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Dermatopathology Services

Why Cockerell Dermatopathology?​​

Cockerell Dermatopathology's primary focus is to quickly deliver definitive diagnoses all while providing unparalleled support services to you and your staff. To learn about our consultative dermatopathology services, contact us to discuss ways we can partner to meet and exceed your diagnostic and practice needs.



  • Diagnostic services encompassing all dermatologic related disorders

  • Peer to peer consultative discussions for any cases of concern

  • Daily internal diagnostic conferences with multiple dermatopathologists reviewing each difficult case

  • Telephonic or secure text reporting of all melanomas and other time-sensitive diagnoses

  • Clinicopathologic correlation and treatment recommendations available upon request


  • Report delivery within 48 hours on routine cases via EMR interface, internet portal, fax or courier delivery

  • In-house IT team to develop and support EMR order and result interfaces/connectivity

  • Comprehensive in-house test menu to assist in rendering a definitive diagnosis including special stains, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, HPV typing for condyloma diagnoses, and fungal testing by PAS or culture

  • Appropriate use of special stains, immunohistochemistry, and esoteric testing when formulating diagnoses on difficult cases

  • Professional courier network for specimen pickup, as well as air-courier service for overnight delivery of specimens for remote clinicians

  • Online patient education and pamphlets to keep your patients best informed

  • Slide preparation for clinicians that either read their own slides or have hired a pathologist


  • Professional interpretation for practices that produce their own slides

  • Patient appointments for clinical secondary opinions

  • Quality assurance of Mohs micrographic surgery sections

Direct Immunofluorescence

Our ​ dermatopathology services include in-house direct immunofluorescence to support your diagnostic needs when it comes to treating your patients with autoimmune and inflammatory disorders.

Molecular & Advanced Testing

​Cockerell Dermatopathology has developed diagnostic partnerships with industry-leading organizations to provide access to dermatologic-based esoteric testing. Such testing includes but is not limited to:

  • T&B cell gene rearrangement studies

  • Referral relationships with Caste Biosciences' MyMelanoma, DecisionDx, and other offerings.

  • FISH and CGH testing for difficult melanocytic lesions

  • BRAF testing for patients diagnosed with metastatic melanoma

Quality Control (QC)

  • If you are a Mohs Surgeon or operate your own lab, we can assist with the quality assurance of your slides.  Please contact us for additional information.

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