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Wait time: Usually most labs have results by 2 business days for a straight forward case. If the case is complicated addition material may be submitted and additional stains may be ordered and could add a couple business days. Feel free to contact the pathologist working on your case. Most of us enjoy speaking with patients. ...Read more
Your doctor: Pathology reports are generally sent to the doctor requesting the test. Reports are not usually sent to the patient directly, as all lab reports need to be interpreted in the context of the total health picture. Most blood lab tests are reported the same day. Tissue reports often take 2-7 days or longer, depending on the complexity of examination. ...Read more
If radiologist is adamant that biopsy results are "concordant" with pathology, is that the best you can get?
Concordance: Concordance means that what the radiologist sees by imaging (solid mass, cystic mass, etc) matches in consistency with the diagnosis pathologist makes under the microscope. If those findings don't seem to fit with what you or your doctor expected before the biopsy, a second opinion (review) of the pathology, as both doctors alluded to, may be very helpful for you. ...Read more
Is it common to hear the result of tests (blood, pathology, ct, MRI etc) only by phone or email? In the case there was no problem on the test
Yes: Especially now with electronic medical records, pathology and imaging test results are frequently transmitted to a site that allows you to log in and see the result. Sensitive tests are discussed orally or in person. Because of hippa, no health care organization will directly email you the results -- only tell you where to log in to see them. ...Read more
Negative smear, negative pathology result, positive m tubercolois culture but no symptoms n not sick, what to do? Tnx!
pulmonologist: See a doctor of pulmonology asap. You need treatment. Tb is reportable and usually the local health office will follow up and any positive cultures for tb. ...Read more
Having hpv 16&58 had cold knife conization 2 weeks ago due to HGSIL. Waiting for pathology results. Your advice for boosting immunity. I don't smoke.
Too late for vaccine: At age 45 + the presence of HGSIL already, it is too late to be immunized with the HPV vaccine which is recommended for ages 11 and up for both boys and girls. After the coniization, you will need regular follow up care with your GYN to avoid recurrences and Rx if you do have them. By the way, be very careful about future sex partners by screening them carefully pre event. ...Read more
Still waiting for pathology results from polypectomy and endometrial biopsy. I had the op on the 11th of march. Is this normal? I called twice myself
Should have answer. : You should have gotten a result by this time. Sometimes the pathologists need to work on it longer if they see something, but they would be in touch with your other doctor(s), at least the doctor who robed your polyp. So it would be wise to speak to that doctor to try to get an answer as to what's going on. Best of luck. ...Read more
Not long: Depending on the lab, the result should be available in a day or two. It may take longer if any special studies or consultation is needed. In some cases, the result may be available sooner, especially if the aspirated was done by the pathologist. ...Read more
What pathology results, observations and symptoms help to differentiate between immune thrombocytopenia and a low PLT caused by an infection?
I had a total hysterectomy I had my first visit after surgery and got my pathology results it says serous borderline tumor/atypical proliferative?
Pathology results: Your pathology report results listed are incomplete. The "borderline serous tumor" is probably ovarian in nature. The "atypical proliferative" is presumptively, the endometrium. Please go over the complete results with your treating GYN MD who did the hysterectomy and he/she can give you an accurate interpretation and what to do about any follow up if needed. ...Read more
I had the fluid removed going on two weeks. I will receive the pathology results next week. My doctor did inform me that none of the fluid came from my organs and that it was just free filled fluid in my stomach. What should I expect from results?
Ascites: The way you have written your question it seems a needle was put through your skin into your abdominal cavity. The kind of fluid found this way comes from the normal passage of fluid through the abdominal drainage system being blocked. The pathology of this fluid will give you an idea of what it's cause is and what organs in the body might be involved in its formation process. ...Read more
At what point should IV vitamin K be administered if a pt has a high INR eg at 1.5, 2.1 or 2.2 does it depend on other pathology results platelet count is presently normal but was recently very low?
Vitamin k: Reverses the effects of Coumadin (warfarin) which thins the blood and increases the inr. It is usually administered if the inr is over 7 + or lower if there is active bleeding or you need emergency surgery. If the inr is elevated and you are not on Coumadin (warfarin) then you need a workup to determine the cause. ...Read more
Biopsy pathology results (Benign markedly Hyperplastic vaginal squamous mucosa showing atypia suggestive of an hpv effect) was i infected with hpv?
About 80% of the women get HPV infection during college, if sexually active. The results are not worrisome, but you should get regular PAP smears, as advised by your doctor. You may visit this site for information on this topic: https://www.cdc.gov/std/hpv/stdfact-hpv.htm
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Pathology result diagnosis necrotizing granulomatous lymphadenitis what is it? Could it be Hiv? They want me to see infectious disease doctor. Why?
