Why does it take a few days to receive the results?
No medical caregiver wants to leave their patients waiting for long. Your results take some time because rendering a diagnosis is a coordinated effort that takes place over the course of four stages in three different locations.
The Tissue Journey
At the Clinic
- 12-14 samples are taken from different areas of the prostate samples are collected either through the rectum or perineum
MRI Fusion Biopsy
- use MRI and TRUS (transrectal ultrasound device) to ultrasound prostate and identify any areas of concern
- creates 3D image of the prostate for specific targeting when taking biopsy samples
In the Lab
After your biopsy, your tissue is sent to a laboratory for tissue processing. At this stage, the lab technicians chemically preserve your tissue and prepare it to be analyzed by a pathologist.
Pathologists analyze your tissue for the presence or absence of cancer by using tools such as digital imaging and artificial intelligence to assist the pathologist in assigning an accurate Gleason score. When they finish diagnosing your tissue a final report is generated.
Once your tissue has been diagnosed by a pathologist, the results will be sent back to your clinician. This includes a detailed report designed to help your clinician determine next steps and treatment options if necessary.