How long does it take it get blood test results back?
I went to the doctor on the ninth of October (10/9/08) and he took blood and urine samples. He said that the samples should be ready by next Monday (10/13/08). I haven't heard anything from the doctor's office. Does this mean he found something and is retesting the samples just to be sure? I am suffering from severe intermittent lightheadedness and I am anxious for an answer so that is why I am wondering.
Generally routine blood tests are reported on the same day. Some hormone analysis and cultures may take 3 days reporting time. Also some very sensitive and less routine tests may need a week’s reporting time. However delay could also be due to the laboratory being far off. Rarely do the doctors ask for retest if they feel that report is not consistent with their diagnosis. In such cases generally they ask for a fresh sample. However if sample is left at the laboratory and has not been discarded then may be used for retest especially if the test can be done on blood that has been stored for a long time. Please consult your doctor and not panic that something is wrong.
I’ll appreciate if you keep me posted about the results.
I have my CBC results from the doctor. I found out I have high cholesterol, but some of the other numbers concern me. Some of the results are in the lower or higher numbers within the reference range and I have noted them so that you don't have to spend an hour looking at this post. I will list them below. Thank you for helping, Doctor, I really appreciate it. Anybody else who reads this please feel free to give me your input. I think some of these low levels might be causing my health problems such as lightheadedness.
The reports that you posted are all within normal range. Anemia as the cause of light headedness is ruled out. High cholesterol is associated with high BP and obesity. High BP can cause light headedness as so also obesity due to inability to exercise or work much. Other associated diseases are diabetes and thyroid disorders. Please get a blood glucose fasting and after food. Thyroid is normal. Random glucose level is normal but on lower side.
I think you should discuss these possibilities with your doctor and the cause for high cholesterol. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted.
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