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Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy (FNA)

A Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) Biopsy is a simple procedure that involves passing a thin needle through the skin to sample fluid or tissue from a cyst or solid mass, as can be seen in the picture below. The sample of cellular material taken during an FNA is then sent to a...
Medical form for ordering blood tests, stethoscope and pen

Full blood count (FBC; full blood test; complete blood count; CBC)

A full blood count (FBC) is a very common clinical procedure and often the starting point for medical investigations. An FBC tests for disorders and abnormalities of the blood, and can alson give an indication of disease present in other organs.