Biopsy

Alternative Names

Tissue sampling

Definition of Biopsy

A biopsy is the removal of a small piece of tissue for laboratory examination.

Review

Shabir Bhimji MD, PhD, Specializing in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Midland, TX. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 11/1/2010

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