Nail Unit Collection Guide
Select the specimen type below to learn the proper nail unit collection procedure.
Submit clipping in an empty sterile vial.
Pigmented Streak/Lesion (R/o Melanoma)
Biopsy nail unit, including nail matrix, punch, and any remaining suspected material. Submit in formalin vial.
Non-Pigmented Lesion (Verruca/R/o Carcinoma)
Choose your preferred tool to obtain the specimen.
Biopsy affected nail unit and punch any remaining suspected tissue. Submit in formalin vial.
Submit a minimum of 2 x 1 x 1 clipping.
Submit the clipping in a nail specimen bag or empty sterile vial.
The 10 Commandments of Biopsy Collection
Skin biopsies are essential procedures for health care providers who manage skin conditions. These office-based procedures can be used for the diagnosis of suspicious dermatologic lesions or definitive treatment for some malignant, irritated, or precancerous lesions.
This video will walk you through best practices for performing cutaneous biopsies.
Biopsy Supplies and Set-up
Proper exam room setup is essential for reducing prep time and improving efficiency when performing biopsies.
This educational video teaches the recommended tools needed for each type of biopsy.
Required Collection Tools
Comes with an absorbent pad and a second pocket for the requisition form.
Always use a biohazard bag when submitting specimens.