Skin biopsies, excisions, lumps and bumps
Skin lesions can vary from small discolorations to lumps and ulcers, etc.
Many times a biopsy is required to confirm the final diagnosis of the skin condition.A shave biopsy is done by removing a piece of top part of skin to be tested in the lab.
When a deeper biopsy is required a punch biopsy may be done to provide a deeper sample of skin and the tissue from under the skin.
There are times that an incisional or excisional biopsy is requested by your doctor for a more thorough examination of the skin lesion. This will provide the best help for lab diagnosis and normally will required a suture closure of the biopsy site as well.