Liquid biopsy

What is a liquid biopsy?

A liquid biopsy is when your physician draws cells or liquids from the body using a thin needle. The biopsy will be analyzed at the lab. Pathologists can determine whether the abnormality is malignant or benign. Most liquid biopsies are taken in order to find potential metastases. Your radiologist can determine where the biopsy will need to be taken from by using an ultrasound or CT scan. 


15 – 45 minutes

After the procedure

Depending on your risk of complications, we may keep you at the hospital for an hour for observation. If no abnormalities were found, you can go home after the procedure. We do recommend bringing someone with you to take you home. 


Your physician will discuss the results with you during your next consultation.