Biopsy Tissue Examination
Surgical excision, punch biopsy, curettage. Note: Muscle and nerve biopsies have
different, specialized storage and submission requirements. Review instructions
for specific test prior to biopsy procedure.
Submit biopsy in 10% neutral buffered formalin in a container labeled with:
- Patients first and last names
- Patient Medical Record number
- Specimen identification
For microbiologic culture, submit biopsy in sterile container without preservative.