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Nerve biopsy
Test Synonyms:
Nerve biopsy
Anatomic Pathology
Inpatient Req:
Pathology (#10016)  
Outpatient Req:
Pathology (#10016)  
Result Time:
3 days for routine studies  
Reference Interval:
Important Information:
Nerve specimens should consist of a 3.0 cm nerve segment. Biopsies should be scheduled 24 hours in advance. Biopsies will be picked up in the OR by laboratory personnel for the Neuropathology Laboratory (Ms. Holly Goolsby, x6-3798). In addition to routine histopathological assessment of appropriately stained sections, the examination includes teased fiber preparations and electron microscopy. These studies are done from 8am to 3:30pm, Monday through Friday. Minimum result time is 24 hours for light microscopy, 1-4 weeks for electron microscopy and 1 week for teased nerve fiber preparations.

Last Reviewed on 4/10/2005