Biopsy for Diagnosis Purpose:
A test that is performed to detect illness, or cancer in the body. It is done by removing cells and a small number of tissues from the body for analysis. A dermatology usually performs this test when he or she cannot diagnose a particular disease. There is a wide-variety of biopsies but all of them are used for the purpose of diagnosing diseases. Doctors can use some other tests too to detect the presence of disease but Biopsy for Diagnosis Purposes in Dubai & Abu Dhabi is the best way of assuring the suspicious concern. The procedure sounds scary but it is painless, simple and does not involve severe complications or major side-effects. The only thing you have to do is to find a trained practitioner for this type of test.
When is it Done?
Doctors mostly recommend this test at that time when they find out that particular area of tissues in the body is not working properly. A sample of tissues or cells is taken and examined under the microscope to confirm whether they are cancerous or not. This test also tells the doctor about the place where cancer started. It is important to note that biopsy is not only done to diagnose cancer, but it can also detect melanoma, hepatitis, cirrhosis or any life-threatening disease present in the body.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE?
Any male or female who is in good physical and mental health can use this test. Biopsies come in different types so choose the right one for you. If there are issues with your blood then you are a good candidate for a bone marrow biopsy on the other hand, for enlarged lymph nodes, excision biopsy is a perfect choice for you. Contact an expert, he or she will help you to make a correct decision.
Types of Biopsies:
All these biopsies involve the extraction of a small group of tissues and cells from suspicious mass in the specific area of the body.
Here is a list of some common biopsies that we perform at our clinic,
- Endometrial biopsy
- Needle biopsy
- Bone marrow biopsy
- Skin biopsy
- Endoscopic biopsy
- Punch biopsy
- surgical biopsy
Is the Procedure Painful?
Fortunately, No because anesthesia is given to the patient prior to the treatment. The procedure is short and can be performed in a doctor’s office without taking strict precautions. For severe cases, you should go to a well-reputed hospital.
For minimally invasive biopsies, no special preparation is required. For invasive ones you should consider the following tips,
- Avoid using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin and ibuprofen two weeks prior to the treatment
- For about 4-6 days before the treatment, drink plenty of fluids including water, fresh juices to keep the body hydrated.
- Your doctor may ask you to stop taking current medications
- Take all the prescribed medications on time
- Do not eat for 7-8 hours before your test
How it is Done?
At the start of the procedure, the surgeon uses a small tool to remove tissues and cells from the problem area. Specimen is prepared and placed in the container that has formalin or any other solution to conserve it. The sample is then sent to the laboratory for further exploration.
Analysis and Results:
The trained lab assistant looks at the specimen for gross assessment. Gross assessment includes the determination of the sample’s size, color and suspicious parts of the specimen. It is done with the naked eye – without a microscope. After gross examination, the tissue is sliced by using a specialized machine and then looked at under the microscope.
The time required to get the results is not fixed. Accurate assessments can take up to a week so wait patiently. If the test is positive, discuss it with the doctor to find out what to do next.
Cost of Biopsy:
The cost of biopsy depends upon different factors. The patient’s overall health, the reputation of the clinic and expertise of the surgeon can affect the final cost of the treatment so we cannot tell you the exact price without having a face to face conversation with you.
Book a free Appointment:
At Dynamic clinic, we have trained pathologists and lab assistants to perform Biopsy for Diagnosis Purposes in Dubai & Abu Dhabi. Fill the online consultation form or call us to book a free appointment with our experts.