Our Services

Expert Diagnoses Meet Superior Customer Service

UCSF Dermatopathology and Oral Pathology Service is dedicated to providing the best possible service to you and your patients. Our physicians are among the top dermatopathologists and oral pathologists in the United States, and we pride ourselves on providing definitive diagnoses, ranging from routine to the most complex of cases.

We are your colleagues, not just another lab. To deliver on our promise of outstanding service, our dermatopathologists and oral pathologist are accessible by phone and e-mail to address your specific questions. Clinicopathologic correlation is available to those who submit clinical photographs for review.


Sending a Case

We accept tissue specimens, slides for consultation, immunofluorescence specimens and frozen tissue specimens (by prior arrangement). 

For specific sending instructions visit our Sending Cases page.

To order supplies or request our FedEx account number, call us at (415) 353-7546. You can also order supplies on our online supply order form.

Fast Results Reporting

We offer expert diagnosis within 24 hours of receipt unless special stains are required. For previously prepared slides, reports are issued within 48 hours of receipt unless additional stains are required. Our laboratory utilizes computerized faxing to transmit results as soon as they are reported. We also offer reports online. Become a referring physician and we can connect to your EMR.

Billing Information

Our UCSF affiliation allows us to contract with most insurance groups, resulting in reduced out-of-pocket expenses to your patients. Your patients are billed for any fees not covered by their insurance. Please provide a copy of the patient's insurance card. If a patient is to be billed, please include the patient's full name, address and telephone number. Special arrangements may be discussed with our manager.

For a full list of accepted insurances, see our Insurance Information page.