Southwest Dermatopathology

Vancouver, Washington

Our goal is to provide unsurpassed diagnostic services to dermatologists and other health care providers who entrust their patient specimens to us. Our team of board-certified pathologists draws upon more than 50 years of combined experience in dermatopathology and has access to resources throughout PeaceHealth.

We are committed to continual quality improvement. Through accurate and prompt diagnostic reporting, and easy accessibility for personalized consultations, we strive to provide the best possible care for every patient.

Advanced Diagnostics

  • Experience the convenience of sending all your testing to one laboratory with expertise in the following dermatopathology services:
    • Slide preparation with excellent histology at a reasonable price
    • Full ancillary testing, including flow cytometry and molecular pathology
    • Direct immunofluorescence, extensive panel of immunohistochemistry
    • Chemistry, hematology, and serology laboratory
    • Microbiology testing, including skin cultures for bacteria & fungi, and mycobacteria
  • Ability to read, interpret, and generate reports for all, or occasional, dermatopathology cases
  • Consultation with our experienced team of board-certified dermatopathologists/pathologists
  • Detailed reports with an emphasis on diagnostic accuracy and images when appropriate
  • Rapid turn around time on cases, generally within 24 hours of receipt of specimens

Our Services

  • Universal insurance participation with flexible billing options
  • Specimen pickup by Courier (routine and rush). Refer to the Southwest Specimen Handling Guidelines for instructions on how to package and submit a specimen
  • Free shipping for long distance specimens
  • Complimentary Supplies for specimen collection
  • Diagnostic report delivery by EMR connectivity as well as other conventional means
  • Client Services available to answer your questions
  • Personalized requisitions
  • Online patient care management through Relay Health
  • Personalized labels
  • Support and training for developing optimal office procedures related to laboratory testing


Call 360-514-2116 to be connected with an expert.

Additional Resources

Skin Cancer Foundation

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