A core biopsy is a procedure where a needle is passed through the skin to obtain a sample of tissue from a mass or lump. The tissue sample is then examined under a microscope for any abnormalities.
You are requested to carry the doctor’s prescription and come to the procedure room in the Oncology department.
Please inform your doctor if you are on blood thinners / cardiac medicines.
There are no dietary or food restrictions before the procedure.
You must eat properly and come for the procedure. Make sure you are not on an empty stomach.
This is an invasive procedure that usually takes about 20 minutes. It is performed by the treating doctor with a nurse assisting at all times.
You may experience slight pain/discomfort during the procedure.
You will be asked to sign a consent form.
You are settled comfortably in an area where your privacy is respected throughout the procedure.
The site of biopsy is exposed and the rest of the body is covered with a bedsheet/blanket.
The site is disinfected with an antiseptic solution.
A doctor may administer local anesthesia via injection around the area to numb it.
The procedure is done with an automated gun.
Post-procedure, the site will be disinfected with an antiseptic solution and band-aid will be applied to the site.
You will be asked to rest for 5 minutes.
Post-procedure, you may be advised, pain killers.
There are no dietary restrictions after the procedure and you may resume normal activities.
The applied band-aid may be removed after a few hours, post-procedure.
Reports will be available within <1 to 4 days> and can be collected from the Department.