YOUR FNAB SPECIALIST
DR EDWARD CHANDRARATNAM
Dr Edward Chandraratnam trained at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide and received his FRCPA in 1982. He was awarded a Travelling Fellowship by the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia to undertake Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy training in Sweden (Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy at Malmo Sjukhuset, Karolinska Sjukhuset, and Lund University) and the USA (Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore).
From 1983 to 1988 he was Staff Specialist in Histopathology at Flinders Medical Centre and Lecturer in Pathology at Flinders University. From 1988 to 1992 Edward was Medical Director of Clinpath Laboratories, the second largest private laboratory in South Australia. He came to Sydney in late 1992 and established Austpath Laboratories.
Dr Edward Chandraratnam has personally performed in excess of 40 000 Ultrasound Guided Fine Needle Aspiration biopsies over the past 20 years.
A successful FNAB requires accurate sampling, under ultrasound control and immediate microscopic evaluation to ensure that an adequate sample has been obtained, meticulous processing of sample and expert evaluation of the biopsy. Your FNAB specialist Dr Edward Chandraratnam and his team provide this service from start to finish.
The same specialist performing the ultrasound guided biopsy, preparing the sample immediately checking the sample and reporting the biopsy increases the accuracy of the diagnosis. This is especially true in a difficult diagnosis which requires evaluating the additional tests that are done on your biopsy sample such as immunohistochemistry and molecular studies.