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how long for a throat swab to come back

A 11-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Preliminary 24-48hrs: Preliminary result will be available but final result will take Final may take 5to7 days
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
No it will not: It will be alright if you take the rest of the capsules as prescribed and finish the whole course.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
46 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not serious: Ride it out with OTC (over the counter ) meds for diarrhea.Probably a viral illness.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Have it checked: I think adenovirus when I hear of pink eye/throat issues. This virus can cause eye redness for up to 14 days in some. The virus basically can strip th ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Rapid Strep Test: can take minutes. Throat culture may take 2 to 3 days.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Local Question: That depends on which test and which lab you were tested at. This is not a problem we can comment on here on this international app. Please ask this o ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Its fairly: quick also associated symptoms are fever bad breath sore throat swollen glands fever and general malaise if you are suspicious see your doctor
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Few hours-few days: If only bronchoscopy report is need it takes a few hours (next day). If biopsy was taken it might take a few days until pathology report is ready.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
16 years experience Family Medicine
Urine Culture: Usually the lab will return results of a urine culture within 3-5 days. The bacteria need time to grow so, depending on when the sample was collected ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
24-48 hours: As long as afebrile you can go back to work after 24-48 hours.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Varies with site: Some may have direct access to an in house lab with testing on site. Is this case it might be available the same day. Some may send this off to a regi ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
a couple of weeks: Most infection related enlarged lymph nodes settle down as the infection is treated and controlled. So the lymph glands should settle down to normal s ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Normally3to5 days: Viral sore throat or common canker sores take about 3to5 days to go away by itself.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
35 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Acute laryngitis by definition lasts less than 3 weeks, its origin can be infectious or non-infectious, chronic conditions are more difficult to trea ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronda Alexander
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends: There are different answers to this question based on how the test was done but, in general, it will take 7-14 days for the full results but you can g ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
Usually soon: If the UTI is uncomplicated by nasty things such as kidney abscess, bladder abscess, incomplete drainage of urinary tract or, less likely, infection o ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends on the lab: And your health care provider should have told you when it will be back usually 1-3 days.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience Pediatrics
A few days: may take between 2-7 days depending on the cause and treatment
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Depends: Now if you have mono sometimes this can last several weeks. Granted you have already been tested for strep you will not need antibiotics. I would see ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably not yeast: A yeast infection shouldn't change skin color at all. If you're convinced it's real, and if you are unusually pale, perhaps you have anemia as a side ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Troy Ross answered
23 years experience Occupational Medicine
Check with your doc: C diff is a very tough infection to clear. Even after antibiotics and resolution of symptoms it is possible to still carry the infection. You should h ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That depends: Upper respiratory viral symptoms usually start about 2 or 3 days after you came in contact with the virus, although it could take up to a week.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That depends: Usually about 7 days for strep throat. It may only be several days (or longer) for a virus.

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