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fine-needle aspiration

Description

Description

The type of biopsy through which a thin needle is inserted into an area of body tissue and analysed in the laboratory to determine whether the tissue is benign or malignant.

Scope note

It includes testing for diagnosing the status of breast lumps.

Alternative Labels

fine-needle aspiration biopsies

fine-needle aspiration cytology

fine-needle aspirations

FNA

fine-needle aspiration biopsy

FNAC

fine-needle aspiration