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Aspiration biopsy diagnosis by palpation and in conjunction with image guidance of peripheral lumps/swellings including thyroid, lymph nodes, salivary glands, soft tissue (indeterminate), skin and deep organ sites such as lung, liver, pancreas.

The department’s specialist consultant staff members have between them over 60 years of hands on clinical aspiration experience. The aspiration biopsy service performs 2800 biopsies per annum and provides full diagnostics with immunocytochemistry, immunosuspension, and culture and molecular analysis for diagnosis.