Fine Needle Aspiration Collection Guide

Select the specimen type below to learn the proper fine needle aspiration collection procedure.

Procedures

Syringe

Tools Required
5cc Syringe
5cc Syringe
Biohazard Bags
Biohazard Bags
Notes

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.

Instructional Video
Procedures

Syringe

Tools Required
5cc Syringe
5cc Syringe
Formalin Vial
Formalin Vial
Biohazard Bags
Biohazard Bags
Notes

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).

Instructional Video

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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

Double-edged Blade with Plastic Protector
Double-edged Blade with Plastic Protector​
Double-edged Razor
Double-edged Razor
#10 or #15 Scalpel
#10 or #15 Scalpel
3mm Punch Tool
3mm Punch Tool
PCR Test or e-Swab
PCR Test or e-Swab
5cc Syringe
5cc Syringe w/21-Guage Needle and Black Syringe Cap
Nail Clippers
Nail Clippers
Formalin Vial
Formalin Vial
Empty Sterile Vial
Empty Sterile Vial
Nail Specimen Bag
Nail Specimen Bag
Biohazard Bags
Biohazard Bags

Comes with an absorbent pad and a second pocket for the requisition form.

Always use a biohazard bag when submitting specimens.

Wound Measuring Guide
Wound Measuring Guide