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how long can it take to get bone biopsy results

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
A few days: Depending on what the biopsy is for, the initial results (gross micro) will come back in a few days. If the biopsy is for something more specific lik ... Read More
Dr. Travis Kidner
16 years experience Surgical Oncology
About a week: Usually about a week.

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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
17 years experience Neurosurgery
nondiagnostic biopsy: Some cases of osteomyelitis do not have causative bacteria isolated. This can be due sometimes to timing of antibiotics prior to getting a good biopsy ... Read More
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Suprising: Sometimes organisms are not localized in osteomyelitis because of partial treatment with antibiotics.Another reason is osteomyelitis is actually subac ... Read More
Dr. Darrell Latva
41 years experience Podiatry
MY PROTOCOL: I personally do x-ray, if negative MRI, if negative, Ceretec scan. May consider repeat bone biopsy/culture, being off antibiotics at the time. If ever ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Week or so: After the bone gos to th lab it has to be demineralized, stained, and viewed microscopically, if any question obout the diagnosis, rather than give th ... Read More
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience Pathology
2-5 days: Bone needs to be decalcified before it can be processed. It takes 5-10 hours of fixation; 5-10 hours of processing, 2-3 hours to cut, stain and create ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depends: It depends on why the biopsy was being performed. Bone biopsy of the jaw can take weeks to months to feel better. Persistent pain can be sign of infe ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Less than 1 week: The general results from a bone marrow biopsy are usually available in less than 1 week. This will depend on the lab/pathologists reviewing the bone ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saul Hymes
14 years experience Pediatric Infectious Disease
TB and fever: Time to defervescence varies but can be as long as one month according to some studies, even on treatment.
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Small: Very small- but enough for pathology interpretation by a pathologist.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes, by checking -: With your orthopod, who determines it by taking a history, examination, xrays, lab work; & on repeated examinations, xrays & lab work. You should be o ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Tim Schrader
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: No. Typically it requires anesthesia.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Taking a piece out: A biopsy is a small piece taken out for microscopic examination of any particular tissue. Is it a bone biopsy(usually done for a tumor or growth) or i ... Read More

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