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Combined Test for FNAC and Biopsy

Includes 2 tests
Small Biopsy (Single Container)
Smear for Cytology



Sample type :

Small Biopsy (Single Container) Smear for Cytology

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The FNAC test is a medical procedure that involves removing cells from the body using a thin needle. This diagnostic method is used to identify various conditions, including tumors, cysts, and infections. It's also commonly referred to as fine-needle aspiration cytology or needle biopsy.


One of the most common side effects of an FNAC test is mild pain or discomfort at the site where the needle was inserted. This usually goes away within a few hours to a day after the procedure. In some cases, patients may experience bruising or swelling at the injection site.


Fasting is generally not required for the FNAC test. This is because it's a minimally invasive procedure that doesn't require any incisions or anesthesia. Therefore, you can eat and drink normally before undergoing the test.


The exact duration of an FNAC test can vary depending on several factors, such as the location and size of the area being tested. In some cases, multiple samples may need to be taken from different parts of the body. However, in general, patients can expect the test to take less than 30 minutes from start to finish.


There are certain circumstances where local anesthesia may be used. For example, if the suspicious area being examined is located deep within tissue or near sensitive organs like nerves or blood vessels, your doctor may opt to use local anesthesia to numb the area before inserting the needle.


The FNAC test involves inserting a needle into the affected area in order to extract cells for analysis. Many patients report that the level of pain experienced during an FNAC test is relatively low. 


FNAC has a high accuracy rate of about 80-90%. However, the accuracy can vary depending on various factors such as the expertise of the pathologist performing the test and the location of the lump being tested.


When it comes to detecting infections through FNAC, this may depend on various factors such as the location of the infection and its severity. While FNAC can detect certain types of infections like tuberculosis or fungal infections, it is not always reliable in identifying all kinds of bacterial infections.


Queries about this test

#1 FNAC test full form

Ans: The full form of the FNAC is Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology.

#2 FNAC test positive means

Ans: When it comes to medical tests, receiving a positive result can be quite daunting. The same goes for the FNAC test. A positive result means that the tissue sample taken from the patient’s body contains abnormal or cancerous cells.

#3 FNAC test negative means

Ans: A negative result from an FNAC test means that no cancerous or abnormal cells were found in the sample. This is good news for patients who are concerned about the possibility of having cancer, as it suggests that there is no evidence of malignancy.

#4 FNAC test for cancer

Ans: The FNAC test for cancer involves extracting cells from the area of concern in the body using a fine needle. These cells are then examined under a microscope by an expert pathologist.

#5 FNAC test for breast

Ans: The FNAC test for breast is usually recommended when there is an abnormality detected during routine mammography screening, physical examination, or ultrasound. It can help identify the presence of cancerous cells and differentiate between different types of tumors.

#6 FNAC test for TB

Ans: When it comes to diagnosing TB, the FNAC test plays an important role in identifying the presence of granulomas or areas of inflammation caused by the bacteria that cause tuberculosis.

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