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How much time does it take to receive results from fine needle biopsy?

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In brief: 1-2 days, typically

This answer is dependent on the kind of needle biopsy being performed.
For instance, if it is a needle biopsy yielding cores of tissue (histology), then it usually takes 1-2 working days to get a final diagnosis. If it is a fine needle aspiration biopsy yielding fluid (cytology), the turnaround time may be shorter since fewer steps are necessary to prepare slides for microscopic examination.

In brief: 1-2 days, typically

This answer is dependent on the kind of needle biopsy being performed.
For instance, if it is a needle biopsy yielding cores of tissue (histology), then it usually takes 1-2 working days to get a final diagnosis. If it is a fine needle aspiration biopsy yielding fluid (cytology), the turnaround time may be shorter since fewer steps are necessary to prepare slides for microscopic examination.
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