Punch Biopsy

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Triage & Gross

  1. Submerge in formalin and gross same-day.
  2. Measure surface of skin and depth of excision.
  3. Describe any epidermal lesions and closest extent to margin.
  4. Ink deep margin.
  5. If  3 mm in diameter or less, submit as is.
  6. If 4 – 6 mm in diameter, bisect and submit cut surface down.
  7. If greater than 7 mm in diameter, trisect and place cut surfaces down.  Place no more than 3 slices per cassette.
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