FINE NEEDLE ASPIRATION BIOPSY
Multidisciplinary approach to arrive at an accurate diagnosis
Using clinical findings, radiology, pathology and other investigations, such as flow cytometry and molecular testing
Ultrasound guided FNAB
Ultrasound guided core biopsy
Biochemistry and microbiology on the biopsy samples.
Molecular testing including Afirma®
Samples for Afirma® testing are collected in transport medium and the refrigerated specimen is air-freighted (Fed Ex) to Veracyte Inc in San Francisco, USA. Results are available in two weeks.
THYROGLOBULIN ASSAY ON NEEDLE RINSE
The needle rinse from all lymph nodes biopsies in patients with suspected thyroid cancer is routinely tested for thyroglobulin.