About Thyroid Cytopathology Partners
Located in Austin, Texas, TCP provides cytopathology services exclusively to Veracyte, Inc., the provider of the Afirma Thyroid FNA Analysis. TCP pathologists are highly-trained, sub-specialized pathologists who collaborate and consult with each other on cases. The TCP team
specializes in reviewing thyroid nodule FNAs, ensuring exposure to both common and rare thyroid lesions. Our diagnosis and detailed findings are integrated into the Afirma Thyroid FNA Analysis Patient Report
† The Nondiagnostic category includes cases with a diagnosis of "Favor Benign."
* Indeterminate (Bethesda III/IV) includes atypia of undetermined significance or follicular lesion of undetermined significance (AUS/FLUS) and follicular neoplasm or suspicious for a follicular neoplasm (FN/SFN).
1. Negative predictive value >94%, Alexander EK, Kennedy GC, Baloch ZW, Cibas ES, Chudova D, Diggans J, et al. Preoperative Diagnosis of Benign Thyroid Nodules with Indeterminate Cytology. N Engl J Med. 2012;367:705-715.