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Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA)

Fine needle aspiration is a service provided by the Harborview Pathology Department from 8:30 AM to 5 PM, Monday-Friday. The cytology or FNA fellow can come down to the Madison clinic and perform aspiration and prepare slides the same day.

N.B.:  If you have a clinical suspicion for lymphoma, it would be best to circumvent FNA altogether and arrange for excisional or incisional biopsy with General Surgery as this would be the best diagnostic test for lymphoma.

Contact the Pathology department at 744-3145 and ask to speak to the cytology or FNA fellow to arrange for this procedure.