FNAC | Clinic One

Posted on : May 5, 2020 by Clinic One on Blog

FNAC stands for fine-needle aspiration cytology. This technique uses a fine hollow needle to collect samples from an organ or a tissue. The extracted cell samples are sent for testing as required by the doctor. This method is usually done to investigate the samples from the breasts, glands (thyroid gland), or any other parts of the body. This is a swift and safe procedure. To precisely detect and locate the cell samples, ultrasound is used. There is no need for cuts in the skin to remove the sample.

Why is FNAC done?

  • Extracting and analyzing a fluid sample from the body.
  • Detecting breast cancer.
  • Analyze the changes in the composition of the cells after treatment.
  • Analyzing breast cysts which are a fluid-filled sac present inside the breast.
  • Analyze breast abscess which is a collection of pus in the breasts.
  • Analyzing seromas which is a collection of fluid that builds up inside of the skin.

Who does an Ultrasound for FNAC?

Like any other ultrasound, only a certified radiologist can perform an Ultrasound for FNAC. We have the following radiologists available at Clinic One for FNAC in Kathmandu Nepal:

For appointment and inquiries, please call Clinic One at 9861966614 | 9863393960 or email us at [email protected]

What to expect during the FNAC scan?

  • A local anesthetic is applied if the sample to be collected is located deep.
  • A needle is inserted into the area under investigation and the sample is gently sucked using the plunger of the needle.
  • Ultrasound is used if the samples are difficult to locate.
  • This method usually takes up to 30 minutes.
  • The extracted sample will be sent for further tests such as microscopy.


After the test is completed, the radiologist or the doctor will send the samples for further tests. Any additional test or screening may be required depending on the result. 

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8 thoughts on "Ultrasound in Kathmandu"

  1. sujta says:

    Do u hav TVs sonography or TAS sonagraphy

    1. Clinic One says:

      Yes we do. Please call us at 015400400 or 9863393960 for more information.

  2. S. Jaiswal says:

    Question: Do you guys do gender revealing ultrasounds for parents to find out the gender of their baby?

    If so what are your rates?

    Thank you!

    1. Clinic One says:

      Sorry! We do not do gender-revealing ultrasounds. Please note that it is illegal in Nepal.

  3. sike says:

    can transvaginal ultra sound detect pregnancy after 4 week of unprotected sex?

  4. Abhiranjan raut says:

    Question: do you do Hpe correlation test

  5. Aarushi says:

    Question: Can tvs be performed on a virgin woman whose ultrasound shows swollen uterus?

    1. Clinic One says:

      We suggest you consult with a gynecologist for your inquiry. We also have senior gynecologists available at Clinic One.

      For appointments and inquiries, please call us at 01-5400400, 9863393960.

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