FNP Outpatient Clinic

In our very own outpatient puncture clinic, the following organs/lesions can be subjected to ultrasound-guided puncture:

  • Thyroid
  • Lymph nodes
  • Salivary glands
  • Breasts
  • Soft tissue tumours
  • Skin/mucosal lesions

Rapid assessments

In urgent cases, we also carry out rapid assessment (diagnosis or suspected diagnosis within 2-3 hours).

Supplementary examinations on cytological material:

  • Immunohistochemistry on cell blocks
  • Molecular pathology on cell blocks or material in its original form
  • FACS analysis / immunophenotyping (in cooperation with Kantonsspital Aarau / Haematology).


Diagnosis generally made within 24 hours

Outpatient puncture clinic


Appointments for fine-needle puncture

Registration by mail on fnp@medica.ch or in case of emergency by telephone (044 269 99 41) from Monday to Friday, directly from the practice / clinic.


Opening hours

Monday–Friday: 09 a.m.–06 p.m.



Rämistrasse 42
8001 Zürich


Patient information on fine-needle puncture

A puncture procedure generally takes around 20-30 minutes, including the consultation.

Your contact persons

DrSandra Kilgus-Hawelski, deputy institute director

Head of cytology
Specialist in Pathology and Cytology FMH

044 269 99 24

DrSimone Schmid Beer

Deputy Lead Cytology
Specialist in Pathology and Cytology FMH

044 269 99 36

Our Cytology is an SIWF certified continuing education center.

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