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Do all LLETZ get sent as urgent?

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Do all LLETZ get sent as urgent?


I have received a letter today to say my LLETZ has been sent as urgent (31/62). What does (31/62) mean please? How quickly should I expect urgent results to come back? Or do all LLETZ get sent as urgent (31/62). My smear results where high grade moderate dyskaryosis so this would be CIN 2?


Lemon Lavender

Hi Katie, 


I'm sorry you have had a letter without further explanation. I'd definitely recommend speaking to your colposcopy clinic and asking for a chat to understand why you've received it. 


I'm not a medical expert, but my understanding from extensive reading is that everyone's biopsies are treated the same in a lab. Whether it be a lletz biopsy or punch biopsy. 


The biopsies are tissue and therefore have a shelf life before testing becomes impossible. 


Perhaps they thought the letter may reassure you that they are seeking to find out your results as soon as possible?


I received my initial results just over three weeks later. Sending you much love xx

11/1 Routine smear

26/1 LLETZ 

16/3 MDT - Biopsy sent for further tests

Diary of experience: https://www.jostrust.org.uk/forum/cervical-screening-smear-test/what-were-your-waiting-times


Thank you for the reply, I'm sure I will know soon enough. Waiting for results is causing me more anxiety than the actual treatment. 


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