Birthmark examination (Dermtest)
Melanoma is a dangerous type of skin cancer which can develop from birthmarks and is curable if diagnosed early. The Dermtest birthmark examination is a simple, convenient, and reliable teledermatoscopic examination, where the birthmark or other skin irregularity is photographed with great magnification and sent to a dermatologist-oncologist for reading.
We cooperate with dermatologists-oncologists at the Dr. Niine Nahakliinik, who read the photographs. The examination reveals if the birthmark has any characteristics of skin cancer, melanoma, or their future possibility, based on which removal (and subsequent histological analysis) or ongoing follow-up of the birthmark is prescribed. If there is need for regular follow-up, we will remind you of upcoming examinations. This examination is performed for adults as well as children. Examination costs 45 euros for the first birthmark, and 15 euros for each consecutive birthmark.
- Before attending the examination, consider which skin irregularities or birthmarks you want to have examined.
- Usually the examination includes photographing of 1-3 birthmarks. This is not a whole-body examination where many birthmarks would be examined at once.
- We will receive the results in a couple of days and forward them to you along with our recommendations.