Test Includes: Gross examination, light
and electron microscopic examination and nerve tease preparation with diagnosis
Nerve Biopsy Tissue Examination
Applies To: Small nerve tissue specimens for diagnosis of peripheral nerve 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 obtained immediately in the fresh state. Tissue must not be immersed in saline or formalin. See special instructions
Causes for Rejection: See special instructions
Availability: See Collection above.
Turnaround Time: up to 10 days, depending on procedures required.
Special Instructions: Obtain detailed instructions from Surgical Pathology or Neuropathology.
Specimen: Sural Nerve.
Volume: See special instructions
Minimum Volume: See special instructions
Container: See special instructions
How to Order: Order: Consult Surgery to perform biopsy and Surgical Pathology for special instructions and collection of tissue.
Reviewed Robert Stewart 6/22/12