"Waiting time for lab results post biopsy"
About: University Hospital Hairmyres / General Medicine (Wards 9-12) University Hospital Hairmyres General Medicine (Wards 9-12) G75 8RG University Hospital Wishaw / Dermatology University Hospital Wishaw Dermatology ML2 0DP
Posted by margaret136 (as ),
I was referred to Medical Imaging by my GP. I had an appointment within 3 days and within 2 weeks I had had a dermatology consultation and a biopsy. This whole initial process was exceptionally quick. At this time, I was told it was a possible basal cell carcinoma but this would have to be confirmed by a biopsy.
I was told the wait for results would be 6-8 weeks. I have now been waiting 9 weeks and I still haven't received any results or communication.
After checking with the secretary, I was told the results were in with routine samples in the lab. It has been an anxious wait for results and I feel this is an exceptional waiting time for a query cancer diagnosis.