The Majority of Non-­Diagnostic (Insufficient) Thyroid Nodule Cytology Samples Can Effectively Undergo Molecular (Combined Mutational and microRNA Classifier) Analysis Using a Needle Aspiration Approach

2016 ATA Denver, CO
  • Non-­diagnostic cytology (NDC) (Bethesda I) occurs in 5%­‐20% of thyroid nodule fine needle aspirates (FNAs), often resulting in repeat FNAs and increasing healthcare costs
  • The NDC topic tends to be overlooked but is potentially addressable by molecular analysis
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