National Skin Centre offers a comprehensive range of laboratory tests for the diagnosis of a wide variety of dermatological diseases. The professional staff is experienced in the histological diagnosis of dermatological diseases and in the interpretation of pathological findings. The specialised laboratory services include:
a. Specimens for histology should be sent in 10% formalin within 7 days of biopsy.
b. Specimens for direct immunofluorescence studies should be sent in Michel’s holding medium within 7 days of biopsy. The holding medium is provided by NSC laboratory upon request and can be dispatched to the referring clinic or hospital in advance. For centres outside Singapore, a charge for postage will be levied.
c. Blood specimens (5 mls) for indirect immunofluorescence studies can be sent in plain tubes.
a. A faxed histology report is available, usually within 3 working days of specimen collection. Allowance should be made for cases requiring further sections, special stains or immunohistochemistry.
b. Reports for immunofluorescence are available within a week of specimen collection.
All faxed reports will be followed by post.