Why It Is Done
A skin biopsy is done to diagnose a:
- Skin condition (if it is not already clear what the condition is), such as Reference psoriasis Opens New Window.
- Disease, such as skin cancer.
- Reference Bacterial Opens New Window or Reference fungal Opens New Window skin infection.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference March 28, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Alexander H. Murray, MD, FRCPC - Dermatology