Fine Needle Aspiration

Surgery Isn’t Always the First Option…
Fine Needle Aspiration might provide the Answer

Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA)

  • Allows for immediate preliminary results
  • Simple, accurate, fast and economic
  • Minimal discomfort for the patient
  • Identify cancer, infection, or relieve cyst fluid
  • Available for both palpable and non-palpable lesions
  • Breast, thyroid, lymph nodes, salivary glands, and soft tissue masses
  • Ultrasound- or CT-guided biopsy available

Quick and Reliable Diagnosis

  • The KDL pathologist immediately contacts the referring physician with malignant results
  • Reports are faxed to the physician’s office upon completion
  • Diagnostic sensitivity is ≥ 90% percent for malignant tumors
  • Bard core biopsy done immediately following FNA in difficult cases

Collection available at YOUR practice

  • KDL pathologist is available to perform FNB at your office, regionally
  • Convenience for you and your patient
  • Timely diagnosis, get results the same day

Pathology support (on-site) for Physicians performing their own FNA

  • Save time and money with KDL staff on-site to provide assistance with fixation, slide prep and perform final diagnosis
  • Have a KDL pathologist available on-site to analyze your collection for non-diagnostic or inadequate specimen
  • If interested, KDL pathologist can train you to perform FNA and increase your in-office procedures (cpt codes: 10021, 10022 with imaging)

KDL also has expertise in performing bone marrow aspiration and biopsy, including CT guided biopsy and is available to provide on-site collection and sample preparation

Please contact KDL client services to learn more about FNA or to schedule an appointment at 865.584.1933. FNAs performed by KDL (if not at your office) will be at the East Tennessee Healthcare Center at 1450 Dowell Springs, Knoxville, TN 37909.