Ovarian Cancer Testing: Biopsy Testing

Biopsy testing refers to removing a piece of tissue suspected of cancer or another disease for laboratory analysis. Biopsy testing is necessary to confirm a diagnosis of ovarian cancer.

During surgery, a physician will attempt to remove all visible signs of ovarian cancer. The physician will also collect and forward a biopsy of tissue to a laboratory, such as Quest Diagnostics. The laboratory will analyze the biopsy to determine if it is caused by cancer.

For more information about how biopsy testing may help you, please consult your physician. Your health care professional is the best source of information.