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long does take blood test results come back

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Depends on the type: Of test. Most routine tests can be completed in an hour or so or at best four hours. However, some specialized tests may take a few weeks.

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
False pos can occur: The standard blood tests for herpes simplex virus (HSV) are not perfect; false positive results can occur. The strength of the result -- i.e. the opti ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
46 years experience Emergency Medicine
No "usual": ask the person who ordered the test as it is completely lab and location dependent
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
22 years experience Radiation Oncology
Around 2-3 days: Hiwever all labs are different and have different turnaround times depending in their equipment and volume of work.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not necessarily: Different tests take different amount of time for completion and the results may come back piecemeal.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Schmidt
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Perceptual problem.: I would imagine that all is well and if you or a another person touching the same area it would feel normal. On the other hand you are on several meds ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Depends on the type: Of test. Most blood tests are completed the same day that blood is collected. Others may be done only a few times a week and may take 3-4 days. Very f ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
17 years experience Family Medicine
1 day: It could come back in 1-2 hours depending on the lab. But in 1 day you will know for sure.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Depends: Which hormone and which vitamin? Most labs routinely test thyroid hormones, B12 and folate (folic acid) daily and the result are available in a few ho ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder answered
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Need A frm Gen, Path: I don't want you to wait any longer for an answer so I am referring this to our genetics doctors and pathology/lab directors on ht. The answer will de ... Read More

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