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Like a dermatologist, dermatopathology diagnoses conditions of the skin. However, a dermatopathologist studies the skin on a cellular level, with the use of a microscope to examine for disease based on the appearance and behavior of the cells. Generally referred to as a skin biopsy, a skin sample of the problem area is collected and analyzed.
Dermatopathologists use their skills to diagnose cancerous and non-cancerous conditions requiring them to know a broad span of knowledge about skin and skin diseases since there are so many skin conditions. Outside assistance is sometimes requested, such as general pathologists, to assist in diagnosing complex conditions.