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A 22-year-old female asked:

called office to find doctor has had my lab results to look at since yesterday morn but still no word. checking for celiac, etc. why so long?

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Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 36 years experience
See below.: I often wait to inform patients of lab results until all the tests are back. This may be the case for your doctor. You should call back in 1-2 days and ask again if you haven't heard.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Send out: A lot of these tests are not done on site but sent out to a reference lab that does them in batches (improves accuracy). Some labs run the test every day and some only on certain days. I was never able to get these back in less than a few days .Some insurers required they be sent to labs that took longer.

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