Breast screening: managing B5 core malignant biopsies

Procedures for reporting, recording and auditing B5 core biopsies for normal or benign surgery.


Reporting, recording and auditing B5 core biopsies with normal or benign surgery

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This document sets out NHS breast screening guidelines for reviewing B5 core biopsy results.

It includes information about:

  • patient handling and support
  • data recording
  • audit processes
Published 1 November 2007