Podiatric Pathology

The major goal of UF Health Pathology Laboratories' Comprehensive Podiatric Service is to make superior-quality services available to patients and proactively support podiatrists in enhancing patient care and fulfilling the needs of their practices.

The Laboratory employs the expertise of the University of Florida's dermatopathologists, bone and soft tissue pathologists, neuropathologists and microbiologists. Our constituents practice a multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and treatment of skin, bone, soft tissue and nail disorders of feet. In addition to our evaluation of conventional histology, we routinely utilize specialized immunohistochemical, immunofluorescence and molecular techniques if needed.

UF Health Pathology Laboratories makes podiatric services available for UF podiatrists, UF Health Shands Hospital, and the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville, Fla., as well as podiatrists and patients throughout the state.

Offerings include:
  • Rapid turnaround time
  • Podiatric-specific requisition forms
  • Periodic acid-Schiff stains
  • Fungal and bacterial cultures
  • Epidermal nerve fiber density testing

Additionally, we are committed to actively contributing to the advancement of the field of podiatry and to the dedicated education of tomorrow's podiatrists.

Podiatric Pathology