The team at Formé Medical Center and Urgent Care may use various techniques when performing your biopsy. How they perform your biopsy depends on the location of your abnormal growth.
Types of biopsies include:
A needle biopsy is the most common technique health experts use to extract abnormal tissue from inside your body, such as abnormal breast tissue. During the procedure, your provider uses a special needle to extract a sample of tissue from the growth.
They may use guided imaging – ultrasound-guided or CT-guided – during your needle biopsy to help with the tissue extraction.
For suspicious skin lesions, your provider performs a skin biopsy. They may use a scalpel to remove the lesion or a circular blade to remove a sample of the lesion.
During an aspiration biopsy, your provider uses a needle to extract liquid or other material from an abnormal mass.
Specific organs, such as the liver, kidneys, cervix, or prostate, can also undergo a biopsy.
If your provider at Formé Medical Center and Urgent Care is unable to get an adequate sample during your biopsy, they may refer you to a surgeon for a surgical biopsy.