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Time after LP for results

I was just wondering how long it takes? I notice 2 people on here had a diagnosis within a week of having theirs. My neuro’s secretary told me the results don’t come back for 4-6 weeks. She said that all but one do, so it won’t be until after that that they call me back?

hi

sorry but they do take some time.

if you havent heard after 4 weeks, ring the neuros secretary.

the time varied from region to region

and depending on how busy the secretary is

i know that limboland is frustrating but you are almost out of it now

relax and enjoy the nice weather

carole x

My symptoms aren’t too bad at the moment, so I’m not really worried. I was just curious, the hospital told me 2 weeks when I went for it, then the secretary 4-6 weeks, then people on here had them on a week!

Hi

Yeah they can take time, mine took about two or three weeks because it had to be sent away, they didn’t analyse the sample at my hospital where they actually did LP, it had to be sent another hospital miles away.

So think it’s quite normal for it to take some time.

Take care and try not to worry

BeckyX

Some neuros like to wait to tell the patient at their next appointment and GPs dont get told until after that. I wrote to my neuro asking him for the results (2 months after I had the test). It was negative and was not going to tell me until my next appointment which was scheduled 4 months after the LP test!

Moyna x

HiHow you doing? I think I got mine so quick as I literally stalked my neuro’s secreratary with phonecalls! The neuro actually rang me up with my results and said he was refering me to an ms specialist which will take 4 to 5 weeks.I went back to work last week after getting over the spinal headache yuk! Felt drained think I got used to laying down x

I finally got my results today, after a few calls with no answer to my neuro’s secretary. My results were all clear! So no idea what now, I made a follow up appointment for 28th of August. All clear LP doesn’t stop him having found 6 lesions on my brain with the MRI, or the pins and needles in my hands and feet :S.

Cheryl - How are you getting on post diagnosis?

I finally got my results today, after a few calls with no answer to my neuro’s secretary. My results were all clear! So no idea what now, I made a follow up appointment for 28th of August. All clear LP doesn’t stop him having found 6 lesions on my brain with the MRI, or the pins and needles in my hands and feet :S.

Cheryl - How are you getting on post diagnosis?