12 doctors weighed in:
Can blood on thyroid fna biopsy sample slides cause distortion of cell groups?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: No
Blood products, cells and vessels are in every tissue in your body, so inevitably they will be present in biopsies.
Special stains and other substances are used to differentiate different cells and tissues.

In brief: No
Blood products, cells and vessels are in every tissue in your body, so inevitably they will be present in biopsies.
Special stains and other substances are used to differentiate different cells and tissues.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Excess blood in the sample may make it harder for the pathologist to identify thyroid cells.
A 27 gauge needle (very small) is used to decrease blood in the specimen.

In brief: No
Excess blood in the sample may make it harder for the pathologist to identify thyroid cells.
A 27 gauge needle (very small) is used to decrease blood in the specimen.
Dr. Ronald Dreifuss
Dr. Ronald Dreifuss
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Dr. Stephen Berns
Pathology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Excessive blood may create very thick smears which can be difficult to examine with a microscope.
The cells themselves are not distorted.

In brief: No
Excessive blood may create very thick smears which can be difficult to examine with a microscope.
The cells themselves are not distorted.
Dr. Stephen Berns
Dr. Stephen Berns
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
In brief: Unclear question
Blood is normally present in fna samples and pathologists know to work around that.

In brief: Unclear question
Blood is normally present in fna samples and pathologists know to work around that.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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