Fine Needle Aspiration

PROCEDURE:    

EQUIPMENT AND MATERIAL

You will need: 

Needles        1 ½ - 3 ½” spinal needles
22-23 gauge routinely
25 gauge for thyroid
18-20 gauge for fibrotic lesions
Syringes        10-20 ml (with Leur Loc if using holder)
Syringe Pistol Holder (optional)
Alcohol or Betadine Swabs
Sterile Gauze Pad
Anesthetic
Spray fixative (if making smears)