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Fine needle biopsies (cores)
Test Synonyms:
Fine needle biopsies (aspirations) with cores FNA
Inpatient Req:
Cytology (#10299)  
Outpatient Req:
Cytology (#10299)  
Sterile saline/Formalin
Result Time:
24-48 hours  
Reference Interval:
Important Information:
Collect cores in sterile saline. When procedure is complete, pour off supernatant saline and add formalin to the container. Any special stains/tests will be determined by the pathologist upon initial slide reivew. Submit cores with Cytology specimen to the Cytopathology Lab. Label container with patient's full name, medical record number and indicate on container that formalin has been used.

Last Reviewed on 7/21/2014