Pet Skin Tumors in Omaha, NE
Pet Skin Tumors
When you bring your pet to your veterinarian to check out a lump, we will usually recommend a fine needle aspirate to help determine what it is. This involves inserting a needle into the lump, poking the needle around inside, blowing out the exfoliated cells and debris onto a microscope slide, and then examining it. This technique can usually give your veterinarian a diagnosis. A fine needle aspirate is not the same as a biopsy. A biopsy involves looking at a large chunk of the lump that has been surgically removed and will always provide a definitive diagnosis, whereas an aspirate is merely a tiny sample of the cells inside it.