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How long does it usually take to get back biopsy results

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Chang
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Several days: Depending on the test, 1-14 days usually.
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Results: Result return is dependent on the lab that is reading the results. Time for return, therefore, varies. Most biopsies at least have preliminary results... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 24 years experience
2-3 days: I hope you had a core needle biopsy, which is the standard-small incision. These results should be available in 2-3 days. A surgical biopsy should ... Read More
Dr. Dariush Vaziri
Breast Surgery 48 years experience
Within a week: Sometimes the result may be ready in 24-48 hours. More commonly within a week the report is available. On rare occasions the pathologist may request a... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
Pathology 34 years experience
1 to 2 days: A biopsy is usually processed and reported in 24 to 48 hours. The things that could delay that is if the biopsy goes to a lab in another state for pr... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Most : Most biopsies are processed immediately in the laboratory receiving them; accrediting organizations, such as college of american pathologists, recomme... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Varies: 2-5 days depending on the pathology lab used.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
You are welcome: We enjoy working with people like yourself. While it's nice to be thanked, it's even better to know that you have had a good outcome.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 30 years experience
Two days to a week: If it is a routine histological examination by the pathologist it will take less than 48 hours. It takes one day to fix the tissue and the next day th... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Usually a couple of: Days. Uncomplicated lymph node biopsy can be read with a couple of days of the biopsy. However special tests may take longer, even a couple of weeks ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean Williamson
Pathology 14 years experience
It's complex: Lymph node biopsies often require additional types of testing compared to other biopsies. In addition to looking at the cells under the microscope, th... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Varies: As a general rule, 24-48 hrs, but if there are cultures pending or special stains needed it may take longer. Usually preliminary results are availabl... Read More