Can a neck biopsy help detect hepatitis B?
Hello doctor. The doctor told me to do a biopsy of the lymph nodes in the neck, can the test detect hepatitis B. Doctor please help me. Thank you doctor.
Nguyen Doan Phu ( 1990 )
Thank you for the question. I don't know why you're asking that. A lymph node biopsy can be used for a variety of purposes. With the advancement of science, it is possible to interpret from the genes in the biopsy sample, but testing for hepatitis B virus is not done by this method.
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BSCK I Dong Xuan Ha - Digestive Endoscopy Doctor - Department of Medical Examination & Internal Medicine, Vinmec Ha Long General Hospital