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How Long Does It Normally Take For A Karyotype Result To Come Back
Karyotype : That can vary from lab to lab. Have the doctor check the lab and see if they can give you an estimate. I find the ones that I order can take 2-3 weeks. ...Read more
My infection of the gum has built up an abscess. Had it two weeks ago, it healed and has come back. I am taking cerufoxime axetil. How long does it normally take to heal?
Not the issue: Dental infections (or any infection) that does not resolve needs to be further evaluated. There is a reason why it came back & that needs to be determined and addressed. We can't diagnose the problem over the internet, nor just tell you wait until it heals, because at this point it is unlikely to do so & even if it seems better, might return one day, even worse than originally. See your dentist. ...Read more
No: The time for a test result should be the same no matter the outcome.... Ask you doctor for more specifics on the particular lab they use. ...Read more
Depends on type: An HIV test can be done instantly in the doctor's office (results are not as reliable), or it can be done in a regular lab. Usually not more than 2-3 days. However, many labs "batch" test -- meaning they only test for certain analytes once per week or every 3 days. So, maybe that is the delay... ...Read more
What exactly is a CSF culture & what is its purpose? Is it difficult to perform and does it take longer than blood cultures for a result to come back?
Similar to blood: A CSF culture is when you take a sample of CSF (usually from a lumbar puncture which samples the CSF from the spinal canal in the lower back — so yes a bit more difficult to perform but still pretty routine) and culture it to see if there are bacteria (or sometimes viruses) growing in it, usually to look for meningitis. It takes the same amount of time as a blood culture (48 hours). ...Read more
1-2 Days: There are few things as anxiety-provoking as waiting for a biopsy result to return. If prioritized appropriately, there is no reason why the result should take more than 1-2 (working) days. Please ask this before the biopsy. ...Read more
Too long: It may take up to 7 days. Most hospitals have to send it out to a major center for analysis. What are you looking for? ...Read more
It depends: The results can take anywhere from a few minutes to a few weeks, depending on the tests. ...Read more
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 more
Depends: On if the Hospital did the procedure and used their pathology lab or if the biopsy was sent out. In could be a day or so, or up to a week. Best wishes. ...Read more
Quickly: Some blood tests take 2-3 days. Some come back the same day. A semen analysis usually takes 1 day. I perform my own x rays so I have the results immediately. Some genetic tests may take a little longer. Overall, it takes about 3 weeks to run and get all tests results back because some are timed to different parts of the menstrual cycle. ...Read more
Depends on the type: Of test. Most routine tests can be completed in an hour or so or at best four hours. However, some specialized tests may take a few weeks. ...Read more
About 2 weeks: The result should be back in about 2 weeks if not sooner. ...Read more
Hi I had polps removed from my left side colon sigmoid part one was 7mm n there other was sessil and 4mm how long should results take to come back?
Depends on the lab: It may take few days and it depends on the labs. Some labs send the results earlier that the others. ...Read more
1 day: It could come back in 1-2 hours depending on the lab. But in 1 day you will know for sure. ...Read more
What does it mean if blood clotting results come back as slower than the normal range? (other than it takes longer to clot)
Need more info: What blood tests? What were the results? It would be prudent to discuss the results with the doctor who ordered the tests. All lab test results need to be interpreted in the total clinical context. ...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 more
Veryquickly: A clinical diagnosis of a yeast infection can be made by physical exam. If the clinic is equipped, a diagnosis can be made on the same visit by microscopic examination of a scaling. A culture-proven confirmation can be made as quickly as within a day, depending on the burden of infection ...Read more
How long does it take for lymph node biopsy results to come back? (been a week) is no news always good news? X
Soon: Lymph node biopsies often require additional testing compared to other biopsies. In addition to looking at the cells under the microscope, the cells often need to be analyzed using special techniques. Then these pieces of information are integrated together making the process a little longer than other biopsies. By a week though, the results should be very soon. Your doc may receive them first. ...Read more
I went to the gyno 3 weeks ago no phone call until the third week how long does it take for results to come back from blood n pelvic swab?
A week or less: The pelvic swab for chlamydia/gonorrhea takes only 3-4 days, blood work for sexually transmitted infections takes about a week. Some vaginal swabs for things like trichomonas can take up to a week. It shouldn't take 3 weeks for the results. Some doctors only call if labs are abnormal, or maybe your doctor was out of town, hard to say why the delay in calling you back. ...Read more
Is it possible to have a false positive on a herpes test? And do you know how long its suppose to take for the blood test results to come back?
False pos can occur: The standard blood tests for herpes simplex virus (HSV) are not perfect; false positive results can occur. The strength of the result -- i.e. the optical density ratio (also called ELISA ratio) -- is important in distinguishing true positive from false psotive results. Results usually are available in 2-5 days, but it varies a lot from one lab to another. ...Read more
Depends: The test itself can be done in less than one day. However, the lab may not run the test every day and there may be delays in transport of the specimen to the lab and in reporting the results. In general your doctor should get the results in 2-5 days. ...Read more
Days: It should not take more than a few days. Two weeks would be the upper limit. ...Read more
If brain MRI results are bad but not urgent how long will they take to come back? Also, can you get them over the phone if they're normal? Thanks
Usually : Read by radiologist the same day. Your doctor or doctors associate can call with results as soon as they are back. Should be back 48-72 hours after having the test done. Unless Friday. May take an extra day or two. If they do not call you. Call office for results ...Read more
How long does it take for the results for genetic testing to come back (in this case for long qt syndrome)?
About 2 months: Six to eight weeks.Get a more detailed answer ›
How long does it take for the results of a blood test (for hormone and vitamin levels) to come back?
How long does it usually take for thyrotropin antibody and immunoglobulin blood test results to come back?
No "usual": Ask the person who ordered the test as it is completely lab and location dependent ...Read more
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