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ADVANTAGES

BEFORE THE TEST

DURING THE TEST

AFTER THE TEST

RELIABILITY

RESULTS

LOCATION

FEEDBACK

 

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PETROGLYPH FNA CLINIC

FINE NEEDLE ASPIRATION


RELIABILITY

It's a very good test but like everything in life it's not perfect. Depending on the composition of the nodule and the size of the needle used, there is a 3-4% chance that material cannot be obtained, even after several attempts. There is a small probability, usually less than 10% depending on the size, location, and type of nodule, that it may not be interpreted as cancer when cancer is there. This is what we call a false negative result. Rarely, in 1% or fewer cases, it may falsely be interpreted as cancer when cancer is not there (false positive).



FNA slide array