What is myPath® Melanoma?

How is Melanoma Diagnosed?

Your healthcare provider conducts a head-to-toe examination of your skin to identify any suspicious moles or growths. If there is concern, the mole will be removed (a skin biopsy) and sent to a dermatopathologist. Dermatopathologists are highly trained physicians who specialize in the diagnosis of skin disorders using microscopes and laboratory tests. The dermatopathologist interprets the biopsy findings and reports them to your healthcare provider. Most moles are easily diagnosed, however, even the most experienced dermatopathologists occasionally cannot be entirely certain of the diagnosis using the microscope alone.

What is myPath® Melanoma?

The myPath® Melanoma test may be ordered for the dermatopathologist to gather additional information. myPath Melanoma is a laboratory test that analyzes the biopsy specimen at the molecular level to help determine its diagnosis. Along with information obtained by examining the mole under the microscope, the myPath Melanoma test result is interpreted by your dermatopathologist and other healthcare providers to arrive at the correct diagnosis. A correct diagnosis will ensure you have the best treatment path going forward. To learn more visit myPathMelanoma.com.


You Find a Suspicious Mole


Your Dermatologist Removes the Mole


Your Dermatologist Sends the Mole For Examination & Diagnosis


Testing May be Performed if More Information is Needed


Dermatopathologist Assigns a Diagnosis in a Pathology Report


Your Dermatologist Discusses Treatment Options based on the Pathology Report

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