Table 2.

Methods for biopsy sampling.

Tissue and methodn
Primary lesion
    Bronchoscopy
        Cytodiagnostic brushing/curette washing230
        FFPE4
        Tissue, no fixation3
        Unknown1
    Surgery
        FFPE12
        Tissue, no fixation3
    Needle biopsy
        Needle washing solution3
        FFPE1
Metastatic lesion
    Tumor
        Bronchoscopy cytodiagnostic brushing/curette washing12
        Aspiration biopsy2
        Surgery, FFPE2
    Other lesions
        Pleural effusion11
        Lymph node3
        Bone1