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VitalSkin Dermatology Opens In-House Dermatopathology Lab

December 22, 2022

Adam Lueken

VitalSkin is always looking for new ways to help our supported doctors and providers offer the best care possible. From a clinical standpoint, that includes having access to helpful resources for diagnosing and treating patients – including ideal dermatopathology and lab testing options.

Dermatopathology plays a huge role in providing the best dermatology care. It is often a critical step in making the correct diagnosis of aggressive skin cancer or unlocking important clues in a difficult-to-diagnose inflammatory skin disorder.

To ensure the lab work needs of supported doctors are effectively met, VitalSkin recently opened its own in-house dermatopathology lab in Urbana, IL. The lab shares the same location as the organization’s Support Office and Champaign-Urbana practice. The facility features cutting-edge technology that can accurately evaluate skin biopsies and/or specimens and quickly deliver results.

With the lab opening, we have chosen to work with fellowship-trained and board-certified dermatopathologists who have completed some of the best training and educational programs in the country. Not only do they possess a deep knowledge of complex dermatopathology, but work closely and collaboratively with VitalSkin dermatologists to provide important dermopathy diagnoses in a highly accurate and efficient manner. Rather than splitting time between a variety of biopsies like in a general pathology lab setting, these top dermatopathologists in our lab are completely focused on skin biopsy diagnostics.

A pathology lab manager and several technicians have also been brought in. The lab team has started processing initial skin biopsies and samples for VitalSkin-supported practices. As the lab grows, the lab team will continue to expand in order to support additional VitalSkin practices in central Illinois and other areas.

When it comes to patient test results, we know that the highest standards of precision and meticulousness must be met. We have designed our dermatopathology lab to meet and exceed those expectations, partnering with highly-trained, expert dermatopathologists with the ability to process and deliver timely, accurate results as conveniently as possible.

To learn more about VitalSkin and the world-class clinical resources we can provide, we’re always a phone call or click away. Schedule a consultation with one of our practice management experts today!



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