Ipsum Diagnostics is an accredited, full-service Histology Laboratory with board-certified physicians in Anatomic Pathology and Dermatopathology. The division combines state-of-the-art technology with highly skilled personnel to deliver expert diagnoses.

The following are offered with routine histopathology as well as a comprehensive selection of specialty tests including immunohistochemical (IHC) and immunofluorescence:


Neuropathology: neoplasms, amyloid deposition diseases and neuropathies including proprietary testing for Small Fiber Neuropathy (SFN) with Epidermal Nerve Fiber Density (ENFD)

Dermatopathology: hair, skin and nails ranging from neoplasms and infections to inflammatory and autoimmune disease

Gastrointestinal Pathology: inflammatory and infectious diseases and neoplasms

Bone Pathology: osteomyelitis, metabolic and inflammatory disease and neoplasms

Our goal is to provide results within 72 hours while maintaining superior diagnostic quality and accuracy so you can provide your patients with the best care.

For complex cases, Ipsum offers consultations with our team of medical specialists to help you improve patient outcomes and prevent unnecessary delays that could impact your patients.


Ipsum Diagnostics is a full service dermatopathology laboratory committed to superior patient care. We offer a comprehensive selection of specialty tests with fast turn-around-time and multi-specialty physicians available for case consultations. Diagnoses are made with confidence by board certified dermatopathologists. For difficult cases, we offer consultations with our team of medical specialist. Numerous reports suggest a team approach for assessment improves outcomes and prevents unnecessary delays that impact treatment decisions.

All-in-One Partner
Ipsum has proprietary technology that optimizes quality and improves efficiency based on your unique practice needs.


We provide a customized experience from specimen collection through diagnosis. Our process simplifies and consolidates your workflow. Our specialized services include:

• Specimen types including nails, skin and bone
• Frozen Sections
• IHC Stains
• ISH Stains
• Direct and Indirect IF
• Mycology and Bacteriology using histology and molecular for detection and species
• identification
• Margins evaluated upon request
• STAT cases are prioritized
• Our team is available and responsive

Practical Logistics:
1. Samples are shipped overnight or transported by a courier
2. Ipsum’s bar code tracking system ensure your important samples are monitored and received
3. Robust reporting options; EMR integration, Mobile App, Secure Web Portal,Fax or mail



Dr. Skelton has practiced Dermatopathology for over 25 years. Dr. Skelton completed a general internship and then a residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at the Naval Hospital Portsmouth, Virginia. After completion of the residency, he served as head of cytology and the head of anatomic pathology at the same hospital. He did his dermatopathology fellowship at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology with Dr. James H Graham and Dr. Elson Helwig. He was then a consulting dermatopathologist and teaching staff at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. After that, he moved to the University of Alabama at Birmingham where was the professor of Pathology and served as co-director of the dermatopathology fellowship program. He is author or co-author of over 150 peer-reviewed publications and has made presentations at many local and national meetings. For the last 15 years, he has concentrated in full-time dermatopathology diagnosis. He has a special interest in alopecia and cutaneous tumors.

Board Certifications:
Anatomical & Clinical Pathology
American Board of Pathology Dermatopathology
American Board of Pathology and American Board of Dermatology