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Division of Anatomic Pathology

Biopsy tissue, Muscle (for Pathology)

  • LIS Mnemonic: S (in the PTH menu)

    Collect

    1 fresh in a container,1 piece per cassette frozen

    Volume Required

    (3), 1cm square piece of muscle tissue

    Minimum Required

    (1), 1cm square.

    Transport

    Send fresh muscle, frozen muscle and skin (if applicable) immediately to Pathology.

    Stability

    N/A

    Processing

    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.

    Unacceptable conditions

    Specimen not properly identified, requisition form missing required data.

Days Performed

Monday - Friday 0800-1600

Reported

5 days. Specimens are batch processed.

Reflex Testing

N/A

CPT

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

Methodology

Surgical

 

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