Why does it take 10 days for biopsy results to come back?
Unfortunately, in the U.S. and Canada our Health Care is over-loaded so a biopsy can take up to several days to even two to three weeks. Please phone your doctor's office after a week has gone by and they can give you an approximate time as to when your biopsy results should be in. I know waiting for a biopsy is very difficult and it seems to be the worst part in the whole process.
I had LFT done at a recent visit to the hospital. Results were back in around 2 hours. I just had to repeat the test at a lab due to elevated numbers so I'm not sure how long that'll take. After all my searching, I found that some people heard their results from the lab the same day and others didn't find out for 14 days..so it looks like it varies depending on the lab…
The procedure to take the biopsy should be fast (about 10mins). How long the histological examination takes depends on the kind of examination, but should be quick. However, most examination centra are very busy, so it can take days - weeks before your biopsy is evaluated (and you receive word from it).