Re: how quickly do results come back from Lumbar Puncture test for MS?
Just alittle side note on this. All tests come back within 48 hours, no matter what. However, if your doctor is attached to a major Univeristy hosptial, he can usually get them sooner. With the newest way that doctors are communicating with labs and radiographical tests, they can usually view the results online - IF they are attached to a large city/ university hospital. If you are dealing with a smaller, community hospital, you may have a day or two delay; however those results can be faxed usually.
There is no reason to wait 2 weeks for any test result and usually, if you are scheduling a test, you can schedule a follow up within a few days IF You ask for it...
By knowing you have this right- sometimes it makes more sense NOT to schedule anything without knowing when your follow up will be for results...OR if you have a very nice doctor who you are comfortable with, request that they call you with results as soon as they are able, but schedule your follow up to come in and talk about what they mean, for when its convenient.
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