Podiatry Specimen Collection Guide
Choose Your Biopsy Collection
The 10 Commandments of Biopsy Collection
Skin biopsies are essential procedures for health care providers who manage skin conditions. These office-based procedures can be used for the diagnosis of suspicious dermatologic lesions or definitive treatment for some malignant, irritated, or precancerous lesions.
This video will walk you through best practices for performing cutaneous biopsies.
Biopsy Supplies and Set-up
Proper exam room setup is essential for reducing prep time and improving efficiency when performing biopsies.
This educational video teaches the recommended tools needed for each type of biopsy.
Required Collection Tools
Double-edged Blade with Plastic Protector
#10 or #15 scalpel
3mm Punch Tool
PCR Test or e-Swab
5cc Syringe w/21-Guage Needle and Black Syringe Cap
Empty Sterile Vial
Nail Specimen Bag
Comes with an absorbent pad and a second pocket for the requisition form.
Always use a biohazard bag when
Wound Measuring Guide