Overview of Ancillary Methods in Lymph Node FNA diagnosis

  • Stefan E. Pambuccian
  • Ricardo H. Bardales
Part of the Essentials in Cytopathology book series (EICP, volume 10)


Ancillary tests are critically important tools in the assessment of lymph node aspirates, as they can help establish the etiology of infectious lymphadenopathies, determine the type and primary site of metastatic malignancies, diagnose and subclassify lymphomas, and exclude malignancy in reactive lymphadenopathies. In addition, ancillary tests can also be used to provide prognostic information in certain neoplasms and help predict treatment response.


Follicular Lymphoma Hodgkin Lymphoma Mantle Cell Lymphoma Merkel Cell Carcinoma Burkitt Lymphoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Lab. Medicine & PathologyUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.Outpatient Pathology AssociatesSacramentoUSA

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