Dermatopathology

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How to Submit a Specimen:

Specimen Forms:

To request a one-time specimen submission from outside of Connecticut, contact the Yale Dermatopathology Office at 1-866-430-7259.

Accessing Diagnostic Reports:

Easy to read, final diagnostic reports are available in 32 hours from specimen receipt. Reports are offered in a variety of formats including:

  • Direct and immediate dual reporting- via telephone confirmed by fax - for critical diagnoses such as melanoma
  • Custom delivery via fax, courier and/or mail

Complimentary glass slides are provided to contributors upon request. 

Information on Yale’s internet results reporting tool (IRMA):

Through IRMA, you can access web-based Dermpath reports at your convenience. Routine results are available within 24 hours of receipt of specimen. IRMA can help you easily search, view, download, and print results dating back to the fall of 2004.

 

 

To request access and create your ID: Download, fill-out, and fax or mail the following forms:

Diagnostic Testing:

Using the highest quality stained sections, we provide an array of standard and specialized diagnostic tests. Specialized techniques for diagnosing life-threatening diseases such as melanoma, lymphoma, leukemia, autoimmune blistering dermatoses and other inflammatory diseases, include:

  • Cutting-edge immunohistochemical studies
  • Direct, indirect and salt-split immunofluorescence studies
  • Access to B-cell and T-cell receptor gene rearrangement PCR analysis at Yale
  • Access to molecular diagnostics, electron microscopy and flow cytometric immunophenotyping at Yale

Complex Case Review:

Yale Medicine’s Dermatopathology team meets daily to review the most complex cases. The diversity of our team’s training, which captures the entire spectrum of subspecialties in the field, ensures that all aspects of a case are considered.

When further input is needed, we interact seamlessly with such other Yale Medicine resources as genetics, pathology, laboratory medicine and Yale Cancer Center. We coordinate multiple lab tests and consultations efficiently and quickly and render a consolidated diagnosis to physicians and patients.

Second Opinions:

As part of our consultative service, we provide additional expert opinion and diagnosis on slides prepared and originally diagnosed elsewhere. Such cases include complicated lymphomas, melanomas, and other cases for which contributing dermatologists and pathologists request either diagnostic help or additional evaluation. We also review outside material for patients being referred to other Yale Medicine specialties for their care.

Please direct inquiries to: Mary Hajducky 203- 785-7418.