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Sonic Skin Dx

Drawing on the collective knowledge and expertise of Australia's largest group of specialist skin pathologists, Sonic Skin Dx supports you and your patients by providing accurate, reliable and comprehensive dermatopathology services, backed by the unrivalled resources of Australia's leading national network of diagnostic laboratories.

The diagnosis of skin conditions frequently requires careful clinicopathological correlation and integration of laboratory investigations in addition to histopathology.

Sonic Skin Dx offers:

Deep expertise - A depth and breadth of expertise in all areas of surgical pathology that impact on dermatopathology. Sonic Skin Dx dermatopathologists include internationally recognised experts in lymphoma and in soft tissue tumour pathology.

Extensive experience - Gained by referrals received from a broad base of clinicians, covering every aspect of dermatopathology. The range of material seen in our laboratories includes neoplastic and inflammatory disorders of the skin itself, as well as a large number of related gynaecological, male genital, dental and ocular conditions, and disorders of the hair and nails.

The largest referral base in Australia - Some conditions occur only rarely, however, we offer highly specialised services in the more uncommon skin lesions due to the large number of specimens we receive from across all areas of Australia.

The largest range of ancillary investigative techniques - This is backed by an ongoing commitment to ensure that our services and supporting technology remain at the forefront of our discipline.

A commitment to quality - Our quality assurance means that we offer the highest standards of specimen handling and laboratory management.

A commitment to education - Our pathologists' commitment to professional development enables Sonic Skin Dx to provide you with the latest information through publications, and to deliver workshops and group learning.

A centre of excellence

Complex diagnoses demand a holistic approach involving the collaboration of clinicians and the histopathologists, as well as specialist colleagues in disciplines such as genetics, microbiology, haematology, immunology and biochemistry. The active collaboration of expert pathologists from across the country and between disciplines is a key strength of Sonic Skin Dx.

National expertise, local consultation  

Sonic Skin Dx's team of pathologists includes nationally and internationally recognised experts who remain dedicated members of TestTown's local medical community.

Our services are enhanced by close collaboration with our national network of pathologists, allowing us to collaborate on rare and complex diagnoses. 

Assessment of skin disorders

Skin disorders can be broadly grouped into the following aetiological categories:

  • Infective conditions (bacterial, fungal, viral, mycobacterial and other)
  • Inflammatory disorders
  • Neoplastic conditions (both benign and malignant)
  • Damage caused by physical agents (such as radiation and extremes of heat and cold)
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Metabolic diseases (such as renal disease, hormonal abnormalities and drug toxicities)
  • Genetic disorders (genodermatoses)

An integrated approach

Skin pathology spans several disciplines within a pathology laboratory. Results provided through additional testing within genetic pathology, microbiology, immunoserology, biochemistry and haematology all regularly contribute to the histopathological diagnosis of skin disorders. As a comprehensive laboratory, Sonic Skin Dx provides you and your patients with seamless access to specialised pathology services.