Genesis Diagnostics Lab

lab 5The Genesis Diagnostic Laboratory provides the physicians of Messenger Dermatology with rapid biopsy results. We offer full general and pediatric dermatopathology services and slide preparation.

Dermatology visits often result in a skin biopsy. A biopsy is a sampling of a growth or rash. The sample consists of a small piece of skin, usually 3-6 millimeters. A wealth of information can be gleaned from such a small piece of skin.

The specimen is processed over a 12 to 24 hour period. Then, tiny sections are cut and placed on glass slides for evaluation under the microscope. Those tiny sections are a window into the entire process that was sampled. With that tiny section, rashes and growths can be diagnosed. That information is given to your dermatologist who will then proceed accordingly.

When it comes to your biopsy, we understand that time, privacy and accuracy are of the utmost importance. We are pleased to have our own in-house dermatopathology laboratory for processing biopsies, allowing for immediate interaction between the pathologist and your dermatologist. This provides you with a faster turn-around time for results.

Mohs Micrographic Surgery offers the highest success rate of all skin cancer treatments. This state-of-the-art technique succeeds where others fail. This surgery allows the dermatologists to see beyond the visible disease and to precisely identify and remove the entire tumor, leaving healthy tissue unharmed.Lab

Mohs surgery technicians are instructed in the basic cryostat skills and related laboratory practices required for correct processing of Mohs tissue specimens. A strong emphasis is placed on the production of high-quality slides for Mohs surgeon interpretation. The Genesis Diagnostic Laboratory has two American Society for Mohs Surgery certified technicians to ensure high quality results are obtained for each individual procedure.

Following the Mohs procedure, the Mohs surgical repairs are often performed by our in-house board-certified plastic surgeon, George Poletes, M.D. Dr. Poletes has practiced in the Lansing area for many years, and is well respected in his field.