Biopsy Procedures


Core Needle Biopsy

Core needle biopsy is a biopsy method that uses a needle to sample abnormal areas in various parts of the body.

Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA)

Fine needle aspiration is a biopsy method that uses a very thin needle to sample abnormal areas in various parts of the body.

Incisional & Excisional Biopsy

Incisional or excisional biopsies are types of surgical biopsies that, through an incision in the skin, remove an area of abnormal tissue to be evaluated by a pathologist.

Stereotactic Needle Biopsy

Information about stereotactic biopsy, also known as a stereotactic core needle biopsy, is an outpatient procedure to obtain a tissue sample of a suspicious lesion, or abnormality, felt on physical exam or seen on a radiology scan.

Lumbar Puncture

A lumbar puncture (LP), also known as a spinal tap, is a procedure used to access the cerebrospinal space to either obtain spinal fluid for testing or to infuse medication.

Thoracentesis

A thoracentesis is a procedure that removes fluid from the pleural space.

Paracentesis

A paracentesis is a procedure in which excess fluid from the abdominal cavity is removed using a needle.

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