OK so I have had a 3a classification FNA result. (more info here: rcpath.org/Resources/RCPath... ) This is an indeterminate result which says that there are some atypical cells but there are a range of reasons as to why this may be so. My Endo has suggested an elective hemithyroidectomy so they can have a proper look at my nodule. The thing is that around 85% of the time the result will be benign and 85% of patients would not have needed the operation!"
I have found online Veracytes Afirma Thyroid genetic expression test which is exactly for people in my situation: veracyte.com/afirma/
Basically they put your FNA through their gene expression machine and they can tell with about 96% confidence if the genetic markers for malignancy have been turned on or not.
I have emailed Veracyte and they do not currently have anyone trained to do this test in the UK. Does anyone know of anyone / company / clinic who can offer a similar genetic expression test in the UK?
If it means that I could avoid what may be unneccessary surgery then I think trying to get this test done is a no-brainer.