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How long does it normally take for a karyotype result to come back

A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Golder Wilson
Specializes in Clinical Genetics
Routine 2 weeks: A new rapid fish technique can provide selected chromosome study (karyotype) results) in 24 hours if a specific disorder (e.g., down, turner, trisomy ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Dental abscess: This may need to be drained to effect complete resolution. Go back and see the dentist.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Roberts
10 years experience Family Medicine
No: The time for a test result should be the same no matter the outcome....Ask you doctor for more specifics on the particular lab they use.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience Pathology
Depends on type: An HIV test can be done instantly in the doctor's office (results are not as reliable), or it can be done in a regular lab. Usually not more than 2-3 ... Read More
A 80-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah Josefson
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Spinal tap: CSF is cerebrospinal fluid which is obtained through a lumbar puncture or spinal tap. It would be sent for culture to check for bacterial vs. viral or ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience Breast Surgery
24-72 hours: In most cases, results from a biopsy are back in 1-3 days if it is a core needle biopsy. Surgical biopsies (which should not be the first option) tak ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
1-2 Days: There are few things as anxiety-provoking as waiting for a biopsy result to return. If prioritized appropriately, there is no reason why the result sh ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Navajeeva Gunawardene
49 years experience Pediatrics
Drug Screens: It depends on how long it takes to get to the lab doing the study. If it reaches the laboratory then it is matter of few hours.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
32 years experience Fertility Medicine
It depends: The results can take anywhere from a few minutes to a few weeks, depending on the tests.
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Dr. Philip Schwarzman
46 years experience Emergency Medicine
Covid -19: It depends on where you are getting tested. Results can be available from 2 hrs to more than 2 days.

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