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Ateneo de Zamboanga University
College of Nursing
Nursing Skills Output (NSO)

Report no.___
I. Description: A biopsy is a medical test commonly performed by a surgeon, interventional radiologist, or an interventional cardiologist involving sampling of cells or tissues for examination. It is the medical removal of tissue from a living subject to determine the presence or extent of a disease. The tissue is generally examined under a microscope by a pathologist, and can also be analyzed chemically. When an entire lump or suspicious area is removed, the procedure is called an excisional biopsy. When only a sample of tissue is removed with preservation of the histological architecture of the tissue’s cells, the procedure is called an incisional biopsy or core biopsy. When a sample of tissue or fluid is removed with a needle in such a way that cells are removed without preserving the histological architecture of the tissue cells, the procedure is called a needle aspiration biopsy. Biopsies are most commonly performed for insight into possible cancerous and inflammatory conditions.
II. Materials/ Equipment Needed:
Clean Gloves
Anesthesia (surgical biopsy)
Mdication (antianxiety)
Sterile eye dressing (pad), as needed, and paper eye tape to secure it
Clean Gloves
Anesthesia (surgical biopsy)
Mdication (antianxiety)
Sterile eye dressing (pad), as needed, and paper eye tape to secure it


III. Procedure
Prepare the site where the biopsy is to be done and the patient.
Depending on the site, instruct the patient to be in a position comfortable for themedical practitioner to do the biopsy.
Administer anesthesia.
Patient may also be given an anti anxiety to relax.For surgical biopsies, the anesthesiologist may administer general anesthesia.
Assist with the procedure.
There are various kinds of biopsy procedure, including:
Bone marrow…...

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