Fine Needle Aspiration Collection Guide
Select the specimen type below to learn the proper fine needle aspiration collection procedure.
If enough fluid is available to submit in the syringe, dispose of the needle and replace it with the black syringe cap.
If insufficient fluid is obtained in the syringe, the needle may be submitted if properly capped. Submit fresh in a capped syringe on ice pack.
The needle may need to be flushed several times in formalin. Apply FNA sticker to the formalin bottle and requisition form. Submit in formalin.
(For gout and cyst see above).
The 10 Commandments of Biopsy Collection
Skin biopsies are essential procedures for health care providers who manage skin conditions. These office-based procedures can be used for the diagnosis of suspicious dermatologic lesions or definitive treatment for some malignant, irritated, or precancerous lesions.
This video will walk you through best practices for performing cutaneous biopsies.
Biopsy Supplies and Set-up
Proper exam room setup is essential for reducing prep time and improving efficiency when performing biopsies.
This educational video teaches the recommended tools needed for each type of biopsy.
Required Collection Tools
Comes with an absorbent pad and a second pocket for the requisition form.
Always use a biohazard bag when submitting specimens.