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Muscle Biopsy *


Fresh, unfixed tissue attached to muscle clamps

Collection Instructions

Specimen is collected on saline-moistened gauze.  Please call Histology at 560-6450 to alert them that the specimen is coming.  Do not collect on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, holidays or day before a holiday due to specimen transport requirements.


Additional Information

All specimens must be accompanied with a requisition form.

Transport Requirements

Fresh, unfixed tissue attached to muscle clamps/room temp


Rejection Criteria

Unlabeled container or requisition, site not specified

Test Includes

Gross description, frozen sections, routine overnight processing, routine stains, special stains, and electron microscopy. 



Testing Frequency

Monday - Thursday 8 am - 3 pm 

Reviewed By

Claudia Tirpak 

Reviewed Date


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