Diagnosis of Vitiligo
When it comes to vitiligo diagnosis, your health care provider will conduct physical examination and laboratory tests on you. If your physical examination reveals that there are white skin patches on your hand, arm, or a lip, your health care provider will tell you clearly that you are suffering from vitiligo. Your health care provider will also take into consideration your medical record. In order to confirm the diagnosis, your health care provider may opt for a small sample of the affected skin to analyze it in a proper way. If you are suffering from vitiligo, your skin sample is going to depict a full absence of pigment-producing melanocytes.