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how long does it take to get the results of a breast biopsy?

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Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 17 years experience
2-3 days: This varies depending on each institution, but normally biopsy results are returned within 2-3 days of the procedure.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Usually two days: A surgical biopsy resutls are usually available in two days. It takes longer in difficult cases that my require additional stains or consultation. If there is a malignant tumor the pathologist usually calls the doctor sending the tissue.
Dr. Daniel Para
General Surgery 30 years experience
Depends : Most pathologists can return results in 48-96 hours for most breast lesions.
Dr. Steve Martinez
Breast Surgery 28 years experience
A fine needle biopsy can be read immediately. A core or surgical biopsy takes longer and depends on the hospital, but is usually 2-5 days.
Dec 25, 2012

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How long should it take after a breast biopsy for my mom to get the results?

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Many centers are: Accelerating biopsy to 'read out' times. Many recognize the problem with "presenteeism" being at the desk or counter, but unable to focus while worryig about the "report". You need to ask "how long wil the report take" and then ask why does it take so long, and ask for the time off of the lag time from biopsy to path report. Some can do it in 24-48hrs.
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Short answer is poor: There are many things you need to be aware of, and much of the literature or media-fueled "information" is based on a broad cross-section of surgeons (not all abps-certified plastic surgeons experienced in breast augmentation surgery). For more information you can go to http://www.Realself.Com/article/dr-tholens-comprehensive-guide-breast-augmentation.
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How long should it take after a breast biopsy to get the results called to you?

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Dr. Stephen Berns
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It depends on lab: Personally, i strive for a turnaround time of 24 to 48 hours, but complex cases take longer.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Variable: Usually pathologists will provide a report in a couple of days, or sooner, from the time of biopsy. In some cases requiring special tests, it may take up to 2-3 weeks.

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