Services


Aurora Diagnostics Twin Cities Dermatopathology is a full service dermatopathology laboratory offering expert skin
biopsy interpretation, clinicopathologic correlation, and consultation. We offer a wide range of conventional and immunohistochemical stains, and we have the expertise to provide immunofluorescence and immunophenotyping services. The outstanding quality of our histology services enable our pathologists to provide accurate diagnoses with a high degree of confidence.

Our Dermatopathology expertise:

• Board-certified, fellowshipped-trained dermatopatholgists More Information
• Grossing, embedding, processing, and routine H&E staining of skin biopsy specimens by our own experienced
  laboratory personnel.
• Meticulous and systematic orientation of skin excisions for evaluation of margin involvement by neoplasms.
• Accurate, clear, and prompt diagnoses framed in the language of clinical dermatology.
• Clinico-pathologic correlation for optimal interpretation
• Routine review of all malignant melanomas, unusual malignant neoplasms, and difficult inflammatory conditions by a
  minimum of two dermatopathologists.
• Diagnostic consultations on slides prepared by outside laboratories.
• Proficiency review of slides prepared and previously diagnosed by contributors.
• Participation in quality assurance programs
• Affiliation with the American Society of Dermatopathology
• Laboratory accreditation by the College of American Pathologists

Comprehensive test menu:

• Routine H&E staining of skin biopsy specimens
• Extensive menu of special stains
• PAS stains of onychomycosis
• Comprehensive menu of over sixty immunohistochemistry stains
• Direct and indirect immunofluorescence
• Immunophenotyping
• Facilitation of molecular diagnostic studies

Exceptional customer service:

• Access to dermatopathologists for personal consultations
• 24-to-48 hour turnaround times on routine biopsies
• Immediate telephonic notification to referring physicians on all critical results
• Customized reports with Clinico-pathologic correlation for optimal interpretation
• Consultation and report on referred material
• Telephone consultation with pathologists on difficult cases
• Courtesy pick-up service via one of our in-house couriers locally or FedEx, UPS, or private courier services out-of-town.
• Courteous and professional service with live client services; no automated test menus
• In-house billing and insurance filing. More Information
• Participation in most major insurance plans. More Information

Educational services:

• Educational programs for physicians and residents
• Teaching of dermatology and pathology residents from the University of Minnesota.
• Availability of elective rotations for students and practicing clinicians.

ConnectDX connectivity solutions:

• Integration with your EMR system and your PMS
• Intelligent data delivery process
• Proactive management of the electronic environment
• Customized practice reporting

Practice management solutions:

• doc2MD - Electronic medical records specifically designed for dermatology practices. More Information
• doc2MD Lab Edition - Pathology management system for test ordering, specimen preparation and tracking, and results
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