1 fresh in a container,1 piece per cassette frozen
(3), 1cm square piece of muscle tissue
(1), 1cm square.
Send fresh muscle, frozen muscle and skin (if applicable) immediately to Pathology.
At time of collection, place 1 piece of fresh muscle in a sterile container, on saline moist gauze. Place 1 piece of muscle in each cassette and freeze in Liquid Nitrogen. If skin is collected place in vial of RPMI.
Specimen not properly identified, requisition form missing required data.
Monday - Friday 0800-1600
5 days. Specimens are batch processed.
88305 Muscle biopsy, level 4; 88313 x 4 special stains 2; 88314 Histochemical staining with frozen section; If applicable, 88347 Indirect Immunofluorescent or 88348 Electron Microscopy
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