Dermatopathology Service In the Department of Pathology

Biopsies for alopecia

We provide interpretation of scalp biopsies for alopecia. Our biopsies are embedded horizontally and examined according to an alopecia protocol. The diagnostic yield of a horizontally embedded scalp biopsy is far superior to the amount of information that can be gleaned from a vertically embedded specimen. When submitting a biopsy to assess the type of alopecia, please make sure that the appropriate box on our requisition sheet is checked or that the word “alopecia” is written on the sheet in a prominent position.

 

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