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Determining the Length of a Needle Core Biopsy Needed to Obtain a Given Weight of Tissue

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Clinical Laboratory

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Description:

A given weight of tissue or tumor may be needed to perform an analysis. Needle biopsy can often deliver a core of tissue with minimal invasion. A quick estimate of weight can be made from the size of the needle used and the length of the tissue core.

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