A biopsy is the removal of a tissue sample from the body to test for the presence of disease or other changes that may indicate your risk for disease.
The biopsy method your doctor or surgeon uses depends on the suspected disease and its location in the body.
He or she may remove tissue by:
After your doctor or surgeon takes your tissue sample, he or she secures it in a transport container and sends it to the pathology lab. Our experts then inspect it and prepare it for examination under the microscope.