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How Long for Breast Biopsy Results

If you’re waiting for results from your breast biopsy, it’s understandable to feel nervous.  Naturally, when you’re anxious to know what the test will show, it feels as though time is moving very slowly. How long will you have to wait for your breast biopsy results?

At The Breast Center of Maple Grove, we understand how stressful this can be and find that understanding the process can help reduce anxiety. Here are the facts about the time it takes to get biopsy results and what you can expect next. 

How Long Do Breast Biopsy Results Take?

At the Breast Center of Maple Grove, most biopsy results are returned within two to three days. There are certain situations where special staining or testing may be necessary for an accurate diagnosis. This may extend the processing time to a week or more. After the cells are examined in the lab, a team of experts reviews the results and discusses what they see and any concerns or contributing factors. Then, our center will call you with the results and any further treatment recommendations. 

If I Have Cancer, will my Biopsy Results Come Back Faster?

If your biopsy shows that you do have cancer, that won’t speed up the results. Each lab has its own process for interpreting biopsies, and that sequence of events doesn’t change for positive results. 

Receiving Your Results

The medical professionals at The Breast Center of Maple Grove are here to answer your questions and explain what happens next. It’s a good idea to write down your questions ahead of time because it can be hard to remember all of them in the moment. You should also consider writing down the information you receive, especially if you need further testing or to follow up with specialists. 

Patients seen at The Breast Center of Maple Grove can be confident that their biopsy results appointment will be handled professionally and compassionately.

Partnering in Care: The Breast Center’s Commitment to Timely and Accurate Results

It’s hard to wait, and at The Breast Center, we understand how important it is to get your results to you quickly. At the same time, we are not willing to rush the process in any way that would jeopardize the accuracy of the results. We promise we will get your results as quickly as possible without cutting any corners. You deserve accurate, timely answers, and we do everything we can to get them to you.  

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