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How Long Does It Take To Get Thyroid Biopsy Results
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
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
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
Thyroid FNA results: No longer than a week. May take longer if a second look or specialized pathology studies are indicated. ...Read more
Several days: Depending on the test, 1-14 days usually. ...Read more
Typically 3 days : That is minimally 3 days usually.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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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