Jefferson University Hospitals

Preparing for Your Visit

Breast Biopsy Preparation

  • Please do not take blood thinning medication five days prior to your breast biopsy. This includes aspirin, ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin, etc. Tylenol is the only over-the-counter medication you can take. If you take a prescribed blood thinning medication, please check with your doctor prior to stopping use; this includes aspirin prescribed by your doctor.
  • Drop off outside films at least five days prior to your scheduled breast biopsy. (Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
  • All female patients coming in for this breast biopsy should wear a tight bra.

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