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How Long Does It Take For A Thyroid Biopsy To Come Back
Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more
~48hrs: Most basic pathology results from a biopsy should be available in ~48hrs. The tissue needs to fix in formalin for a particular amount of time (6hrs-overnight) then be processed, slides made and stained, then interpreted. Each of these steps takes time. Additional staining or deeper cuts for furthe evaluation/markers may add another day before the full results are back. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thyroid FNA results: No longer than a week. May take longer if a second look or specialized pathology studies are indicated. ...Read more
How long does it take for my skin color to come back from a yeast infection ? And why does it take so long to come back
Probably not yeast: A yeast infection shouldn't change skin color at all. If you're convinced it's real, and if you are unusually pale, perhaps you have anemia as a side effect of treatment, or from an underlying health problem that led to the yeast problem. Check with your doctor about it. ...Read more
Turn-around time: You should have results back from your pathologist any day now. Your colonoscopist probably indicated to you when to expect the path report, based on the turn-around time of the lab to which your specimen(s) was(were) submitted (3-14 days usually). You can always check with the doctor who obtained the biopsies to see if he/she has your reading sooner than anticipated. ...Read more
Short time: If very suspicious for Ca then a touch prep is performed and results almost immediately. When a specimen is placed into paraffin it can take up to 1 wk to get results since specimen is slowly infiltrated with paraffin, then sectioned and then stained prior to a formal reading and report. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Did you have it at an outpatient office? A hospital? All scans should be read within 24 hours (and almost all in less than that). Where the report goes is then the problem. Did you ask for a copy of the report? If not it probably went to your doctor who ordered the test. You should contact that doctor's office to ask about the results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thyroid glands can develop nodules and an important way to determine whether the nodule is cancerous is a needle biopsy. This is done under ultrasound guidance and uses a very fine needle. The procedure in not as bad as it may sound and is done as an outpatient. It is best done by someone who does this all the time so that adequate material is ...Read more
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