Pacific Rim Pathology offers interpretation of cytologic preparations obtained from testicular mapping fine needle aspiration (FNA) procedures.
Image-enhanced cytology reports detailing the presence or absence of mature sperm, early germ cells and sertoli cells are provided in 2-3 business days.
Each FNA sample is collected from a specific location in the testis according to a standard template. A smear preparation made from each FNA is examined microscopically using standard cytologic techniques.
This information is then used to “guide” or “direct” sperm retrieval for IVF-ICSI performed at a later date.