Indianapolis Fine Needle Aspiration Specialists

DCL Photo 3The FNA Specialists at DCL Pathology have worked as partners in patient care for over 30 years. This experience has yielded a unique understanding about our role in supporting the work of our client physicians.

We understand that when a patient is referred to us there is an expectation of medical excellence, a positive patient experience and useful and timely results. We also understand that we are an extension of your patient care strategy and how we perform reflects on your practice.

With all of this in mind, our goal is for you to receive actionable medical information as quickly as possible and hear from your patient that the experience was a positive one.

Fine Needle Biopsy (FNB) is a less invasive method of providing an accurate and useful diagnosis to the referring physician while minimizing the anxiety, pain, risk and expense for the patient. The biopsy results will allow the physician to efficiently plan appropriate follow-up care.

Virtually any mass can be sampled:

Diagnostic yield is 95% when patient#8217;s specimen is procured by DCL Pathology physicians.

Results are communicated to the referring physician, and the patients will continue follow-up with that physician.

The only risks for the patient using FNB are minimal tenderness, swelling and bruising of the sampled area.

FNB can save up to 80% compared surgical biopsy and 50% compared to FNB performed as an inpatient procedure.

Preliminary reports are generally available at time of biopsy. Diagnostic reports are available within 2 working days.

Procurement takes only 10 the 15 minutes.

Blood work and other clinical testing are not generally not necessary.

Body site is numbed with buffered lidocaine.

Patients reluctant to have a surgical biopsy may consent to FNB. FNB may be a sensible option as opposed to the "wait and see" approach.

Unnecessary additional testing is minimized, and treatment can begin immediately.

A DCL Pathology pathologist immediately contacts the referring physician with malignant results, and reports are faxed to the office of your physician upon completion. Pathologists are readily available for consultation.

Diagnostic sensitivity is 98-99%.