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How long does it take to get the results of a breast biopsy?

How long does it take to get the results of a breast biopsy?

Usually two days: A surgical biopsy resutls are usually available in two days. It takes longer in difficult cases that my require additional stains or consultation. If there is a malignant tumor the pathologist usually calls the doctor sending the tissue. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Biopsy (Definition)

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


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How long does it take to get the results of a stereoscopic breast biopsy?

24-48 hours: As dr. Rosen mentioned, there is no reason why the results of a typical breast core biopsy should not be available within a day or two. Our patients are routinely schedule to return on the second post-biopsy day to review their findings and to plan any next steps. If necessary, the results of er, pr and her-2 testing is also done and reported within that 2 day framework. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get result from a breast biopsy?

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. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take to get a breast biopsy result?

How long does it usually take to get a breast biopsy result?

2-3 days: I hope you had a core needle biopsy, which is the standard-small incision. These results should be available in 2-3 days. A surgical biopsy should rarely be performed as the first step. These can take 3-5 days to get back results. ...Read more

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How long should it take after a breast biopsy to get the results called to you?

How long should it take after a breast biopsy to get the results called to you?

Depends: This depends on who performs the biopsy: radiologist or surgeon. I take a more hands on approach and deliver results in my office, in person in 2-3 days after the biopsy. If you have not received notification in 3 days, I recommend calling the physician who performed the procedure. 8 out of 10 biopsies performed will have non-cancerous results. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long should it take after a breast biopsy for my mom to get the results?

~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

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How long does it take for breast biopsy result to come back?

24-72 hours: In most cases, results from a biopsy are back in 1-3 days if it is a core needle biopsy. Surgical biopsies (which should not be the first option) take 5-7 days. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a breast biopsy result to come back?

How long does it take for a breast biopsy result to come back?

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

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How long do breast biopsy results take?

How long do breast biopsy results take?

It depends: on the logistics of the biopsy center and the pathology lab. Anywhere from 2 to 5 days, average probably 3 days. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover enough from a breast biopsy?

Many centers are: Accelerating biopsy to 'read out' times. Many recognize the problem with "presenteeism" being at the desk or counter, but unable to focus while worryig about the "report". You need to ask "how long wil the report take" and then ask why does it take so long, and ask for the time off of the lag time from biopsy to path report. Some can do it in 24-48hrs. There is no recovery time. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Breast Biopsy (Definition)

Breast biopsy means obtaining tissue samples from an area of concern in the breast to be sent to the lab to make a diagnosis. This could be from a suspicious lump or a suspicious finding on you mammogram or ultrasound (or mri). The biopsy is obtained using a biopsy needle under imaging guidance. Occasionally an open surgical ...Read more