Virginia Health Information
 

Home > Health Insurance > Healthcare Pricing Transparency > Breast Biopsy

Breast Biopsy (2015)


What is a breast biopsy?

A lump in the breast can be found during a self-exam, an exam by the doctor or on a mammogram image. A breast biopsy is performed to determine whether a lump is cancer or caused by something else. The doctor will remove a small amount of breast tissue from the lump. The tissue is sent to a lab and tested for signs of cancer. In this kind of breast biopsy the doctor uses ultrasound or some other kind of imaging system to help guide the small needle to the right place, so a small amount of the tissue can be collected. The doctor usually has test results in a few days.

Statewide

1,344

Physician Office

3,435

Hospital Outpatient

Regional Pricing Transparency
Breast Biopsy ( 2015)

Central VA

1,040

Physician Office

3,917

Hospital Outpatient

Eastern VA

1,222

Physician Office

3,768

Hospital Outpatient

Northern VA

1,477

Physician Office

3,357

Hospital Outpatient

Northwestern VA

1,584

Physician Office

2,737

Hospital Outpatient

Southwestern VA

1,258

Physician Office

3,305

Hospital Outpatient

Updated on 12/20/2016
Let us know what you like about this information or would like changed. Please click below.
Tell us what you think!