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Biopsy-Second Opinion: Slides and Block for Review II- Test Price, Normal Range | Sprint Diagnostics Hyderabad

Biopsy-Second Opinion involving Slides and Block for Review II pertains to the re-evaluation of tissue samples preserved in paraffin blocks and slides. This review is usually sought when a patient or healthcare professional desires a second opinion on a biopsy that has already been examined and diagnosed.

In cases where an accurate diagnosis is critical for the effective management of a health condition, obtaining a second opinion may offer additional insights or clarification. A pathology expert evaluates the tissue slides and blocks to confirm or re-assess the original findings. This may involve up to 4 paraffin blocks and 4 slides, and it’s aimed at providing a comprehensive evaluation.


  • Test Name Biopsy-Second Opinion: Slides and Block for Review II (Up to 4 Paraffin Blocks/4 Slides)
  • Sample Type Tissue Slides and Blocks
  • Preparations Required Ensure that the tissue slides and blocks are properly labeled and safely transported as instructed by the facility.
  • Report Time 3 days

Home Sample Collection Process
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Reporting of the sample at lab
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Frequently Asked Questions

Seeking a second opinion for biopsy results is often recommended when dealing with complex or rare conditions, or if the initial diagnosis is ambiguous. A second opinion can provide reassurance and might sometimes lead to a different diagnostic conclusion, which can significantly impact treatment decisions.

In the second opinion process, paraffin-embedded tissue blocks and slides from the original biopsy are sent to another pathologist or laboratory for re-examination. This involves microscopic examination of the tissue samples, and may include additional staining or testing.

Not necessarily. A second opinion may confirm the original diagnosis, provide additional information, or in some cases, result in a different diagnosis. It is more about ensuring accuracy and having a comprehensive understanding of the condition.

You don’t need to personally prepare. Your doctor will arrange the transfer of the tissue slides and blocks to the laboratory where the second opinion will be done. Make sure the samples are properly labeled.

If the second opinion is different from the first, it’s essential to discuss the findings with your doctor. In some cases, a third opinion may be sought, or a consensus reached by consulting with additional specialists.

Yes, patients have the right to seek a second opinion if they have doubts or want further clarification about their diagnosis.

When selecting a facility for a second opinion, consider the reputation of the pathology department, the expertise of the pathologists, especially in the specific area related to your condition, and the accreditation of the laboratory.

Coverage for second opinions varies among insurance providers. It’s advisable to check with your insurance company to understand the coverage for second opinion services.

A second opinion can affect your treatment plan by either confirming the initial diagnosis and recommended treatment or suggesting an alternative diagnosis, which may require a different approach to treatment.

There are generally no risks, but it might sometimes lead to delays in starting treatment. Also, there may be additional costs associated with obtaining a second opinion.

Evaluating up to 4 paraffin blocks allows for a more comprehensive review of the tissue samples, which can be particularly beneficial in complex cases where examining a larger sample may provide additional insights.

No, pathologists use only a small portion of the tissue samples during the review. It’s highly unlikely that the second opinion process will use up all the tissue samples.

Generally, the communication is between the pathologist providing the second opinion and your doctor. However, some facilities may allow for direct communication with patients upon request.

Yes, a second opinion can be sought for any type of biopsy, including but not limited to tissue biopsies, bone marrow biopsies, and fine needle aspirations.

The results of the second opinion are usually sent to the requesting physician, who will then discuss them with you and explain what they mean in the context of your health.

Seeking a second opinion on biopsy results can be a vital step in the healthcare journey, especially for critical or complex diagnoses. It ensures that you have the most accurate information possible, which is crucial for making informed decisions about treatment and management of your health condition. Always discuss the findings and what they mean with your doctor.

Biopsy-Second opinion-Slides and Block for Review II (upto 4 Paraffin Blocks/4 Slides)
₹ 1200
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