Mayo Clinic in Arizona offers expert diagnostic services for the interpretation of skin biopsy specimens. Areas of special interest include melanoma, non-melanoma skin cancer, lymphoma and inflammatory dermatoses.

Services

Processing and original interpretation of skin biopsy specimens submitted in formalin

  • Formalin jars are provided (phone 480-301-9853; email).
  • A dermatopathology specimen form should be sent with the specimen.
  • Courier service is available for specimen transport from the Phoenix and Tucson metro areas.
  • Mayo Clinic directly bills contracted payers and government payers. (Please include photocopy of front and back of patient's insurance card.)
  • Routine turnaround time is 48 hours. Special stains require an additional one to three days.

Slide consultation

  • Expert consultation is available for previously prepared microscopic slides.
  • A consultation request form and preliminary pathology report should be sent with the slides.
  • A paraffin block may be sent with slides for performance of additional stains.
  • A clinical history is appreciated.
  • Mayo Clinic directly bills contracted payers and government payers. (Please include photocopy of front and back of patient's insurance card.)
  • Client billing also is available.
  • Routine turnaround time is 24 hours. Special stains require an additional one to three days.

Contracted payers and government payers

Contacts

David DiCaudo, M.D.
Phone: 480-301-9853
Email: arzdermpath@mayo.edu

Send biopsy specimens or slides to:

Terri Ferraro
Department of Dermatology
Mayo Clinic in Arizona
Second Floor, Desk 2B
13400 E. Shea Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85259

For inquiries regarding supplies, forms and contracted health plans:
Terri Ferraro or Linda Graf
Phone: 480-301-9853
Email