Oral Pathology Service

UCSF Dermatopathology and Oral Pathology welcomes the opportunity to serve you and your patients with high quality, timely and state of the art diagnostic services for oral and maxillofacial pathology specimens. Diagnostic services include the use of all available UCSF resources including immunohistochemistry, direct immunofluorescence, and Department of Pathology specialist consultations.

Our Department Offers:

  • Extensive experience in diagnostic pathology
  • Telephone consultations
  • Second Opinions
  • Radiographic interpretation upon request (no charge)
  • Specimen transport via local courier or FedEx overnight
  • Direct patient medical and dental insurance billing

Immunofluorescence Testing

We perform direct immunofluorescence studies on specimens where adjuvant testing is needed to establish the diagnosis of a mucocutaneous disorder such as pemphigus, pemphigoid or lichen planus. Testing requires transport to us in a non-formalin preservative called Michel’s medium provided by our lab.