Diagnostic skin biopsies

A skin biopsy is when a small sample of skin is removed and sent to a pathology laboratory to be analysed.

Common questions

What is a skin biopsy?

A skin biopsy is when a small sample of skin is removed and sent to a pathology laboratory to be analysed.

Why would I have a skin biopsy?

A skin biopsy will help to diagnose a skin condition and to plan treatment. There are different kinds of skin biopsy.

What happens during a skin biopsy?

There are different kinds of skin biopsy, including: patch testing, patch testing for contact dermatitis, punch biopsy and skin scraping. You can find out more about these tests from your consultant.

Contact Benenden Hospital

It’s easy to make an appointment; you can ask your GP or give us a call on 01580 230661.