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How long does it take for a Lymphoma blood work panel take to get results? Had 2nd set of lymphoma panel done Friday and was curious and nervous.

How long does it take for a Lymphoma blood work panel take to get results? Had 2nd set of lymphoma panel done Friday and was curious and nervous.

It varies...: "Lymphoma blood work" is not a specific term. Some blood tests take a few hours (standard chemistries or blood counts) whereas others may take a day or more. If the blood was sent out to an outside lab, then shipping and reporting may take longer than the test itself. Also note, surveillance of lymphoma typically depends more on physical exam and radiology studies than it does on blood tests. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get factor v blood work and other predisposition to clotting tests back from kaiser lab? Thanks

How long does it take to get factor v blood work and other predisposition to clotting tests back from kaiser lab? Thanks

results: Hypercoagulation lab testing is extensive and can take up to a week or more for results. Sometimes the results are complicated, but the question is "what is your risk for another clotting event" and "how long should you be treated". However, if you have a blood clot currently, the diagnosis and treatment should happen quickly. Be well. ...Read more

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Blood work shows excessive amount of b12 >1999. Its been 3 weeks since B12 supplements were stopped. How long does it take B12 levels to go down?

Blood work shows excessive amount of b12 >1999. Its been 3 weeks since B12 supplements were stopped. How long does it take B12 levels to go down?

It may not: I'd stop worrying. Some folks have high levels of the protein that carries B12 around in your bloodstream. This may be genetic and in any case, nobody understands it. It doesn't seem to be a problem, especially if you're well otherwise. ...Read more

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How long does is take syphilis to be seen in the blood work?

How long does is take syphilis to be seen in the blood work?

4 weeks usually: The fta-abs (fluorescent treponemal antibody absorption test can be used to detect syphilis except during the first 3 to 4 weeks after exposure to syphilis bacteria. Special darkfield microscopy is used mainly to diagnose syphilis in an early stage. ...Read more

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I got blood work done on the 14th. How do it takes for results to come back and if something was wrong, would they have contacted me by now?

I got blood work done on the 14th. How do it takes for results to come back and if something was wrong, would they have contacted me by now?

Hmmm....: There are thousands of different blood tests, and about 50 are very commonly done. Blood test results can come back in 3 minutes to 3 weeks. It all depends on which test and on how urgently the result is needed. A patient needs to follow up with her doctor after a test is done, and not just expect somebody to contact her if a result is abnormal. Many results are available online to patients now. ...Read more

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What are things that can cause you to feel zoned out when you wake up. Takes a while to get mind focused. Blood work ok?

What are things that can cause you to feel zoned out when you wake up. Takes a while to get mind focused. Blood work ok?

Zoned out?: Feeling zoned out when trying to awaken can result from many things -- including use of alcohol and recreational drugs. Depending on dose and your individual metabolism, prescribed medications can cause this also. You've listed nortriptylene as one of your medications -- you might do well to check with your physician about your dose and its effects on you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is there a way i can get my MRI and blood work test results back , as my dr. Is not replying. Or do I have to find another dr.

Should get: You should certainly be able to get the results of your blood tests and mri. Discuss with your dr. Or at the least his staff to see why you have not heard back on the results. ...Read more

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Help please! when should your first prenatal visits blood work results get back to your doctor?

Help please! when should your first prenatal visits blood work results get back to your doctor?

Depends: Depending ot the lab and their ability to get info back the labs should be returned to the office in 1-3 days ...Read more

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They did the blood work at the ER so should i see a endocrinologist? Should i take those results? Or he orders new ones?

They did the blood work at the ER so should i see a endocrinologist? Should i take those results? Or he orders new ones?

Take results: Unclear what the results were and why you have to see an endocrinologist. But if this was the plan, take your results with you. Most likely the endocrinologist will use them in setting up the best game plan. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long should blood work for thyroid problems take to come back?

Can you tell me how long should blood work for thyroid problems take to come back?

3-5 days: Most labs turn over the results in 3-5 days. If you haven't heard from your doctors office within 7 days, call them. ...Read more

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Is it possible to never get a positive opk test? Regular periods, blood work done, never had a + opk result. TTC. 31 years old.

Is it possible to never get a positive opk test? Regular periods, blood work done, never had a + opk result. TTC. 31 years old.

Right time: Maybe the test wasn't done at the time of ovulation. A woman with a regular cycle ovulates on day "length of cycle" minus 14. In a 28 day cycle that would be 14, in a 32 days cycle that would be 18, and in a 25 day cycle that would be day 11, counting from the first day there is any spotting. You will need to monitor your cycle lengths for 6 - 12 months to get an idea, when you may ovulate ...Read more

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Monday makes 3 weeks since I misscarried hospital confirmed it and I still get a postive results I don't have a doctor to go do blood work ?

Monday makes 3 weeks since I misscarried hospital confirmed it and I still get a postive results I don't have a doctor to go do blood work ?

Virtual visit : If you know that you have passed tissue then you need to track your Bhcg blood tests down to zero. Ou can schedule a virtual visit on healthtap with a doctor in your state . They can order a Bhcg for you at your local Quest labs ...Read more

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Dislocated right upperback long time. Now when i try to exercise instantly get warm and feel faint. Blood work ok no medical problems.Pinched nerve?

Dislocated right upperback long time. Now  when i try to exercise instantly get warm and feel faint. Blood work ok no medical problems.Pinched nerve?

Probably: Should get cervical spine xrays. Nerves from neck affect sensation to upper back. May need to evaluate ypur posture and exercise. Try an osteopathic physician who does manipulation ...Read more

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How long should it take to regulate my thyroid after a thyroid eradication ? I took the radiation pill a year ago in december and my thyroid is still not regulated. I have blood work done every 6 weeks and my pills keep changing.

How long should it take to regulate my thyroid after a thyroid eradication ? I took the radiation pill a year ago in december and my thyroid is still not regulated. I have blood work done every 6 weeks and my pills keep changing.

It : It usually takes 3-6 months to get the thyroid regulated after i-131, but it may take a year or more. Reasons for difficulty getting the thyroid regulated include 1) not taking the medication on an empty stomach 2) taking antacids or medicines like Zantac (ranitidine) or Prilosec which decrease absorption of the thyroid 3) taking calcium or iron at the same time you take the thyroid, 4) checking labs too frequently and 5) relying on inappropriate lab tests. If you have a TSH level in the normal range, and you are feeling well, then you are regulated. ...Read more

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