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How long does it take to know results of your thyroid biopsy?

How long does it take to know results of your thyroid biopsy?

Can vary: It depends upon where it is sent & how much testing is done. In-town pathologists will usually give an report in 1-3 working days; out-of-town pathologists in 2-5 working days. If genetic analysis is being done as well, this can take 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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 echogram results?

How long does it take to get echogram results?

It depends...: It depends on the routine report turn-around time of the individual medical/business practice you visited. Typically anywhere from 2 days to 1-2 weeks, depending on if you are required to see your referring doctor to get the results in person. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get endomitrial biopsy?

How long does it take to get endomitrial biopsy?

Unclear question: Endometrial biopsy is usually done by a gynecologist and you could get one, if needed, at the availability of your doctor. The biopsy tissue is examined by a pathologist and the results are usually available in 48 hours. ...Read more

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How long will it take to get my liver biopsy results?

How long will it take to get my liver biopsy results?

Two days to a week: If it is a routine histological examination by the pathologist it will take less than 48 hours. It takes one day to fix the tissue and the next day the slides are examined under the microscope and the pathologist dictates it out. It could be as early as 48 hour or more than a week if you need special stains performed. ...Read more

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How long should it take to get results for a thyroid fna?

How long should it take to get results for a thyroid fna?

Thyroid FNA results: No longer than a week. May take longer if a second look or specialized pathology studies are indicated. ...Read more

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How long can it take to get bone biopsy results?

How long can it take to get bone biopsy results?

A few days: Depending on what the biopsy is for, the initial results (gross micro) will come back in a few days. If the biopsy is for something more specific like tumors, infection, then the permanent results can take up to a week depending on additional stains or final culture results. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get psa results back?

How long does it take to get psa results back?

PSA results: Most labs have the results within a week or less. It shouldn't take much longer although it may take a while for the doctor to get back to the patient. Hopefully no news is not assumed to be a normal test. You should be informed if the test is normal or abnormal. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get a biopsy report back?

How long does it take to get a biopsy report back?

Depends: Most biopsy results are completed in 2-3 days. Depending on the type of tissue and complexity of the lesion, some times it may take 2-3 weeks to complete all the studies. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get lab results back for chlamydia?

How long does it take to get lab results back for chlamydia?

Depends on the lab: But in my practice it usually takes about a week. Usually all it takes is a special test of your urine. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get results from a diagnostic mammogram?

How long does it take to get results from a diagnostic mammogram?

Varies by institutio: Different centers have different turn-around. Many centers for breast excellence have radiologists who immediately read your mammogram while you are still there. Some places call you next day. Yet others may take days to get final report and send you a letter in mail, sometimes up to a week later. Ask for specifics wherever you are actually having your mammogram done. ...Read more

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Biopsy results? How long does it typically take to get results from a biopsy?

Biopsy results? How long does it typically take to get results from a biopsy?

Depends: It all depends on what the biopsy is of, what they are looking for, and if a referral to another pathologist is needed to make a diagnosis. Biopsy results can take anywhere from one day to several weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get blood culture results?

How long does it take to get blood culture results?

Depends: Routine blood cultures are usually read at 24 and 48 hours and then again at 7 days and 14 days depending upon the organisms that are growing. Newer "blood culture" results using a variety of methods including dna testing or radioactive metabolite detection can often be read much sooner- in hours. ...Read more

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How long does it take to dissolve a thyroid nodule?

How long does it take to dissolve a thyroid nodule?

They don't: Dissolve. Sometimes they get smaller if they are being "suppressed" by giving the patient thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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

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 does it take to get results from arsenic testing?

How long does it take to get results from arsenic testing?

Week: Blood test results should be available in less than a weekaids1st answer antiinflamitories and gargle with warm saline. See your personal provider for further evaluation. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get results for the leishmaniasis antibody test?

How long does it take to get results for the leishmaniasis antibody test?

Not a routine test: The specimen was likely sent to a reference lab as it is not a commonly done test. It may take a couple of weeks, could be sooner. ...Read more

Dr. David Sneid
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Thyroid Biopsy (Definition)

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


Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more