Our Service

UF Health Pathology Laboratories' Podiatric Pathology Division is composed of an expert team of pathologists who are readily available for one-on-one consultation with physicians via phone or e-mail. We adhere to a 48-hour (or less) turnaround time on most pathology cases and accept most insurance types. UF Health Pathology Laboratories also offers free courier pick-ups and FedEx overnight service for specimens, and we make biopsy, cytology and fine needle aspiration kits available upon request.

The Podiatric Pathology Division works with the following specimen types:
  • Biopsy shave
  • Biopsy punch
  • Nail clipping
  • Excision
  • Fine needle aspiration (FNA)

Additionally, we utilize our bone, skin & soft tissue/nail extraction services, along with our microbiology analysis service, to diagnose the following conditions:

Bone
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Degenerative disease
  • Tumors
Skin
  • Dermatitis
  • Pigmented lesions
  • Tumors
  • Ulcers
Nails
  • Nail dystrophy: histology (with periodic acid-Schiff)
  • Nail dystrophy: fungal culture
  • Pigmented lesion
  • Tumor
Microbiology
  • Bacterial culture (aerobic and anaerobic)
  • Antimicrobial susceptibility
  • Nail fungus culture
Podiatric Pathology