Diagnosis at Mayo Clinic

By Mayo Clinic Staff


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Tests and procedures used to diagnose liposarcoma include:

  • Imaging tests. Your doctor may recommend imaging tests to determine the size and extent of your liposarcoma. Tests may include X-ray, CT scan and MRI.
  • Removing a sample of tissue for testing. During a biopsy procedure, your doctor removes a small sample of tissue to test for cancer cells. Your tumor's location determines how the tissue sample is removed.
  • Using advanced lab tests to determine the kinds of cells involved in the cancer. Mayo Clinic pathologists are skilled in using advanced technology to examine tissue samples and gather information critical to determining the best treatment options for your cancer.

    Specialized laboratory testing may include immunohistochemistry, cytogenetic analysis, fluorescence in situ hybridization and molecular genetic testing.

June 04, 2014