ID consult: This type of pathology occurs with a variety of pathogens including commonly tuberculosis, systemic fungal infections, some bacterial infections like cat-scratch and tularemia among others, and there are also non-infectious causes, often cancerous or non-infectious inflammatory conditions. See an infectious diseases expert for full evaluation. That is what they do for a living. ...Read more
82. Year old pt. Recently had a growth on the top of his foot removed by a dermatologist the pathology results came back a basil cell carcinoma. On the follow up visit additional tissue was removed around the borders, the pathology results demonstrate
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4 colon polyps removed, age 31. Leukocytes, Lymphocytes, and Neutrophils high. Waiting for pathology results. Should I be worried? Could it be cancer?
If blood & urine cultures are negative due to antibiotics are there pathology results that MAY provide evidence of infection other than WCC & CRP?
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How common is it for a pathology report to return cin111 when it is actually cin1? I had a cone biopsy and the results came back showing only cin1!
Cervical bx: High grade changes (CIN 3) often occurs in a background of lower grade changes (CIN 1 and 2). They go together. So it is possible that the area of CIN 3 was removed by the first biopsy (if that is what you had) and there was only the lower grade changes left when the cone was done. ...Read more
How long does it take for pathology to get a result when testing for golden staph from a swab taken from an open / infected wound?
Next day: Actually it is microbiology. Generally with staph the next day one should know something. However, it may take days to obtain the sensitivities of the antibiotics used to treat the staph. ...Read more
Hello. I have the following question: I have MRI and EEG results — is there an option that your specialist will look through them and share his thoughts whether there is any pathology there?
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What does it mean if a post-operation (Whipple) pathology test result comes back with no cancer involvement into the lymph nodes?
Focal adenomatous chg seen in the epithelium, does not involve the margin on gall bladder pathology report, what does it mean? Told results were norma
Pathology — Just got my blood results back says kappa / Lambda light chains free with ratio urine came 18 high / prostaglandin serum 550? What's mean
Unclear data: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, the data you provided does not seem to add up. What did serum and urine protein electrophoresis show? You wish to talk to the pathologist of the lab that did the tests. ...Read more
I did recently an enoscopy and in the result it says: duodenal mucosal atrophy but no pathology.
Can it still be celiac disease? What else can it be?
Diagnosis of Celiac disease can usually be made by blood tests. Small intestinal biopsy may be used to confirm the diagnosis and monitor the response to treatment. You have not provided sufficient information for a diagnostic opinion. Please consult this site for information.
http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/celiac-disease/celiac-disease-diagnosis-tests ...Read more
Endo result-mild gastritis, small hiatal hernia (wat is it, how does it happen, treatment?). Says wait for pathology report 2 weeks (4 infection)?
Inflammation&Hernia: Mild Gatritis means there is mild inflammation in the stomach. It is easy to treat with acid suppression therapy like Prilosec or ranitidine and as acid is reduced it will get better. Stomach is in the adominal cavity normally separated from the chest cavity by diaphragm. When part of somach protrudes through the diaphram into chest cavity, it is called Hiatus Hernia. Wait for Pathology&H pylori report ...Read more
How long does it take to test for urine TB in uk? I handed in 3 consecutive morning urine samples to the pathology lab 4 weeks ago & still no result?!
Tb test: Anywhere it will take several weeks to culture TB organisms. ...Read more
FNA nodule, AFIRMA result suspic thyroid cancer had tot thyroidectomy, pathology has entire specimen yet can't determine if cancer or not why?
False-pos Afirma?: Afirma testing has been in clinical use for several years. It now appears that Afirma testing is clinically useful when it is negative and not when it is positive. This has been my experience and I am not sure there is supporting data regarding this. So, in your case, the Afirma test was probably falsely positive, and that the nodule was benign. My best guess. ...Read more
My result patology lymph node was reactive follicullar hyperplasia but I have pain in my whole body yet? What's the matter?
Not the lymph node: The node is benign -- it was just fighting on your behalf. Your "total body pain" may be anything from fibromyalgia to vitamin d deficiency to lupus to polymyositis to polymyalgia rheumatica to someone who doesn't like you poisoning you with arsenic to many others. A proper history and physical with a few basic labs should identify the cause. Good luck ; stay proactive. ...Read more
Clinical Pathology: Also, known as laboratory medicine, clinical pathology is the discipline of selecting appropriate methods of testing for all the clinical areas of medicine, including clinical chemistry, hematology, bacteriology and virology, the blood bank, immunology and other areas. Ongoing monitoring, reference ranges, training and interpretation are also involved. Guiding test use properly is another key act. ...Read more