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PETROGLYPH FNA CLINIC

FINE NEEDLE ASPIRATION


Cytopathologists are physicians who have specialized in studying disease at a cellular level.  Fine needle aspiration (FNA) is a type of biopsy procedure.  

Use of the technique requires a familiarity with general anatomy, an ability to take a focused but thorough patient history, sharp skills in performing a physical examination, the ability to cut (not aspirate) material into the biopsy needle, the ability to handle the specimen appropriately, and knowledge of cytopathology so that the specimen can be interpreted. Many different physician specialties perform FNA. However, the only specialty who examines the patient, performs the procedure, prepares the specimen, and interprets the cytology is the Cytopathologist.

Preliminary evaluation at the Petroglyph FNA Clinic is performed on-site. This allows for both adequacy evaluation and the collection of additional specimen for ancillary studies (flow cytometry, culture, immunocytochemistry, molecular analysis). In addition, preliminary results can be provided to you, the patient, thereby alleviating the anxiety of the unknown.


FNA slide array