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Can I demand the doctor call for breast biopsy result? I cannot stand the tension.
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Dr. Sean Canale
Breast Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: ~48 hour wait
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.

In brief: ~48 hour wait
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.
Dr. Sean Canale
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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