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Confirm the Ovarian Cyst Fluid Collection Method

Question: Our physician obtained a sample of the fluid from the ovarian cyst under ultrasound guidance. He suspects the patient has an ovarian tumor. How should we report this procedure? Florida Subscriber Answer: You will need to confirm the method used to collect the cystic sample (drainage or fine needle aspiration). If the method to obtain the sample required incision [...]