A 43-year-old member asked:
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how long does it take to get result from a breast biopsy?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
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.
Answered on Sep 11, 2013

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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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