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A biopsy is a medical procedure that involves taking a small sample of tissue so that it can be examined under a microscope.
What happens during a biopsy
There are many ways of obtaining a tissue sample, depending on the type of tissue being collected and where in the body it is being taken from.
Recovering from a biopsy
Biopsies are usually carried out as outpatient procedures which means you will not need to stay in hospital overnight.