Lumbar Puncture Results- Time

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charlie_14
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   Posted 3/29/2016 4:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I was wondering how long it usually takes for people to get their results from their lumbar puncture(s) or how long it took for those on here to get the results from their lp?

I had mine done five weeks ago at a local hospital under fluoroscopy and I am assuming the csf had to be sent to a lab to be tested and I still haven't heard back from my neurologist, who I am assuming would get the results sent to him from the lab. From what I've looked up I know that it can take a bit of time to run tests on the csf to look for things that hint at MS but five weeks with no word other than "we'll call when we get them" seems a bit long to me, but this is my first go around with this test so I don't really have any point of reference. My health insurance lapsed since my test and my new insurance will kick in in June so I won't be able to have an office visit with my neuro until then, so I'm just waiting for his office to call to tell me the results of the test.

Gretchen1
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   Posted 3/29/2016 7:28 PM (GMT -6)   
It took 7 days to get mine. 5 weeks is an obscene amount of time to wait.
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Chris_1234
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   Posted 4/17/2016 7:08 PM (GMT -6)   
7 days for me too and they had to send my CSF to another hospital 500kms away.
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