A member asked:

Does it matter what skin area is biopsied when the goal is to diagnose a condition such as lupus. i had puspular and circular scaly places.

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Yes: Lupus may or may not involve skin. When it does, the biopsy will help define the problem if taken from involved skin. Other areas will reveal only normal skin.

Answered 6/25/2013

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Dr. Tracy Lovell answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine - rheumatology

See below: You try biopsy a site that appears to be most active but you also want a site that will give the best specimen.

Answered 1/9/2015

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Can you do a skin biopsy for lupus with no rash and it be positive for lupus?

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