Understanding Your Test Results and The Impact on Your Care

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How Are Melanocytic
Lesions Assessed?

Your healthcare provider conducts a head-to-toe examination of your skin to identify any suspicious moles or growths. If there is concern, the mole will be removed (a skin biopsy) and sent to a dermatopathologist.

Dermatopathologists are highly trained physicians who specialize in the diagnosis of skin disorders using microscopes and laboratory tests. The dermatopathologist interprets the biopsy findings and reports them to your healthcare provider.

How Does Our Test Help Guide Your Care?

Most moles are easily diagnosed as benign or malignant, however, even the most experienced dermatopathologists occasionally cannot be entirely certain of the diagnosis using the microscope alone.

The MyPath Melanoma or DecisionDx DiffDx-Melanoma test may be ordered by the dermatopathologist or dermatologist to gather additional information.

This testing analyzes the biopsy specimen at the molecular level to help determine its diagnosis. These results, along with information obtained by examining the mole under the microscope, are analyzed by healthcare providers to arrive at a more accurate diagnosis. A more accurate diagnosis will guide your healthcare provider in developing the most appropriate treatment path for you going forward.