Diagnostic Procedures

  1. Dermatoscopic examination and imaging of moles and skin lesions
  2. Video dermatoscopic examination of the scalp and hair
  3. Wood’s lamp skin examination
  4. Skin scraping and hair for microscopic examination
  5. Tzanck smear for cytology
  6. Skin biopsy for the following laboratory investigations:
    • Histopathological examination
    • Special histochemical stains
    • Immuno-histochemical stains
    • Direct immunofluorescence
    • Bacterial, fungal and mycobacterial cultures
    • Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
  7. Nail sampling for fungal culture