A 20-year-old male asked:
If i get a skin biopsy of the scrotal warts (my uro said theyweren't) will it specifically give what strains i have? if i askfor the details ofstrain?
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Urology 44 years experience
See below: Routine biopsy and pathological exam usually just identifies the nature (histology) of the skin lesion and whether it is a genital wart or other type of benign lesion. Submitting the specimen for viral typing is not routinely done and usually involves sending the specimen out to a special reference lab that performs that type of service and likely costly. Can be done but should verify with MD.
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Last updated Jun 12, 2016
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