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Is it normal to take 6 weeks to get test results

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azgrandma
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got blood drawn almost 3 weeks ago and still no results on the t cell gene rearangement test. anyone else taken this long to get results, was told it might take 6 weeks to come back

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jimwins
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Hi AZ :),

I don't have experience with this but I googled some info.
It says test results should be available within 8-10 days.
Below is link and a partial paste about the test.

Hugs,

Jim

Info on Test

T-Cell Gene Rearrangements by PCR

Test Type

Blood, Bone Marrow, or Tissue

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Reasons for testing

Your doctor may request T-cell Gene Rearrangement by PCR testing to:
determine a diagnosis of lymphoma
monitor the progress of treatment of lymphoma
measure minimal residual disease (MRD), which can predict the likelihood of recurrence

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Testing for...

The T-cell Gene Rearrangement by PCR test can detect genetic abnormalities called monoclonal T-cell populations within your blood, bone marrow and other body fluid and tissue cells. The presence or spread of these abnormalities can indicate the presence or spread of lymphoma.

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How the test works

Your doctor will perform either a bone marrow biopsy or tissue biopsy, or take a sample of blood, for testing. Your doctor will then send the specimens to a laboratory for analysis.

Note: The T-cell Gene Rearrangement by PCR test is also known as the T-cell Receptor (TCR) Gene Rearrangement test.

Test results will be available to your doctor within 8 to 10 days.

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Max Former Hodg...
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Azgrandma,

Jim's info makes sense. Six weeks is ridiculous, and I cannot believe it.

Scientists do carbon 14-dating of ancient artifacts faster than that ! I would be making some angry phone calls if I were you.

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COBRA666
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What do you want to bet if it was their family member the results would be the very next day. John

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GKH
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4-6 weeks is often how long it takes for genetic testing.

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1ladydiamond
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Yes usually

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