Fine Needle Biopsy

A fine needle biopsy, or fine needle aspiration, is a test method used to collect tissue samples from the body for diagnostic purposes. Typically, a fine needle biopsy targets a lump or other abnormality, either one that’s detected by touch near the skin’s surface, or found with diagnostic imaging deeper in the body.

In the case of head and neck cancers, fine needle biopsy is commonly used to investigate the condition of lymph nodes in the neck.

The test itself is typically done as a short outpatient procedure, through the skin, but it may also accompany an endoscopic procedure. Local anesthetic and patient sedation may be used during the biopsy. There are few risks or complications associated with the procedure. Minor bleeding and local swelling and soreness is typical after the test.

Choose Your Preferred Los Angeles Location

East LA

1700 E. Cesar Chavez Ave
Suite 2500
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Book Online Now

323-268-6731

Glendale

1577 E Chevy Chase Dr.
Suite 330
Glendale, CA 91206

Book Online Now

818-553-8013

Hollywood

1300 N. Vermont Ave.
Suite 605
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Book Online Now

323-593-7682

Monterey Park

850 S Atlantic Blvd
Suite 305
Monterey Park, CA 91754

Book Online Now

323-593-7679

Downtown LA

1245 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 603
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Book Online Now

213-977-1215

Los Angeles Center for Ear, Nose, Throat and Allergy

East LA Glendale Hollywood Monterey Park Downtown