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    Sounds like a FNA to me, but here is some quick info to look for that may help you determine FNA vs Biopsy:

    Cytology Report
    pulling of fluid/cells
    22 gague or grater is typically a fine needle aspiration
    "chiba" is a fine needle

    Pathology report
    pulling tissue
    "temno" is used for core and tissue biopsies
    Last edited by scicchitanoa; 05-04-2009 at 01:26 PM. Reason: spelling correction

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