Oral Pathology Biopsy Service

Biopsy Service

Biopsy and consultation services

OHSU School of Dentistry Biopsy and Consultation Services offer state-of-the-art diagnostic services for all oral and maxillofacial lesions and tumors. Our board-certified pathologists are recognized leaders in the field, providing complete oral histopathologic diagnostic services and clinical oral medicine consultations with referring providers. We gladly offer second opinion consultations and accept patient referrals for thorough examinations and biopsy planning. 

To request biopsy kits, please call 503-494-8904 or email oralpath@ohsu.edu

The biopsy service encompasses

  • Biopsy kits with formalin solution 
  • Zeus/Michel's solution can be provided for direct immunofluorescence studies with FedEx Lab Pack and label.  
  • Cytology kits can be provided (typically for the diagnosis of candidiasis or herpes simplex).*
  • Pathological diagnoses faxed or mailed within 24 hours of soft tissue specimen receipt, with exceptions for hard tissue, special stains and DIF studies.  
  • Consultation with pathologist. 
  • Most medical insurance carriers accepted.

*While the department does not receive microbiologic specimens for culture, it does receive exfoliative cytology specimens. These specimens are scrapings from the mucosal surface that are then examined under the microscope with special stains. Typically, we suggest that exfoliative cytology be used to diagnose candidiasis and more rarely herpes simplex.

Contact Oral Pathology

Department of Pathology & Radiology

OHSU Dental Clinics
2730 S. Moody Avenue
Portland, OR 97201

Phone: 503-494-8904
Fax: 503-494-8905
Email: oralpath@ohsu.edu

Biopsy Service