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Division of Neuropathology

Neuropathology, Muscle Biopsy

  • LIS Mnemonic: S (in the PTH menu)

    Collect

    Skeletal muscle

    Volume Required

    3 pieces skeletal muscle tissue measuring 0.5 cm x 1.0 cm

    Minimum Required

    2 pieces skeletal muscle tissue measuring 0.5 cm x 1.0 cm

    Transport

    One biopsy wrapped in gauze slightly moistened with normal saline. Immediately deliver to pathology on wet ice. Remaining biopsy specimens should be placed in white tissue cassettes, 1 piece / cassette, and directly frozen in liquid nitrogen in the OR and then transported to Pathology directly in Dewar with liquid nitrogen.Outside cases: Please refer to Muscle Biopsy General Instructions.

    Stability

    N/A

    Processing

    N/A

    Unacceptable conditions

    Please refer to Muscle Biopsy General Instructions.

Days Performed

M-F 08:00-16:00; Outside cases: M-Th 08:00-16:00

Reported

2 Weeks

Reflex Testing

N/A

CPT

88305- Muscle Biopsy Level 4;88313- Special Stains;88319- Enzyme Histochemistry;88314- Histochemical Staining;88342- Immunoperoxidase;88346- Immunofluorescence;88348- Electron Microscopy

Methodology

N/A

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