney MM, Metzler G, Murray AP, Tanaka M, Berezovskaya A, Imataki O, Drury L,[...]

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Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Genotypes in Condylomas, Intraepithelial Neoplasia, and Invasive Carcinoma of the Penis Using Laser Capture Microdissection (LCM)-PCR: A Study of 191 Lesions in 43 Patients

Fernández-Nestosa MJ, Guimerà N, Sanchez DF, Cañete-Portillo S, Velazquez EF, et al. Am J Surg Pathol. 2017;[...]

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Identification of HRAS Mutations and Absence of GNAQ or GNA11 Mutations in Deep Penetrating Nevi

Bender R, McGinniss M, Esmay P, Velazquez E,Reimann JDR. Mod Pathol. 2013 Oct;[...]

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