Muscle Biopsy Tissue Examination
Test Includes: Gross and microscopic examination with diagnosis.
Applies To: Small muscle tissue specimens for diagnosis of neuromuscular disease.
Lab: Surgical Pathology
Request Form: Surgical Pathology Laboratory Tissue Consultation (Requisition Form 86)
Collection: Page the neuropathologist on call prior to surgery. See special instructions.
Storage Instructions: Tissue must be submitted immediately. Tissue must not be immersed in saline or formalin. See special instructions.
Causes for Rejection: See special instructions.
Availability: Deliver to Surgical Pathology Laboratory, Room 2.186, John Sealy Annex, Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM. After hours page the neuropathologist on call.
Turnaround Time: 3-5 days, depending on procedures required.
Special Instructions: Obtain detailed instructions from Surgical Pathology or Neuropathology
Specimen: Skeletal Muscle
Volume: See special instructions.
Minimum Volume: See special instructions.
Container: See special instructions.
How to Order: Consult Surgery to perform biopsy and Surgical Pathology for special instructions and collection of tissue.
Reviewed by Robert Stewart 6/22/12