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#1 Tammy

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Posted 12 October 2007 - 08:42 PM

Hi all, I was just wondering how long it usually takes to get these test results back. The rheumatologist called me earlier this week to give me the x-ray results of my hips, normal, so the pain is being caused by the osteoarthritis. Still haven't heard anything on the ana test so I was just wondering (impatient me!!). ;)

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Posted 12 October 2007 - 10:46 PM

It depends on which country you live in. I live in Australia and I think mine took 3-5 days. Hope this helps.
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Posted 12 October 2007 - 11:09 PM

It could also depend on whether the lab is in house or away, the day of the week tests are submitted, etc. It doesn't hurt to call the doctor's office and ask - I have had blood test results just put in my file with no notification whatsoever and the doctor didn't report on them till I asked. I'd give a week, then call.
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Posted 13 October 2007 - 04:54 AM

Tammy,
The lab I use usually takes only 24 hours for most tests, however, like Jefa - the results get sent to the doctor, put on the computer and that's that. To get the results, I either have to call or get the results at my next appointment. The only time I've been called was when there was a problem that the doctor wanted to talk about.

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