how long for biopsy results?

hubby is going for biopsy on a lump on his breast,how long should he wait for results

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  • 4 years ago

    Depends on what time of the day the biopsy was taken. A small biopsy taken early in the day, can technically be processed so it is ready for microscopy the following day.Sometimes additional "stainings" (eg. immunohistochemistry) are necessary, which will add a day or two (in some cases a few more days). A pathologist can only examine one biopsy at a time, but usually those with cancer suspicion are on the top of the stack.

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  • 1 decade ago

    usually it takes one to two weeks..

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