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UCSF Dermatopathology Service

  • 1701 Divisadero, Suite 280
  • UCSF/Mt. Zion Medical Center
  • San Francisco, CA 94115
  • Phone: 415-353-7546
  • Toll Free: 800-497-0244
  • Fax: 415-353-7543


Our physicians and staff provide a full range of diagnostic dermatopathology services. Our goal is to deliver quality, appropriate care to patients referred by dermatologists and physicians in all medical specialties.


Dermatopathology Services
Service Name Moffitt Mt. Zion SFGH VAMC

Consultation Services

Request Service

We accept wet tissue specimens, glass slides for consultation, immunofluorescence specimens, and (by prior arrangement) frozen tissue specimens. All specimens should be forwarded with a completed requisition form or a consultation letter spcifying the following:

  • name of the patient
  • date of birth
  • social security number
  • site of biopsy
  • date of biopsy
  • clinical context

We supply all specimen containers and requisitions. Supplies can be requested directly from our office by telephone. Please use our distinctive immunofluorescence vials, which have bright green caps to permit distinction from formalin-fixed specimens. All specimen containers should be labeled for identification.

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