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Core Biopsy

Core Biopsy Procedure in India

A core biopsy is a procedure that involves the passing of a needle through the skin for obtaining a sample of tissue from a lump or mass, which is then examined under a microscope for abnormalities. 

Pre Procedure:

  • The patient should carry the doctor’s prescription and visit the procedure room in the oncology department.

  • The patient must inform the doctor immediately if they are taking cardiac medicines/blood thinners.

  • There are no food or dietary restrictions before the procedure.

  • The patient is advised to eat properly before coming for the procedure. 

During Procedure:

  • A core biopsy is an invasive procedure and it generally takes around 20 minutes. The procedure is performed by a doctor with a nurse assisting at all times.

  • The patient may experience slight discomfort/pain during the procedure.

  • The patient will be asked to sign a consent form.

  • They will be move to a comfortable area where their privacy will be respected throughout the procedure.

  • The site of the biopsy will be exposed and the rest of the body will be covered with a blanket/bed sheet.

  • The site will be then disinfected with an antiseptic solution.

  • Local anesthesia may be given to the patient via injection to numb the site of biopsy.

  • An automated gun is used to conduct the procedure.

  • After the completion of the procedure, the site will be disinfected with an antiseptic solution, which will be followed by the application of band aid on the site.

  • The patient will be asked to rest for around 5 minutes post-procedure. Book an appointment at Manipal, the Core biopsy hospital in India

Post Procedure:

  • Pain killers may be given to the patient post procedure.

  • The patient will have no dietary restrictions and can resume normal activities after the procedure.

  • The applied band aid can be removed after a few hours after the completion of the procedure.

  • Reports will be shared with the patient within 1-4 days. They can be directly collected from the Department.