An adjunct to cytology examination of fine-needle aspiration specimens to confirm or exclude presence of parathyroid tissue in the biopsied area.
For 12 hours before specimen collection do not take multivitamins or dietary supplements containing biotin (vitamin B7), which is commonly found in hair, skin, and nail supplements and multivitamins.
Plain, plastic, screw-top tube
Frozen (preferred) - 30 days
Refrigerated - 4 hours
An interpretive report will be provided