A biopsy is a sample of a small amount of tissue or cells that will be examined in a laboratory.
What is a diagnostic biopsy used for?
A biopsy is used to obtain bits of tissue to be checked in the laboratory for signs of cancer or other diseases. The biopsy sample is stained and examined under a microscope in the lab. It may also be used to identify possible cancer or causes of inflammation and infection.
The area to be biopsied is thoroughly cleaned and numbed with a local anaesthetic. A sterile scalpel is used to cut away a small piece of tissue, and then the wound is stitched (sutured) closed.
Who performs the Biopsy?
Our Dermatologists are fully-trained in adult and paediatric dermatology, which enables them to identify, offer advice on, and treat a wide range of skin ailments.
|Diagnostic Biopsy (includes histopathology)||1 sample of tissue||£365|
|2 samples of tissue||£550|
|3 samples of tissue||£650|
|4 samples of tissue||£750|
|5 samples of tissue||£850|