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Cytopathology + More | Assessing needle core biopsy adequacy—survey of practices

May 2016—In the era of personalized medicine1 it is paramount to collect samples that will have sufficient material not only for an accurate diagnosis but also in many cases for prognostication or eligibility for targeted therapy or both. This may involve use of immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, microbiological culture studies, and molecular studies. Fine needle aspiration and needle core biopsies (NCB) are used routinely for diagnosis of mass lesions from various sites in the body, and both FNA and/or cell blocks and NCB have been used successfully for these purposes.

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