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04-25-2014, 05:31 PM   #1
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How long for biopsy results?

My colonoscopy was last Thursday, and everything looked great. However, they are concerned about the possibility of microscopic colitis, so took "a lot" of biopsies (some each segment of the colon). It's now over a week and I haven't heard anything back. Is this typical? Is it worth it to call Monday and ask, or should I just keep waiting?
04-25-2014, 05:40 PM   #2
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That sounds atypical, call them. A biopsy takes three to four days to get looked if from the time they have the claw rip it out of you.
04-25-2014, 06:06 PM   #3
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For us pathology results like biopsies from scopes or tissue/resected specimens from surgery, take about 7-10 days to be reported on, signed off and then returned to the doctor. I personally would wait 2 weeks and then call.

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04-25-2014, 07:55 PM   #4
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Thanks for both perspectives!
04-25-2014, 09:09 PM   #5
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I had an endoscopy and a week later got my biopsy results.
04-25-2014, 09:35 PM   #6
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Biopsy results take 7-10 days in the lab then the reports are sent to the physician requesting the laboratory diagnosis.
There are a number of special lab procedures to be followed with biopsy tissue that will take about 7 days to prepare it prior to examination and diagnosis by the anatomical pathologist.Some tissues take extra time.
So allow about two weeks as Dusty has already noted.
Feel better soon
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04-29-2014, 04:25 PM   #7
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They arrived today - "No pathologic abnormality; no colitis"

Guess I'm fine then :-/
04-29-2014, 04:39 PM   #8
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:/ I wouldn't stop there. If you don't feel fine keep searching. there are tons of tests, what other testings have you done?
04-29-2014, 06:45 PM   #9
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Glad you got the results. I'll chime in for others and also say I have been told 7-10 days.
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