Scar-free melanoma skin cancer detection is possible with the DermTech PLA – a breakthrough, genomic test that accurately assesses suspicious moles. Get peace of mind without giving a piece of you.
The PLA provides enhanced early detection of melanoma to give you peace of mind.
What is the PLA?
DermTech PLA is a breakthrough, scar-free genomic test for the early detection of melanoma, giving you a clear answer about a suspicious mole. The PLA helps your dermatologist detect melanoma skin cancer in its earliest stages.
How does it work?
The PLA’s adhesive patch sticks to a mole like tape and is peeled off painlessly to collect skin cells. Skin cells that stick to the adhesive patch are analyzed in a lab where the cells are examined for two genes that can indicate the presence of melanoma. This gene expression analysis enables DermTech to accurately distinguish between melanoma and non-melanoma.
Is it right for me?
Melanoma is hard to visually identify and it is both under- and over-diagnosed. With the PLA, there is less than 1% chance of missing melanoma. Using the PLA results in fewer unnecessary biopsies, which means less pain and scarring. The PLA’s adhesive patch skin cell collection is pain-free, scalpel-free, and scar-free.
What to expect:
Your dermatologist will determine your treatment based on the results of the PLA. A mole with a negative result will be monitored and usually not biopsied, avoiding unnecessary surgery. A mole with a positive result will be biopsied per the current standard of care.
The PLA test for melanoma helps avoid unnecessary biopsies and scars.