A 39-year-old female asked:
can my regular ob-gyn test my ascites for cancer cells in the office, or does it have to be done in a surgical type environment? it's a new symptom.
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 56 years experience
Yes,need cytology : Yes , can collect fluid in preservative , and send to cytology lab, some office will such labs in the same facility . Speak to your doctor, .
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
No.: Typically, ascites can be checked by inserting a needle through the abdominal wall under ultrasound guidance. This is usually done in the radiology department rather than in the ob-gyn office.
Last updated Sep 21, 2013
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