This test is used to check for the presence of any abnormalities or damage to the testicular tissue. In this test, a small tissue sample of the testis is collected to observe any changes, infections, signs of damage or malignancies (cancers or tumors) which might have occurred to the testis.
What is a testicular biopsy and why is it done?
The process of collecting a tissue sample of the testis is called a testicular biopsy. The testicular biopsy is recommended to diagnose the causes of male infertility, in-vitro fertilization or to diagnose the condition or location of the lump(abnormal growth) of the testis. The collected sample is then assessed under a microscope for analyzing the cellular structure or to diagnose any abnormalities in the testis
What is a Biopsy?
The biopsy is the process of collecting a small sample of tissue from various parts of the body. The sample for biopsy may include skin, the lining of the stomach, kidneys, liver, a fragment of bone or bone marrow, etc. This procedure is more like a minor surgery and an individual may recover within a day to one week based on the procedure. In this type of procedure, your doctor administers a small dose of local or systemic anesthetic during the surgery and collects a small sample of tissue from the suspected organ site and is sent to the laboratory for further analysis
Why is this test done?
This test is recommended if you have reduced sperm cell counts, lumps in the testis of unexplained origin, etc. This test is also recommended when regular tests are not enough to diagnose the presenting conditions/diseases like testicular carcinomas(cancers), infertility, etc.
Inform your doctor if you are on any medications, have any allergies or underlying medical conditions before your Biopsy Testicular Tissue. Your doctor will give specific instructions depending on your condition on how to prepare for Biopsy Testicular Tissue.
It is recommended to avoid consumption of alcohol and certain medicines like painkillers, blood thinners, nutritional supplements, from one week before undergoing this test. Please contact your physician for necessary advice and instructions before undergoing this test.
The normal test results may vary depending on age, health history, medical condition, etc. The collected tissue sample is subjected to various tests and stains to identify the presence of any diseases or conditions.
Positive test results may indicate the presence of any tissue abnormalities or diseases.
The test results may be negative if there is no presence of any disease or condition.
Please consult your health provider after receiving your lab reports for further diagnosis or medical intervention based on your clinical condition.
|MALE||All age groups||The observations are reported by the pathologist depending on the histopathological findings|
|FEMALE||All age groups||The observations are reported by the pathologist depending on the histopathological findings|