Neuromuscular Panel Paraffin - Cancel and reorder as LSMISC LG6685

Sunquest Code:NMPF  
Epic Code:LAB8056Epic Name:Neuromuscular Panel Paraffin
Order Instructions:U of MN Neuromuscular lab temporarily closed. Send to HCMC. See Neuromuscular/EM Specimen to HCMC LG6685.
Synonyms:Muscle Biopsy Fixed Tissue
Methodology:Special stains
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 2 weeks.
Associated Links:

U of MN Neuromusclar Path Lab Request Form

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2 pieces of tissue, 1 cm by 0.5 cm
Container:Container, Tissue, sterile
Collection Instructions:Wrap both pieces of fresh muscle in saline-moistened gauze (squeeze out excess) and place in a fresh specimen cup. Attach patient label to specimen cup. On label, document what muscle was excised and time sample was placed in container, and attach to cup.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process. Do not store.
Shipping Instructions:Specimen must arrive at the U of MN Neuromuscular Lab within 1 hour of collection and before 2:00 pm. No exceptions. Transport specimen in a biohazard marked Styrofoam conainer containing wet ice.
If using a courier. Call Neuromuscular Lab at least 24 hours before proposed procedure at 612-626-4703 or page 612-899-5510 BEFORE scheduling or shipping anything. This allow questions to be answered and ensures staff availability to accept the specimen. If unable to reach the lab, please page Dr. Karachunski at 612-899-7635.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (U of MN Neuromuscular Pathology Lab)


Reference Range:By report.

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