Suncoast Skin Solutions offers advanced DermTech technology to check for skin cancer with out scars.
DermTech has developed a proprietary process to extract RNA and DNA from skin tissue samples collected non-invasively, using an adhesive patch.
DermTech’s Pigmented Lesion Assay (PLA) provides physicians with a non-invasive option to identify clinically atypical pigmented lesions (or moles) at high risk for melanoma. Using an adhesive patch rather than a scalpel, DermTech provides highly accurate, objective information to the physician to improve patient care and comfort through advanced molecular pathology gene expression.
WHAT IS THE PLA?
The PLA is a test that helps your doctor diagnose melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, without the use of a scalpel. The PLA detects two genes which are elevated in melanoma skin cancer.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
DermTech’s PLA uses a sample collected with an adhesive patch and helps your doctor assess moles or dark colored skin spots for melanoma skin cancer with minimal discomfort. This adhesive patch biopsies your skin non-invasively, without the traditional surgical procedure.
IS IT RIGHT FOR YOU?
DermTech’s PLA and Adhesive Skin Collection Kit is used to identify lesions at high risk for melanoma. This accurate genomics test makes it easier to correctly identifying early stage melanoma and reduces the number of unnecessary surgical biopsies.
“I offer DermTech to my patients as a way to rule out a potential malignancy without a scar. This test is also reassuring to me as a provider because there is less than 1% chance of missing a Melanoma. I’ve used DermTech numerous times and have received both positive and negative pathology results. My patients are thrilled that they can now have an option of checking for a potential malignancy without a scar.” Suncoast Skin Solutions Nurse Practitioner, Jennifer Hickman, ARNP-C
Contact us today to find out which Suncoast Skin Solutions offices offer Derm Tech technology near you!
SunCoast Skin Solutions Dermatology offices are located in Tampa / Hillsborough, St. Petersburg / Pinellas County, Brandon, Lutz (2 locations), Winter Haven, Largo, Riverview, Brooksville, Ocala, Largo at Bardmoor, Daytona Beach, Sarasota, and Palm Harbor, Florida. Contact us at 1-844-786-3376 or click here.