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

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.
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.

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Hi pls gve me insight in a bone marrow biopsy results which says 15 percent plasma cells?

Plasma Cells. Plasma cells are a normal component of bone marrow. A higher percentage than normal can indicate certain conditions such as multiple myeloma or MGUS. It is important to understand that any test needs to be interpreted in the context of other clinical findings. Discuss these results with your physician to figure out the diagnosis. Read more...

Tb skin test negative, quentform TB test negative, bone marrow biopsy results indicative of TB (reacts to ziehl niehlssen), PCR negative. How come?

No...actually. The zn stain is a broad stain for acid fast bacilli of which mycobacterium tuberculosis is one of many. The specific tests like quantiferon or the pcr test are against you having tb. The culture is the "gold standard" but you will need to wait for it. It might turn out be a cousin of TB and that too will grow out of culture. Stay on TB meds until they are certain of the AFB positive organism. Read more...

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

Typically. 2 to 3 working days. A rapid preliminary result can be available in hours with a concern for acute leukemia. If a reference lab is used it can take 7-10 days. Read more...

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

Typically. 2 to 3 working days. A rapid preliminary result can be available in hours with a concern for acute leukemia. If a reference lab is used it can take 7-10 days. Read more...

Is it possible to get an infection at the site where a bone marrow biopsy was done 6 weeks ago? Would infection be possible so long after procedure

Yes it is. You should follow up with the doctor who did the biopsy. Have wound cultured get full blood work check including IgG levels. Also b12 and folic acid deficiency can cause elevated RDW. With low vitamin D you may also have a component of leaky gut syndrome . Discuss with your doctor the Gapsdiet.com if biopsy was done in hospital make sure they check for MRSA. Read more...

How long should I experience pain after a bone marrow biopsy?

A few weeks usually. Normally- you may feel some tenderness for a week or more after your bone marrow exam. Ask your doctor about taking a pain reliever, such as Acetaminophen (tylenol, others). Some people have pain that will last longer. If you are getting more and more pain then have it checked out. Read more...

How long should I be experiencing pain after a bone marrow biopsy?

It Depends. Everybody is different. You must keep in mind that your body heals as fast as your genes and diet will allow. If you eat unhealthy food, smoke and drink a lot, you may take a long time to heal. If you eat right, exercise, drink plenty of water, you may heal up in record time. Please keep in mind that your doctor can only estimate or ball park this for you, no one can give you an exact time. Read more...