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How long does it take to get the bone marrow biopsy results?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: Depends

It depends on the expected diagnosis.
A metastatic tumor may be detected in three days or so. Workup of a hematologic disorder often requires multiple tests and may take a week or longer.

In brief: Depends

It depends on the expected diagnosis.
A metastatic tumor may be detected in three days or so. Workup of a hematologic disorder often requires multiple tests and may take a week or longer.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Less than 1 week

The general results from a bone marrow biopsy are usually available in less than 1 week.
This will depend on the lab/pathologists reviewing the bone marrow and usually it is just 2-4 days. However some special tests may be done on the specimen that can take additional time. Also, molecular and cytogenetic (chromosome) tests can take longer.

In brief: Less than 1 week

The general results from a bone marrow biopsy are usually available in less than 1 week.
This will depend on the lab/pathologists reviewing the bone marrow and usually it is just 2-4 days. However some special tests may be done on the specimen that can take additional time. Also, molecular and cytogenetic (chromosome) tests can take longer.
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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