Turnaround times for main reports and additional tests
From 1 May 2021, the Department of Clinical Neuropathology has transferred to Viapath Analytics LLP (a partnership between Guy’s and St Thomas’ and King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts, and SYNLAB UK & Ireland).
Timings listed are for an 'average' case. Cases that are difficult to diagnose will take longer, as more tests will be needed.
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|Specimen type||Number of working days||Target of % within turnaround time|
|Brain biopsies (surgical)||5 (2 if no special stains required)||95|
|Muscle biopsies||10 (main report)||95|
|Nerve biopsies||5 (paraffin) / 20 (semi-thin resin)||95 / 90|
|Skin biopsies (IENFD test)||20 (biopsies are batch processed)||90|
|Bone biopsies||Depends on how long it takes to decalcify specimen (usually within 5 days once decalcified)||90|
|Other biopsies||5 (2 if no special stains required)||80|
|1p19q deletion||15-20 from when request issued||90|
|PCR/Molecular tests||10 from when request issued||90|
|Electron microscopy||30 from when request issued||90|
|Autopsy general report||5||90|
|Autopsy macro report||30||90|
|Autopsy histology (micro)||60||90|