List of Biopsy Tests

Biopsy:

A biopsy is a sample of tissue taken from the body in order to examine it more closely. A doctor should recommend a biopsy when an initial test suggests an area of tissue in the body isn’t normal.

Doctors may call an area of abnormal tissue a lesion, a tumour, or a mass. These are general words used to emphasize the unknown nature of the tissue. The suspicious area may be noticed during a physical examination or internally on an imaging test.

Types of Biopsy:

There are many different kinds of biopsies. Nearly all of them involve using a sharp tool to remove a small amount of tissue. If the biopsy will be on the skin or other sensitive area, numbing medicine is applied first.

  • Needle biopsy. Most biopsies are needle biopsies, meaning a needle is used to access the suspicious tissue.
  • CT-guided biopsy. A person rests in a CT-scanner; the scanner’s images help doctors determine the exact position of the needle in the targeted tissue.
  • Ultrasound-guided biopsy. An ultrasound scanner helps a doctor direct the needle into the lesion.
  • Bone biopsy. A bone biopsy is used to look for cancer of the bones. This may be performed via the CT scan technique or by an orthopaedic surgeon.
  • Bone marrow biopsy. A large needle is used to enter the pelvis bone to collect bone marrow. This detects blood diseases such as leukaemia or lymphoma.
  • Liver biopsy. A needle is injected into the liver through the skin on the belly, capturing liver tissue.
  • Kidney biopsy. Similar to a liver biopsy, a needle is injected through the skin on the back, into the kidney.
  • Aspiration biopsy. A needle withdraws material out of a mass. This simple procedure is also called fine-needle aspiration.
  • Prostate biopsy. Multiple needle biopsies are taken at one time from the prostate gland. To reach the prostate, a probe is inserted into the rectum.
  • Skin biopsy. A punch biopsy is the main biopsy method. It uses a circular blade to get a cylindrical sample of skin tissue.
  • Surgical biopsy. Either open or laparoscopic surgery may be necessary to obtain a biopsy of hard-to-reach tissue. Either a piece of tissue or the whole lump of tissue may be removed.

Why is Biopsy done?

A biopsy is the only sure way to diagnosis most cancers. Imaging tests like CT scans and X-rays can help identify areas of concerns, but they can’t differentiate between cancerous and noncancerous cells.

Biopsies are typically associated with cancer, but just because your doctor orders a biopsy, it doesn’t mean that you have cancer. Doctors use biopsies to test whether abnormalities in your body are caused by cancer or by other conditions.

 

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