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What is a skin biopsy?

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A skin biopsy is a procedure in which a doctor cuts and removes a small sample of skin to have it tested. This sample may help your doctor diagnose diseases such as skin cancer, infection, or other skin disorders.

SOURCE: Mayo Clinic.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on September 12, 2018

SOURCE: Mayo Clinic.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on September 12, 2018

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