Molluscum Contagiosum Testing in Singapore: Molluscum contagiosum is a minor skin infection caused by a virus. Small bumps appear on the skin, anywhere on the body.
There is usually no testing required for diagnosis of molluscum contagiosum. The condition can generally be recognized by a doctor solely by the appearance of the bumps on the skin.
It may sometimes be difficult to tell the difference between molluscum contagiosum and small genital warts. It may not really matter, as neither condition is serious, and may clear up on its own, or can be treated by removal of the problematic skin bumps. However, if your doctor feels that it’s necessary to be sure of the diagnosis, then the bumps can be biopsied to determine their origin. The type of biopsy used is often an excisional biopsy, which means that one or more bumps are removed and sent to the laboratory to be examined under a microscope. Sometimes, the doctor may scrape a few cells off the bump and send these to the laboratory for examination.