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Can lymphoma be diagnosed with biopsy of lymphnodes? if so how long does it take to get results?

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Excisional biopsy: Yes, removal of a lymph node is ideal, but sometimes a neee biopsy is enough. The tissue is sent for special studies such as flow cytometry, which may take upto a week for results, depending on where it is done. Complicated findings may take 10 days to 2 weeks to work out final diagnosis, others may be available in a couple of days. Good luck!

Answered 5/19/2016

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Yes: Biopsy of lymph nodes is a standard procedure to rule out lymphoma. Pathology reports usually come back to the physician within several days, but it can depend on the lab and the quality of the biopsy. One week is a reasonable expectation.

Answered 12/11/2015

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