Turnaround times for main reports and additional tests
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) / 15 (inflammatory panel)||95 / 90|
|Nerve biopsies||5 (paraffin) / 20 (semi-thin resin)||95 / 90|
|Skin biopsies (IENFD test)||20 (Biopsies are batch processed in groups of 5-6)||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||80|
|Autopsy macro report||30||80|
|Autopsy histology (micro)||60||80|