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.
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.

Related Questions

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

It depends on lab. Personally, i strive for a turnaround time of 24 to 48 hours, but complex cases take longer. Read more...
It depends on. the lab and the logistics of your facility. You can ask them, I'm sure they would tell you what to expect. In my experience the range is about 2-5 days, but again, it is facility specific. Read more...
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...

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...
Within a week. Sometimes the result may be ready in 24-48 hours. More commonly within a week the report is available. On rare occasions the pathologist may request a pathology consultation from an outside pathology expert for confirmation. This may add another week or two to the time. Read more...

Suspicious of something, so my mom should do a breast biopsy. What to do if its cancer?

Wait for the answer. You need to see what the doctor says before you start worrying about the "what ifs". There are too many variables to go through all the possibilities, so first get the information and then try to figure out what needs to be done. Read more...
D/w MD. For now, i recommend you to wait for the biopsy result. No need for unnecessary worries for the " what ifs" at this time. If that is confirmed to be a cancer- the first thing to do is to get the staging and more info regarding the cancer- then discuss treatment options , prognosis etc with the oncology team ( oncologist/breast surgeon/radiation onc). Just be there for her and be supportive. Read more...