Skin biopsy examinations

Get quick, convenient access to skin biopsy through Bupa health centres.

Skin conditions can cause a great deal of irritation and pain, or lead to bigger problems down the line. A skin biopsy can help diagnose your skin complaint or completely remove the affected area of skin.

Call us to book an appointment on 0345 600 3458 ^

We may record or monitor our calls.

Lines are open 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday, we are closed on weekends

Or book an initial appointment with a Bupa dermatologist. 

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Doctor and stethoscope

What happens during a skin biopsy?

Your doctor will take a small sample of your skin using one of the following techniques.

  • Shave biopsy - only the top layer of your skin will be removed.
  • Punch biopsy - a deeper, circular sample of your skin will be removed.
  • Incisional biopsy - a scalpel will be used to remove a larger sample of skin.
  • Excisional biopsy- the whole area of concern will be removed.

Stitches will be used to close your wound if you have an incisional or excisional biopsy. Your skin sample will will be sent to a laboratory so the cells can be examined.

Find out more about Bupa dermatology > 

What's next?

^We may record or monitor our calls.

Services are provided by Bupa Occupational Health Limited. Registered in England and Wales No. 631336. Registered office: 1 Angel Court, London, EC2R 7HJ.