Dedicated Pathology Team
The pathologists at Alta Bates Summit who review your biopsy are experts in the review of breast biopsy tissues. Our breast cancer team of diagnosticians and pathologists focus specifically on breast biopsy specimens. Studies have shown that increased performance is linked to better clinical outcomes than hospitals with less experience in these procedures.
When a sample of tissue is removed during a needle biopsy or during surgery, a pathologist will examine it thoroughly. The pathologist writes a report to provide your doctor with a detailed description of the sample. This Pathology Report is intended to be read by your doctor, so it is quite comprehensive and written in medical language.
At Alta Bates Summit, results from breast pathologies are routinely provided with 24 to 72 hours of doing the procedure