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Diagnostic Tests - Abdominal Ultrasound
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How long is it before the result of the test is known?

  • If your doctor performs the ultrasound, you may get
    preliminary results immediately. In many cases,
    though, the test is performed by a technician who
    won’t be able to provide any results. In either case, the
    test is recorded on videotape so that it can be reviewed
    later by a radiologist.Your doctor should have the
    radiologist’s report in one to four days, and can provide
    you with complete results then.

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