How To Prepare
Before a skin biopsy, tell your doctor if you:
- Are taking any medicines, particularly anti-inflammatory medicines such as prednisone. Anti-inflammatory medicines may change the way your biopsy looks under the microscope.
- Are allergic to any medicines.
- Have had any bleeding problems or are taking blood-thinning medicines, such as aspirin or warfarin (Coumadin).
- Are or might be pregnant.
No special preparation is needed before having this test.
You may be asked to sign a consent form that says you understand the risks of the test and agree to have it done.
Talk to your doctor about any concerns you have regarding the need for the test, its risk, how it will be done, or what the results will mean. To help you understand the importance of this test, fill out the medical test information form (What is a Reference PDF Opens New Window document?).
|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